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8.4 out of 10

Sony VCL-HG1737C

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Reviews and Problems with Sony VCL-HG1737C

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Overall 8
8.0

It vignetts when you zoom out.

John Pirtle, B&H Photo
9 July 2014
  • Excerpt: The lens looks sharp enough, but I noticed that you can't really zoom through it. When you zoom out (wide), you get the black ring of the lens mount.
  • Pros: Sharp enough
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Overall 8
8.0

Good addition to an SR-11

Andy M, Amazon
31 May 2014
  • Summary: Gives that little extra reach for my birding pictures. Center lens quality is quite good given the money. Marked it down a star as the 1.7x reach is a tad short and you get vignetting in close.
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Overall 10
10

Gift

Doc, Amazon
20 April 2014
  • Summary: This was on my hubby's wish list. He is thrilled to have this to use when he is videoing our travels, scenery, etc... He says this lens goes the extra mile in enhancing his photography & videography.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice upgrade to standard lens

VPB, B&H Photo
18 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Perfect addition to Sony video camera.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Overall 10
10

Excelent

Greg Weaver, B&H Photo
31 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Converts my Sony PJ260 from(35mm equivlant)890mm to 1520mm the image is sharp, with a little cromatic abborasion , excellent super tele with enough zoom to make it really a functional lens, built very rugged.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Tele for the NX70U

Juni, B&H Photo
6 October 2012
  • Excerpt: This Tele converter is clear as you have heard in most comments. It works on the NX70U quite well. As expected for converters of this type, it vignettes at about 75% zoom when steady shot is off or set to standard, but it is uesful from about 55% from wide to tele on the W----T scale when steady shot is set to active. Great for nature shots, sports or other events. It is very well made with a decent price for what you get.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

VCL-HG1737C Converter Lens For Handycam

Edilberto, B&H Photo
24 May 2012
  • Excerpt: At halfway wide angle it forms a shadow circle around composition because the lens mounting size is smaller than the camera. To install it you have to use the reducer adapter that came with the camera, 52mm down to 37mm
  • Pros: Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Reduced wide angle range, Slow Focus, Tough To Attach
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Enhancement for the HVR-HD1000U

George the Video Guy, B&H Photo
30 April 2012
  • Excerpt: The greatest weekness for the Sony HVR-HD1000U is the 10 X zoom. The telephoto converter just screws over the normal lense and now you have a 17 X zoom. The lense does have one flaw: you must stay between 9X and 17 X zoom. Any closer and you will get dark rounded corners.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 10
10

Good investment on VCL-HG1737C Lens

Leon's Production Sound's & Video, B&H Photo
5 March 2012
  • Excerpt: We made a good investment on VCL-HG1737C Lens. In the past, we used different camcorders we could not get that perfect image at night on the big screen that is why we decided to purchase this camcorder. We bought this camcorder because of specs and what it can do specially the minimum illumination and option to change the lens and memory card. We were a little skeptical about the purchase.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

No surprises

hippop, B&H Photo
9 February 2012
  • Excerpt: The image is clean and crisp and for my 10x standard lens this gives the reach needed to stay out of digital zoom. As noted the effective usable range is limited to the last 1/2 of the zoom range or you get tunnel vision.. for example if your standard lens gives you good shots form 1 yard to 50 yards adding this Telephoto lens will give you good shots from 40 yards to 90 yards but is unusable in that 0 to 40 range..
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
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