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Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens

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Product Highlights
  • Compatible with PMW-EX1 & PMW-200
  • Bayonet Mount

The Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens allows you to increase the field of view on the Sony PMW-EX1/EX1R and PMW-200. Mounted on the EX1/EX1R, it changes the focal length to 25.1mm to 351mm.

Magnification 0.8x
Rear Mount Diameter Bayonet Mount for PMW-EX1/EX1R and PMW-200
Front Mount Diameter Not Specified by Manufacturer
Construction, Elements/Groups 3/3
Lens Diameter 3.6"
90mm
Length 1.5"
37mm
Weight 10.6 oz
300g
Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens
  • 1 Year Parts
    90 Day Labor Warranty
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    Sony0.8x Wide Conversion Lens
     
    4.3

    (based on 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (18)
    • Professional quality (14)
    • Highly compatible (13)
    • Improves performance (12)
    • Compact (5)

    Cons

    • Heavy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (11)
    • Complex projects (5)
    • In the studio (4)
    • Shooting indoors (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (10), Film professional (4), Professional artist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good value for the money.

    Very nice zoom through WA adapter. Good value. A bit heavy on an already front heavy camera. Down-side is that the sunshade is non-removable making use with a mattebox impossible.

    Very nice zoom through WA adapter. Good value. A bit heavy on an already front heavy camera. Down-side is that the sunshade is non-removable making use with a mattebox impossible.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Half a shade...twice the glare

    I shoot hockey, and wide angle coverage is needed with the puck whizzing around, but without a matte box and sunshades, the half lens shade seems
    to generate unwanted glare.
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    I shoot hockey, and wide angle coverage is needed with the puck whizzing around, but without a matte box and sunshades, the half lens shade seems
    to generate unwanted glare.
    A nice price, but hey SONY, for a few more dollars put a full plastic shade around the lens.
    Might help.
    Century .75 is better optically, but vignettes.

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    4.0

    Adds just the right amount of width

    By a man with a camera

    from halifax, NS

    About Me Business Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Tight spaces

      Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

      Too bad the camera can't go this wide natively. After using this lens shooting in a commercial kitchen it has become difficult using the camera without it. The lens does make the camera a little front heavy and adds some weight but overall it's a great addition to my kit.

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      • No

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      2.0

      Half a shade...twice the glare

      By Joe

      from Southbury, Connecticut

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Price

      Cons

      • Poor Performance

      Best Uses

      • Sports

      Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

      I shoot hockey, and wide angle coverage is needed with the puck whizzing around, but without a matte box and sunshades, the half lens shade seems
      to generate unwanted glare.
      A nice price, but hey SONY, for a few more dollars put a full plastic shade around the lens.
      Might help.
      Century .75 is better optically, but vignettes.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great addition to my kit.

      By Hotshot

      from Ocean Grove, NJ

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

        I use it on my Sony EX3 when needed on film and TV shots.
        Easy to mount and unmount to camera.
        Nothing bad to say about Lens.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nice addition

        By barto

        from south Africa

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

          Very clear optics, I'm impressed for the price. I've used many other combinations and wide adaptors, this is right up there. The ability to zoom through is a big bonus.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Wide Angle a great add-on

          By Daffodil Dave

          from Queensland, Australia

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Close Up Filming

            Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

            The lens seems well built and carries some weight which I like with lenses.
            It attaches easily to the front of the camera and is showing no signs of distortion on edges with images. If you film in spaces with limited room this is a great buy.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent quality

            By Videomaker

            from Sweden

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

            Cons

            • Can't use filter with it
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Close Up Filming
            • Shooting Indoors

            Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

            This is a perfect complement to the original lens to provide a wider angle. Compared to wider lenses you can zoom through it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Much Needed Accessory

            By Greg

            from Washington, DC.

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • No ability to use filters
              • No matt box capability

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Indoors

              Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

              Used in Professional Broadcast/Documentary production.

              Makes stock lens much more capable.

              Nice bayonet mount.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great lens

              By Craig

              from Hay River, NWT, Canada

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Could be wider
              • Heavy
              • No provision for UV filte

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

              I like the lens, but would like it wider. Of course, it would be more expensive then. And you might not be able to zoom through it. Because of it's large size, there should be threads on the front for a UV filter. I'm always worried about scratching the lens. It is heavy, but not unbearable. There is some barrel distortion, but with the right framing it's not bad. I didn't notice an softening of the image when zooming.

