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Sony VCL-HA07A 25, 30mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens

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The Sony VCL-HA07A 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
Rear Mount Diameter 25, 30, 37mm (with included adapters)
Front Mount Diameter No Front Filter Thread
Construction, Elements/Groups 3E/3G
Lens Diameter 2.75" (68mm)
Length 1.75" (43mm)
Weight 3.9 oz (110g)
Sony VCL-HA07A 25, 30mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens
  • Lens Pouch
  • 2 x Adapter Rings (25mm and 30mm)
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SonyVCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens
     
    4.6

    (based on 33 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (26)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (26)
    • Improves picture quality (14)
    • Compact (8)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (10)

    Best Uses

    • Shooting indoors (24)
    • Panoramic filming (19)
    • Shooting outdoors (13)
    • Close up filming (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (17), Parent (10), Aspiring film maker (4), Film professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great addition!

    I record sporting events and can't get much of the field from any position where it's safe to put up the camera. This lens has given me about 25% more playing surface from the...Read complete review

    I record sporting events and can't get much of the field from any position where it's safe to put up the camera. This lens has given me about 25% more playing surface from the same position with no decrease in clarity or resolution.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very good for the price.

    The lens does what it is supposed to. I use it for recording sporting events.
    It's good quality for the price and is well designed with one exception.... for some reason...Read complete review

    The lens does what it is supposed to. I use it for recording sporting events.
    It's good quality for the price and is well designed with one exception.... for some reason Sony didn't design a lens hood for it and didn't put threads on the front so you can attach a lens hood. The front element is almost flush with the front of the lens and the lens is very susceptible to lens flare.
    Because it is a wide converter any lens hood that you would use would be very large to keep it out of the picture... but large as it may be it's still a necessity to get the most out of this lens. As it is with there is any side light at all the focus will soften and given a little more side light and you will have flare issues.
    I would happily pay a price equal to what I paid for the lens to get a lens hood for it as it would sharpen the picture and get rid of the flare issues.
    For those who complain about the size of the converter I just say you can't fight the laws of physics. Sony did a good job of making it as small as possible.

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    4.0

    bought two more lens of same make

    By x

    from Syracuse, New York

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Bulky Design

    Best Uses

    • Panoramic Filming

    Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

    No problem installing lens on camera. The lens is free of scratches and nicks. Good price for the product. I bought two more after trying it out. If there is a downside, it is the extra ordinary width of the lens. You might find this difficult in the bags you use to carry the DVD recorder.

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    5.0

    Great add on lens

    By Beernutzbob

    from Mobile, AL

    About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Picture Quality
    • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

    Cons

    • Bulky Design

    Best Uses

    • Panoramic Filming

    Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

    I have a Sony HDR HC3 HD camcorder I have had since 2006. Other than using digital tape it is a nice unit. Lately I have been using it to tape both my daughter's volleyball matches and my tennis matches for review. The field of view at wide angle is pretty good but I wanted more particularly for tennis in order to capture all the action. This inexpensive lens works great for that. I have used it both at night and during the day and other than capturing a wider view the picture quality seems undiminished. It came with two ring adapters, a carry bag, and a hard cover. For the price it was a great deal. It is somewhat bigger than I expected however when I am using it I always have The camera on a tripod or attached to a fence so its size and additional weight are not a problem, but are something to consider if you plan on doing handheld shooting with it on.

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    4.0

    BETTER THAN I EXPECTED

    By CARL IN PHX.

    from PHX. AZ.

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Picture Quality
    • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

      LOW PRICES ON DISCONTINUED USED ITEMS GENERALLY MEAN SCRATCH OR MARKED ITEMS. NOT SO WITH MY PURCHASE THE ITEM WAS CLEAN AND EVERYTHING I WANTED AT A GREAT PRICE, CLEAN LENS, WHEN I DECIDE TO MOVE UP IN QUALITY I WILL PURCHASE FROM B&H. ONE THING I HATED WAITING 8 BUSINESS DAYS FOR DELIVERY, BUT IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT.

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      3.0

      Very good for the price.

      By video_scout

      from Toronto, Canada

      About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No front threading
      • No Lens Hood Option

      Best Uses

      • Close Up Filming
      • Panoramic Filming
      • Shooting Indoors

      Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

      The lens does what it is supposed to. I use it for recording sporting events.
      It's good quality for the price and is well designed with one exception.... for some reason Sony didn't design a lens hood for it and didn't put threads on the front so you can attach a lens hood. The front element is almost flush with the front of the lens and the lens is very susceptible to lens flare.
      Because it is a wide converter any lens hood that you would use would be very large to keep it out of the picture... but large as it may be it's still a necessity to get the most out of this lens. As it is with there is any side light at all the focus will soften and given a little more side light and you will have flare issues.
      I would happily pay a price equal to what I paid for the lens to get a lens hood for it as it would sharpen the picture and get rid of the flare issues.
      For those who complain about the size of the converter I just say you can't fight the laws of physics. Sony did a good job of making it as small as possible.

