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ImpactDVP-WA70-72 72mm .7x Wide Angle Converter Lens
 
3.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

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    (2)

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    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (5)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Close up filming (3)
    • Panoramic filming (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film professional (10), Tech savvy (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    EXCELLENT WIDE FOR SONY'S Z7U HDV

    I've used this for over a month shooting hours of B-Roll with Sony's HVR Z7U and the lens is terrific. No vignetting on that particular Zeiss lens and it screws on and off with...Read complete review

    I've used this for over a month shooting hours of B-Roll with Sony's HVR Z7U and the lens is terrific. No vignetting on that particular Zeiss lens and it screws on and off with ease. Images are sharp, yet undistorted. It's the perfect zoomable wide for the Z7U compact flash / mini-HDV. By the way, that camera has worked flawlessly producing non-stop, beautiful images. Sony finally got the ergonomics close to perfect and the CF cards load to FC Pro at approximately triple speed. Plus you have HDV backed up on the cassettes!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    heavy and with vignette

    I find the lens quite heavy which is a problem if you are doing handheld shots or if you are using a system like glidecam. But the biggest problem for me is that with...Read complete review

    I find the lens quite heavy which is a problem if you are doing handheld shots or if you are using a system like glidecam. But the biggest problem for me is that with my camera a Panasonic DVX100, the vignetting is horrendous, rendering any material pretty useless when shot at the widest setting. If you zoom through to get rid of the vignettes it gets to the point where it is no longer a wide angle. Its basically like having nothing at all. I am better off with just the camera.

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    1.0

    Awful.

    By JYD

    from South Carolina

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Clarity

      Best Uses

        Comments about Impact DVP-WA70-72 72mm .7x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

        This lens is not worth $1. It has fisheye issues, blurry edges, vignetting, and even blind/dark spots around the edge. I used it with my Sony FX1000 and highly suggest not using it with this camera.

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        3.0

        Didn't Work

        By Roger Larson

        from Minneapolis MN

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Bulky Design

        Best Uses

        • Close Up Filming

        Comments about Impact DVP-WA70-72 72mm .7x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

        This wide angle converter did not fit my camera properly, you could see black edges just on the outside of the the 90% safe zone. This maybe ok for TV but with everything going to the web, action safe doesn't matter as much. I liked the effect, but I think I need a panasonic wide angle converter.

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        3.0

        Unexpected Vignetting

        By Joe

        from Southbury, Connecticut

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Close Up Filming

          Comments about Impact DVP-WA70-72 72mm .7x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

          Not bad, clear, nice parabolic effect, yet unexpected vignetting on the upper left and right corners. (Bluish tint).

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          • No

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          4.0

          Nice for the price

          By Denise

          from Moscow

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about Impact DVP-WA70-72 72mm .7x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

            Nice conversion lens for low-end video

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            • No

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            4.0

            good buy for Z7U

            By The Videography Guy

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Slight vignetting

            Best Uses

              Comments about Impact DVP-WA70-72 72mm .7x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

              I just got it and havent used it much yet, but it seems to work well on the Sony Z7U. no focus issues -the focus numbers still line up fine, goes on easily. Feels like a good quality lens. Didn't give it 5 stars because there is a very slight vignetting on the corners when zoomed all the way out (very slight -doesn't bother me)

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              4.0

              Excellent

              By Eddie K

              from New Jersey

              About Me Film Professional, Video Production Company

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Wider angle of view

              Cons

              • Creates a blur on edges

              Best Uses

                Comments about Impact DVP-WA70-72 72mm .7x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                Used on a Sony Z7U. Bought 2 of these lenses. Gives wider angle of view and no vignette. Excellent lens for the money. Only Problem is that picture is out of focus on the edges. Also can give a bit of a halo effect on the subject but only on the edges otherwise its a great lens

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                4.0

                perfect

                By RH

                from Brazil

                About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Impact DVP-WA70-72 72mm .7x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                    exactly how it was described

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                    4.0

                    better than century one

                    By rodbroccoli

                    from Brazil

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Impact DVP-WA70-72 72mm .7x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                      i have purchased a Century one and had problems with "fixed" focuses...
                      Best price and good quality

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                      1.0

                      heavy and with vignette

                      By Jaime

                      from Quito, Ecuador

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Bulky Design
                        • No Increase In Performance

                        Best Uses

                        • Panoramic Filming

                        Comments about Impact DVP-WA70-72 72mm .7x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                        I find the lens quite heavy which is a problem if you are doing handheld shots or if you are using a system like glidecam. But the biggest problem for me is that with my camera a Panasonic DVX100, the vignetting is horrendous, rendering any material pretty useless when shot at the widest setting. If you zoom through to get rid of the vignettes it gets to the point where it is no longer a wide angle. Its basically like having nothing at all. I am better off with just the camera.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great lens for the price

                        By Pandaman

                        from Sacramento, CA

                        About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Picture Quality
                        • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Close Up Filming
                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Upgrade

                        Comments about Impact DVP-WA70-72 72mm .7x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                        I am primarily an event videographer, and this lens goes in front of my Sony FX-1 camera, and easily and quickly provides a wider field of view for the camera. It allows more light into the camera, improving my low light ability in certain circumstances, and it completely zoom through. I keep this on my cameras the entire day of shooting.

                        The lens does add a bit of weight to the camera, changing the center of gravity and increases fatigue. This is my fourth Impact lens...and for the price and the quality it cannot be beat!

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                        5.0

                        good wide angle converter

                        By AlSadov

                        from San Jose, CA

                        Comments about Impact DVP-WA70-72 72mm .7x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                        I use for Sony FX1000. It works fine: no vignetting on widest angle, no distortion. Highly recommended.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        EXCELLENT WIDE FOR SONY'S Z7U HDV

                        By Jeff W

                        from North Jersey / NYC

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Picture Quality
                        • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Panoramic Filming
                          • Shooting Indoors
                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Impact DVP-WA70-72 72mm .7x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                          I've used this for over a month shooting hours of B-Roll with Sony's HVR Z7U and the lens is terrific. No vignetting on that particular Zeiss lens and it screws on and off with ease. Images are sharp, yet undistorted. It's the perfect zoomable wide for the Z7U compact flash / mini-HDV. By the way, that camera has worked flawlessly producing non-stop, beautiful images. Sony finally got the ergonomics close to perfect and the CF cards load to FC Pro at approximately triple speed. Plus you have HDV backed up on the cassettes!

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good Converter Some Vingetting on DVX100

                          By Mo 1

                          from Philadelphia.pa

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Vingetting

                          Best Uses

                          • Panoramic Filming
                          • Wide Angle

                          Comments about Impact DVP-WA70-72 72mm .7x Wide Angle Converter Lens:

                          No real visible distortion at the extremes. Only issue is there is some vignetting at the widest setting on my camera which is the DVX100B video camera.

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