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ImpactDVP-TP20-72 72mm 2.0x High-grade Telephoto Conversion Lens
 
2.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

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

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      2.0

      Limited useability

      By a filmmaker

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Increase In Performance

      Best Uses

      • Close Up Filming

      Comments about Impact DVP-TP20-72 72mm 2.0x High-grade Telephoto Conversion Lens:

      Purchased to use with our Panasonic HMC-150. The item is well constructed, and easily fit on the front element of the Panasonic's factory lens. However, due to the small size of the Telephoto Converter's REAR element, vignetting was a huge problem. This makes the product only useable at the fully zoomed in setting.

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      2.0

      Not good fit for Panasonic HPX170

      By Mike

      from Dayton, OH

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Impact DVP-TP20-72 72mm 2.0x High-grade Telephoto Conversion Lens:

      This lens was listed as an option for the Panasonic AG=HPX170. On this camera, it will work if you are zoomed all the way in. But vignetting will start to appear almost immediately as you begin to zoom out.

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      1.0

      disappointing

      By Yuen

      from HK

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Inexpensive
      • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

      Cons

      • Poor Clarity

      Best Uses

        Comments about Impact DVP-TP20-72 72mm 2.0x High-grade Telephoto Conversion Lens:

        I tried it on my canon XHA1 to extend the tele reach. It is just too soft at full zoom on my cam. Although it is inexpensive, the footage is not usable.

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        1.0

        Vignettes Badly with Panasonic HMC150

        By G McLoughlin

        from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Vignetting

          Best Uses

            Comments about Impact DVP-TP20-72 72mm 2.0x High-grade Telephoto Conversion Lens:

            The lens is sharp, but vignettes quite badly unless you are zoomed out all the way with the Panasonic HMC150 camera.

            This product might work better with other cameras, but this lens ia a bad choice for the Panasonic HMC150 camera.

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            5.0

            Nice, high quality lens

            By Having Fun in Florida

            from Port St Lucie, FL

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Impact DVP-TP20-72 72mm 2.0x High-grade Telephoto Conversion Lens:

              I am using this lens on my Canon XH-A1 camera in order to be able to shoot at a greater distance, when necessary. I find that the resulting footage is of high quality. This is a great addition to my equipment.

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              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Make sure you know what you need

              By Brant

              from Raleigh, NC

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Dangerously Semi-Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Improves Picture Quality

              Cons

              • Limited Sunshade Options
              • Poor Interface Camcorder

              Best Uses

              • Full zoom

              Comments about Impact DVP-TP20-72 72mm 2.0x High-grade Telephoto Conversion Lens:

              This lens delivered what it promised, but it's only useful for full zoom applications - like shooting the space shuttle from a distance. For sports, it's not so great - to follow the action, you need to start wide and then zoom to the action. The wide shot reveals the sides of the lens and crops out the footage. I was trying to make up for the fact that I should've bought a camera with a 20X lens - but with the costs involved, this seemed like a reasonable risk - and it was. I'm sure I'll use this in the future. Note on a sunshade for this - there is almost nothing out there that fits this without spending a lot of money. Unless a new product comes out, don't expect to find compatible accessories.

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