Century Precision Optics DS-55WA-37 0.55x Wide Angle Adapter (37mm)

Century Precision Optics DS-55WA-37 0.55x Wide Angle Adapter (37mm)

Century Precision Optics DS-55WA-37 0.55x Wide Angle Adapter (37mm)

B&H # CEDS55WA37 MFR # 0DS-55WA-37

Product Highlights

  • Lightweight, Single-Element Design
  • Increases the Angle of View by 45%
  • Supports Close Focusing
  • Partial Zoom Capabilities
  • Includes 27, 30 & 30.5mm Step-Up Rings
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Century Precision Optics 0DS-55WA-37 overview

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The Century Precision Optics DS-55WA-37 0.55x Wide Angle Adapter (37mm) features a lightweight, single-element design that affords a substantially wider angle of view without noticeable distortion. It increases the angle of view by 45%, and it supports close focusing, right up to the lens front on many camcorders. When the adapter is attached, it allows zoom capability from wide angle to mid-range when using the camera in auto focus mode. Plus, the adapter includes 27mm, 30mm and 30.5mm step-up rings.

High-quality .55x wide angle adapter increases horizontal angle of view by 45%
Provides a lightweight single-element design that allows users to go substantially wider without noticeable distortion
Nearly doubles the angle of view and it allows close focusing - right up to the lens front - on many camcorders
Partial zoom adapter allows zoom capability from wide angle to mid-range when using the camera in auto focus mode
UPC: 605228086845
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Century Precision Optics DS-55WA-37 0.55x Wide Angle Adapter (37mm)
  • 2 x Lens Caps
  • 3 x Step-Up Rings (27, 30 & 30.5mm)
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Century Precision Optics 0DS-55WA-37 specs

    Magnification 0.55x
    Rear Thread 37 mm
    Zoom Through Yes
    Dimensions L: 0.4" / L: 9.4 mm
    Weight 4.6 oz / 131.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.7 x 3.3 x 2.3"

    Century Precision Optics 0DS-55WA-37 reviews

    DS-55WA-37 0.55x Wide Angle Adapter (37mm) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 26.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product if used correctly I bought this adapter for use with Sony CX 100 camcorder in skydiving and other outdoors activities. Unlike some other wide angle adapters (e.g.Raynox 3030) it is single element which has its pluses and minuses. Pluses: very light weight, small, does not fog in wet environments. Weight and size are critical for me as it reduces snag hazard and impact on my neck (camcorder is mounted on the helmet) Minuses: it can not be used with zoom function on camcorder This adapter provides great HD quality and is reasonably priced. I highly recommend it as long as you do not expect it to do things that it is not designed to do.
    Date published: 2010-02-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Century Optics Rates... First off, I use this lens in a pretty harsh environment. I'm a skydiving videographer and I mount this lens to a Sony CX100 HD camcorder. The picture quality from this lens is superb. I was having a fogging issue from a Raynox lens before this one and after getting this one... no more fog. Also the Raynox was much bigger and heavier. The low profile aspect of this lens is a huge plus in my line of work. It's lighter, smaller and slimmer. The only thing I wish it did was allow me to zoom through it and this it does not do. That's ok however because in freefall I don't use the zoom much anyway. :P Thank you Century Optics for creating a quality product in such a small package.
    Date published: 2010-07-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of glass Bought this for my TRV950's and I leave it on one all thetime. Combined with a Cavision 3x3 Rubber Matte box with a43-58 step up ring and the Cavision 58-82 mount ring, I havea compact setup that records great footage.Highly recommended Expertise: Freelance Video Journalist Problems Encountered: Only quibble I have is that it is a partial zoom w/a lensadapter, but it's Schneider glass and for the price, it'sa bargain. Items I Recommend: Cavision 3x3 Rubber Matte Box, Cavision 3x3 Square Polarizer
    Date published: 2007-08-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact and powerful Small inconspicuous Wide Angle adapter that delivers a very wide angle of view on a Pana PV GS320. There is obvious visible distortion when filming buildings and other straight lines, but not annoying. Perfect for filming social gathering or landscape once you get used to it. Scary to handle since this 'single' lens WA adapter protrudes quite a bit, so I bought a 34-52 step up ring and a 52 UV filter that stays. With the ring, no vignetting and the UV does not touch the WA lens. This is a single lens WA adapter and does not allow zooming (will loose focus), but a 0.55 WA that handles zoom is not in the same price league nor weight. I feel like I dwelt on the shortcomings and warnings, but it is a great piece of glass that makes a huge difference when filming, 5 stars deserved when considering the price.
    Date published: 2008-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice, compact lens This is a great lens that creates an exceptional wide angle shot for its size. I got this to use with my HF11 and was very surprised how small it was, only about the size of three stacked poker chips. My only complaint is that it only allows you to zoom about 3 - 4x before not being able to focus, but you cant really complain considering how small it is and what it is made to do. It came with screw on lens caps for the front and back, step up rings, and a large lens bag (which is able to hold my lens hood, wide angle lens, and cleaning tissues with room to spare).
    Date published: 2009-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little wonder I purchased this for use with my Canon HF10 HD Camcorder and it's the best purchase I've made since the HF10 it's self. I did like most people who don't know any better and found the least expensive wide angle lens that would fit my camcorder and I learned that, with HD camcorders at least, you get what you pay for. More importantly, why lessen your investment by down grading the qaulity your camera with a cheap accessory. This thing rocks; it provides an extremely useful wide angle and doesn't lessen the HD quality at all, it's build solid (if not a little small), and it's not so expensive, a little more than twice what you'll pay for some peace of junk. I wish every accessory I've purchased for my Canon was so good.
    Date published: 2009-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fine Product I purchased this adapter to use on my HD mini camcorder inside the underwater housing I use in the ocean. The low profile of the adapter allows the clearance necessary from the front port. The optical quality is good and the adapter provides the wide angle I needed without the rim of the port encroaching into the field of view. I use a cheaper lightweight housing that doesn't support a wide angle port so this was the perfect solution. I had to bypass the controls on the housing and use the remote in a waterproof bag as the camcorder when plugged into the control cord of the housing would not allow focus with the adapter even wih the camcorder set for WA conversion. Using on-cam filters changes the focal distance to the adapter so a set of filters for the adapter may be necessary.
    Date published: 2010-08-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy to use this Lense This is a great lens which covers a pretty good wide angle range. only a little concern for me is that its screw type and i don't like screw type.. BUT YOU KNOW YOUL LOVE THIS..
    Date published: 2010-03-12
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