Vivitar HD3-43 0.43x Wide Angle Conversion Lens for 62mm Filter Thread

Vivitar HD3-43 0.43x Wide Angle Conversion Lens for 62mm Filter Thread

Vivitar HD3-43 0.43x Wide Angle Conversion Lens for 62mm Filter Thread

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Vivitar HD3-43 0.43x Wide Angle Conversion Lens for 62mm Filter Thread

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Product Highlights

  • For SLR Camera Lenses and Camcorders
  • Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Infrared Compatible
  • Steel Barrel Design
  • Uses 86mm Filters
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The Vivitar HD3-43 0.43x Wide Conversion Lens for 62mm Filter Thread allows you to expand the angle of view of your video or still camera lens. It offers an angle of view 43% wider than the host lens, and accepts 86mm filters.

  • Gives 0.43x wider angle of view than host lens
  • Anti-reflective coating
  • Infrared compatible
  • Steal barrel design
UPC: 681066338735
In the Box
Vivitar HD3-43 0.43x Wide Angle Conversion Lens for 62mm Filter Thread
  • Carrying Case
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Vivitar HD3-43 specs

    Magnification 0.43x
    Zoom Through Not specified by manufacturer
    Rear Thread 62 mm
    Front Thread 72 mm
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight 1.00 lb (0.45 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.7 x 4.1 x 3.7"

    Vivitar HD3-43 reviews

    HD3-43 0.43x Wide Angle Conversion Lens for 62mm Filter Thread is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Vivitar conversion lens in use This product was selected partly because of previous good experiences with Vivitar 35mm w/a lenses and the apparent build-quality of this lens (steel rather than plastic lens barrel construction). The conversion lens is certainly well-made, multi-coated w/a that has some barrel distortion but at least it fully covers into the corners of the frame of my 4k UHD Sony FDR-AX100E camcorder. The Vivitar fits on the filter thread of the camcorder's excellent f/2.8 Zeiss vario-sonnar. However, although attached close to the front element of the prime lens, the Vivitar has poor edge definition and it is necessary to stop down to f/8 for acceptable edge detail. This aperture has the effect of diminishing overall Zeiss lens performance since the vario-sonnar is optimized for use in the range f/2.8 - f/5.6 before defraction softens the image overall. The Vivitar is a pretty lens that should perform better. Would recommend it for still camera use where image correcting software can correct barrel distortion and reduce edge chromatic aberration. On my 4k camcorder I obtained a sharper image overall using a single element Sunagor x0.6 w/a accessory lens purchased several decades ago. The Vivitar, however has the advantage of providing an image right to the corners of the Sony sensor (whereas the Sunagor does not). The Vivitar is best used with the Zeiss zoom set to full w/a (equiv 29mm on a 35mm camera) and stopped down to f/6.7 - f/8. In my opinion the field of view on my camcorder is equivalent to x0.65 or even x0.70 rather than the x4.3 quoted. However when fitted to standard focal length lense the Vivitar may provide better edge definition and a true x0.43 field of view.
    Date published: 2015-03-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Further tests by High Contrast This afocal lens has since been tested on two Canon DSLR standard focal length lenses. In each case there was neither barrel distortion nor chromatic aberrations near the edge of the frame. This lens seems to suit some prime lenses especially where the front element of the prime is significantly smaller than the rear element of the Vivitar wide angle attachment.
    Date published: 2016-04-20
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