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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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Comparision Images
   
Comparision Video Clip
 
 
HD-6600PRO-55 Wideangle 0.66x



The image distortion occurs more or less with a wideangle lens on, but this particular lens is especially made for Distortion Free(-1.3%) based on the sophisticated lens formula which produces a resolution power of 350-line/mm at center(MTF30%). Especially designed for use with high-definition digital camera, and the lens is made of hi-index optical glasses, 3-group/3-element, fully coated. It's an ideal accessory lens for professionals and advanced amateurs shooting in tight place. There will be no reduction of light value when this conversion lens is attached on the camera's lens.

The original Raynox adapters are designed and made to suit the best physically and optically to the HD-6600PRO lens to obtain the optimum image quality like the pictures shown in our website. When the adapters of other makers are used with Raynox HD-6600PRO lens, the picture image quality could be slightly deteriorated, especially around the corners.
Center resolution power 350-line/mm


Cross reference table
Non-Distortion Image of -1.3%
72mm front filter threads
3-Groupe-3-element High Definition Design
Comparison images taken with HD-6600PRO Wideangle conversion lens. Comparison images taken with HD-6600PRO Wideangle conversion lens. Comparison images taken with HD-6600PRO Wideangle conversion lens.
Specifications & Measurements
Magnification Nominal 0.66x, Actual 0.66x Diagonal, 0.66x Horizontal
Lens construction 3-group/3-element, Coated optical glass elements
Image distortion -1.3%(max.wideangle)
Front Filter thread 72mm
Mounting thread 37mm, 43mm, 46mm, 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm
Dimensions (Height x Diameter) 43mm x 76mm/HD-6600PRO-37, 38mm x 76mm/HD-6600PRO-43, 40mm x 76mm/HD-6600PRO-46,
38mm x 76mm/HD-6600PRO-49, 40mm x 76mm/HD-6600PRO-52, 40mm x 76mm/HD-6600PRO-55,
36mm x 76mm/HD-6600PRO-58
Weight 175g(6.2oz)/HD-6600PRO-37, 168g(5.9oz)/HD-6600PRO-43, 172g(6.1oz)/HD-6600PRO-46, 168g(5.9oz)/HD-6600PRO-49, 178g(6.3oz)/HD-6600PRO-52, 172g(6.1oz)/HD-6600PRO-55, 177g(6.2oz)/HD-6600PRO-58,
Accessories Case, Lens caps, Instruction manuals

●The cosmetic designs may change without prior notice.
The focusing zoom range with the HD-6600PRO lens on will vary depending on the model of High Definition camera in use, and generally speaking the focusing zoom range is from the end of wide angle point up to 6x zoom area. No focusing at the telephoto end.
Remote control function and internal video light/Flash may not work properly with conversion lens attached.
Special Notes: The rear lens element of HD-6600PRO-58(58mm size) model is made protruded from the mounting threads of the barrel, and it may hit or give damage on the front lens of camcorder when mounted with the models other than described underneath;Compatible camcorder models SONY VX-2000/PD-150/DSR-250 Digital Camcorders, Canon GL-1/2,XM-1/2 Digital Camcorders.
There is no difference in the optical performance of lens quality between DCR-6600PRO and other HD-6600PRO models.
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.

Comparision Images
   
Comparision Video Clip
 

The DCR-CF187PRO/DCR-FE181PRO lenses weigh 565g (1.24lbs)/685g (1.5 lbs)and they are 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.
Raynox telephoto conversion lenses were designed to use at maximum Telephoto position of  camera's zoom lens.
Raynox wideangle conversion lenses were designed to use at maximum wideangle position of  camera's zoom lens unless specified.
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.
72mm size filter may cause "vignetting" (darkening corners of its taken image) when used on the HD-6600PRO-55 Wideangle conversion lens.
The production of MSN-200 & MSN-500 have been discontinued in Nov. 2005 and they were replaced by MSN-202 & MSN-505.
Do Not use the built-in flash while conversion lens is attached.
*The cosmetic designs may change without prior Notice.

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