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Sony VCLHG0862 0.8x Wide Angle Conversion Lens for the Sony HDR-FX7 and HVR-V1U Camcorders

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Sony VCLHG0862 0.8x Wide Angle Conversion Lens

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The Sony VCLHG0862 is a 0.8x wide angle conversion lens designed for both the HDR-FX7 the Sony HVR-V1U HDV camcorders. The lens features a 20% wider angle of view for shooting in tight spots. This is a high-grade lens attachment that features high resolution & coated optics. Quick, simple and very secure mounting to the camera's lens is handled by an ingenious front bayonet type mount.

Type Wide Angle converter lens
Application Sony HD Lens
Format 1/4"
Lens Mount Front Mount Bayonet
Zoom Through Yes
Magnification 0.8x
Converted Focal Length Provides 20% Wider Angle of View
35mm equivalent = 30mm
Minimum Object Distance (M.O.D.) M.O.D. is Decreased
Filter Size 86mm Thread On
Dimensions 3.5 x 1.2" (9 x 3 cm)
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.9 x 4.3 x 2.7"
Sony VCLHG0862 0.8x Wide Angle Conversion Lens for the Sony HDR-FX7 and HVR-V1U Camcorders
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Set of Lens Caps
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    SonyVCLHG0862 0.8x Wide Angle Conversion Lens
     
    3.2

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    60%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Interfaces well with camcorder (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shooting indoors (3)

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    1.0

    Stay away from this one

    By Steve Kauzlarich

    from Oakland California

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

    Cons

    • Bulky Design
    • Poor Clarity

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony VCLHG0862 0.8x Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

      I bought this lens when I purchased my V1u in 2007 figuring that since it was matched to the camera, it would deliver a good HD image. Plus, [$], I figured it would be a good lens adapter. The lens fits nicely on to the camera and the bayonet mount is great, but you must remove the protective skylight filter to put it on - OK.... The lens hood is great, just like the one that came with the camera - I REALLY like that. End of good stuff.The bad: - The lens is heavy. - the lens is soft. - the lens produces lots of barrel distortion. - the lens causes lots of color fringing. - the lens is not much wider than the built-in. - the lens is expensive.Bottom line - stay away from this one! I only use it in an emergency…and I'm looking for a better solution right now.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Nice addition

      By JPWfilm

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Cannot use lens hood

      Best Uses

      • Panoramic Filming
      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Sony VCLHG0862 0.8x Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

      This is an excellent accessory for my Sony camera. I got it for those times when I'm shooting in tight spaces indoors.
      It works well but I agree with the other reviewers that the wide angle conversion is less than what I expected.

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      2.0

      Lens makes a slight difference

      By Christie

      from Canada

      About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Bulky Design

      Best Uses

      • Close Up Filming
      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Sony VCLHG0862 0.8x Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

      If you're looking for a wide angle lens that can give you a wider picture, this may not be it. It only adds about 1 foot to each end of your shot, so for example, if your shot is from a bedside table to another table that is 5 feet away, add one foot to the bedside table and another to the other table, and that's how much wider the picture gets. However, if you're working with lots of space like outside, then the lens may be slightly more helpful. This works with a filter diameter of 62mm and it's a bayonette mount, the one that slides and locks not the one that you can screw onto. It is compatible with my Sony HDR FX7 camcorder.

      The Lens is also heavy so it'll add more weight to your camera, about half a pound more so avoid using this lens with a glidecam.

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      3.0

      Good Lens but not the best

      By escavideo

      from Los Angeles, CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony VCLHG0862 0.8x Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

          The bayonet mount on this lens made it a must for me to buy it, I am for it's practicality but the image quality is not as great as that from it's previous cousins. I have owned 5 prosumer camcorders (4 Sony and 1 Canon)and I have purchased wide angle lenses for all of them and this lens shows more distortion at the edges than any of the others. The lack of lens hood made it a real minus in my scale of values. Good lens overall for emergency situations.

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          4.0

          MINIMUM CONVERSION BUT MAXIMUM QUALITY..

          By Com9

          from Paris

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony VCLHG0862 0.8x Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

              This lens integrate perfectly with the SONY HDR-FX7 and the bayonet mount is tremendously easy to use against the screw ones. Besides, no risk of damaged thread.
              Picture quality is also really good, which is expected as the converter is matched to the lens.
              Four star rating only because of two slignt reservations :
              - conversion factor is limited to 0.8x (resulting 30mm equivalent), but this is the price to pay to have a good picture quality, hence I completed with a cheap Raynox 0.5x for those few cases where I need a very wide angle,
              - fitting of the bayonet mount could be more firm....
              Recommanded purchase....

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              5.0

              give a clear image ang good range vision

              By hmartepost

              from sahuartia, CA.

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Picture Quality
              • Interfaces Well With Camcorder
              • Need extension for lens

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Shooting Indoors

                Comments about Sony VCLHG0862 0.8x Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                It´s easy to mount, match perfect with FX7 Sony camcorder, the image it´s claer and dont loss the quality off the zoom in like others lens of less quality and prices.

                • How long have you owned it:
                • A month or less

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