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Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm)

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Screw this wide angle adapter onto your camcorder's lens and notice the dramatic difference in the view. The Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens is a 43mm adapter lens that allows you to capture everything in the room. Wide angle lens adapters provide you with a full view, as opposed to the limited view of your camcorder's standard lens. And, converter lenses are much more cost effective.

43mm screw on wide angle lens adapter
0.7x zoom
The lens adapter is a cost effective way to get that wide angle view without purchasing a separate wide angle lens
Magnification 0.7x
Zoom Through Not Specified by Manufacturer
Rear Mount Diameter Not Specified by Manufacturer
Front Mount Diameter 43mm
Construction, Elements/Groups Not Specified by Manufacturer
Lens Diameter 43mm
Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm)
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    PanasonicVWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm)
     
    4.7

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (19)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (18)
    • Improves picture quality (11)
    • Compact (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Close up filming (14)
      • Shooting indoors (14)
      • Shooting outdoors (10)
      • Panoramic filming (9)
      • Upgrade (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (12), Aspiring film maker (8), Tech savvy (6), Parent (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Awesome Lens

      By Clayo

      from Arizona

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Close Up Filming
        • Panoramic Filming
        • Shooting Indoors
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

        Professional Use

        The coverage and clarity with this lens is amazing. The only bad thing is I waited a year before actually purchasing it:)

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        4.0

        This lens is SO dynamic!

        By Ash from Appleton

        from Appleton, WI

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Close Up Filming
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

          I really love how adding this lens to my HMC-40 really makes the camera more stable due to the added weight. You can really get so much more detailed shots than working without it. In the two weeks I have owned it I filmed a dance recital from the front row that added about 8-10 feet more. Also when used in a wedding setting I got so much more detail from the close up shots. I am so happy with this product.

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          5.0

          Wide angle for youre money.

          By Ken Robert

          from Norway. Kristiansund

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Interfaces Well With Camcorder
          • Natural look no fish eye
          • Wide angle

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Indoors

            Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

            You can right away see the difference with the wide angle on the HMC40. It gives you what the page say it will.
            The wide angle is wide, but there are no "fish eye" so you get that natural look.
            It adds some weight to the camera, but its nothing to worry about, its kind of an improvment.
            And it look kind of high-tec.

            There are no side effects that I have experienced yet. no black marks etc.

            Ofc, I dont know how it is on other cameras, but it works wonders on the HMC40

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            4.0

            It's a good lens

            By Outdoor/indoor filmer

            from Ohio

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Picture Quality

            Cons

            • Poor Interface Camcorder

            Best Uses

            • Close Up Filming
            • Shooting Indoors
            • Upgrade

            Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

            I have both a Panasonic AGHMC 40 and the older AGHMC 70 which both use this wide angle lens. I can not complain about the picture quality at all. It opens up the shot with no visible distortion. It's great for closed in areas and small rooms. It's completely zoom through. I actually purchased another wide angle lens and was forced to return it because it wasn't and lost focus while zooming. If you're looking at another model of wide angle lens for the Panasonic camcorders then forget it.
            The issues I see with this lens are it doesn't have threads for a filter. When I film outside any wide angle lens picks up lots of dust and water drops. That means I have to regularly wipe the lens off. I'd rather have a filter and wipe it off instead. Secondly any wide angle lens will flare in the sun. That's a second issue that could be solved with threads for a filter so a polarizer could be used.
            Now with the AGHMC-70 the lens works like a charm. The lens actually fits perfectly inside the lens hood. When the camera is viewed it's nearly impossible to tell the camera didn't come like that from the factory. In my opinion it should have. Zooming is perfect just a wider field of view so it's easier to work in tighter spaces.
            Now for the AGHMC-40 it's a different story. The lens still works but, the lens hood has to be removed. The lens is just sitting out there in the wide open without a hood to pick up dust and water drops and to flare in the sun. I've called Cavision to try to get a lens hood that will fit and couldn't before I ordered the lens because there isn't any info on the outside diameter of the lens. I had to buy it and measure it then hope they have one that will fit it. I'm uncertain that they do.
            In a nutshell it's not perfect but, it's the only real choice for these camera models.
            If you film inside with the HMC-40 it'll work.
            Of course if you film inside the HMC-40 isn't the best camera anyway. The HMC-70 is a little better. If you're filming outside with the HMC-40 and hope to use this lens I suggest saving your money and purchasing another camcorder with a wider field of view.

