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

B&H # CEHD05WA43 Mfr # 0HD-05WA-43
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Product Highlights
  • For 43mm Lens Filter Threads
  • 50% Wide Angle

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.
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)
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)

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      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

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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

      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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            • No

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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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            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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              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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                                    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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