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Sony VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit

B&H # SOVCLHG0872K Mfr # VCLHG0872K
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Product Highlights
  • For Sony HVR-Z5U
  • Integrated Sunshade and Filterholder
  • Bayonet Mount
  • French Flag
  • 0.8x Magnification

The Sony VCLHG0872K is a wide conversion lens kit for the Sony HVR-Z5U camcorder. This kit contains the lens, bayonet mount sunshade with integrated filterholder, French flag and pouch.

Application
This kit is specially designed to fit the Sony HVR-Z5U and works to widen the field of view for small spaces and moving camera applications.
Integrated Accessories
The bayonet mount sunshade allows for attachment to the camcorder and features a filterholder for 4 x 5.65" filters, a French flag and lens shutter for light control.
Type Wide Angle Bayonet Kit
Application Close Spaces and Moving Camera for Widened Image
Format Specifically for Sony HVR-Z5U
Lens Mount Bayonet
Zoom Through Yes
Magnification 0.8x
Converted Focal Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Object Distance (M.O.D.) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Filter Size 4 x 5.65" (in integrated holder)
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Sony VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit
  • Sunshade with Filterholder
  • Lens
  • French Flag
  • Carry Pouch
  • 1 Year Parts, 90 Day Labor Warranty
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    SonyVCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit
     
    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Professional quality (7)
    • Improves performance (6)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (5)
    • Improves picture quality (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Panoramic filming (5)
      • Shooting indoors (5)
      • Shooting outdoors (5)
      • Independent films (4)
      • In the studio (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (4), Film professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      5.0

      Great piece of Glass

      By Chief

      from GA

      About Me Broadcast Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio
        • Tight spaces

        Comments about Sony VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit:

        This lens is an essiential part of the success NX5u for most of my shots. No distortion! Yes, it is a bit heafty but what it adds in wieght it makes up for in performance. A "must-have" for the NX5u!!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        I Would buy this product again.

        By Laughing

        from Australia

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies

          Comments about Sony VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit:

          Great Lens

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Not what I was expecting

          By Martin V1U

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit:

              I read several of the reviews on this product. I wanted the best and the reviews said it was good quality, which I would expect with Sony name on. I needed to work in small spaces with my NX5U, so wide angle lens should help. I received the lens and connected to my camera in my office. It didn't appear to my any difference, at first. I thought I was doing something wrong. Not which you can do wrong. I did some addtional testing and yes it was a bit wider angle, just not what I was expecting. I thought about returning it, but it has been effective for the close quarters, so I will be keeping this converter as it is very high quality. Only slight fish eye effect. Thanks for the reviews.

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              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wide Conversion Lens Kit by Sony

              By Dave's Videography

              from La Plata, Maryland

              About Me Film Professional

              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

                Comments about Sony VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit:

                This is a great lens and easy to mount.

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                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Better then Ever

                By Borntoedit

                from Texas

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • It gets heavy

                Best Uses

                • Panoramic Filming
                • Shooting Indoors
                • Shooting Outdoors
                • Upgrade

                Comments about Sony VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit:

                It makes the new Sony file based cameras even better with a clear wide angled picture

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent

                By butter

                from Hi-desert, CA

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Bulky Design

                Best Uses

                • Panoramic Filming
                • Shooting Indoors
                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Sony VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit:

                I use this on a G lens/HXR-NX5U HD camcorder. I come from the BetaCam era and used a $18,000 Fujinon 4.8x10 BEVM superwide zoom lens on my D-30, switching to a normal lens when needed. Over the years prior to having a superwide zoom, I used a few different wide-adapters, most common the Fujinon CV80. The Sony VCLHG0872K is better than any adapter I have used. It is, I think, every bit as good as my 4.8x10 Fujinon. The first test I made was shooting into the sun on a hand-held walking shot. Only a supermulticoated high end lens will do. No chromatic aberration, no interior reflections. Just the lens flare you'd expect, pointed at the setting sun, on a prime lens, or top-end BEVM Fujinon. Add to that the resolution and color saturation of NXCAM HD and you would see a smile on my face. Highly recommended. Duly noted is the fact that the adapter adds front weight to an already front heavy camera, especially when hand-held. My solution to this problem is a custom made shoulder mount with a behind the shoulder counter-weight (Domke belt pouch with spare batteries, wireless receivers, or just a carton of 1/4-20 steel bolts) combined with a custom 3x loupe on the LCD/viewfinder. This gives me a similar feel and balance of the D-30/PVV3 shoulder mount camera. This rig has a pistol grip with a Varizoom VZ Rock LANC controller-- comparable to the Peter Lisand Adjustagrip/Fujinon SRD setup I had on the D-30. Combine this with the wide-angle Steadyshot on the NX5U and you have a virtual Steadicam. My reputation is built on hand-held ability. This lens/camera combination is a great addition.

