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Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood - for GL-2 DV Camcorder

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The Canon WD-58H Wide-angle adapter screws into the front of the camcorders zoom lens to provide an even wider angle of coverage (0.7x) for those times when you are shooting in a confined space or for shooting scenery. The wide-converter is useful indoors as well, since you'll be able to fit more of your subject into the picture frame.

Magnification 0.7x
Zoom Through Yes
Rear Mount Diameter 58mm
Front Mount Diameter No Front Filter Thread
Construction, Elements/Groups 3E/3G
Lens Diameter 3.1" (80mm)
Length 1.6" (42mm)
Weight 9.9 oz (280g)
Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood - for GL-2 DV Camcorder
  • Lens Pouch
  • Lens Hood
  • Front and Rear Lens Cover
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    CanonWD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood
     
    4.6

    (based on 40 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (30)
    • Compact (14)
    • Improves performance (14)
    • Professional quality (12)
    • Highly compatible (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home movies (11)
      • Independent films (11)
      • Complex projects (10)
      • Shooting indoors (9)
      • In the studio (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (9), Business owner (8), Professional artist (8), Aspiring film maker (5), Tech savvy (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Adhere to using for the GL2.

      I'll give this item five stars because it's a Canon lens, and they are always high-quality--it's just not what I needed. I spoke with a B&H rep and asked if this...Read complete review

      I'll give this item five stars because it's a Canon lens, and they are always high-quality--it's just not what I needed. I spoke with a B&H rep and asked if this wide angle converter lens was compatible with the Canon Vixia HF G10 and he said that all 58mm lenses would do the same thing. As this model was less than half of the price of the Canon WD H58W (a very similarly titled lens) that is recommended for the Vixia, since the B&H photo rep said it would work I went for it. It does in fact fit on the camera, but for one reason or another (the different aspect ratio of the G2, perhaps) putting the WD-58H on the Canon Vixia will result in the lens actually picking up its outer frame. You could eliminate this by zooming in, but you shouldn't have to do that with a wide angle converter.

      Again, an excellently crafted item--just not what I needed. I did drop the cash for the WD H58W and it too is excellent and the appropriate lens for my needs.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not a bad improvement to the GL2

      I find that a wide angle lens is a must for the GL2. With that being said this lens offers some improvements to the standard lens that comes with your GL2, but don't expect...Read complete review

      I find that a wide angle lens is a must for the GL2. With that being said this lens offers some improvements to the standard lens that comes with your GL2, but don't expect to be blown away by the results. I would have also liked it if the lens offered a threaded exterior for filter attachments.

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      5.0

      Wide-58H fills the bill

      By video Bob

      from Haddonfield, NJ

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • PRICE AND QUALITY
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • What's Not To Like

      Best Uses

      • Athletic events

      Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

      I video many high school basketball games and often times find myself very closer to the court, which means I lose some of the action. This lens works great up close and is even better when used from a high position; one move of the camera gets you to the other end of the court. Coaches like the idea of seeing whole half-court action. I can think of nothing that isn't great about it. I would have been nice to have a lens cover when the lens is on the camera and not in use.

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      4.0

      Great Addition to my Cameras

      By bskyler

      from New Jersey

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies

          Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

          I have been taking video of my friends Bluegrass ban and the wide angle lens has come in very handy.Great product.

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          5.0

          yes! Buy it!

          By esanaan

          from Ottawa, on

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films

            Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

            so worth it!

            I tried to go with the cheap knock offs... finally got so fed up with them I bought the Canon lens, and man it's so worth...

            Love this lens

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            5.0

            Good lens in your bag

            By Bluering

            from Perth Australia

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                The lens gives a nice wider angle of view and the sharpness is quite good too.

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                5.0

                Worked Good

                By Happy Customer

                from Grand Rapids, MI

                About Me Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cost Effective
                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Home Movies

                  Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                  Use on a high end consumer video camera. This is my b-roll camera and i am happy with the performance.

