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Canon TL-H43 43mm 1.7x Telephoto Converter Lens

B&H # CATLH43 Mfr # 2071B001
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The Canon TLH-43 telephoto converter lens brings those distant scenes closer to you by extending your telephoto capabilities. Using the Canon Optics 1.7X tele converter you will never miss a beautiful panoramic shot again.

Magnification 1.7x
Zoom Through Yes
Rear Mount Diameter 43mm
Front Mount Diameter No Front Filter Thread
Construction, Elements/Groups 3E/3G
Lens Diameter 3.2" (80mm)
Length 2.0" (49.6mm)
Weight 8.3 oz (235g)
Canon TL-H43 43mm 1.7x Telephoto Converter Lens
  • Lens Pouch
  • Front and Rear Lens Cover
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    CanonTL-H43 43mm 1.7x Telephoto Lens
     
    3.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Shooting outdoors (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (6), Aspiring film maker (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    3.0

    Good but one limitation

    By Scher Maihem Video Production

    from kendallville IN

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Interface With Camcorder
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Poor Interface

    Best Uses

    • Shooting Outdoors

    Comments about Canon TL-H43 43mm 1.7x Telephoto Lens:

    We bought this telephoto lens for a Canon Vixia to do live video at sporting events.
    It works great to zoom in on the football plays, but when we try to zoom out for a 50mm angle, there's black edges around it from the inner lens.
    Not a great view for our audience.
    It's like looking through a tunnel, which I guess it is. LOL
    Great lens if you can work around this issue.

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    5.0

    Awesome lens

    By Excalibur

    from Birmingham, AL

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Auto Focus
    • Good Interface With Camcorder
    • Improves Performance
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Sports

    Comments about Canon TL-H43 43mm 1.7x Telephoto Lens:

    The Auto Focus is extremely fast. Zoom range is excellent for Sports.

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    • No

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    4.0

    A little too much magnification

    By antoniseb

    from Berlin, MA

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Parent, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Canon TL-H43 43mm 1.7x Telephoto Lens:

      The optics are excellent. I would probably find it more handy if a had a more stable tripod. At this magnification, it doesn't take much to wiggle the camera.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice Addition for HD Camcorders

      By Eric

      from Oakland County, Michigan

      About Me Former Video Engineer, Parent, Tech Savvy

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Interfaces Well With Camcorder
      • Performs as designed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Auditorium Filming
        • Shooting Outdoors
        • Sporting Event Filming
        • Telephoto Filming

        Comments about Canon TL-H43 43mm 1.7x Telephoto Lens:

        I purchased this lens to use it exactly as it was conceptualized by Canon: As an auxiliary telephoto lens for my Canon HV-20 HDV camcorder. It works great! It is sharp and is far superior to the $29 tele clip-on lens I bought last year. In the balcony of the local H.S. natatorium, I recorded my kids in the pool with great close ups. I used the lens with the camera zoomed in half to full telephoto with excellent results. Yes, of course if one zooms out to wide angle with the camera lens, there will be barrel shadowing. This lens is not intended to be an all-around lens. The CAMERA lens is the all-around lens, the TL-W43 is the auxiliary TELEPHOTO lens. Seems simple to me. I don't understand reviewers panning this lens because of barrel shadows when they zoom out. 'Sounds like naïveté on the reviewer's part.

        The lens itself is fairly large, with a 72mm front element. It allows ample light into the camera for good video. The elements are coated to reduce flair and improve color rendition. When I played the video of my children in the pool on my Sony HD TV, the results were excellent.

        The lens does add some weight to the front of the camera, but I simply ignore the weight and shoot. With a tripod. Camera stabilization increases in importance when using this lens, because it is able to meaningfully increase the telephoto "reach" of the camera and camera motion is also amplified.

        I am neither a professional videographer nor a professional reviewer. I simply got this lens to improve my ability to make decent home movies. I'd buy it again. It does what it was designed for with fine results.

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Limited Use

        By Victoria Photo Guy

        from Victoria,B.C., Canada

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bulky Design
          • Expensive for zoom range
          • Limited range of zoom

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon TL-H43 43mm 1.7x Telephoto Lens:

            Its disappointing to have a telephoto lens that you can use for only a short portion of its range because the lens barrel shows in the image. I wanted this in the hope of using it for bird closeups. It has been good for that. Most of its range is useless, so its a very expensive and heavy addition to my HV40 system. Colour is good. Contrast is good. Haven't used it enough to encounter focus issues at the extreme zoom. It is annoying to have to remember to not zoom out too far so you avoid the lens barrel showing as a unwanted vignette. It has very limited uses compared to the wide angle lens that works seamlessly with my HV40. I would recommend this with a lot of caution simply because it limits the type of video to be done when its on your camera..

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            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not waste your money..

            By PrescottPhotog

            from Prescott, Arizona

            About Me Professional photographer, Pro Wildlife Photographer, Tech Savvy

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Bulky Design
              • Out of focus at full zoom
              • Poor Clarity
              • Terrible barrel effect

              Best Uses

              • None

              Comments about Canon TL-H43 43mm 1.7x Telephoto Lens:

              This is the telephoto lens Canon recommends for the HV-20, 30 and HV-40 HD camcorder. [...].When I shot some video with this lens I couldn't believe Canon would recommend it for the HV line of camcorders. Well over half the zoom gives you nothing but a full barrel effect (not just vignetting, but a full barrel wiping out most of the shot). I tried zooming to the point that the barrel went away in the viewfinder and then zooming from there. When I reviewed that video the barrel was still there on the tape, well past the center point of the zoom, into what seemed like almost two thirds of the length of the zoom. So the viewfinder shows less of the actual shot so you don't know where the barrel will disappear when you are actually shooting. In other words what you see in the viewfinder is not what the actual shot looks like because the barrel is there well past the viewfinder view.Then when I reviewed the remainder of the zoom it worked pretty good until I zoomed the full length. Right near the end of the full zoom the picture went very noticeably out of focus. I tried it several times thinking it might have been me even though I was shooting off a tripod. It wasn't, it was the lens. The full zoom is noticeably out of focus.So, what you get when you buy this lens is a lens that is good for about 1/4 to 1/3 of the zoom length and the rest is either a full barrel or out of focus. Canon should not recommend this lens for the HV line of camcorders or they should put a VERY big disclaimer stating the above problems.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Ironically, better for close-ups

              By johnsroost

              from Washington State

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • Lens Shadow

              Best Uses

              • Back-Up
              • Portraits
              • Short Depth of Field
              • Sports/Action
              • Upgrade
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Canon TL-H43 43mm 1.7x Telephoto Lens:

              The Canon TLH-43 adds an additional 1.7x to zoom power for the HV20/30 camera. The entire zoom length is reduced to about half--you can only shoot from mid-range to full tele without having the lens shadow invade your shot at wider angles. The zoom is not particulary powerful but it does allow you to get in a little closer. Primarily, it is a great tool for getting a shorter depth of field--especially with tight shots of people--and achieving a nice cinematic look.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Bring the distant near

              By Nimbe

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Sharp Focus
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Zoom on distant shots

              Comments about Canon TL-H43 43mm 1.7x Telephoto Lens:

              This telephoto lens works quite well - draws distant shots near with a panoramic view. It is a bit heavy to hold for any length of time and one should probably use a tripod.

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