Summary: Used with HF20 / HF200 . Very nice lens, worth well more than the price offered. Fits well, does not impact focus, and provides a wider field of view. Comes well package and includes covers for both sizes of lens and a nice velvet carrying bag. My two complaints. 1. Not threading on front of the lens to attach any sort of hood. 2. I wish it was available in black. Yes, a minor complaint, but everything else on my camera (as well as the camera itself) is black.
John McQuay "Photographer, Videographer, Shooter", Amazon
20 June 2014
Summary: IMHO this was the focal length that my HDR-SR11 should have been. This makes my camcorder so much more useable in close quarters. There is no discernible degradation of image quality. I can use it with the SR11 zoomed all the way out without issue. Great addition for "run and gun" shooting. I knocked one star off because the threads are plastic, but that just means you need to be a little more careful with it.
Summary: Very high quality lens for the price. Solid adapter ring and a high quality feel. Fit the Sony HDR-CX150 perfectly. Widened the close-up field by about two feet. It is relatively large and silver, so the camera handles a little differently and is more visible when the lens is installed. I would highly recommend this lens to anyone looking for a high quality, but affordable wide angle lens for their mid-range video camera.
Summary: Well, I'm usually generous for a purchase review. For this particular one, I'm very disappointed. I already own a couple of 0.45X wide angle lenses. When I compared this with them, there was absolutely no difference in the viewing angle. Now I have a bulky lens that I cannot return...
Summary: Easy to install! From package opening to recording with the camera, it literally took 2 minutes. I put it on a Sony HDR-CX110 and it fits well with one of the included adapter rings. There is no black around the edges, and the picture is still amazing. If you are looking to increase the width of your shot, this is the lens for you.
Excerpt: No problem installing lens on camera. The lens is free of scratches and nicks. Good price for the product. I bought two more after trying it out. If there is a downside, it is the extra ordinary width of the lens. You might find this difficult in the bags you use to carry the DVD recorder.
Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, Interfaces Well With Camcorder
Summary: Worked great for me on the Canon HFX100 HD camera - no problems focusing or using the integrated zoom. Didn't need the adapter rings -- but the lens seems to allow ample light, little to no distortion for my camera (this will be different for different focal length cameras).
Excellent for football field activity - can cover end zone to end zone
Neil D, Amazon
14 October 2013
Summary: I bought this lens in the hopes of being able to capture a full football field of activity and it has not disappointed. From the 50 yard line or the corner of the stands in fairly small venues (e.g. high school or small college), I can record the entire field. When threading this lens onto a filter, a bit of the lens appears in the picture, but when threading the lens directly to the camera without a filter, the lens does not creep into the picture. I would recommend it.