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                  5.0

                  Big difference

                  By rj534

                  from Boston Ma

                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Independent Films

                    Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                    I got this lens thinking it would be just another adapter. I was wrong. This thing is sweet it gives me the wide angle I need to shoot inside a medium sized room. Also it looks really sweet on the end of my HF100 Vixia. It does make the cam a little front heavy but not enough to be concerned about. There is a tiny bit of vignetting, but you can zoom through which is a feature a lot of the cheaper adapters do not give. Double thumbs up!

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                    5.0

                    Adhere to using for the GL2.

                    By Video Artist

                    from Tucson, AZ

                    About Me Professional Artist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                        I'll give this item five stars because it's a Canon lens, and they are always high-quality--it's just not what I needed. I spoke with a B&H rep and asked if this wide angle converter lens was compatible with the Canon Vixia HF G10 and he said that all 58mm lenses would do the same thing. As this model was less than half of the price of the Canon WD H58W (a very similarly titled lens) that is recommended for the Vixia, since the B&H photo rep said it would work I went for it. It does in fact fit on the camera, but for one reason or another (the different aspect ratio of the G2, perhaps) putting the WD-58H on the Canon Vixia will result in the lens actually picking up its outer frame. You could eliminate this by zooming in, but you shouldn't have to do that with a wide angle converter.

                        Again, an excellently crafted item--just not what I needed. I did drop the cash for the WD H58W and it too is excellent and the appropriate lens for my needs.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        A GREAT LENS

                        By Dan K

                        from Nelson, New Zealand

                        About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies
                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                          This is a cool lens that is much better than a lot of inferior wide-angle lenses I've tried. Using it has opened up many new possibilities for my XM2. The only reason I don't give it 4 stars is that it's quite heavy (understandably!), and changes the balance of the camera quite a bit. But I'd recommend this lens to anyone!

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                          4.0

                          Canon WD-58H Wide Converter

                          By Shay

                          from Dublin, Ireland

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                              Beautiful lens that i probably won't take off. Only slight negative is lack of filter thread on front of lens so you need to handle with care. It's snowing in Dublin quite heavily so still waiting to get out and use it more but overall very pleased with my new purchase.

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                              4.0

                              IDEAL FOR INDOOR SHOOTING

                              By COACH

                              from Greenwich CT

                              About Me Business Owner

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to attach
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Complex Projects

                                Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                                I use this product to videotape pitchers while they are throwing indoors in a batting cage. The wide angle lens allows me to get their full stride length from only 6 feet away so I don't needs lots of extra space. Works well in indoor lighting situations

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                                5.0

                                WIDE ANGLE ADAPTER

                                By Joe the video guy

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Professional Artist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Improves Performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Independent Films

                                  Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                                  The wide angle adapter can enhance the image in addition to just getting more into the frame. It gives otherwise bland shots a more dynamic composition. I did find that when using it in conjunction with filters that the corners get cropped a bit but not enough to actually show up anywhere but in the editing.

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                                  4.0

                                  necessary addition

                                  By steveb

                                  from Stamford, CT

                                  About Me Professional Artist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Improves Performance

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                                      this is a necc. addition to allow you to get a decently wide field of view, really a necessity with any kind of a "stedi-cam" kind of rig....

                                      adds some weight and girth to the camera, so be warned

                                      quality is "good enough" for my non-broadcast usage

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                                      5.0

                                      G R E A T !

                                      By Jim

                                      from PA

                                      About Me Hobbyist

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • Improves Performance
                                      • Professional Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Complex Projects
                                        • Home Movies
                                        • Independent Films
                                        • In The Studio

                                        Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                                        If you ever intend to use a camcorder indoors, a Wide Angle lens is a must!

                                        This is a Canon OEM so it is very low distortion and the included covers Hood & bag just make it a better bargain.

