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ImpactDVS-WA45-30M 30mm .45x Wide Angle Converter Lens w/Macro
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

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    (3)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Improves picture quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Shooting indoors (6)
  • Close up filming (4)
  • Panoramic filming (3)
  • Shooting outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (6), Aspiring film maker (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wider is better

I attached the lens to my SD Sony handycam. The quality of the glass on the wide angle lens was immediately apparent, as it cleaned up alot of the noise you typically see with...Read complete review

I attached the lens to my SD Sony handycam. The quality of the glass on the wide angle lens was immediately apparent, as it cleaned up alot of the noise you typically see with low quality glass. At full wide you get this cool peephole effect. With some tweaking in post I was able to turn it into a cool fisheye effect. I zoomed past it and still has a full quarter more of the image than with out the lens. I noticed that the camera was able to focus much faster and stay in focus alot longer throughout the optical and digital zoom. Up until I got to full zoom, then it was very blurry. The limitations of the handycam caused the image to stay blurry, so I backed it off a little and the handycam was able to focus on the image, while in almost full optical zoom.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok I guess

Used with Sony 580V handycam. It did provide a slightly wider FOV than the built in lens but not much. For the price it's decent, though. It helped me get a shot inside...Read complete review

Used with Sony 580V handycam. It did provide a slightly wider FOV than the built in lens but not much. For the price it's decent, though. It helped me get a shot inside an elevator. For better quality and wider angle you may want to spend a bit more money.

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3.0

Ok I guess

By Atomo

from San Francisco, ca

About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Minor Upgrade

Best Uses

  • Upgrade

Comments about Impact DVS-WA45-30M 30mm .45x Wide Angle Converter Lens w/Macro:

Used with Sony 580V handycam. It did provide a slightly wider FOV than the built in lens but not much. For the price it's decent, though. It helped me get a shot inside an elevator. For better quality and wider angle you may want to spend a bit more money.

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  • No

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4.0

Great job, great gadget

By Stuhodes

from New York, BY

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Close Up Filming
    • Panoramic Filming
    • Shooting Indoors

    Comments about Impact DVS-WA45-30M 30mm .45x Wide Angle Converter Lens w/Macro:

    Didn't know it existed until B&H experts clued me in on it. Now my Canon camcorder can record wall-to-wall from 6 feet away, making it perfect for meetings, etc.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Quality as good as a prime lens

    By richard

    from syracuse, ny

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Close Up Filming
      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Impact DVS-WA45-30M 30mm .45x Wide Angle Converter Lens w/Macro:

      What an impressive piece of equipment to add versatility to great wide angle and macro shooting. I used this on a SONY camcorder and the flexibility I achieved was far better than I expected.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Wider is better

      By Drezden Hawk

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Interface With Camcorder
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Construction
      • Value for money

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Replacement
        • Shooting Indoors
        • Shooting Outdoors
        • Travel
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Impact DVS-WA45-30M 30mm .45x Wide Angle Converter Lens w/Macro:

        I attached the lens to my SD Sony handycam. The quality of the glass on the wide angle lens was immediately apparent, as it cleaned up alot of the noise you typically see with low quality glass. At full wide you get this cool peephole effect. With some tweaking in post I was able to turn it into a cool fisheye effect. I zoomed past it and still has a full quarter more of the image than with out the lens. I noticed that the camera was able to focus much faster and stay in focus alot longer throughout the optical and digital zoom. Up until I got to full zoom, then it was very blurry. The limitations of the handycam caused the image to stay blurry, so I backed it off a little and the handycam was able to focus on the image, while in almost full optical zoom.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Inexpensive add on, nice to have.

        By BjPe

        from Nuussuaq, Greenland

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Indoors

          Comments about Impact DVS-WA45-30M 30mm .45x Wide Angle Converter Lens w/Macro:

          Just a plain add on lens. comes in a nice little bag.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good Lens that I would recommend

          By Rick

          from Maui Hawaii

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Impact DVS-WA45-30M 30mm .45x Wide Angle Converter Lens w/Macro:

            I use this lens for shooting in a small martial arts studio as well as in our lecture room in our chiropractic office. With it I am able to get all the action at both locations. So far I have no complaints.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Couldn't ask for a better lens

            By Joker II

            from Virginia

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Impact DVS-WA45-30M 30mm .45x Wide Angle Converter Lens w/Macro:

            This lens is currently on my CX-150. I love that it doesn't have the fish-eye effect and no vignetting. Basically what you see with your eyes is what this lens will give you. Great lens at a very reasonable price.

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            5.0

            Nice Lens!

            By Tiago Jardim

            from São Paulo, SP

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Close Up Filming
              • Panoramic Filming
              • Shooting Indoors

              Comments about Impact DVS-WA45-30M 30mm .45x Wide Angle Converter Lens w/Macro:

              Very good lens, and the Macro is amazing! I recommend.

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              5.0

              very good

              By sergio

              from belo horizonte mg BRAZIL

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Skydiveing

                Comments about Impact DVS-WA45-30M 30mm .45x Wide Angle Converter Lens w/Macro:

                very good, perfect

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Lens

                By Rich

                from England

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Close Up Filming
                  • Panoramic Filming

                  Comments about Impact DVS-WA45-30M 30mm .45x Wide Angle Converter Lens w/Macro:

                  Home Movies, Great Macro.

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