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            4.0

            For the ag hmc 80 the lens is needed

            By JoePlunder

            from Winter Park FL

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Not much of an improbment

            Best Uses

            • Close Up Filming
            • Upgrade

            Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

            how i use the product. - i use the Wide Angle on every thing i hardly use the camera with out - the lens is only .7 so it does not add that much wide angle but does help every shot over allThings that are great about it - makes the regular lens look better, any wider shot compared to the lens it came with is an improvement - seems i was able to Zoom a bit farther with better focus Things that aren't so great about it - its only .7 its really not that wide and its [$] is there a better lens ?> if so save up and get that one if you can - compared to other wide angle lenses this one is not that heavy at all and not much bigger than a smaller camera lensand again i use this lens all the time because it is an upgrade just not that much of one -

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            5.0

            Great product! Recommended

            By ARW Studios

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Close Up Filming
              • Shooting Indoors
              • Upgrade

              Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

              Amazing upgrade to the camera, makes close up shooting alot easier.

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              5.0

              Good all-around lens

              By Matt

              from PA

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

                I use this with my Panasonic HMC40 and the lens is amazing on that camera. With the 1080p 25 frames a second mode and the wide angle lens the footage looks genuinely cinematic in good light or lighting.

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                4.0

                Works well

                By Greg Smith

                from Champaign, IL

                About Me Teacher, Video Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good optical quality
                • Interfaces Well With Camcorder
                • Well made

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Close Up Filming
                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

                The adapter works as advertised and doesn't noticeably degrade picture quality, at least in controlled lighting situations. The build quality is fine. I bought this for my Panasonic HMC80 which is already a little front-heavy, especially when used on the shoulder, and the heavy adapter makes it a little worse. I subtracted a star just for this and also because the HMC40/80 lens really should be wider to start with, making this adapter redundant. But it's immensely useful -- almost vital for this camera IMHO -- and does what it's supposed to, so no complaints.

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                4.0

                Nice wide angle converter

                By Jonzig

                from Austin, TX

                About Me Film Professional, Parent, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Close Up Filming
                  • Shooting Indoors

                  Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

                  I am using this primarily to shoot movies of my newborn son. Its great for close quarters and such. I am rigging the camera on the BOB stroller with a guerilla pod and getting some great shots of time lapse and real time video of the tike. I do wish at times it was a little wider but all and all it is a nice fit on my little panasonic camcorder (HDC-HS300). Yeah its heavy glass, but I have never seen a light weight, zoom through, version. Thumbs up!

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                  5.0

                  Great lens

                  By Gary

                  from San Marcos, Texas

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Panoramic Filming
                  • Shooting Indoors

                  Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

                  This is a great lens, love the way it picks up everything I am looking at.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Best wide angle lens by panasonic

                  By Nick the Kick

                  from Saint Petersburg, FL

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • A little heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Close Up Filming
                  • Panoramic Filming

                  Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

                  I needed a great wide angle lens for my camera (panasonic ag-hmc40) and found that this one works the best. You cant see the lens in the shot from any zoom distance. you can find a cheaper lens through 3rd party companies, but its like the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

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                  4.0

                  Meet my expectations

                  By RyanBmsu

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • No distortion
                  • Perfect fit

                  Cons

                  • Heavy
                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Close Up Filming
                  • Shooting Indoors
                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

                  I simply use my camcorder for home videos and personal events. I enjoy taking video and editing but do not care to do anything professional. I wanted this lens to improve close up shots of my family. It works very well . . . .adding a much wider view without distorting or degrading quality. It is not cheap but increases the ways in which you can use the camcorder. Overall very happy with the product.

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                  5.0

                  Don't let the look fool you!

