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Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens

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  • .8x Wide Perspective Adapter
  • For Any XL-Series Canon Camcorder

The WD-H72 is a .8x wide perspective adapter for any XL-series Canon camcorder. The XLs all have 72mm lens threads. This adapter is not compatible with 72mm threads of individual lenses but rather only with XL camcorders, which have internal lenses.

The lens will serve you well in shooting in confined spaces, whether indoors or outdoors, and in shooting scenery, in which case you'll be able to get more scenery into your shot.

Magnification 0.8x
Zoom Through Yes
Rear Mount Diameter 72mm
Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens
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    CanonWD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens
     
    4.4

    (based on 39 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (22)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (18)
    • Consistent output (16)
    • Durable (15)
    • Easily interchangeable (13)

    Cons

    • Heavy (24)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (11)
    • General purpose (10)
    • Video (10)
    • Weddings (9)
    • Low light (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (10), Semi-professional (7), Professional (5), Semi-pro photographer (3), Tech savvy (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Value

    Does just what I wanted. Provides that little extra spread that is so popular in just about all visual media today. Well constructed, good optical quality. Very little light loss with just the...Read complete review

    Does just what I wanted. Provides that little extra spread that is so popular in just about all visual media today. Well constructed, good optical quality. Very little light loss with just the right amount of curvature at the edges. Because of the all metal housing it isn't real light. My XHA1 is a tad front heavy with it mounted, but I got used to it quickly. You can zoom through this lens and retain clarity and depth. Can't beat this lens for the price!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Beware, deep mounting ring

    Bought this wide angle lens to use on a 72mm lens. Unfortunately, it did not fit The distance from the back of the lens to the threads was too deep for any of the...Read complete review

    Bought this wide angle lens to use on a 72mm lens. Unfortunately, it did not fit The distance from the back of the lens to the threads was too deep for any of the 72mm lenses that I have. There is about 1/4" of lens mount before the threads. If the threads were on the outer edge, it would have fit no problem. Unfortunately, I've had to return the unit.

    If it did work, it looks like it would have done a nice job. Only con is the unit is heavy, about 2 lbs.

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    5.0

    Sufficient

    By Amilcar

    from McAllen, TX

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Blurry Focus
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

    The angle converter lens was great, in fact i didn't notice any aberrations on my media, the only thing that I notice was slowest focus track, but that maybe is the camera (XHA1)

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    5.0

    Wide Angle Lens.......for projector

    By Dan the Driver

    from St Catharines, ON, Canada

    About Me Casual Photographer

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      Cons

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          Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

          When I could not find a reasonably-priced wide-angle converter for my home cinema projector, I considered an alternative - one actually intended for camcorder use. Not only is the price of this lens a real bargain, costing much less than what is available for projection use, but it is top-notch in image-quality. The only drawback is having to improvise a method of mounting it, but that's a minor inconvenience compared to the phenomenal cost-saving.

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          4.0

          Impressed, Yes I was impressed

          By PAL

          from Chicago

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

          The WD-H72 is a .8x wide perspective adapter for any XL-series Canon camcorder. The XLs all have 72mm lens threads.Impressed, Yes I was impressed. It was here fast, packaged properly.No damage, and ready to go.Pro's Great visual range, great in low light and depth.Con's HeavyNote: You will need a well built Tri-pod to compensate for the forward lean.

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          4.0

          So useful, I never take it off

          By Aram Vartian

          from Washington, D.C.

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video

          Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

          I do a lot of event and some news video in and around Washington D.C., and this wide angle attachment has really opened up how I can shoot. It is a perfect fit on my Canon XH A1 and secure to the point where you feel confident it is not going to come away from the camera.

          One of the best things about the lens is the ability to shoot through the wide-angle distortion by zooming all the way in, allowing me to just leave it on all the time. And while it certainly does add a good bit of weight to the front, mounting the camera to a longer plate where I can have the weight hang more off the back of my Manfrotto 561BHDV-1 has mitigated the imbalance.

          The biggest drawback is not the added weight, but the lack of threads on the front of the lens - which means no filters. Other than that, a good lens at a great price.

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          5.0

          May not go back to non-wide

          By Biff

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

          I shoot a lot of celebrity red-carpets as well as documentaries. This lens was incredible on a doc shoot about a street fair in San Francisco. Even felt like I could do dutch angle shots with better composition.The price was nice and the quality seems to be what I'd expect from Canon.Not so greats? I haven't worked with a wide angle much in the past and I may just be smitten. Certainly the front end of the camera is heavier.I still see many Canon XHA1's out in the field and but I hardly see this wide lens. Too bad.

