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DCR-FE181PRO Fish-Eye (Full Frame) Lens
 

The DCR-FE181PRO/DCR-FE180PRO lens captures an amazing wideangle view of 180 degrees on diagonal line

Shooting a creative image or making the ultra wideangle picture? The DCR-FE181PRO/ DCR-180PRO lens captures an amazing wideangle view of 180 degrees on diagonal lines. It stays in focus during the whole zooming when attached to the zoom lens of less than 4-time variation. It's a completely new high definition lens made of the high index optical lens with a 4-group/5-element formula.

There will be no reduction of light value when this conversion lens is attached on the camera's lens.
DCR-FE181PRO comes with 4-adapter rings for 43mm/ 52mm/ 55mm/ 58mm filter sizes.
DCR-FE180PRO comes with 2-adapter rings for 52mm/ and 58mm filter sizes.
There is no difference in the quality of lens between DCR-FE181PRO and DCR-FE180PRO.
DCR-FE181PRO available in Feb. 2009

 

Specifications & Measurements
Magnification Nominal 0.24x
Actual 180-degree Diagonal, 0.24x Horizontal
Lens construction 4-group/5-element, Coated optical glass elements
Front Filter thread None
Mounting thread 62mm
Dimensions 68mm x 100mm
Weight 685g(24oz)
Accessories DCR-FE181PRO: 4-adapter ring, Lens pouch, Lens caps, Instruction manuals
DCR-FE180PRO: 2-adapter ring, Lens pouch, Lens caps, Instruction manuals

 

180-degree Field of View on
diagonal line

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Resolution Power 480-line/mm
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4-group/5-element lens design
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Four adapter rings included

Compatiable with HD Camcorder
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DCR-FE181PRO/DCR-FE180PRO are also suitable to 3-CCD chip or mega-pixel Digital Camcorders such as SONY HDR-FX7, HVR-V1, VX-2000, VX-1000, PD-150, PD-100, TRV-900,/950 Canon GL-1, XM-1/2.
Magnification when used with camcorder: Nominal 0.24x, 0.22x/Diagonal, 0.3x/Horizontal(Average magnifications)

A LIST OF ADAPTERS for your Camcorder filter thread sizes

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RA6243 RA6252
RA6243 F62-M43mm Adapter ring
for 43mm filter size.
(DCR-FE181PRO-Included accessory)
RA6252 F62-M52mm Adapter ring
for 52mm filter size.
(DCR-FE181PRO/DCR-FE180PRO-Included accessory)

RA6255

RA6258
RA6255 F62-M55mm Adapter ring
for 55mm filter size.
(DCR-FE181PRO-Included accessory)
RA6258 F62-M58mm Adapter ring
for 58mm filter size.
(DCR-FE181PRO/DCR-FE180PRO-Included accessory)

RA6272 F62-M72mm Adapter ring
for 72mm filter size.
(Sold separately.)

Cross reference table

Digital cameras cross reference table_デジカメ適合表

The DCR-FE181PRO/DCR-FE180PRO full-frame (diagonal) fish-eye lens is designed to get a 180 degrees wide angle view suitable with as many as digital camera models available in the market, and it may create a slight ' vignetting ' at the corners of the picture captured with some camera model set at the widest position of the zoom lens.(Pic.1) If you do not like to have the ' vignetting ' effect during picture taking, zoom the camera lens slightly towards telephoto side. ' vignetting ' means that the four corners or a corner of the picture is cut off or darkened slightly.
Depending upon the model of camera you use, the ' vignetting ' effect will not appear at all even set at the widest range of the zoom lens. The following models are the ones as far as we know at the moment. SONY DSC-F717/F707, OLYMPUS C-755UZ, C-750UZ, C-745UZ, C-740UZ, C-730UZ, C-720UZ, C-700UZ.
However, the image obtained by the cameras which do not create the ' vignetting ' may produce the image less than 180 degrees field of view.
With Minolta DiMage A200, A2, A1, 7, 7i, Nikon CoolPix5000 models, the 180-degree field of view can be obtained either at diagonal or horizontal lines, set at the widest zoom range.
The borderline of whether the ' vignetting ' may happen or not lies in the area of 37mm focal length (equivalent o f 35mm film format) of the camera lens. When the camera lens is set at less than 37mm focal length, the ' vignetting ' effect will appear, in obtaining a full-frame 180-degree field of view.
There would be a possibility of viewing the ' vignetting ' on PC monitor screen, even though it did not appear on the camera's LCD monitor.
Do not use the built-in flash while the DCR-FE181PRO/DCR-FE180PRO is attached.
The DCR-FE181PRO/DCR-FE180PRO lens weighs 685g (1.5 lbs) and it's a rather heavy stuff and may limit the way of shooting condition. Be careful in handling the camera with the lens attached, such as supporting or protecting the lens by your own hand.
Screw-thread pitch size is 0.75mm unless specified.
The specifications and cosmetic designs may change without prior notice.


