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Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens

B&H # CEHD05WA43 MFR # 0HD-05WA-43
Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens

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  • For 43mm Lens Filter Threads
  • 50% Wide Angle

You Pay: $164.95

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This Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 Wide Angle Auxiliary Lens is for camcorders with a 43mm filter thread. The wide angle coefficient is 0.5x, which delivers a 50% wider angle than your stock lens. This lens attachment features a front filter thread of 67mm.

Wide Angle View
This adapter provides a 50% wider angle of view.
43mm Mount
Its 43mm thread mount attaches directly to the lens of small camcorders with 43mm filter threads.
67mm Front Thread
Lens attachment features a front filter thread of 67mm.
UPC: 605228096158
Type Wide angle adapter lens
Application Wide Angle Shots
small area
Format 4:3 or 16:9
Lens Mount 43mm Filter Thread
Mounting 43mm Filter Thread
Zoom Through Partial
Magnification 0.5x
Converted Focal Length Not specified by manufacturer
Minimum Object Distance (M.O.D.) Not specified by manufacturer
Filter Size 67mm
Dimensions (WxD) 1.77 x 0.37" (45 x 9.4mm)
Weight 4.6 oz (131g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.7 x 3.4 x 2.3"
Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens
  • Lens
  • 37mm-43mm Adapter Ring
  • Pouch
  • 2 x Lens Caps
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Century Precision Optics0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens
     
    4.5

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (14)
    • Easy to use (14)
    • Improves performance (10)
    • Professional quality (10)
    • Highly compatible (7)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (5)
    • Home movies (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (6), Business owner (5), Professional artist (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    makes a huge difference

    By halving the Canon HV40's (or earlier models) widest setting of approximately 40mm (35mm equivalent), this adapter gives shots a dramatic depth, particularly with camera movement. As a bonus, the...Read complete review

    By halving the Canon HV40's (or earlier models) widest setting of approximately 40mm (35mm equivalent), this adapter gives shots a dramatic depth, particularly with camera movement. As a bonus, the wide angle helps to lessen the impact of hand-held camera shake (doesn't get rid of it, of course, but you tend to notice it more as the angle of view decreases).

    Downside? If you place strong horizontal or vertical lines, such as horizon, off the centre axes, they will be strongly bent inward at the outer edges of your frame: thus, a horizon in the lower part of the frame will be in a U-shape. If the horizon was in the middle of the frame, or if a tree or edge of a building was in the middle, the lines are straight.

    Also, the "limited zooming" of this adapter is almost nil. As soon as you start to zoom, the image defocuses and the camera cannot focus, even manually. So its really only good at the widest setting of your lens. The other adapter, much more expensive, does allow for zoom-through, if that's what you need.
    I keep it on most of the time.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    still trying to figure it out

    I'm using it with my Panasonic TM300. So far I experience distortion and blurry around the edge. I can live with the distortion but not the blurry image quality around the edge.Read complete review

    I'm using it with my Panasonic TM300. So far I experience distortion and blurry around the edge. I can live with the distortion but not the blurry image quality around the edge.

    I'm not sure if it is user error. I've taken out the front part of my TM300 and shoot at the widest zoom.

    Need to play with it more to understand this issue.

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    5.0

    Great for effect,

    By Danimal

    from Terre Haute, IN

    About Me Business Owner, Independent Film Producer

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Distorted Image
    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films
      • Visual Effect

      Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

      I really like the quality of Century Optics; However, before you buy this adapter be warned you will NOT get a natural wide angle look. I'm using it on my AG HMC40 and in 16:9 the image is barreled and vignetted in the corners. If you need wide angle with a natural look then go for the Century 30% wide angle adapter. I bought this lens with the specific purpose of getting that slightly off kilter feel to the image and it provides that excellently. I use the Century 30% adapter for interiors when I need a natural look but more room. I use this 50% adapter when I need to put the viewer on edge but a Dutch Angle would be a little too much. Again I can't say more about the quality of Century optics and as long as you know what you're getting they perform flawlessly.

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      3.0

      Better than the available canon WA

      By Tim W

      from Scottsdale, AZ

      About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

        I occassionally film bands playing in low light settings. This lens enables the camcorder to capture the entire stage at close proximity. The only thing I'm not particularly happy with is there is no zoom. It can only be used when the camera is fully zoomed in.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great lens verry happy with it...

        By Floogle

        from Australia

        About Me Parent, Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Close Up Filming
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

          Using it on my Sony CX110 vid cam with 2 step up rings and a uv filter on it as well. I use the filter more so as a lens protector for scratches, cause once the filter is scratched its alot cheaper to replace. The lens is great.

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          5.0

          Used a few times so far very happy

          By Jason The skydiver

          from All over the US, right now Florida

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Improves Picture Quality

          Cons

          • Lack of ring adaptors

          Best Uses

          • Close Up Filming
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

          I use the .5 specifically to shot skydiving footage with a sony cx-110. The quality of the footage is unbelievably clear and crisp. Although the lens is wide it is very light. I am very happy with the lens itself. My only complaint is the lack of step up ring choices. I had to order a special 43-30 ring as the lens only comes with a 43-37 ring. Overall I would highly recommend this lens to anybody who wants high quality footage on a tight budget, or where space is a concern.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          makes a huge difference

          By Michael Cox

          from Vancouver, Canada

          About Me Documentary Filmmaker, Professional Artist

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films

            Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

            By halving the Canon HV40's (or earlier models) widest setting of approximately 40mm (35mm equivalent), this adapter gives shots a dramatic depth, particularly with camera movement. As a bonus, the wide angle helps to lessen the impact of hand-held camera shake (doesn't get rid of it, of course, but you tend to notice it more as the angle of view decreases).