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      5.0

      Great addition!

      By burgundy70

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Panoramic Filming
        • Shooting Indoors
        • Shooting Outdoors
        • Sporting Events

        Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

        I record sporting events and can't get much of the field from any position where it's safe to put up the camera. This lens has given me about 25% more playing surface from the same position with no decrease in clarity or resolution.

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        5.0

        good lens great price

        By DJ

        from Grand Haven, MI

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Panoramic Filming

          Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

          Looked at three other locations for this lens. B&H comes through again. Thanks

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          5.0

          Great value for the money.

          By Dani

          from Vancouver, BC

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Bulky Design

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Indoors

          Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

          Use it on my Canon M300 camcorder, it works great. I didn't notice any sharpness degredation.
          It does add some distortion to the image, but that's expected, and it's not too much

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          4.0

          Nice converter

          By Juan Fdz

          from San Antonio

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

            The image improvement is great easy to install and the lens just give a nice wide angle to specially for those tight spaces very nice piece of equipment to have

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            4.0

            Very sharp but prone to lens flare

            By Janne K

            from Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good contrast
            • Interfaces Well With Camcorder
            • Sharp

            Cons

            • Barrel distortion
            • Lens Flare

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Indoors

            Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

            Using with my Canon HD camcorder. Great product for the price. Nice sharpness and contrast. Causes a bit of barrel distortion and is prone to lens flare.

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            4.0

            Good, non-distortion lens

            By 5424jer

            from Modesto, CA

            About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

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            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 Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

            I was very impressed by the lack of distortion created by this lens, but that image clarity may be to blame for its large size and minimal conversion (0.7). If you need to add just a little width to your field of veiw, this is a great lens. Up close, don't expect too much.

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again and again

            By RL

            from New York, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Panoramic Filming
              • Shooting Indoors

              Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

              Panoramic Filming
              Shooting Indoors

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              5.0

              Great Gizmo for the Price

              By TV Man

              from Charleston, WV

              About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Interfaces Well With Camcorder
              • Works Great

              Cons

              • A bit heavy

              Best Uses

              • Panoramic Filming
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

              I bought this lens converter for shooting a large marching band. It widens the field of view quite a bit. It does not seem to distort the image through the zoom range or eat up the light as my old lens made the video considerably darker and fuzzy when zoomed in. I dropped the brand new lens on the concrete the first day but it just bounced an still worked perfectly.
              Can't beat it for the price!

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              4.0

              Cheap and useful!

              By maguva

              from Cutler Bay, FL

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

              Cons

              • Bulky Design

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

              An inenxpensive way to open up your field of view; easy to mount up.

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              4.0

              Great Lens

              By CoolGuy

              from San Jose

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Bulky Design

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

              I use this lens with my canon m300 to shoot family video. It really allows you to capture more objects or people in the view of the shot. The only minor, and I mean minor negative might be that it is big. HD camcorders are getting smaller and smaller so it is noticeable. But it still looks cool

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              5.0

              Surpringly Excellent! Works great!

              By coolspot

              from Toronto, ON

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

              Cons

              • Bulky Design

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

                This lens works great with my Sanyo FH1, no vingetting, no dark spots. Resolution seems to be great. Very affordable lens, excellent product.

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                5.0

                Love this lens

                By Mawson

                from Perth Australia

                About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Close Up Filming
                  • Shooting Indoors

                  Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

                  this Sony W/A lens is solidly made and it gives just enough extra shooting width , with minimal distortion, for me to leave it on most of the time.
                  I use it on my Sony CX110E handycam.

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                  5.0

                  Bulky, but Amazing picture

                  By T-WO

                  from Woodbridge, VA

                  About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Bulky Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Shooting Outdoors
                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

                  Overall, great product and amazing lens. The only negative as others mentioned was the large size. I wish the lens was smaller, but no performance issues, just cosmetic.

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                  5.0

                  Great Lens

                  By Medical Filmer

                  from Salt Lake City

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Indoors

                    Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

                    The price is great. This Sony lens fits perfectly and works brilliantly. It's not a high quality German grand like Carl Zeiss, but for what I am using it for it is perfect. The price is the big selling point. For this price this made in the Phillipines lens is more then a bargain.

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                    5.0

                    Excelent...

                    By Irlon Santos

                    from Minas Gerais, Brazil

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Panoramic Filming
                      • Shooting Indoors

                      Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

                      It's excelent! Easy to use, lightweight. Obviously, you need care in handling (like all other lenses). I recommend for those who need a slightly larger angle in the scene.

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                      2.0

                      Wide with no fisheye effect but...

                      By Mike

                      from Macomb, Michigan

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Looks great opens field

                      Cons

                      • Poor Interface Camcorder

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Sony VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens:

                      This conversion lens brings much more scenery and people into the shot but has a nasty side effect: With the optical image stabilization engaged on the camera and its zoom set to full wide, you see black around the edges of the shot whenever you move the camera! To make matters worse, you don't notice this until you playback your video. **sigh** (Yes, I did have "wide conversion lens" selected on the camera.)

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