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              5.0

              A wider field of vision

              By Guenter

              from Crofton Maryland

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Lens shade included
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films

                Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

                The wide angle lens is perfect for the Sony PMW-EX1R. The bayonet mount enables a fast mounting to the camera lens.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great adaptor and worth every dollar

                By Paul

                from Christchurch, New Zealand

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

                  The adaptor is really easy to attach to the EX-1. Really helps in small spaces.
                  Love the fact it has full zoom through capability.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  DOES THE JOB BUT COULD BE WIDER

                  By SPEED RACER

                  from NORTH BERGEN NJ

                  About Me MEDIA BUSINESS OWNER

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • NOT THAT WIDE

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects

                  Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

                  IT DOES A NICE JOB, BUT COUD BE A LITTLE WIDER, OTHER THAN THAT NO ABERRATION WHICH IS GREAT AND THE ZOOM CAN BE USED NICELY

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Does what it says it will

                  By Neal

                  from Somerville, MA

                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Independent Films

                    Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

                    Easy to attach to the EX-1. Really helps in small spaces.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great but heavy

                    By Jak

                    from California, Ca

                    About Me Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance

                    Cons

                    • Heavy bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Independent Films

                    Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

                    first i wanted to buy a 0,6x but the 0,8sony i can leave it on the camera all the time

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Product, would buy again

                    By Steve Benko

                    from Oak Flats, Australia

                    About Me Film Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Independent Films

                      Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

                      [...], Good price

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      awesome!

                      By Will

                      from Costa Rica

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

                          we shoot a lot of scenics, this wide angle lens does a awesome job capturing beautiful landscapes. i also like the fact i can stil use the zoom.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Essential tool

                          By aquarat

                          from Cape Town, South Africa

                          About Me Business Owner, Camera Operator

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Complex Projects
                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

                          This lens will allow you to get a decent shot in tight locations, like filming in cars, lifts, taxis, etc. The built in lens on an EX1/EX3 simply isn't wide enough, but thanks to this lens, that isn't a problem anymore.

                          This lens produces good quality images with low chromatic aberration and good clarity/optical resolution.

                          This lens also allows zoom-through, which many competitors' lenses do not allow for.

                          I'm really happy with this lens. I'm so happy with it I bought three.

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                          4.0

                          Great addition to a great camera

                          By Terry

                          from New York

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects

                            Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

                            This gives the EX1 extra versatility for tight shots and for steady hand-holding of tracking shots. A bit heavy, but the bigger battery on the back helps compensate. Optically, the lens is great and integrates flawlessly with the camera. The only drawback, as mentioned in other reviews, is that you can't use a filter (like a polarizer) because there is no front thread. I does not come with a lens case, which needs to be purchased separately.

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                            4.0

                            Good quality

                            By mglima

                            from BRAZIL

                            About Me Business Owner, Film Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                            • Without Carrying Pouch

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

                            Improve the angle to get great shots... Carrying Pouch included, could be better..

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                            4.0

                            Good lens, but no room for mattebox

                            By Zippydog

                            from Atlanta, GA

                            About Me Director of photography

                            Pros

                            • Good Price
                            • Good quality image
                            • Zoom through

                            Cons

                            • Size prohibits mattebox
                            • Sunshade not removable

                            Best Uses

                            • Handheld work
                            • Reality shooting

                            Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

                            The quality of this is surprisingly good considering it is about half the price of the other EX1/EX3 zoom thorough wide angles. I use this adapter on the camera the vast majority of the time since the distortion is minimal. Definitely worth getting a shoulder rig if you're planning on shooting handheld with this lens attached though... preferably one with a rear counterweight system. Downside is that the diameter of this lens is a whopping 112mm, making it almost impossible to find a mattebox or sunshade that will fit... no filtration here! All around, a good lens though.

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                            5.0

                            A gem of a lens!

                            By Joanie

                            from Santa Monica, California

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Independent Films

                              Comments about Sony 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens:

                              I am currently producing a documentary about a miners' struggle in central California which is being shot with a Sony EX-1 HD videocamera. The 0.8x wide angle lens adapter has been invaluable in capturing shots of support marches, confrontations of the miners with scabs who are replacing their jobs, lines of police holding guns and tear gas canisters, etc.
                              I could never have gotten these shots with just the built in camera lens. Thank you for this wonderful product.
                              Joan Sekler, documentary filmmaker

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