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Sony VCL-HG0872X Wide Conversion Lens

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Sony VCL-HG0872X Wide Conversion Lens

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with HDR-FX1000
  • Bayonet Attachment

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The VCL-HG0872X Wide Conversion Lens from Sony is designed for use with the HDR-FX1000 Handycam and other camcorders with a 72mm lens. This lens helps you capture the entire scene indoors or in other tight spaces as well as landscape and group shots with up to 0.8x maginification.

Wide conversion lens with 0.8x magnification
Fits the HDR-FX1000 and all 72mm diameter lenses
Aluminum housing and glass lens - 3 elements/3 groups
Magnification 0.8x
Rear Mount Diameter 72mm, Bayonet Mount
Front Mount Diameter N/A
Construction, Elements/Groups 3 elements/3 groups
Lens Diameter 72mm
Length 1 7/8" (47mm)
Weight 1 lb 3 oz (550g)
Sony VCL-HG0872X Wide Conversion Lens
  • VCL-HG0872X Wide Conversion Lens
  • Carrying Pouch
  • 2 x Lens Caps (Front/Back)
  • 90-Day Limited Warranty
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    SonyVCL-HG0872X Wide Conversion Lens
     
    4.5

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Close up filming (6)
      • Shooting indoors (6)
      • Shooting outdoors (4)
      • Panoramic filming (3)
      • Upgrade (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (4), Aspiring film maker (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      5.0

      it is great that this item Instock!

      By Ronnie

      from Malaysia

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Sony VCL-HG0872X Wide Conversion Lens:

        it give you extra wide footage without any distortion!!

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        • No

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        5.0

        love this product

        By mike the videoman

        from deerfield,il

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Panoramic Filming
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Sony VCL-HG0872X Wide Conversion Lens:

          sharp with no distortion

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          • No

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          5.0

          Sony Wide Conversion does a solid job

          By The Pi Man

          from Bega, Australia

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Close Up Filming
            • Shooting Indoors
            • Steadicam confined spaces

            Comments about Sony VCL-HG0872X Wide Conversion Lens:

            As with my other Sony gear and Sony wide angle lens adaptor for my FX1/Z1, this Sony VCL-HG0872X Wide Conversion lens for my FX1000 does what is claimed. Images are sharp, with a full range of zoom, though one always would like a little more width! I like the new approach to attach by using the bayonet of the lens hood. Makes it much quicker than my FX1 threaded mount, especially in a darkened room at a music gig. I was disappointed that there was no lens hood. The Sony adaptor for my FX1 has an excellent cut-away lens hood. All in all, I am pleased with my new purchase.

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            1.0

            Watch Out and be aware

            By Disappointed customer

            from Florida

            About Me Film Professional

            Pros

              Cons

              • Bulky Design

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony VCL-HG0872X Wide Conversion Lens:

                I bought this wide lens for my sony FX1, but it just doesn't fit, this wide angle lens only fits the FX1000,[...]Don't buy it if you want to use it on a FX1, Z1u or any other 72mm sony camera it just won't fit.IT ONLY FITS THE FX1000 that is not the same as the FX1

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                5.0

                Fantastic Lens!

                By Chris

                from NY, New York

                About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                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
                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Sony VCL-HG0872X Wide Conversion Lens:

                  Bought this to shoot a short film in a small, narrow space. The footage looks fantastic, really great for close-ups and long shots. snaps right onto the camera and is easily interchangeable. But I will probably just keep this thing on at all times. Worth the money, which isn't much, comparably.

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                  5.0

                  Very happy with the lens

                  By Tommy

                  from Orange County California

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Close Up Filming

                    Comments about Sony VCL-HG0872X Wide Conversion Lens:

                    I can get the complete band in my videos now using my sony wide conversion lens.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Would purchase all over again!

                    By Kelevra

                    from Chandler, AZ

                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Close Up Filming
                    • Shooting Indoors

                    Comments about Sony VCL-HG0872X Wide Conversion Lens:

                    I mainly use this product at a local children's theatre so I can see the whole stage, as well as every kid up there, and boy does this do the trick! It works perfectly with the FX-1000 because it was MADE for it! It locks right on to the front of the camera and you know it won't go anywhere. Like on the floor. What others wouldn't really like about this is that it can't be used with other video camera or cameras, the locking system on the lens was only made for 3 different Sony Pro-sumer camcorders.

                    Great product and wouldn't hesitatte to buy again!

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                    5.0

                    Wide Angle Magic

                    By Charlie

                    from Richmond, VA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Sony VCL-HG0872X Wide Conversion Lens:

                      I have used a .7 Sony wide angle for years on an old Sony TRV900...never took it off. Gave me great, dynamic, stable shots with ample zoom opportunity for my needs. This lens does the same job for my new Sony HDR-FX1000, with no visible distortion or degredation of HD picture.Perfect! So is B&H. Prices[...] make them the industry standard.

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