Canon WD-H43 43mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens

Canon WD-H43 43mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens

Canon WD-H43 43mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens

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Canon WD-H43 43mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens

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  • Works with Several Canon Camcorders
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The Canon WD-H43 Wide-Angle Adapter Lens screws into the front of your Canon camcorder's zoom lens to provide an even wider angle of coverage (0.7x) for those times when you are shooting in a confined space or for shooting scenery. The wide-converter is useful indoors as well, since you'll be able to fit more of your subject into the picture frame.

UPC: 013803082203
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Canon WD-H43 43mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens
  • Lens Pouch
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Canon WD-H43 specs

    Compatibility VIXIA HF M40
    VIXIA HF M400
    VIXIA HF M41
    VIXIA HF M50
    VIXIA HF M500
    VIXIA HF M52
    VIXIA HG10
    VIXIA HV20
    VIXIA HV30
    VIXIA HV40
    May work with other models as well
    Magnification 0.7x
    Zoom Through Yes
    Rear Mount Diameter 43mm
    Front Mount Diameter No Front Filter Thread
    Construction, Elements/Groups 3E/3G
    Lens Diameter Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Length Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.4 x 5.8 x 3.7"

    Canon WD-H43 reviews

    WD-H43 43mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 85.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality Lens, Worth it This is a great lens to use when you need a wider shot, especially in confined spaced. The image quality is retained quite well and it attaches easily to my HV30 camcorder. I gave it 4 stars and not 5 because of the lack of front threading (so I cannot add filters or anything to the front of it), and since it is relatively heavy and weighs down the front of the camera. The angle of the camera itself is barely wide enough for most close-ups I do, so I definitely need this. This lens comes with 2 caps (front and back) and a nice pouch to keep it in when not using it (though I barely ever take mine off).
    Date published: 2008-12-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Lens I use this lens mainly for home use - family etc, although I am a professional film/video editor. I was told a lot of negative things about this lens: vignetting, that it is very heavy etc. It is heavy but that doesn't bother me and I haven't noticed any vignetting but I haven't examined the footage too closely yet. The weight does change the balance of the camera but I find it is very easy and manageable to balance. The images look sharp and crisp as you would expect from a Canon lens. The main cons for this lens are that the flash is obstructed, even if you get a top mounted flash as I have. I take it off for flash photography. overall a good buy for the money.
    Date published: 2008-10-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Necessity Accessory Shooting good video is about getting up close and personal. This is where a wide angle lens is essential. I've been shooting professionally for 25 years and when it comes to home video as in any important project, this wide angle adapter is a must. In fact I screwed it on the day it arrived and haven't taken it off. It makes handheld shots of my toddler look silky smooth putting a smile on any director's face. Canon have got it right again. Great optics, ergonomic appeal and great results. This peace of glass adds quite a bit of weight to the camera but that's okay as the weight will help steady your hand and give you confidence that a robust image stabiliser and a wide angle lens makes for a pro look. I can't fault this lens. The price is right and it's perfect for my Canon HV20. By the way, whether I'm paying out of my own pocket or corporate Amex, B&HPhoto is the only choice. Prompt, personal and professional all at a competitive price.
    Date published: 2008-06-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and necessary for HDV cameras This product is necessary (in my opinion) for any owner of an HDV camera. The reason is that the CMOS/CCD chips on these cameras force the camera's lens to all be telephoto lenses, which is really annoying for me since I only want to shoot wide angle. The only way to get a standard wide angle (not even a super wide angle) on these cameras is to use a wide angle converter lens. I originally bought a low cost wide angle converter lens from an non-Name Brand manufacturer that was very wide angle (0.5x) and when I tried it on my Canon HV30 not only did I notice the overall image not being very good, but the lens created a fisheye effect which distorted the image significantly. It is possible that I will use this lens in the future for a creative effect, but it is not usable for everyday shooting. I buckled down and bought the rather expensive Canon wide angle converter lens, and immediately upon receiving it from B+H I could tell it was a totally different animal from what I had used before and was of very high quality. It has some significant weight to it, which is excellent because it makes stable shooting with the super light weight HV30 much easier. Plus, it's actually something you can hold onto which makes holding the HV30 easier. You can also tell both by looking at it and looking through it that it is made of very high quality glass. In use with my camera I was delighted to discover that while this converter gave me a usable wide angle that I so desperately wanted, unlike the cheap converter I had used it did not distort or degrade the image. The Canon adapter is now permanently attached to my HV30 and I have no reason to take it off. The quality of the lens is so high that even if I want a telephoto shot (which I can still do with this converter on the camera), I just do it with the converter attached. So basically this converter is, in my opinion, completely necessary for an owner of the HV30 or similar camera if you have any interest in shooting a subject that is closer than 15 feet, and that is not an exaggeration.
    Date published: 2008-06-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indoor Shooting Needs This Ordered this lens after trying to shoot rooms of houses we were looking at. Without this lens the shots were basically useless. Since we got this we have noticed a lot more in our shots and the rooms look like they were viewed with the human eye. A great lens, a bit heavy and big but it definitely is a high quality build.
    Date published: 2008-06-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WD-H43 Wide Angle Lens Review It is very heavy but when I used it with my Canon HV40 at the beach to video some dolphins playing offshore I didn't even notice the weight. Made a difference in getting the shot because the dolphins were on the move so the wide angle was very helpful. Hi Def video was very clear from full wide to full zoom.
    Date published: 2010-08-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good clean Wide angle This wide angle converter is very clean and holds up well through the zoom range. I closely examined the pictures I shot on a 1920x1080 monitor. I saw no aberrations red / green while in wide angle. I did see some at 10x though, but the reason I got is was to stay wide.It is a bit heavy and changes the entire weight distribution of the Canon HV20 but I actually like it because it makes the camera heavier and more stable. Great purchase, I never take it off my camera now. Expertise: Professional Video Engineer 20+ years Problems Encountered: It wasn't in stock in time for my Africa Trip, but now that I have it I'm happy.With the converter on my camera it sticks out the top of my camera bag, so I have to take it off every time I pack the camera away or I'll have to get a bigger bag. Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Sony wide angle Items I Recommend: bigger camera bag.
    Date published: 2007-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Best of the four 43mm WA converters I tested. I got this to use on my carry-everywhere HV30. Clearest image. Very little distortion. Focus and sharpness are very good though out the zoom range. Next best thing to a prime interchangeable lens. Only negative point is the weight. However, its heavy because of the number of elements and durable construction. l also use it on my Sony A1u.
    Date published: 2009-07-12
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