Bower VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black)

Bower VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black)

Bower VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black)

B&H # BOPL35 MFR # VLB3558
Bower VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Conversion Lens with 58mm Thread
  • 3.5x Magnification
  • Expands the Capabilities of Your Lens
  • Includes Adapter Rings

Bower VLB3558 overview

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The Bower 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens is an ultra-wide angle conversion lens that attaches to the front of your existing lens with a 58mm filter thread. Using this "auxiliary" lens is an affordable way to expand the capabilities of your current lens and is particularly useful for unusual close-ups e.g. of nature, and other subjects that are far away. With this telephoto your 100mm lens will become a 350mm. It is supplied with 52-58mm, 55-58mm, and 62-58mm adapter rings so you can fit your add-on telephoto lens to a variety of your existing lenses.

Includes 52-58mm, 55-58mm, and 62-58mm adapter rings
UPC: 636980401409
In the Box
Bower VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black)
  • 52-58mm Adapter Ring
  • 55-58mm Adapter Ring
  • 62-58mm Adapter Ring
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Case
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Bower VLB3558 specs

    Magnification 3.5x
    Rear Thread 52 mm, 55 mm, 58 mm, 62 mm
    Front Thread 58 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.5"

    Bower VLB3558 reviews

    VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black) is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bower 58mm 3.5x zoom lense This is a beautifully crafted Japanese lens I bought for my Olympus SP-590uz camera. Aside from the tunnel affect attributed to the adapter tube, it is in itself an excellent buy. On this type of camera(non SLR), it can really only be used from zooms at about 3/4 & up on the cameras own zoom, which at that level of zoom eliminates the tunneling effect. The lens comes with a leather cinch carry pouch with lens covers and when the lens is attached blends with the camera nicely. I also bought the Bower adapter tube for my camera and it was manufactured too short and my lens hit the add on lens. But...I contacted Bower directly and they sent me an additional retaining ring at no expense to lengthen the tube and it works perfect!
    Date published: 2010-08-31
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Can't focus Pros: nice looking lens, and seems to be made well, comes with needed adapters. Compact design. Cons: Major vignetting or tunnel effect at zooms less then 12x, chromatic aberration everywhere but at center, can NOT focus. I bought the lens to increase the magnification of my Panasonic 24x FZ100(bringing it from 600mm to 2100mm). I currently have a Raynox 2.2x telephoto that works well, and I was hopeful that the 3.5x Bower would get me even closer shots. Unfortunately, at the zoom range needed to eleminate the vignetting and tunnel effect, the camera would not focus (not even in manual mode). I received two of these lenses, the first had damaged threads on the filter side, and looked as if someone had dissasembled the lens, as there was dust inside. B&H promptly replaced it, at no charge(got to love thier cust serv!). I was hopeful that the problems I had with the first lens would not be in the replacement, but I was dissapointed that, although it was an improvement, I still could not focus through it, so it is heading back to B&H for a refund. I will just have to be content with my Raynox for now. (I also tried it on a Sony F828, but at only 7x zoom, the tunnel effect was just too much, and was worthless)
    Date published: 2010-10-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage The box it came in would have been clearer to video thru
    Date published: 2011-11-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from does not perfporm. Installed it on different lenses but never got satifactory results, imposible to get sharp pictures.
    Date published: 2012-07-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Strong but blurry Very strong construction but very heavy and blurry focus away from center of the image
    Date published: 2010-10-28
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Out of focus in any settings. I would not recommend this product.
    Date published: 2012-03-07
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from junk lens no quality here, shaking piece of glass with blury focus. Useless
    Date published: 2017-10-23
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth using Focus was very slow. Corners/edges of photos often blurred
    Date published: 2012-02-07
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