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Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x)

You Pay: $129.88
Product Highlights
  • Capture 30% More in the Frame
  • Mounts to 37mm Lens Using "Quick Attach"
  • 4 Elements/4 Groups
  • 30mm Adapter Ring

The Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x) mounts onto consumer camcorders with 37mm lenses, using its 'Quick Attach' feature. This HD lens gets up to 30% more in the frame than a standard zoom lens and provides up to 0.75x magnification. The lens is made of 4 elements and 4 groups, and features a 2.5" (62mm) lens diameter. A 30mm adapter is included with the lens for mounting on cameras with a 30mm front diameter.

High grade optics certified for superb HD imaging performance
Full Range Conversion lens with 0.75x magnification - provides 30% field of view
Magnification 0.75x
Zoom Through Not specified by manufacturer
Rear Mount Diameter "Quick Attach" mounts to 37mm lens
Front Mount Diameter Not specifed by manufacturer
Construction, Elements/Groups 4 elements/4 groups
Lens Diameter 2.5" (62mm)
Length 1.1" (28.5mm)
Weight 6.2 oz (175g)
Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x)
  • Lens Cap (Front)
  • Lens Cap (Back)
  • 30mm Adapter Ring
  • Adapter Ring Wrench
  • Carrying Pouch
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    SonyVCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x)
     
    4.7

    (based on 38 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (22)
    • Easily interchangeable (21)
    • Durable (15)
    • Consistent output (13)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (13)

    Cons

    • Heavy (11)

    Best Uses

    • Video (21)
    • Landscape/scenery (18)
    • Weddings (15)
    • Sports/action (14)
    • Low light (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (11), Casual photographer (7), Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    Great lens for your camera

    By edgar fotoyarte

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Poor Interface Camcorder

    Best Uses

    • Panoramic Filming
    • Shooting Indoors
    • Shooting Outdoors

    Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

    For large groups, weddings, church events sports and more.
    To improve Sony should recommend a lens hood to fit on camera because the hood doesn't fit this large lens.

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    5.0

    Best Value

    By Rely 9

    from Newport RI

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Panoramic Filming
      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

      This is a Sony G Lens. I got it for my Sony PMW and it works great. It is packaged for a different market (camcorders) thus is roughly half the price of the wide angle extension lens marketed as specifically made for the PMW 100. A 37mm thread is a 37mm thread. This is the first Sony product I have found which is reasonably priced and doesn't have the SONY name inflated mark up. In fact if you now purchase a PMW 100 they throw in the more expensive lens for free.

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      4.0

      Impressive optics for standard accessory

      By Rustyd100

      from Bloomington, Indiana

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Panoramic Filming
        • Shooting Indoors
        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

        I am a professional video producer and use this lens on a high-quality consumer camera for active video shots. I'm impressed with the clarity of the glass, which preserves the cameras' high contrast. And the sharpness holds quite well to the corners. No lateral color shift is particularly evident, either. The lens is not quite rectilinear, but architectural lines stay pretty darned straight right up to the edges. This is not true of the .7x lens, which adds just a .05x to the wide view but with the addition of significant curvature. This lens is not quite a super wide. It's images are adequate when used on a steadycam-like hand-held stabilizer, but some will wish for a .70 or wider lens for those great POV interior shots. And it will not perform as well as some in the passenger seat of a car, for an extreme example, where the videographer would probably appreciate a near fisheye focal length when shooting the driver. I regularly mix footage from the palmcorder/0.75x with that of a pro Sony camera with minimum color correction and no one has ever noticed a discontinuity in quality when viewing the final product.

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        5.0

        Very Nice!

        By H. Wolfe III

        from Detroit, MI

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Night Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Video

        Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

        I bought this to go along with my HVR-HD1000. Widens the image noticeably (30%) and makes it even clearer! I see why this lens remains popular. I tested it at night and got good results shooting fireworks.

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        5.0

        Does exactly what it is supposed to do

        By RichM

        from Voorhees, NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

          Nice addition to the NX30 palmcorder. quality of the camera remains the same with the addition of this lens

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          5.0

          Improve your Shot

          By Xpeditions TV

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Pro Photographer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

            My wife and I shoot documentaries in south Americas. In many instances we are in close quarters (a cave, a boat. a hut, or just in the dense jungle). The shots we capture just are not good enough to tell the story with a standard fixed lens. So we started looking much like you might be now...We chose the VCL-HGA07B for our new Sony NX70. This lens really makes our footage look exceptional. We capture what we had hoped to, the image looks great (no bad corners or out of focus areas, etc). and we end up with quality footage we are excited to show.If you're looking for a wide angle lens we think you will be happy with this one.The only thing we can say bad about this lens is that we wish we could attach a screw on filter... THAT isn't possible : /Best WishesJerry Willsexecutive producerXpeditions TV

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            5.0

            Works Beautifully

            By Brendan - Videographer

            from Suffern, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Interiors

              Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

              I use the lens on my Sony PMW-100 XDCAM. It works just as expected - screws right onto the front of the existing lens and increases my field of view. Perfect for use in small interior spaces.

