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Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens

You Pay: $118.95

The Raynox HD-5050PRO Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens is designed to broaden the angle of view, including 100% more area in the picture, when attached to the lens of a Digital Video Camcorder. The HD-5050PRO is made of the high-index optical glass elements using a unique three-group/four-element lens formula. This concept in lens design makes it possible to achieve an amazing high definition wide-angle lens with 600 lines/mm resolution, and it maintains focus through the entire zoom range of any camcorder. To ensure broad compatibility, the lens includes 6-adapter rings for 25mm, 27mm, 30mm, 30.5mm, 37mm, and 43mm filter size Camcorders.

Magnification 0.5x
Zoom Through Yes
Rear Mount Diameter 37mm
Front Mount Diameter 62mm
Construction, Elements/Groups 3G/4E with Optical coated glass elements
Lens Diameter 2.6" (66mm)
Length 1.6" (40mm)
Weight 3.9 oz. (110g)
Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • 6 Adapter Rings (for 25mm, 27mm, 30mm, 30.5mm, 37mm, and 43mm filter size)
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    RaynoxHD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens
     
    4.3

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Interfaces well with camcorder (22)
    • Easy to use (19)
    • Improves picture quality (14)
    • Compact (12)

    Cons

    • Poor clarity (3)

    Best Uses

    • Shooting indoors (17)
    • Panoramic filming (16)
    • Shooting outdoors (15)
    • Close up filming (7)
    • Upgrade (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (15), Aspiring film maker (6), Film professional (6), Parent (3), Technically challenged (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Wide Lens

    I use this lense for skydiving on an Sony HDR-HC3 and the results so far are excellent.  The ability to keep the quality of HD and focus thru the entire zoom range is...Read complete review

    I use this lense for skydiving on an Sony HDR-HC3 and the results so far are excellent.  The ability to keep the quality of HD and focus thru the entire zoom range is critical in my occupation.  Am very impressed with the images shot in HD thru this lens.  It is slightly wider then the last .5x that I used, almost like a .45x with very little to no distorsion.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor lens

    I purchased this conversion lens to use on a Canon HV30.The resolution is terrible- about a 25% reduction in center, a 4 to 5 pixel blur at edges.Severe vignetting, even with all...Read complete review

    I purchased this conversion lens to use on a Canon HV30.The resolution is terrible- about a 25% reduction in center, a 4 to 5 pixel blur at edges.Severe vignetting, even with all adapters removed.Bad chromatic aboration.Need to use it with out the adapter rings. Result is that the back of the lens rubs against the HV30 shutter.Check out this link: [@] returned it and bought the Canon version. The Canon is not as wide angle, but a good HD lens.

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    5.0

    Essential accessory

    By superseer

    from Victoria, BC

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Indoors

      Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

      My only regret is not buying this wide angle conversion lens much earlier. Vastly increases the shooting range of my little HF100 camcorder, especially in tight spaces. Good design and build.

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      5.0

      HD-5050PRO wide angle lens

      By Brodricj

      from Perth, Western Australia

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Interfaces Well With Camcorder
      • Price

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Panoramic Filming

      Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

      Works with Axis Q1755 camera and half the price of the OEM branded lens (which are one in the same): got to be happy with that!

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      5.0

      I love these lenses!

      By Stephanie1234

      from New York, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

          Coming from a SLR only background, I was impressed at the affordability as well as the quality of thse lenses. great buy for the price

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          4.0

          Not bad.

          By PK

          from NH

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

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                Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                The standard threads on the lens are 37mm, but it comes with multiple adapters, including a 37mm to 37mm adapter. If that adapter is used, I found there to be some minor vignetting in the corners with the camera I'm using (Sony HDR xr260). With out the adapter the smaller lens touches the camera body. I ended up using a very thin washer/spacer to prevent the lens from touching. Other than that the only issue that some might not like is the barrel distortion.