            Downside? If you place strong horizontal or vertical lines, such as horizon, off the centre axes, they will be strongly bent inward at the outer edges of your frame: thus, a horizon in the lower part of the frame will be in a U-shape. If the horizon was in the middle of the frame, or if a tree or edge of a building was in the middle, the lines are straight.

            Also, the "limited zooming" of this adapter is almost nil. As soon as you start to zoom, the image defocuses and the camera cannot focus, even manually. So its really only good at the widest setting of your lens. The other adapter, much more expensive, does allow for zoom-through, if that's what you need.
            I keep it on most of the time.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It is a must!

            By Pilotrv6

            from Gambrills,MD

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Performance
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies

              Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

              The inclusion of the 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter in the kit for the Canon HV40 Camcorder and consequent purchase has proved invaluable.
              It lends itself magnificently in filming groups or capturing wider areas.

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              4.0

              Good wide angle Lens

              By Tim

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

                  Clear lens, high quality. For my purposes, I might have been better served by a .6 or .7 wide angle lens, but if you're looking for .5 this should work for you. Didn't zoom through as much as I thought, but in those instances can just pop of the lens where you need to zoom closer.

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                  5.0

                  Nice glass

                  By Jumper

                  from Elsinore, CA

                  About Me Skydiving video newbie

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

                      I use this Wide Angle lens with a Sony CX-100 to shoot skydiving videos. It's made very well, nice glass. The .5 is a good choice for shooting "outside" video. 5-10ft away looks very good. Don't forget to get the 30-37mm STEP-UP RING and the 43-37mm STEP-DOWN RING for the CX100 offered by B&H. They work great together. B&H sent a free 43-37 step down with the .5 lens, but it's cheaply made in China and it won't work for the CX100.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Nice lens

                      By Nick

                      from Billings, MT

                      About Me Hobbyist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

                          The quality remains beautiful looking through this lens. I do a lot of skiing shots and they've turned out great so far. Just FYI - if you're looking for a super-fisheye effect get a 0.3x not the 0.5x

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                          4.0

                          Nice, Slim Lens

                          By jaydekay

                          from St Paul, MN

                          About Me Hobbyist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • No Zoom-Through

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

                            I use this product with my Panasonic HDC-TM300 Camcorder for filming various activities and creating short homemade documentaries.

                            I like this lens a lot - however the front cap is hard to remove.

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                            5.0

                            Great so far

                            By Flyin Brian

                            from Escondido, CA

                            About Me Hobbyist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Skydiving Outside Video

                              Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

                              This is a great lens. I use it for outside video while skydiving. The lens gets an awesome picture. The only thing is that I wish it came with more step up rings. I had to buy a 30-37mm ring to make this lens work with my Sony cx100. Other than that I am very pleased. Nice Product!

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                              3.0

                              still trying to figure it out

                              By Shakyhand

                              from Malaysia

                              About Me Hobbyist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design

                              Cons

                              • Limited Compatibility

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies

                              Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

                              I'm using it with my Panasonic TM300. So far I experience distortion and blurry around the edge. I can live with the distortion but not the blurry image quality around the edge.

                              I'm not sure if it is user error. I've taken out the front part of my TM300 and shoot at the widest zoom.

                              Need to play with it more to understand this issue.

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                              4.0

                              Really wide-angle!

                              By chipnoon

                              from Durham, NH

                              About Me Business Owner

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Complex Projects

                                Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

                                We're doing Real Estate videos and this is just a little too wide. But I shouldn't carp...it's a great adapter.

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                                5.0

                                Great Lens an inexpensive must have!

                                By Fresh AM

                                from Melbourne Australia

                                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Independent Films
                                  • In The Studio

                                  Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

                                  I bought the lens for my HV30 to shoot band music clips and on first use I dont know what I would have done without it. Nice clear lens, plenty of light and quite sharp and zoomable to about 30%. Although there is some barrel distortion (which I dont mind) it is well worth the money and will be using the lens on a regular basis.

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  great lens

                                  By Ripamatic

                                  from Cinci, Oh

                                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

                                      outer cover is nice and tight. Has screw on rear cover.
                                      lens is very wide but not quite the fisheye look, for me thats good.
                                      Inexpensive way to get a feel for this wide a lens before buying an expensive 72mm for my main cameras.
                                      great for the canon HV40.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Lens

                                      By Ohms

                                      from San Jose, CA

                                      About Me Professional Artist

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Movies
                                        • Independent Films

                                        Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

                                        Having tried many different wide angle lens attachments and being disappointed, I tried Century. I use this lens attachment with my Panasonic HS-300 camcorder and it brings on a whole new world to the camera and into edit. I would recommend this to family and friends as a MUST have in the camera bag at all times.

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                                        5.0

                                        works great

                                        By mike

                                        from chicago,il

                                        About Me Professional shooter

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • Can't zoom through
                                        • Some barrel distortion

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Internet videos

                                        Comments about Century Precision Optics 0HD-05WA-43 0.5x Wide Angle Adapter Lens:

                                        I bought this after being disappointed in the canon hd43 .7x wide angle adapter. It was heavy and not very wide. The century optics gives me a wide look, and although there is some barrel distortion, I don't find it offensive. You can only zoom in slightly before going out of focus but it is easy to take off and on. I really enjoy using this lens.

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