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              5.0

              good

              By santos

              from new jersey-nj

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus

              Cons

              • Weak Casing

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

              good

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              5.0

              What a lens, man!

              By Peter the Drummer

              from New york

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

              I needed a wide angle lens to be able to include my whole band in the studio
              {camera on tripod-no cameraperson}. This lens fit the bill. When I attached it to the camera it almost doubled it in size and weight, but definitely an excellent lens. Yes, I would buy it again.

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              4.0

              Great for the price...

              By Dan

              from Central, NJ

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

                I bought one of these conversion lens for my Sony HXR-NX70 to expand it's already fairly wide lens you normally wouldn't find on this class of camera. I was concerned that there might be some vignetting when the steady shot was activated; not a problem! In addition the image was great with no noticeable degradation to the image quality. There was some barrel distortion on the outer edges of the image which is expected for a 0.75x. All in all for the price it's a must have as part of your kit for cameras in this size range.

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                5.0

                Exact match to my needs and camera

                By Volleyball Video

                from Southern California

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Factory fit
                • Low distortion

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

                I have a Sony HDR-CX160 handycam and I use it to video volleyball matches. With the limits on the size of the court, I struggled to catch all of the action. With the wide angle conversion lens I can now view nearly the whole court and the distortion is very limited. It is an exact and just screws right in with the provided ring.It is a prefect fit to the camera and a perfect fit for my needs.

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                5.0

                Awesome product

                By Slim

                from San Bernardino, CA.

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video

                  Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

                  i film all of my sons football games and i was looking for a better wide-view angle so i can capture more of the game and i found it with this lens.

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                  5.0

                  Great addition to a great video camera

                  By David

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Video

                    Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

                    I have been pleased with my HDR-CX 500 G lens camera. I bought this lens to get wide angle shots of the mountains when I go hiking. I am glad I bought the lens. The wide angle really improves the photos. An added benefit is the extra zoom this lens provides. The extra weight it adds to the camera doesn't bother me with what I'm getting out of my pictures and video.

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                    4.0

                    Clean Shot

                    By Filmin

                    from Filmin

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video

                    Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

                    This conversion lens has opened up a whole new world for my sony. It makes the camera look more like a full frame which is what I'm used to. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it does add some weight to the camera and I do a lot of backcountry shooting so this for me is a con.

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                    5.0

                    Great gear, excelent quality

                    By Carlos

                    from Santiago, Chile

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

                    It is originally designed for a 37mm ring, you cant usea an aditional filter.

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                    5.0

                    this lens really improved my camera

                    By MH

                    from Bronx, ny

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Clean
                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

                    I didn't know how much my camera could be improve until I set this lens on it.

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                    5.0

                    Just What I Needed

                    By hippop

                    from Asheville NC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

                      As described, no surprises, No issues works flawlessly. Gives just enough added range for all those occasions you cannot back up to get the shot. Easily screws on and off. As my camera has an aluminium lens housing I have some concern about long term Wear and tear. Does not have ability to add a protective filter but does include a lens cover

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                      5.0

                      Nice!

                      By Neofilm

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Does the job

                      Cons

                      • no cons at this time

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

                        I haven't really used it beyond my quasi studio yet, I plan to possibly for weddings and music videos. I love it so far, it's built well and securely fits on my sony hdr cx150v. I've been using it so far just in my quasi studio to film myself playing, it's really nice to not have to be as far back from the camera. It's a big difference in area covered, the color and all match perfect, there is a subtle but cool distortion in respect to the affect the widening has on the subject. E.g. my guitar appears a lot bigger, but it's cool and may be more evident because I'm so close...

                        This was a great price at B&H and it arrived fast!

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                        5.0

                        this is wow

                        By @datcameraman

                        from Houston

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                        • NONE

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

                        I love this. Everyone needs to have

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                        5.0

                        The best Lens I ever had

                        By The Chill Factor

                        from Detroit,Mich

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x):

                          I use my lens for shooting Football and Basketball games. Its the right amount of distance for what I needed for. Just a little heavy.

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