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                4.0

                An excellant enhancement

                By Don

                from Middletown, NJ

                About Me Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Picture Quality
                • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                Cons

                • Bulky Design

                Best Uses

                • Panoramic Filming
                • Shooting Indoors
                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                The lens provides a much wider view of the subject, even though the camera has a wide angle lens built into it.

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                5.0

                Worth the money

                By Rosie

                from Canada

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Picture Quality
                • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Panoramic Filming
                  • Shooting Indoors
                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                  for the use I need it for.......music video recording it will come in handy and better results in zoom if I had purchase original product than my camcorder makers!

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                  5.0

                  Simple, functional, gret price

                  By Paul

                  from Honolulu, Hawaii

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cost competitive
                  • Improves Picture Quality
                  • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Panoramic Filming
                  • Skydiving

                  Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                  I purchased this lens for an HD video camera for the sole purpose of filming skydiving. The previous ratings and price are what got my attention. I needed to call B&H to get some technical advice. The staff was extremely helpful and made sure the product got to me as expeditiously as possible.

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                  1.0

                  Not the expected quality

                  By Robert

                  from Norway

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Clarity

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                      Was planning use this lens on a Sanyo VCC-HD4600 (4Mp) IP camera. But it gives poor picture quality, even relative close to the center of the picture.
                      It's of no use on a HD camera when it degrades the picture quality so bad. With the adapter ring there was some vignetting, better without the adapter ring. But the HD4600 has a relative large lens(and only 37mm adapter ring), so that may be the main reason for vignetting.

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                      4.0

                      Double fun with 3-D

                      By Robert

                      from Lawrence, KS

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Improves Picture Quality
                      • Very good picture quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Indoors

                        Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                        I purchased two of these lenses for my Fuji W3 stereo camera. Now I can capture much more area in my interior shots than before. These lenses have better resolution than my other similar wide lenses. They are heavier and larger than my other lenses but that is necessary for the superior performance.

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                        4.0

                        Amazing...

                        By Thailandstef

                        from Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

                        About Me Film Professional, Underwater Videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Awesome angle
                        • Great set of optics
                        • Improves Picture Quality
                        • Interfaces Well With Camcorder
                        • Nice hard plastic case

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy plastic adapters
                        • Plastic

                        Best Uses

                        • Panoramic Filming
                        • Shooting Outdoors
                        • Underwater

                        Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                        I use this on a Sony SR7 and Canon HV30 for land and underwater filming...

                        No vignetting and full zoom capacity, couldn't be happier !

                        The star it lost is due to plastic parts, especially the adapter ring that are kinda flimsy and fragile and easily stick if you screw 'em on a little too tight...

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                        5.0

                        Haven't used in an actual video yet

                        By egal

                        from Vancouver, WA

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Picture Quality
                        • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Indoors

                          Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                          It looks good and I think it's going to do the job I was looking for. I appreciate your sales staff in pointing me to this product.

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                          5.0

                          Great wide angle HD lens!

                          By Ori Kuper

                          from Houston, TX

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Picture Quality
                          • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                          Cons

                          • Bulky Design

                          Best Uses

                          • Panoramic Filming
                          • Shooting Indoors
                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                          i use this product for skydiving videography, and it is a great lens. high quality glass, looks good on SD and HD, and there is no distortion of the image. after comparing it to some of my older (cheaper) lenses, it has an angle that is almost equivalent to some older (non Raynox) 0.45X lenses. awesome lens, not too cheap but not super expensive either. cons-a just a little too bulky and heavy, but maybe it has to be built like that in order to give the very good quality of the image.

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                          4.0

                          First Wide Angle

                          By Amateur

                          from Kingston, Canada

                          About Me Technically Challenged

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Picture Quality
                          • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Close Up Filming
                            • Panoramic Filming
                            • Shooting Indoors
                            • Shooting Outdoors

                            Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                            Great for shooting in tighter spaces so you can capture more of the scene.
                            The included adapter rings fit perfectly. I needed the 43mm adapter to attach to my JVC GZ-HD30U. Now I can get the shots I want without having to stand at the other end of the room.
                            Couldn't be happier.