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          5.0

          Great lens

          By johnny wang

          from Taiwan

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

          Great lens

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          1.0

          Deep 72mm collar is a problem

          By Whitehorse

          from New York

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Tough To Attach

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

            Sad it don't fit on Canon EF 28-135. Looks like a nice piece of glass with a really big lens hood that looks like a matte box! LOL :) But it don't fit, so no go. Will have to return. :(

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            4.0

            Like this

            By arykn

            from Buenos Aires, Argentina

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

              I use it on a Panasonic video camera AG-AC160 AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder.
              Very nice image! I thought it was a little more wide but anyway is OK.

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              5.0

              Quality product

              By logan453

              from Calgary, AB

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

              This is an excellent quality adapter for the Canon XHA1. There are no issues with focus or distortion and the image is very sharp. The adapter is very heavy which adds to the already front heavy camera, howevery it is a quality product.

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              5.0

              Great W/A lens at a Great price

              By vin

              from Denver

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                This is my 2nd Canon wide angle lens. a 52mm for my Sony cameras and now this 72mm for my canon camera.

                I'm a wedding videographer and this lens lets me get nice group shots in very tight spaces and when I zoom all the way out the church looks like a giant Cathedral. also I see no loss of light or resolution when using the lens... I love it and a real "go to" tool for me

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                5.0

                Sweet Lens

                By Carlos

                from Philly

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                    Works wonderfully with the XH A1. Heavy but beautiful.

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                    5.0

                    Should have bought this sooner!

                    By JPM

                    from BC, Canada

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Nice wide shots
                    • Zoom Through

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Small rooms
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                    I previously bought a Canon wide angle adapter for my GL2 thinking I would use it now and then, that was 5 years ago and the adapter has never been removed from the GL2. I think the same is going to happen with my XH-A1s. I used the adapter for the first time last weekend at a wedding venue, how did I cope without it before? Yes it's heavy on the front end, but with being able to zoom through and have that 24mm (35mm equivalent) wide shot available, I think it's remaining on the camera.

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                    4.0

                    WD-H72

                    By Bruce Mol

                    from Vernon, BC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                        I needed this lens to get a wider angle inside a car - shooting the driver from passenger seat. Attached to a XHA1 this lens worked out great. I was surprised I couldn't use any screw on filters with it but since I only use it in tight spaces and inside a car it was no big deal.

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                        4.0

                        Wide angle converter

                        By TV crew

                        from Jackson, TN

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                          Just got this converter a few weeks ago. I have been using it on a Canon XHA1S. Used for diverse projects, anywhere from commercials for TV to long form projects. It has proven to be indispensable. Great for tight quarters. The video looks clean. I don't even bother taking it off anymore.The only thing you have to get used to is the slight weight increase on an already front-heavy camera. The use of a brace would go a long way to relieve the stress on the arms. Since I use a tripod a lot it has not bothered me so much.

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                          4.0

                          I love it

                          By samsid

                          from Toronto, Canada

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                          This is the best investment in camera accessories so far. Its very clear and give a beautiful look to my film. I simply love it.

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                          5.0

                          Fantastic lens!

                          By Kerry S

                          from Sacramento, CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great quality
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Adds some weight

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting everything

                          Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                          I love this lens! The perfect lens for my Canon XH-A1 HDV camera. The quality is excellent, and the images are great. I keep it on the camera almost all the time. It does add some weight to the front end of the camera, but if you are using it with a good tripod like a Manfrotto, you should be able to slide the camera boot into position to properly balance the camera on the tripod head.

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                          5.0

                          Exactly what I was looking for..........

                          By Merle

                          from Middle of Nowhere, IL

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Video

                          Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                          I got this adapter to shoot a music video that required some shots in very tight spaces. It gives me the little extra that I need and made all the difference. I have never had a problem with a Canon lens or adapter. It is a little on the heavy side but worth making the proper adjustments to your gear to compensate.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          NIce wide angle lens!

                          By BPP

                          from Rockville, MD

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                          Just the correct wide angle lens I needed. Does a great job, good image, good quality lens.

                          It is a heavy lens to put at the end of your camera. Makes the camera a little front heavy. There are no threads on the front of the lens to attach any filters.

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                          4.0

                          Great lens!

                          By Etienne

                          from Quebec

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Quick Focus
                          • Rugged
                          • Sharp Focus
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                          Very high quality lens, well worth the price. The only downside is that it is heavy and you can't attach any filters to it.

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                          5.0

                          Beautiful Wide Angle Lens

                          By Aaron

                          from Maine

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Rugged
                          • Sharp Focus
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Canon WD-H72 72mm 0.8x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                          Canon lenses are the best. I was in love with this lens as soon as I took it out of the package. The image is amazing, of course, it's a Canon.

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