Summary: if you have a sony full hd cam like I do (sony hdrxr500) then this is a must for people serious about there stuff...this lens lets you cover more of an area it adds to the image coverage all around from bottom to top left to right...there are just few flaws the lens is a bit heavy adding a hefty weight to consumer Camcorder plus the lens borders are to thin i guess because it results in a lot of flare with my video lights so i have to adjust a lot..
Summary: This is the best option for my video camera. The product made 4 days from USA to Romania (including sunday and saturday) and 9(!!!!) day to my postal office. But is not the sellers fault. The product is original SONY, have all the accesories and was very good shipped to me. 5 Stars to the sellers.
Summary: A quick suggestion, I spent hours reading reviews till I decided to look on youtube and found lots of people posted actual video with an without the different lens I wanted to evaluate. Go look at them and compare the lenses that way, it's better than taking my word for it. If you are like me you are looking for this lens because the camcorders don't seem wide angle enough for indoor shooting. So you can't get enough people in the shot, or see enough of the action.
Summary: This Sony lens actually fits wonderfully on my Canon Vixia HF200 camcorder. It screws onto the threads without the use of the included adapter, and its outer diameter where it meets up with the camera body is a perfect match. I don't notice any distortion or darkening around the corners of the picture when zoomed all the way out. It is a must have for indoor shots, which is where I use it the most.
Nice alternative to Canon's WD37 series lenses for Samsung HMX camcorders
Nathaniel Allen, Amazon
27 October 2009
Summary: There are a lot of glowing reviews for Canon's various WD37 lenses -- the WD-H37, WD-H37C, and WD-H37 II. Frankly, the high price and the confusing Canon selection scared me away, and reading how nit-picky some reviewers were in comparing the various H37 models, I was apprehensive to try anything else. But Sony has a decent reputation, so for a few bucks savings, I gave this lens a try.
This lens works beautifully! Worth the money. VIDEO REVIEW INCLUDED
George W. Klepacz "hi-def media fan", Amazon
21 August 2009
Summary: Length:: 2:19 Mins Having recently purchased this lens, I wanted to share my opinions on it. My camera is the Sony HDR-XR520V. My biggest reason for wanting this lens was so I could fit more in the picture when I filming indoors. It works beautifully for this, I now have a lot more in the frame. The picture is clear all the way around.
Summary: I own a Sony HDR-XR520V (as of March 2009 Sony's top consumer HD camcorder) and this lens fits perfectly without any adapters. It's a bit heavy and bulky but it gives you great shots that look professional. Perfect for 'Letterbox' recording. It does not support additional filters though and recommends that you do not use them with it either. I would like to see a filter marketed that could be attached over this lens by a rubber ring.
Summary: Ich habe mir aufgrund der Enge, die oft in Innenräumen herrscht, den Sony VCL-HGA07 Weitwinkelkonverter für die Sony HDR-XR520E gekauft und der funktioniert tadellos. Bei vergleichsweise geringen (= normalerweise kaum erkennbaren, aber im direkten Vergleich zu Aufnahmen ohne Konverter feststellbaren) Qualitätseinbußen sind so auch unter beengten Verhältnissen noch "übersichtliche" Aufnahmen möglich.