(Pic.1)
The above is simulated Vignetting image and Fisheye coverage.

Exposing the conversion lens to a warm atmosphere in an instant way from the cold area may create some dews on and inside the lens. When it happened inside the lens, keep the lens in a dry area till the dews disappear before using. Repeating such situation may leave dirt spot-(mildew) and affect the image.
All of Raynox conversion lenses are proudly made in Japan. At our wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary, every stage of production is rigorously checked and tested so that the lens elements compensate effectively for astigmatism, distortion and spherical aberration.... for an excellent image quality.
The lens is neither made for dust-free nor moisture/water-proof.
RAYNOX® is the registered trademark of Yoshida Industry Co., Ltd. Tokyo. Other brand names and the models are the trademarks of their manufactures or their subsidiaries and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.

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DCR-CF187PRO High Definition 185 Circular Fish-Eye Conversion Lens
 

Diagonal to Circular Fisheye image  

A fabulous 185-degree Circular Fisheye conversion lens was introduced from Raynox, called DCR-CF187PRO, DCR-CF185PRO Once again, Raynox filled the need of advanced image creators. Upon mounting on the zoom lens, it opens the field of view to the ultra wide angle, the diagonal fisheye angle and to the circular fisheye images. A very interesting feature of this particular lens makes it possible to change the scenery from an ultra wide angle view to a diagonal fisheye and to the circular fisheye or the other way, by zooming the lens.

DCR-CF187PRO comes with 4-adapter rings for 43mm/ 52mm/ 55mm/ 58mm filter sizes

DCR-CF185PRO comes with 2-adapter rings for 52mm/ and 58mm filter sizes

There is no difference in the quality of lens between DCR-CF187PRO and DCR-CF185PRO.

 

185-degree Field of View on all directions


4-Group-6-element High Definition Design


Shifts Diagonal to Circular Fisheye Image*


Four adapter rings included**

Specifications & Measurements
Magnification Nominal 185-degree
Actual 185-degree Diagonal, 185-degree Horizontal
Lens construction 4-group/6-element, Coated optical glass elements
Front Filter thread None
Mounting thread 62mm
Dimensions 98mm x 96mm
Weight 565g(20oz)
Accessories DCR-CF187PRO: 4-adapter ring, Lens pouch, Lens caps, Instruction manuals
DCR-CF185PRO: 2-adapter ring, Lens pouch, Lens caps, Instruction manuals
To achieve a Circular Fish-Eye image, the focal length of the camera's lens must be about 36mm or shorter (equivalent of 35mm film format). Otherwise, it may not make a complete Circular Fish-Eye image. *There are some cameras you can shoot a Circular Fish-Eye picture but not a Diagonal Fish-Eye image. Video camcorder may not achieve circular fisheye image. **DCR-CF187PRO


 
 
Upon mounting on the zoom lens, The DCR-CF187PRO/DCR-CF185PRO opens the field of view to the ultra wide angle, the diagonal fisheye angle and to the circular fisheye images. It's a completely new high definition lens made of the high index optical coated lens with a 4-group/6-element formula to obtain the maximum resolution power of 500 lines/mm at center (MTF30%), while it has low dispersion.



