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ImpactDVP-SWA38-37 Wide-Converter Lens
 
3.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (3)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shooting indoors (8)
    • Shooting outdoors (6)
    • Panoramic filming (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (4), Aspiring film maker (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very Good double Lens!

    I'm use this Lens with my camcorder for Family Hollydays&Nature.
    This's very beatifull, becouse one big Lens take wide angle (this option need if you make record in the House)....Read complete review

    I'm use this Lens with my camcorder for Family Hollydays&Nature.
    This's very beatifull, becouse one big Lens take wide angle (this option need if you make record in the House). And macro Lens need if you make record so little object (bee or flowers).
    One little problem-with wide angle you give "distorsions" on the frame. But this problem you have, if you make record big tower, house outdoor.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not Adequate for the Canon HF200

    I bought this to use for capturing weddings and wanted a lens that I could use for both wide and tight shots.

    If you do not zoom at all the additional...Read complete review

    I bought this to use for capturing weddings and wanted a lens that I could use for both wide and tight shots.

    If you do not zoom at all the additional wide angle is nice. However, you cannot zoom much more than about 30% and you will get too much distortion. I will spring for the more expensive Canon specific model. According to the reviews, I should have gotten it.

    However, the Macro adapter works very well. You can place the camera up against an object and see every detail. eg... indentations of a penny.

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    4.0

    balance between quality and price

    By Ian Velas

    from Mexico City

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Flimsy Design

    Best Uses

    • Shooting Indoors
    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Travel

    Comments about Impact DVP-SWA38-37 Wide-Converter Lens:

    Local government Events

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    5.0

    Great addition to the camera

    By Leemed19

    from Richmond, Vermont

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Close Up Filming
      • Shooting Indoors

      Comments about Impact DVP-SWA38-37 Wide-Converter Lens:

      This will be very usefull when using the camera in a close space. Really gets a wide angle view

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      "WOW! What a Lense!"

      By Otto

      from Manaorville, NY

      About Me Novice user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • See contrast when zooming

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Impact DVP-SWA38-37 Wide-Converter Lens:

      I am a novice camcorder user, and never liked the limited range of view hat most camcorders give. Not until I visited B&H! I purchased the super wide Converter lens, and I just cannot believe the view I was getting now - TV like! It does also help to have a new HD camcorder too.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      Barrel Distortion!!!!!!

      By TG2007

      from Colorado

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • Barrel distortion
      • No Increase In Performance
      • Poor Clarity
      • Poor Contrast
      • Poor IQ

      Best Uses

      • None

      Comments about Impact DVP-SWA38-37 Wide-Converter Lens:

      I got this lens to help with real estate interiors. The barrel distortion was so bad I had to send everything back. The IQ was poor as well. Even if I zoomed in there was still barrel distortion.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Good Lens

      By C130 Jim

      from Fairfield, IA

      About Me Aspiring Film Maker

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Image Quality
      • Improves Picture Quality

      Cons

      • Auto focus in inoperative

      Best Uses

      • Panoramic Filming
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Impact DVP-SWA38-37 Wide-Converter Lens:

      I'm using the Canon Vixia HF 21, shooting HD in small areas and the lens is working out great. There is minimal vignetting but I just zoom a little and it's taken care of. The auto-focus doesn't work well as I zoom in but I tend not do much zooming and I usually use manual focus. The lens is very sharp and the final video is much improved from the standard lens.

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Close, But No Cigar

      By Wheels

      from Chicago

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Impact DVP-SWA38-37 Wide-Converter Lens:

            After screwing this wide angle converter on my Canon Vixia HF10 and shooting some test video, I noticed the the lens was visible in the video as it played back on my iMac computer. The upper and lower right side corners of the frame were blackened out.

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            4.0

            Easy To Use

            By steve

            from Taipei, Taiwan

            About Me Parent

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Impact DVP-SWA38-37 Wide-Converter Lens:

              Very convenient to use with Sony HDR-CX500V camcorder. Sometimes it appear black parts in four corners when you zoom in/out. But I think it would also be a valuable part for camcorder.

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              5.0

              Two in one

              By vakulenko.ao

              from KAZAKHSTAN, KARAGANDA

              About Me Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Shooting Indoors
                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Impact DVP-SWA38-37 Wide-Converter Lens:

                Great Two Lenses for recording video Indoors (Wide converter) & Outdoors (Macro for bee, or flovers)

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Good double Lens!

                By vakulenko.ao

                from Karaganda, Kazakhstan

                About Me Technically Challenged

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Produces High Quality Film

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Shooting Indoors
                  • Shooting Outdoors
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Impact DVP-SWA38-37 Wide-Converter Lens:

                  I'm use this Lens with my camcorder for Family Hollydays&Nature.
                  This's very beatifull, becouse one big Lens take wide angle (this option need if you make record in the House). And macro Lens need if you make record so little object (bee or flowers).
                  One little problem-with wide angle you give "distorsions" on the frame. But this problem you have, if you make record big tower, house outdoor.

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                  1.0

                  Not Adequate for the Canon HF200

                  By Rdawg

                  from North Liberty, IA

                  About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                  Cons

                  • Bulky Design
                  • No Increase In Performance
                  • Poor Clarity

                  Best Uses

                  • Panoramic Filming
                  • Shooting Indoors

                  Comments about Impact DVP-SWA38-37 Wide-Converter Lens:

                  I bought this to use for capturing weddings and wanted a lens that I could use for both wide and tight shots.

                  If you do not zoom at all the additional wide angle is nice. However, you cannot zoom much more than about 30% and you will get too much distortion. I will spring for the more expensive Canon specific model. According to the reviews, I should have gotten it.

                  However, the Macro adapter works very well. You can place the camera up against an object and see every detail. eg... indentations of a penny.

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                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good performance-cost

                  By vili

                  from Barcelona, Catalonia

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Panoramic Filming
                    • Shooting Indoors
                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about Impact DVP-SWA38-37 Wide-Converter Lens:

                    Very convenient to use with videocamera. No black parts in the corners as for the standard ones

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