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Raynox HDS-680 HD Wide Angle Conversion Lens 0.67x

B&H # RAHDS680 Mfr # RAY HDS 680
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Product Highlights
  • HD Camcorder Optimized
  • Focusing Through Whole Zoom Range
  • Features 0.67x Magnification
  • Lens Has 2 Elements/ 2 Groups

The Raynox HDS-680 HD Wide Angle Conversion Lens 0.67x is specially designed for use with super wide-zoom lens incorporated AVCHD camera models. Just attach the HDS-680 to the front filter ring of a compatible camcorder's original lens or use one of the five adapter rings (27mm, 30mm, 30.5mm, 34mm, 43mm), and you're ready to capture those wide angle shots. The lens features 0.67x magnification and has 2 elements in 2 groups. It's particularly designed to be in focus through the whole zoom range of up to 10x. It even achieved a high resolution power of 375 L/mm at center (MTF30% designed figure).

Specifically designed for using effectively with wide-zoom lens incorporated AVCHD camera
Focusing through the whole zoom range
2-Group/2-element High-Definition Design
125g.(4.4oz) lightweight construction
Compatibility Compatible with several HD camcorders including SONY HDR-CX160/CX180/CX370V/CX550V/CX560V HDR-CX700V, HDR-PJ20/PJ40V,HDR-XR350V/XR550V, HXR-MC50J, HXR-70U/70E/70P
Magnification Nominal 0.67x, Actual 0.53x Diagonal, 0.67x Horizontal
Zoom Through Focusing through the whole zoom range up to 10x
Distortion -18.5% (max wide-angle)
Rear Thread 37mm Pitch 0.75
Front Filter Thread Size None
Power Resolution Power: 375 L/mm at center (MTF 30% designed figure)
Adapter F37-M27mm Pitch 0.5
F37-M30mm Pitch 0.75
F37-M30.5mm Pitch 0.5
F37-M34mm Pitch 0.5
F37-M43mm Pitch 0.75
Construction, Elements/Groups Sturdy and solid metal and ABS/PC hybrid body
2-group / 2-element (Raynox coated glass element)
Lens Diameter 2.6" (66 mm)
Height 1.2" (30 mm)
Weight 4.4 oz (125 g)
Raynox HDS-680 HD Wide Angle Conversion Lens 0.67x
  • 5 x Adapter Rings (F37-M27mm Pitch 0.5, F37-M30mm Pitch 0.75, F37-M30.5mm Pitch 0.5, F37-M34mm Pitch 0.5, F37-M43mm Pitch 0.75 )
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Protection Case
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    RaynoxHDS-680 HD Wide Angle Conversion Lens 0.67x
     
    3.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Interfaces well with camcorder (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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          • Film professional (3)
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        1.0

        Not compatible with Panasonic AG-HMC40

        By RAD

        from Toronto, Ontario

        About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Raynox HDS-680 HD Wide Angle Conversion Lens 0.67x:

            Purchased the adapter for my Panasonic AG-HMC40P AVCCAM HD Camcorder and there's vignetting on the edges. Very disappointed. The lens itself is of good quality and clarity but useless with the Panasonic AG-HMC40P.

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            5.0

            Go Ultrawide on your Camcorder

            By Mark B

            from Tucson, AZ

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Panoramic Filming
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Raynox HDS-680 HD Wide Angle Conversion Lens 0.67x:

              I bought this lens adapter because I needed a wider field of view than the ~29mm equivalent "G" Sony lens that came on my HDR-CX580V. I am a volumteer marching band photographer and I could only film between the 20 yard lines with the stock camcorder. By adding this lens I can get ~19mm equivalent and get goal-post to goal-post coverage !!

              This lens was specifically made for HD/AVCHD camcorders and the optics are superb with 350+ lines of resolution. It has some weight to it and appears to be very well made with plenty of adapter rings. I can zoom in to 12x and it is crystal clear.

              There is some bowing in the picture - nothing I wouldn't expect from an ultrawide. I have a 7D with the 10-22 and 17-55 and I get similar pictures when I am in ultra-wide mode.

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              4.0

              Great lens

              By Banzai

              from Vancouver

              About Me Film Professional

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              Pros

              • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Close Up Filming

                Comments about Raynox HDS-680 HD Wide Angle Conversion Lens 0.67x:

                Great wide angle that fit my Sony nx 70u

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                4.0

                Does what it says

                By Mantissa Studios

                from Sydney, Australia

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good focus through zoom
                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                • Neutral Color
                • No chromatic aberration
                • Not too big
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                • Manual lens cap
                • Recommend 05x instead

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Shooting Indoors

                Comments about Raynox HDS-680 HD Wide Angle Conversion Lens 0.67x:

                PROS -
                * Not too large as far as add-on wide-angle lenses go.
                * Good focus all the way through the zoom range.
                * Very little chromatic aberrations at the edges of the frame.
                * Neutral color affects.

                CONS -
                * Not a massive difference to field of view (would recommend going down to a 0.5x).
                * Manual lens cap can be a pain and is not attached with a leash (after being spoiled with automatic one on the camera itself).

                All things considered though, I'm pretty satisfied with the quality and what it does. The price represents about a 7/10 score for value for money.

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