Kenko SGW-05 37mm 0.5x Wide Angle Converter Lens

Kenko SGW-05 37mm 0.5x Wide Angle Converter Lens

Kenko SGW-05 37mm 0.5x Wide Angle Converter Lens

B&H # KESGW05 MFR # SGW-05
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The Kenko SGW-05 37mm 0.5x Wide Angle Converter Lens is designed to work with compact digital and analog camcorders having a 37mm filter thread. It greatly expands the zoom feature of your camera, doubling your wide-angle field of view.

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Kenko SGW-05 37mm 0.5x Wide Angle Converter Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Kenko SGW-05 specs

    Magnification 0.5x
    Rear Thread 37 mm
    Front Thread None
    Optical Design 2 Elements in 2 Groups
    Zoom Through Yes
    Dimensions : 1.9 x L: 1.3" / : 48.0 x L: 32.0 mm
    Weight 2.5 oz / 71.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5"

    Kenko SGW-05 reviews

    SGW-05 37mm 0.5x Wide Angle Converter Lens is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 25.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must have for camcorders I'm using this on a Canon HF100 and it makes the zoom range much more reasonable, from a 40mm field of view (35 mm equiv) to a better 20 mm, which is getting towards wide angle. The lens looks good on the camcorder, sticks out a bit. It's well built, and comes with lens caps. Optically it's sufficient; significant barrel distortion on the wide end, and a large loss in resolution at maximum telephoto (but it's not bad, just back up a tad and the image is fine again). There is a bit of vignetting when the camcorder is in 'photo' mode, but none in video mode.
    Date published: 2009-01-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for budget buy I was pretty shocked how good this lens was. i bought it for filming my round the world trip. i needed something that could be stolen, lost, damaged and and not matter at all so price was important!! mounted on my panasonic gs 230 it really works well as a wide angle lens although the edges get a little soft and diffused when completely zoomed out but its a very minor draw back for the price. Apart from the edges it also sharpened the image improving the cameras own lens and also improving the colour slightly as as it lets in alot more light than my onboard lens. well worth the money. perfect for my needs.
    Date published: 2008-03-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for the money I'm new to video, especially HD, and this is my first lens purchase for my Canon Vixia HF10 (an excellent camera btw!)I've only spent a little bit of time with this lens and the quality seems to be good, although when viewed in my editing program (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum) both corners on the right side of the image are black and a little fisheye effect is visable. I don't see this when viewing on the camera, but only when viewed in my editor. Of course this can easily be cropped out of the picture - but then that defeats the purpose of the wide angle. :-)I do have to say that this was my first purchase from B & H though and I was really impressed ... I'll definitely be ordering from them again!
    Date published: 2009-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little lens I bought this based on the price and on the other reviews posted from people using it on my camcorder (JVC Everio GZ-HM320). It is easy to attach and works well. I have it threaded on to the UV filter I have on the camcorder and I haven't noticed any quality difference in the little testing I've done so far. For those interested, I do have a little vid up on YouTube (search for kenko sgw-05 lens test and you'll see my video posted recently) showing what my camcorder views with and without this lens.
    Date published: 2012-03-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Totally worth the money. i own a Canon Vixia HG20 and film just about everything with it. whether its gymnastics, skateboarding, snowboarding, marching band, etc. i use the lense a ton. although it does get a LITTLE fuzzy when zooming in more than half. and it cuts off the teeeeniest bit at the bottom left corner, it doesnt matter after i run it through sony vegas. i completely recommend this if your looking for a wide angle. OR my favorite part if you put a filter on firstcpl, uv, etc then the wide-angle, it gives you a wonderful fish-eye feel. two lenses for one!
    Date published: 2009-12-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Medicore lens Didn't have too high expectations given the price for the lens. But I found that it wasn't really usable for me. At the lowest zoom, the edges of the lens shows up on the video. At the highest zoom, there is just too much blur. I can adjust it to mid zoom, but that would give me the same field of vision as if I didn't use the lens, so what was the point.
    Date published: 2009-04-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect W. A. Lens For the price, this is a great lens.I use this lens on a Canon HF20 for action sports filming. Widens up the angle nicely without causing any distortion of the final footage. Crisp and clear picture. All around good lens.
    Date published: 2010-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like it should... It's not going to be a super wide angle lens that you'd find on professional DSLR cameras, but it works like it should by providing additional coverage on my Canon Vixia HF100 camcorder.
    Date published: 2008-08-09
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