                  By Waliwa55

                  from Saint Lucia

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Close Up Filming
                    • Shooting Indoors
                    • Shooting Outdoors
                    • Upgrade

                    Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

                    The lens work great! looks and feels more professional than as in image on website.
                    I use the product in studio when shooting green screen and this substitutes for the length of my studio because its not that big at all!
                    where i had to leave a couple of doors open and shoot from a corridor to get a full body shot, i can now do it in studio comfortably.

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                    5.0

                    The easiest conversion lens ever.

                    By Animagick Studio LLC

                    from Chicago, Il

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Close Up Filming
                      • Panoramic Filming
                      • Upgrade

                      Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

                      I use this for concert and stage recordings.
                      This is the easiest conversion lens I have ever had.
                      The hardest part is where to park the original lens until the capture is complete.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect complement lens to Panasonic TM3

                      By Asher

                      from Melbourne Australia

                      About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast lens
                      • Improves Picture Quality
                      • Interfaces Well With Camcorder
                      • Precision optics

                      Cons

                      • A little heavy - no issue

                      Best Uses

                      • Close Up Filming
                      • Indoor shooting

                      Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

                      I have the Panasonic TM300 (equivalent to the HS300) and it doesn't have a wide enough angle lens for indoors. I knew that when I bought it so no probelms there.

                      So I decided to get this 0.7 wide angle lens... and it's fantastic. There is no vignetting at all, and the lens adapter is super fast - has little effect on the low light performance if at all.

                      Only issue is that it is a little heavy - but that's only because the camera is so light. Not an issue at all.

                      I also like that it does appear to have been designed as an after thought to the camera. When it is mounted, the camera sits perfectly on a table with the conversion lens sitting nicely and supporting itself.

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                      5.0

                      Wide Angle Lens

                      By PDMD

                      from Norwich CT

                      About Me Parent

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

                        The lens works fine. I use it with the HMC 40 video camera. Needs light to obtain high quality images

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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Fantastic Wide Angle Adapter

                        By Otherworld Productions

                        from Austin TX

                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Panoramic Filming
                          • Shooting Indoors
                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

                          using this with an hmc 40
                          excellent lens ,ive run a lot of test with it ,and theres next to no distortion ,and no barrel vignetting when used with no filters
                          also one thing to know is that its very heavy

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                            5.0

                            Quality Panorama Delivered

                            By Fenderblue

                            from Vancouver, BC

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

                              This was ordered by me specifically for my shoot in the number one ski resort in the world. This baby delivered outstanding shots. The first day I didn't use it & fully regretted it. When I used it the next 2 days the difference was night & day. No darkness in the four corners, everything crisp & clear, in focus whether pulling out or zooming in. Absolutely breathtaking shots, of the best quality I could imagine. Plus shooting talent pulling off tricks in the stunt parks of the resort were again amazing. As you pan, zoom, pull out with fast moving objects everything is again fully focused & in the frame. Yes I highly recommend this lens, it delivers the goods.

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                              5.0

                              Awesome!

                              By hotdog

                              from kentucky

                              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Bulky Design

                              Best Uses

                              • Panoramic Filming
                              • Shooting Indoors
                              • Shooting Outdoors
                              • Upgrade

                              Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

                              I use my camera w/ the lens for personal home videos, and for professional use for shooting short documentaries/narrative videos

                              one of the great things about the wide conversion lens is that it doesn't distort. You can't tell it's a wide angle lens until your subject is about 6 inches from the lens. It doesn't curve lines much at all, and gets a lot in your shot!

                              the only not so great thing about it is that it is a bit heavy. But that's explained in the details of the product before you buy it, but it's really not a problem at all.

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Works as advertised

                              By bsatchfield

                              from Tampa Bay, Florida

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Panoramic Filming
                                • Shooting Indoors
                                • Shooting Outdoors
                                • Wide Angle Viewing

                                Comments about Panasonic VWW4307HPPK 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens (43mm):

                                Easy-to-use 0.7x wide angle lens add-on for your 43mm camera lens. Screws on to the threaded lens or to an existing filter already attached to your lens. Great image quality, design and construction. Comes with two lens covers and a storage pouch. Zoom-through works well.

                                Only issue has been some vignetting when using with a filter already attached to the lens. For best results, attach directly to lens without any other filter in place.

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