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Bower VLB3858 0.38x Super Wide Angle Lens (58mm Thread, Black)

You Pay: $34.99
Product Highlights
  • Auxiliary Lens with 58mm Thread
  • Ultra-Wide Angle View
  • Expands the Capabilities of Your Lens

The Bower 0.38x Super Wide Angle Lens is an ultra-wide angle lens that attaches to the front of your existing lens with a 58mm filter thread. Using this "auxiliary" wide angle lens is an affordable way to expand the capabilities of your current lens and is particularly useful for unusual closeups and panoramic landscapes.

Magnification 0.38x
Rear Mount Diameter 58mm
Dimensions 3 x 3 x 2.5" (7.6 x 7.6 x 6.4cm)
Weight 0.64 lbs (290g)
Bower VLB3858 0.38x Super Wide Angle Lens (58mm Thread, Black)
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    BowerVLB3858 0.38x Super Wide Angle Lens (58mm Thread, Black)
     
    3.5

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    71%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Photo enthusiast (4)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (6)

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        1.0

        It is always good to try it first...

        By Louis

        from Mexico

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Blurry Focus

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bower VLB3858 0.38x Super Wide Angle Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

            I found a blurry focus around the corners of the photographs when the Bower Super wide angle lens was mounted on my 18-55 mm lens of my T2i Canon camera

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            • No

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            5.0

            Small Price - Big Deal

            By bob the camera guy

            from ocean county, nj

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Wide Angle Viewing

              Comments about Bower VLB3858 0.38x Super Wide Angle Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

              I purchased the Bower wide angle add on lens to shoot interiors of houses for real estate. It is a great add on to my Fugi HS30 camera, it allows me to get more in the photo for a very small price. Instead of carrying around extra full size lenses and forget about the cost, this is a great alternative. The results are pretty good and it doesn't break the bank. Just a fun add on when you can't quite back up far enough to get it all in. I will be experimenting with this lens on my next vacation to williamsburg to shoot interiors of the buildings. Have some fun, get the lens, and see everything.

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              5.0

              good bang for buck

              By old man

              from colorado springs co

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Bower VLB3858 0.38x Super Wide Angle Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

                I bought this lens for pictures in the home where it is hard to get everybody in the shot. There are black edges on close ups and blurry edges when you zoom out but I find that appealing and it does not bother me. The other use I have for it, is panaramic senic shots and have no problems with image. When zoomed all the way out I have not experienced any out of focus areas. No more than I take shots like these, I couldn't justify buying a wide angle lens. This does the job perfect for what I want.

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                4.0

                It's a good product

                By Gisele

                from Montreal, Canada

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                  Cons

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                      Comments about Bower VLB3858 0.38x Super Wide Angle Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

                      When I first received this I didn't like it much and felt cheated but then I started playing with the aperture on my camera and noticed that when using with an aperture between f/8 to f/22 with a shutter speed between 200 to 1/4 the pictures were a lot less blury.

                      I use this for Real Estate photography and I like it alot.

                      Thank you

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                      5.0

                      Excellent price, extremely useful

                      By Holiday

                      from Manhattan, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Bower VLB3858 0.38x Super Wide Angle Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

                        This attachment provides a stunning range of vision for interiors and any outdoor area where you just can't back up enough to get everything you want into the frame. Out the door for under $50 is amazing.

                        If there are negatives, it's that you have to be careful not to zoom out too far, as it will produce rounded black edges on the image (although these can easily be cropped with minimal effect on the photo). Also, something that can be both negative and positive is that when fully or almost fully zoomed out, the image can be a little blurry on the edges. This can be negative if you just want a clean landscape, but for portraits and some environmental photos, it adds a nice sense of motion.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great gift for my son

                        By Timel

                        from Panama City, Florida

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output

                        Cons

                        • Tough To Attach

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Bower VLB3858 0.38x Super Wide Angle Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

                          My son who is a graphics art design major loves it. It will enhance his picture taking abilities immensely and it is easy to use. The only thing I didn't know to do was buy a 55mm to 58mm ring adaptor so the lens would fit his Nikon D3000. It was only a couple of bucks. This lens is a lot cheaper than some $600 counterparts too.

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                          • Yes

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                          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Test this before deciding

                          By Marke Wrapper

                          from Dumaguete City

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Heavy
                          • Lens Creep
                          • Poor in Low Light
                          • Slow Focus

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Bower VLB3858 0.38x Super Wide Angle Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

                            This item is very heavy as compared to the lens itself but it feels durable and compact. Packaging was good and impressive. It was made in Japan. When I attached it to my lens the results were not great probably because I did not test it before buying. Prism and reflections appear when shot in sunlight. At low light you will have encounter difficulty. Make sure your lens is starting at 18 mm otherwise it will result in vignette. Just test if first before buying. Honestly i wasn't able to use it.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Strong construction

                            By Joey Soliman

                            from Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Bower VLB3858 0.38x Super Wide Angle Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

                            Strong construction. Macro lens is very good. blurry focus away from the center

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