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                            5.0

                            love love love this lens

                            By irene

                            from Binghamton, NY

                            Verified Buyer

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                              Cons

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                                  Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                                  i use this lens on my camcorder to video my daughter's basketball games. It gives me a nice wide shot while still letting me stay up close to the action.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great Lens for video; stills not so much

                                  By Papaz1088

                                  from West Windsor, NJ

                                  About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Great Value
                                  • Improve video performance
                                  • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                                  Cons

                                  • No Increase In Performance
                                  • Poor Clarity
                                  • Poor still images

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Panoramic Filming
                                  • Shooting Outdoors

                                  Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                                  The lens really gave me what I wanted in wide angle for my Canon HF100 HD video camcorder. I think it should be standard equipment for most folks especially if you intend to shoot your kids sports for example. I was disappointed in the lens' still performance. Depending on the zoom I caught some rim in the photos and had noticeable bird's eye distortion. It does come with a nice case and various adapters to attach to your camera. It does what I needed for a great price but for stills not so much.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Wide Angle Adapter for Canon HF100

                                  By D.S. Videoman

                                  from Washington State

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Picture Quality
                                  • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Panoramic Filming
                                    • Shooting Indoors

                                    Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                                    I use this on my Canon HF100 HiDef camcorder. It works great with all zoom settings with no noticable vignetting. Nice clear lens. Great adapter for a modest price. Nice for indoor close quarter shooting.

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                                    4.0

                                    Just what I was looking for.

                                    By Larry

                                    from San Francisco

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Shooting Indoors
                                      • Shooting Outdoors

                                      Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                                      The wide angle adapter provides just enough additional width. But should watch out at the widest setting.

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                                      5.0

                                      Fantastic

                                      By Kev1900

                                      from Florida

                                      About Me Film Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Improves Picture Quality
                                      • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Close Up Filming
                                        • Shooting Indoors
                                        • Upgrade

                                        Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                                        Fantastic quality, fit and performance!
                                        A must have for your camcorder!
                                        Makes a huge difference when recording inside!

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                                        5.0

                                        Broaden Your Horizons!

                                        By Paolo

                                        from Jacksonville, FL

                                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves Picture Quality
                                        • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Cityscapes
                                          • Close Up Filming
                                          • Landscapes
                                          • Nature
                                          • Panoramic Filming
                                          • Shooting Outdoors
                                          • Travel
                                          • Upgrade
                                          • Wildlfe

                                          Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                                          I just purchased the Raynox HD-5050 PRO 0.5X as a replacement for a Sony wide angle lens lens with 0.6X magnification.The Raynox broadens the angle of view by almost 30%, compared to the Sony, and the optics are razor sharp!I tested the lens at the Jacksonville Zoo, filming in 16X9 format.The Raynox HD-5050 PRO produced sweeping panoramic vistas of the zoo's natural animal habitat exhibits, and maintained full HD quality when zooming in for close-ups of the animal's faces.My Sony Camcorder has a 30 mm front thread, so I am using the 37 mm step up adapter ring included with the lens.Since I am using a step up, as opposed to a step down adapter, I experienced NO vignetting.[...]

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                                          4.0

                                          [...]

                                          By Mark

                                          from San Diego

                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Panoramic Filming
                                            • Shooting Indoors
                                            • Shooting Outdoors
                                            • Upgrade

                                            Comments about Raynox HD-5050PRO, 37mm, 0.5x, Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                                            THis wide angle lens delivers as promised. I get a super wide and view and a stury metal attachment. It screws on to my UV filter which screws into my sony camcorder. It works great for group shots so that I dont need to tell people to squeeze together and it works really good in small rooms. I am a novice so I cant speak to the quality of the lens but I am happy.

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