                                        Only downside is that the large bell shape blocks the light and flash. No way around that, that shape is in every W/A lens I have seen.

                                        ...now I will want an external light/flash unit…

                                        Of course B&H is tops as I have come to expect.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great tool

                                        By briteside productions

                                        from charleston, sc

                                        About Me Business Owner

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Highly Compatible
                                        • Improves Performance
                                        • Professional Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Complex Projects
                                          • Home Movies
                                          • Independent Films
                                          • In The Studio

                                          Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                                          Shoot a lot of events and weddings,and this wide angle comes in handy. Its great because it zooms through so you can get wide, medium, and tight shots. Other wide angles I have used just did wide. Another plus is the price, next to nothing so you might as well get it.

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                                          5.0

                                          Appearance is deceptive

                                          By Kotya07-87

                                          from Jacksonville,FL

                                          About Me Professional Artist

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact Design
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Highly Compatible

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Complex Projects
                                            • In The Studio

                                            Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                                            The lens is really great. It has a reliable design, it is quick, easy and convenient to attach. One of the many advantages is that it has a lens hood although other lenses in this class don't. I would like to add that when shooting with this lens on my camera, by the way, I use it as a everyday lens, it gives a slight distortion on the sides of the frame.

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                                            5.0

                                            Great lens for my Canon VIXIA HF S200

                                            By Utah Saints

                                            from Salt Lake City, Utah

                                            About Me Hobbyist

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Highly Compatible

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Complex Projects
                                              • Home Movies
                                              • Independent Films
                                              • In The Studio

                                              Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                                              I bought this lens to use with my Canon VIXIA HF S200 camera and works great.

                                              Many times while using a cheap Converter Lens you will get Haze and other distortion when trying to use the zoom. Not with this one! I was pleasantly surprised that I could zoom in all the way and the image stayed sharp.

                                              Well worth it spend a little extra for a good converter lens like this one.

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                                              5.0

                                              Excellent Wide angle

                                              By Swift Video Productions

                                              from Pensacola, FL

                                              About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact Design
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Improves Performance
                                              • Professional Quality

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Complex Projects
                                                • Home Movies
                                                • Independent Films
                                                • In The Studio

                                                Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                                                Lens is well made, balanced to camera, and seems to improve picture quality since it allows for more detailed images at close range. I am using it in low light/theatre setting for dance recitals etc. and it works great! The only negative is if you zoom completely out you get a beveling effect, but this isn't important for my application (Close wide shot).

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                                                5.0

                                                Great Lense

                                                By The Adequate Chef

                                                from Seattle Wa

                                                About Me Hobbyist

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Highly Compatible
                                                • Improves Performance
                                                • Professional Quality

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Complex Projects
                                                  • Home Movies
                                                  • Independent Films
                                                  • In The Studio

                                                  Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                                                  I bought this for my canon camcorder and I love it. I video blog in my kitchen and it gives a much broader viewing area which is exactly what I wanted. [...]It is a heavy lens so portability could be a problem but I would not have that issue. I didn't really notice significant curving of the image.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Essential GL2 Accessory

                                                  By Wayne-GOSG

                                                  from Virginia

                                                  About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Highly Compatible
                                                  • Improves Performance
                                                  • Professional Quality

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Complex Projects
                                                    • Home Movies
                                                    • Independent Films

                                                    Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                                                    I love the lens on the GL2, but it is difficult to use in small spaces. The wide angle conversion lens solves this problem!

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Very clear, slight curving

                                                    By Candlelight Productions

                                                    from Buffalo, NY

                                                    About Me Business Owner, Event Videographer, Life Journalist, Professional Artist

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Canon WD-58H 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens with Lens Hood:

                                                          I used this lense to record stage productions where I needed the full length from center position.

                                                          Shot on a Sony PD170. Image seemed clear throughout, although front stage edge and top curtain showed curving instead of straight line (I think this is normal for WA lenses).

                                                          Overall, a fine piece of glass!

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