Digital cameras cross reference table_デジカメ適合表
 

Camera's Maximum Wideangle image with DCR-CF187PRO.

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This Panorama image is made by trimming and stretching.

Click and see the actual taken image.
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The above is simulated Circular Fisheye image and Diagonal Fisheye coverage.
 
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RA6243

RA6252
RA6243 F62-M43mm Adapter ring
for 43mm filter size.
(DCR-CF187PRO-Included accessory)
RA6252 F62-M52mm Adapter ring
for 52mm filter size.
(DCR-CF187PRO/DCR-CF185PRO-Included accessory)
RA6255 RA6258
RA6255 F62-M55mm Adapter ring
for 43mm filter size.
(DCR-CF187PRO-Included accessory)
RA6258 F62-M58mm Adapter ring
for 58mm filter size.
(DCR-CF187PRO/DCR-CF185PRO-Included accessory)

RA6272 F62-M72mm Adapter ring
for 72mm filter size.
(Sold separately.)
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The Fish-Eye lens is a precision optical instrument, assembled with critical alignment tolerance. Do not subject it to severe shock and to the conditions of excessive cold, heat or humidity. Do not disassemble the lens.
See the focusing on the LCD monitor. Thru the optical finder, you cannot capture the whole broadened angle of view.
To achieve a Circular Fish-Eye image, the focal length of the camera's lens must be about 36mm or shorter (equivalent of 35mm film format). Otherwise, it may not make a complete Circular Fish-Eye image. There are cameras you can shoot a Circular Fish-Eye picture but not a Diagonal Fish-Eye image while the DCR-CF187PRO is attached.
The built-in remote control system of the camera may not function properly, when the Fish-Eye lens is attached. It is recommended to make a trial shooting before you use the remote control system.
Please remove the DCR-CF187PRO lens and holder from the camera after completing your shooting.
There would be a possibility of viewing the ' vignetting ' on PC monitor screen, even though it did not appear on the camera's LCD monitor.
Do not use the built-in flash while the DCR-CF187PRO is attached.
The DCR-CF187PRO lens weighs 565g (1.24 lbs) and it's a rather heavy stuff and may limit the way of shooting condition. Be careful in handling the camera with the lens attached, such as supporting or protecting the lens by your own hand.
Screw-thread pitch size is 0.75mm unless specified.
●The specifications and cosmetic designs may change without prior notice.

The above is simulated Circular Fisheye image and Diagonal Fisheye coverage.
 

Exposing the conversion lens to a warm atmosphere in an instant way from the cold area may create some dews on and inside the lens. When it happened inside the lens, keep the lens in a dry area till the dews disappear before using. Repeating such situation may leave dirt spot-(mildew) and affect the image.
All of Raynox conversion lenses are proudly made in Japan. At our wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary, every stage of production is rigorously checked and tested so that the lens elements compensate effectively for astigmatism, distortion and spherical aberration.... for an excellent image quality.
The lens is neither made for dust-free nor moisture/water-proof.

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UAC-3500 Universal Adapter for 52-67mm filter size
 

You can simply “Snap On” UAC-3500 Universal Adapter on the lens filter threads of 52-67mm.

Male threads size: 52-67mm
Female threads size: 37mm

 
 
DCR-5320PRO 3-in-1 High Definition Triple Macro Conversion Lens
  The DCR-5320PRO High Definition Macro Conversion lens is particularly designed to use with the high-end digital, film and hi-vision cameras, resulting in an amazing resolution power of 200L/mm at center (MTF 30%) with a low dispersion. With the Macro lens attached on the camera's lens, it makes possible to approach the object very close for macro shooting. The model consists of two independent lenses, one is with 2-diopter magnification and the other with 3-diopter. It also makes a 5-diopter lens by coupling the both lenses together. Taking advantage of using in three ways, you can shoot the object at the distances of either 50cm or 30cm or 17cm, depending upon the nature of a subject. All lens glass elements are fully coated for the optimum light transmittance and fine image quality.
The adapter rings which fit to the 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 77mm, 82mm threads (except 72mm) are sold separately.










