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Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens

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The Kenko SGW-043 wide-angle lens is extremely small, and was created for high resolution compact video cameras that have 37mm sized filter threads or smaller. This high-quality lens has an extreme curvature of field, or fish-eye effect - a creative look for extreme sports, web-casts, etc. The optical glass lens elements are multi-coated to reduce the possibility of flare, ghosting and internal reflection.

Magnification 0.43x
Zoom Through Yes
Rear Mount Diameter 37mm
Front Mount Diameter No Front Filter Thread
Construction, Elements/Groups 3E/3G
Lens Diameter 2.1" (53mm)
Length 1.3" (33mm)
Weight 4.1 oz (115g)
Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens
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    KenkoSGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens
     
    4.6

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily interchangeable (18)
    • Strong construction (18)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (15)
    • Durable (13)
    • Consistent output (9)

    Cons

    • Heavy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (14)
    • Video (8)
    • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (6), Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (4), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great lens

    Use it to film skate stuff, and its great for the price. Suprisingly good distortion, but its probably not good for vig haters, cause you will get some, and when you zoom...Read complete review

    Use it to film skate stuff, and its great for the price. Suprisingly good distortion, but its probably not good for vig haters, cause you will get some, and when you zoom through it,you lose all distortion. But I like vig, so I dont care.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    packs a punch

    Although this lens may seem cheap and useless at such a low price, there is more than meets the eye and predisposition in this bad boy. The glass isn't the best out there and...Read complete review

    Although this lens may seem cheap and useless at such a low price, there is more than meets the eye and predisposition in this bad boy. The glass isn't the best out there and the edges are very soft, but I would still recommend this lens for someone with a cheaper camera who is newer to filming and or editing and wants to experience the distortion a fish eye gives without dropping insane amounts of money on a lens more expensive than their camera itself.

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    4.0

    get this bang for your buck

    By charlton

    from lutz, fl

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light
    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro Photography
    • Sports/Action
    • Video

    Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

    think is great for the price

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Nice Clean Fisheye

    By PK1048

    from Schenectady, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

        This adapter lens works as advertised. As expected on my Samsung HD camcorder there is some vignetting of the corners, but the image is bright and sharp. My only complaint, and it is a very mild one, is that there are no threads to attach a front filter. That is the only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great!

        By Alex

        from Ontario, canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Errything
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Bernie
        • Skate boarding

        Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

        Arrived here in about 3 days. Im in ontario, canada.
        Great quality!
        Amazing packing!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great!

        By Colton

        from Bowmanville, ON Canada

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Video

          Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

          Great for video skateboarding!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Exactly what i was looking for

          By Bruno Rossi

          from São Paulo, Brazil

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Video

            Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

            A very cheap product that has improved my home videos. I love the effect that fisheye lens does, and i am so glad to have this one.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great for me!

            By Skater

            from Orange County, CA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Tough To Attach

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Video

            Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

            I am a skateboarder, jr-mid photographer, HD camera, this lens orks great, very good buy for the money......would purchase this lens again, you won't be dissappointed.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Looks Great

            By STV11

            from Surprise, AZ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Video

              Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

              Using this on a Canon HF21 and it works great. Screw it on and you're good to go. This lens is a fisheye. I'm also going to be picking up a standard wide-angle. For the price, get both. You won't regret it!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome lens

              By Beedo

              from Nelson NZ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Video

              Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

              I use a lot of lenes skydiving and this is one of the best. You can zoom without loosing focus. It's a good wide angle lens. The footage is always beautifully clear. I don't have a bad thing to say about it.

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              4.0

              great product

              By froggy

              from gaithersburg maryland

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Difficult to Clean
              • Heavy
              • Slow Focus

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

                i use this lens in skate videos for abnormal skateboard, this then is a bang for your buck i loved how you could take off the macro and put it back on i only had one problem with it and that was the jig was a little off.

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                5.0

                Lot of fun, great for wider angles.

                By sancho_arg

                from Neuquen, Argentina

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

                  I use it on my Sony handycam SR-200 and it fits and looks wonderful.
                  The glass quality isn't bad at all and now I can have a wider angle but not too much fishy.
                  I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for an inexpensive but functional wide angle lens.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Fisheye

                  By Fred-01

                  from Mt. Shasta, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Quick Focus
                  • Sharp Focus
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Portraits
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

                  This is one awesome fisheye. I use it with a Canon HF20 for action sports filming, and it has been flawless. Crisp and clear all the way through the zoom. The lens is visible on the footage when zoomed all the way out, but thats just a common characteristic of a fisheye lens. All around, pretty good for the price.

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                  4.0

                  Great for the price!

                  By A.Sinz

                  from Detroit, MI

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quick Focus
                  • Rugged
                  • Sharp Focus
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Video

                    Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

                    This was exactly what I needed. I haven't tested this lens with an HD camera but it works perfect with my panasonic gs320. If you need to fit more in fame and want that "gonzo" effect, this is the lens for you.

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                    5.0

                    GREAT FOR THE PRIZE

                    By Heppy

                    from Canada

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Quick Focus
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

                      It is a great skate boarding fish eye. Almost no vignetting with my Sony DCR-hc52 camcorder.
                      Solid construction. I can zoom almost over the whole range without getting blurry. I bought before this Vivitar .21 fish eye. I could not even make it work. Don't make the same mistake. Get the Kenko and you will be happy.

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                      5.0

                      The Price is RIght!

                      By zaedi

                      from San Juan

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Rugged

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Upgrade
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

                        Love this fisheye. Excellent for beginners or those like me that depend of a budget. I am using for indoor recording and the results are amazing.

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                        5.0

                        I love it!

                        By Ben

                        from Florida

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Special Effects

                          Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

                          Great fisheye!

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                          5.0

                          SICK FISHEYE!!

                          By Brew852

                          from New York

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

                          Uses: Moslty action sports, such as skating, snowboarding, wakeboarding...

                          If you are unsatisfied with your current fisheye or looking to buy one for the first time, LOOK NO FURTHER...

                          This one is great, wouldn't buy anything else...

                          And for the price :)... just buy it!!

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                          4.0

                          dope as hell fisheye

                          By crumo

                          from dirty jersey

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Little vig on full screen
                          • No blur
                          • Quick Focus
                          • Sharp Focus
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Wide Angle

                          Cons

                          • Lots of vig on 169
                          • Scratches Easily

                          Best Uses

                          • Beginer skateboard filmer
                          • Sports/Action

                          Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

                          very wide view, doesnt compare to a century death lens but it gets the jobs done for skate lines and for its price. worth having if your a beginner filmer for skateboarding and need a fisheye...get this one. once you get to the upper levels of filming i recommend the century ultra fisheye.

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                          5.0

                          Great product for the price

                          By Openingshok Productions

                          from Kansas CIty

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Rugged
                          • Sharp Focus
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action

                            Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

                            I have used Kenko lenses for skydive videography for several years with nothing but great results

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                            5.0

                            GREAT LENS FOR CAMERA FLYING

                            By ALGAZIO

                            from RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action

                              Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

                              GREAT LENS FOR SKYDIVING/CAMERA FLYING

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                              4.0

                              Decent wide angle for the money

                              By beerline

                              from sebastian fl

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Easy To Clean
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Sports/Action

                              Comments about Kenko SGW-043 37mm 0.43x Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens:

                              I use this lense for skydiveing videos. Its so wide that you can see my face in some of the videos, and black edges around the sides. But its a good starting lense for beginners like me. I would rather buy this lense than a higher quality one for 5 time the money.

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