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Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens

B&H # PAVWCLT1 Mfr # VW-CLT1
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Product Highlights
  • Fits Compatible Panasonic Camcorders
  • Dual Lenses Record Right Eye/Left Eye
  • Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)

The Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens is a special dual-lens attachment that, when paired with a compatible Panasonic camcorder, records right-eye and left-eye images simultaneously to produce three-dimensional video. The right and left images are together captured at a resolution of 960 x 1080, with a field of view equivalent to 58mm on a 35mm camera. Able to focus from 1m to infinity, the lenses share a convergence point of 1.5m (4.9')--which means images recorded closer will appear to be coming out at you, while those further away seem to recede into the distance. These colorful 3D images can then be viewed at home using a TV that employs the side-by-side method of 3D playback.

The VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens fits Panasonic camcorder models HDC-SDT750, HDC-SD900, HDC-TM900, HDC-SD800, and (via the included step-up ring) HDC-SD90 and HDC-TM90.

Note! The included 41.5 to 46mm step-up ring is intended for use with this 3D conversion lens only. Vignetting will occur if you use this ring with another 46mm lens attachment.

3D Image Recording
When the 3D conversion lens is attached, the camcorder artificially produces an effect called visual disparity. Right and left images are captured simultaneously by the two lenses, and recorded using the side-by-side method. To view the recorded images, simply connect the camcorder to a 3D compatible TV, such as a VIERA 3DTV, with an HDMI mini cable.

A TV that is capable of 3D playback using the side-by-side method, 3D Eyewear, and HDMI cable connection are required for playing the 3D images you have recorded.
Compatibility HDC-SDT750, HDC-SD900, HDC-TM900, HDC-SD800, and (via included step-up ring) HDC-SD90 and HDC-TM90
Focal Length 2.5mm (35mm equivalent = 58mm)
Aperture Size f/3.2
Minimum Illumination 28 lux (1/30)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.07 x 2.32 x 3.82" (7.8 x 5.9 x 9.7 cm)
Weight 0.43 lbs (195g)
Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens
  • 41.5-46mm Adapter Ring
  • Front Cap
  • Rear Cap
  • Rear Cap for Step-Up Ring
  • Lens Pouch
  • 90-Day Labor & 1-Year Parts Limited Warranty
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    PanasonicVW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens
     
    4.2

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (5)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home movies (6)
      • Shooting outdoors (4)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great feature!

      This conversion lens is great! Dont be afraid of the calibration, its a piece of cake! You only calibrate when you attach the lens. When you remove it, the camera is back...Read complete review

      This conversion lens is great! Dont be afraid of the calibration, its a piece of cake! You only calibrate when you attach the lens. When you remove it, the camera is back to usual without any adjustments!

      Ive filmed with the lens a fair amount now in various environments. The only recommendation is to have adequate lighting, its not the greatest in low light. Overall however its a wonderful feature to tinker with. Playing the 3D videos on my television looks great and kind of cool to share with friends and family! I mean, how often do you get to see yourself in 3D on tv! Cool!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      No good result

      A little bit difficult to fix on HDC-TM90.
      Big : the same size of the HDC-TM90 itself.
      Not a good image quality.

      A little bit difficult to fix on HDC-TM90.
      Big : the same size of the HDC-TM90 itself.
      Not a good image quality.

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      4.0

      Works Well, With enough LIGHT

      By Rick

      from Corpus Christi, TX

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Interface With Camcorder
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens:

        Easy to use and 3D works great, just don't expect High Def. Quality is good enough for home video though, just be sure to shoot where there is plenty of light, like during the day outside.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent product the Panasonic 3D lens

        By lilylolo

        from Isabela, PR

        About Me Film Professional, Profesional Camarographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent quality
        • Improves Picture Quality

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Close Up Filming
        • Shooting Indoors
        • Use Close For Better Imag

        Comments about Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens:

        the product is excellent if you follow the directions in how to use it, and it works very fine if you use the correctly 3D glasses to watch what you filmed in the 3D mode.

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        5.0

        VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens by Panasonic

        By jessica celis

        from lima peru

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens:

        muy bueno

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        4.0

        Acceptable 3D clips

        By wixpix

        from Gleniffer NSW Australia

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Fiddly alignment
        • Poor in Low Light
        • Tough To Attach

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens:

        I have added this lens to my HDC HS 900 camcorder and after 5 hours of 3D recording mainly outdoor subjects offer the following comments.
        This lens must be carefully aligned when re attached and vertically aligned before recording. Strict adherence to the range limitations (1.2M to 4 or 5M)
        produced results that didn't distress viewers. I use a Hoodman HD350 hood with a spirit level attached. My best results come when using camera supports.Surprised by the quality.

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        5.0

        A very good product for the money

        By evanh

        from Thessaloniki, Greece

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Don't see any

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens:

        I bought it to go alone with my Panasonic HDC-SD90 camcorder mainly for home use. I will use it to elevate home movies to 3D or as some people call it, next generation movies. Best of all, it looks like I will have fun doing it.

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        • No

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        4.0

        3D? oh, yes!!!!

        By bdoro

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel

          Comments about Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens:

          So, depends what you want: real 3D HD movie- this is not for you, go for 3D gear with 2 lenses and 2 individual chips. BUT if you want 3D affordable good quality(in low light not so good) and without zoom this is for you!!! Still you have to calibrate the lenses every time you use them, but is not so difficult and the results are stunning... I am very happy with it on my stunning Panasonic TM 90.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          No good result

          By 

          from Montreal, QC

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • No Performance Improvement

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens:

              A little bit difficult to fix on HDC-TM90.
              Big : the same size of the HDC-TM90 itself.
              Not a good image quality.

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              • No

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              5.0

              "Magic"

              By rkmakino

              from Rio de Janeiro, RJ

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Interface With Camcorder
              • Improves Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Travel

                Comments about Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens:

                Myself use

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great feature!

                By Bradius

                from toronto, canada

                About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                • Not for nightime shooting

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens:

                This conversion lens is great! Dont be afraid of the calibration, its a piece of cake! You only calibrate when you attach the lens. When you remove it, the camera is back to usual without any adjustments!

                Ive filmed with the lens a fair amount now in various environments. The only recommendation is to have adequate lighting, its not the greatest in low light. Overall however its a wonderful feature to tinker with. Playing the 3D videos on my television looks great and kind of cool to share with friends and family! I mean, how often do you get to see yourself in 3D on tv! Cool!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                 
                4.0

                additional fun when filming my kids

                By ecomfort

                from Fort Worth, Tx

                About Me Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Loose use of some fetures
                • Worry about attachment

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies

                Comments about Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens:

                Good for close range video 4 to 9 feet.
                Fun for kids and family.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good 3D videos at affordable price

                By Pataclin

                from Coaticook QC Canada

                About Me Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Shooting Outdoors
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D Conversion Lens:

                  Great for outdoor videos. Need adjustments before each use.

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