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Cyclopital3D37mm Auxiliary Lens Adapter for Fujifilm FinePix Real W3 3D Camera
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Rugged (5)
  • Strong construction (5)
  • Easily interchangeable (3)

Cons

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    • Landscape/scenery (3)
    • Low light (3)
    • Sports/action (3)
    • Video (3)
    • Weddings (3)
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    5.0

    37mm Lens Adapter a GREAT add to Fuji W3

    By Michael Andrew Dalton

    from The World

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Camera Strap mount
    • Durable
    • Extends utility of W3
    • Flash connectivity
    • Lightweight
    • Nice grip-ability
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Lacks backside lens cover

    Best Uses

    • Add o hoods
    • Add on filters
    • Wide Angle Shots

    Comments about Cyclopital3D 37mm Auxiliary Lens Adapter for Fujifilm FinePix Real W3 3D Camera:

    If you, like me, are tired of not being able to get a wide enough shot with the W3's widest zoomed-out field of view, then get this adapter. It solves the problem, and gives you another whole world of 3D photo opportunities.

    I was a skeptical, considering this accessory cost more than the camera, but, it was worth every penny.

    Initially I hesitated because I didn't want to purchase the adapter, and also have to spend a couple hundred dollars on the 2 wide angle lenses needed.

    But I am using the adapter with the Polaroid Studio Series 37mm .43X Hi Definition Wide angle lens, sold here on B&H, for very little money for a pair, and they work great with the adapter for a very reasonable price.

    Next I plan to buy the macro adapter, also made by Cycloptical 3D, and will post a review of it as well.

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    5.0

    This adapter is fantastic!

    By Stephanie 1234

    from New York, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Cyclopital3D 37mm Auxiliary Lens Adapter for Fujifilm FinePix Real W3 3D Camera:

        This housing really helps make the most of the Fuji W3. I like the grip and being able to use this camera with an external flash is great!

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        3.0

        Almost there...

        By cybercom

        from New York, NY

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Expands feature set
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Needs better QC
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • General 3D photography

        Comments about Cyclopital3D 37mm Auxiliary Lens Adapter for Fujifilm FinePix Real W3 3D Camera:

        While this is a good addition to the Fuji W3, adding features not otherwise available, I found a few design problems that should be dealt with by the manufacturer:

        Most egregious, there is a light leak in the upper left-hand corner between the edge of the camera (on the side near the parallax adjuster). This allows light to be reflected from the back of the filters/WA adapters into the lens causing flares. The right side appears light tight.

        The epoxy used to glue the threaded metal filter/lens holders in place was almost completely blocking one of the sound conduits.

        Because the handle on the right hand side is hollow, there is a lot of handling noise when the system is used in a quiet location.

        Fortunately, these were not insurmountable problems and, by gluing in a piece of foam, reaming out the epoxy and using a bottom-mounted handle, I've made the unit workable. However, I should not have had to do this. "Not my job!" as they say.

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        5.0

        A Must Have for Fuji W3

        By studio 3D

        from maynard, ma

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Cyclopital3D 37mm Auxiliary Lens Adapter for Fujifilm FinePix Real W3 3D Camera:

            Even without lenses, it gives you a handy grip, HOT SHOE and strap connectors. The hot shoe/off camera flash is really important as the on camera flash (right "between the eyes") often puts shadows on either side of your subject and is uncomfortable to view in 3D. Being able to add lenses or filters is icing on the cake!

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            5.0

            Extends the Capabilities of the Fuji W3!

            By DDDavid

            from Culver City, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Cyclopital3D 37mm Auxiliary Lens Adapter for Fujifilm FinePix Real W3 3D Camera:

              I've found this adapter quite useful! To use the adapter one simply opens up the W3 camera cover, so that it is turned on, and then fits the camera into the back of the adapter, securing it using a tripod screw, that is part of the unit.

              Once fitted the adapter (see photo) expands the capabilities of the camera in several very useful ways.

              First, and most important, it has 37mm filter threads in front of the camera's lenses, so that filters, lens shades, and supplementary lenses (such as fisheye, wide angle, and telephoto) may be used on the camera.

              Second, a flash slave trigger is incorporated into the body of the adapter, allowing use of the hot-shoe on top of the adapter with many flash units. A PC connector is also incorporated for use with flash units that use a PC cord.

              Third, an ergonomic hand grip allows much easier and secure hand holding of the camera.

              Fourth, a bubble level, visible from the top or back of the adapter is included,

              Fifth, a standard thread tripod socket is located on the bottom of the unit, so a tripod may be used in conjunction with the adapter.

              Last, it incorporates neck strap posts at either end, so that the camera may be worn like a traditional camera.

              The entire unit weighs just a little more than 7 ounces (210 grams), so it does not add a lot of weight to the camera.

              While it's nice to have all of these features, the two that will probably interest most people are the filter threads and the flash hot shoe.

              I already had a pair of Series 7 threaded supplemental Itorex semi-fisheye lenses. For those I had 49mm and 52mm adapters. So, first I had to obtain a pair of 37mm to Series 7 step-up rings to attach the lenses to the adapter (from B&H!).

              Once I had the step-up rings the fisheye lenses fit perfectly on the adapter. (Smaller 37mm lens supplements are available from B&H).

              At the widest angle of the cameras lenses I did not get a full fisheye, but very close. One can use the zoom feature to get varying degrees of wide angle images. I also have a pair of lens shades, which are handy if I just want to wear the camera around my neck and use it in the traditional way.

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              5.0

              Extends the utility of the Fuji W3

              By Stormin' Norman

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Cyclopital3D 37mm Auxiliary Lens Adapter for Fujifilm FinePix Real W3 3D Camera:

                  Cyclopital 3D + ALA adapterALA adapter by Cyclopital 3D, is an accessory for the Fuji W3 3D (stereoscopic) camera. It significantly extends the utility of the camera enabling mounting 37mm. filters, lens hoods, polarizers, supplementary lenses, e.i.: telephotos, rectilinear wide angles, diopter lenses, etc. It sports a PC flash connection and a flash hot shoe. Also, a built-in hand hold to enhance stability while shooting stills and/or 3D movies. There is an integral level which may be viewed from a vertical or horizontal perspective, also camera strap lugs and a tripod socket. All told, a mighty complement to the Fuji W3. Norm Henkels [@]

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                  5.0

                  Add lenses to your Fuji 3D camera

                  By movies3D

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Night Photography
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Cyclopital3D 37mm Auxiliary Lens Adapter for Fujifilm FinePix Real W3 3D Camera:

                    The ALA provides a means to add any combination of 72mm lenses to your Fuji 3D camera, such as wide angle, telephoto, fisheye, etc. Cyclopital makes a W1 version and a W3 version.

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                    5.0

                    Great Accessory for the Fuji W3 3D

                    By Hayden

                    from Little Rock, Arkansas

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Great quality
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Cyclopital3D 37mm Auxiliary Lens Adapter for Fujifilm FinePix Real W3 3D Camera:

                      This adapter for the Fuji W3 allows the user to use auxillary lenses and filters. This means adding wide angle lens, fisheye lenses, and filters such as polarizing filters. The adapter allows greater flexibility using the Fuji W3. The adapter also has a hot shoe for an external electronic flash. A great accessory for the Fuji W3 3D Camera.

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