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                As good as heavy...

                By aivarizzo

                from Lithuania

                About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Overpriced

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Sony VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit:

                The ability to record a wider angle with minimum distortion in small rooms or in weddings is awesome. It definitely adds weight to the front end of the camcorder, so your arm won't "thank" to you for that if you'll shoot without a tripod for a longer time. But the good thing is that this lens kit can be very easily dismounted when not needed and then mounted again when your arm got a rest... The lens fitted my NX5 perfectly and should fit any other 20x "G" lenses from Sony. And ohh yes! Such a large lens with the eyebrow and lens shade will make you camera look soooo impressive. [...] and with the lens kit there were a nice carying bag that also protects the lens.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Nice lens

                By zeek

                from Rancho Cordova, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Panoramic Filming
                  • Shooting Indoors
                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about Sony VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit:

                  I love the image this lens creates - it is distortion free and allows 100% zoom through.
                  The 1 negative is the weight. I do a fair amount of hand held work or use a mono-pod; this lens is really too heavy to use without a tripod.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  A big box for a great lens

                  By couillaler

                  from Bourgogne, France

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit:

                      A big box for this incredible lens. A little bit expensive, but a huge quality !

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Useful tool

                      By Temirkan

                      from Russia

                      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Sony VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit:

                        Nice wide angle converter. Gives the ability to capture wider angle especially in small rooms.
                        Minimum distortion.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        LOOKS AWESOME!!

                        By ROADDAWG[@]

                        from Hot Springs, Arkansas

                        About Me Business Owner, EditorVideographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Look
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                        • Heavy
                        • Pricey

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit:

                          The wide conversion lens kit gave me exactly what I was looking for. A little wider field of view makes a huge difference in my opinion. Not to mention it is completely zoom through. It definitely adds weight to the front end of the camera, but is well worth it to me. The large lens with the eyebrow and lens shade will make you camera look impressive!! Kinda pricey but I am very happy with the kit!!! Also comes with a nice sony case for storing.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Works just fine on my FX1000

                          By KPOStudios

                          from Belleville, MI

                          About Me Film Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Performance

                          Cons

                          • Limited Compatibility

                          Best Uses

                          • Complex Projects
                          • Independent Films

                          Comments about Sony VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit:

                          I use the wide angle adapter on indie films. it is simple to attach and french flag on the lens shade is a plus.Cost seems to be reasonable for other brand name mat boxes (only) cost about $1k.This kit fits my FX1000 and should fit any of the 20x "G" lenses from Sony.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          wider angle and no distortion

                          By rob750

                          from Irvine, CA

                          About Me Business Owner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Performance

                          Cons

                          • A bit pricey

                          Best Uses

                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Sony VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit:

                          This lens adapter works great to add about 10 to 20% more image to your picture. The quality is very good and easy to use. At first you can't really notice the difference but then as you compose for shots and add or remove the lens you can clearly see what is being added to the picture by using the lens. Have not shot with many long tall objects going from top to bottom of the screen to see if there is any significant distortion, but what we have seen so far is that the image looks sharp.

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                          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Nice Product!

                          By Marcus Intalex

                          from São Paulo, SP

                          About Me Hobbyist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Sony VCLHG0872K Wide Conversion Lens Kit:

                            This kit also works great with Sony HVR Z7. Enhanced picture sharpness with low distortion.

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