* MTF30%-theoretical number obtained.

 
The DCR-5320PRO Macro Close-up lens is made of two independent lenses of 2-diopter magnification and 3-diopter one, both fabricated in doublet formula for less color aberration at corners. By putting the two lenses together, it creates the high 5-diopter magnification macro close-up conversion lens with the excellent high resolution power of 200 lines/mm at center (MTF30%) at center.  
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  Specifications & Measurements
  Magnification & Focusing distance 2-Diopter, 486mm(∞*)
3-Diopter, 311mm(∞*)
5-Diopter, 170mm(∞*)
  Lens construction

The 2-Diopter - 1-group/2-element

The 3-Diopter - 2-group/3-element
The 5-Diopter - 3-group/5-element
Coated optical glass elements
  Resolution power(Center) 200L/mm(MTF30%)-theoretical number obtained.
  Front Filter thread 72mm
  Mounting thread 72mm
  Dimensions The 2-Diopter - 76mm x 24mm
The 3-Diopter - 76mm x 39mm
The 5-Diopter - 76mm x 59mm
  Weight

The 2-Diopter - 105g(3.7oz)

The 3-Diopter - 290g(10.2oz)
The 5-Diopter - 395g(13.9oz)
  Accessories Lens pouch, Lens caps, Instruction manuals
  (*the distance shown is measured from top of the lens to the surface of object when the lens is set at infinity).



How ?
Add one more DCR-5320PRO onto the same set, giving you
8 different diopter choice of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10.


Cross reference table
The DCR-5320PRO Macro Close-up lenses are compatible with the latest High Definition cameras introduced in the market lately. The shooting distance will be either at 50cm (2-diopter lens), 30cm (3-diopter lens) and 17cm (5-diopter lens) with an infinity setting of the camera lens.
 
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RA7282 F72-M82mm Adapter ring
for 82mm filter size.(Sold separately)
RA7277 F72-M77mm Adapter ring
for 77mm filter size.(Sold separately)
RA7267 F72-M67mm Adapter ring
for 67mm filter size.(Sold separately)
RA7262 F72-M62mm Adapter ring
for 62mm filter size.(Sold separately)
RA7258 F72-M58mm Adapter ring
for 58mm filter size.(Sold separately)

RA7255 F72-M55mm Adapter ring
for 55mm filter size.(Sold separately)
RA7252 F72-M52mm Adapter ring
for 52mm filter size.(Sold separately)



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It is recommended to use the 2-diopter and 3-diopter lenses with the camera lens set at longer than 50mm FL (35mm film equiv.), and 100mm FL with the 5-diopter lens.. There may be a possibility of vignetting (darkened corners) happens when the FL (focal length) used is set at shorter than the above mentioned.
The all figures and numbers of the lenses mentioned in this explanation were the ones obtained when the focusing distance of taking lens was set at infinity. Usually, when the focusing distance is set at nearer than the infinity, the focusing could be done at the nearer point than the described in this explanation.
While the Macro lens is attached on, do not use the built-in flash. If you do, there would be a shadow of the lens barrel shown in the picture taken.
There might be a possibility of not functioning of a remote control when the Macro lens is attached. Please try a rehearsal shot first before using it.
Please detach the Macro lens and holder before carrying the camera around after completing the shooting.
The slight vignetting (darkened corners) could be shown on the taken picture, though it did not appear on the LCD monitor or viewfinder.
Knowing the rather heavy weight (395g) of the Macro lens, be careful in holding the lens and camera firm for shooting.
When using with an interchangeable lens of 35mm digital SLR camera, make focusing manually, except with the one made of an Inner Focusing system.
Screw-thread pitch size is 0.75mm unless specified.
The cosmetic design and optical specifications are subject to change without a prior notice.

 

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