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Digital King DSW Pro 0.7x Wide Angle Lens Nikon/Pentax 52mm

by Digital King
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
Price: £69.99
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  • Fits to the front of the standard 18-55 lens on Nikon and Pentax camera.
  • It has a thread size of 52mm
  • Japan made

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Digital King DSW Pro 0.7x Wide Angle Lens Nikon/Pentax 52mm + Camera Replacement Metal 49mm-52mm Step Up Filter Ring Adapter
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 499 g
  • Item model number: DSW PRO 52
  • ASIN: B0014DCR26
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 31 Mar 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,251 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Fantastic way to obtain a wider view of angle with this amazing lens. Screws directly on to the front of your Nikon or Pentax 18-55mm AF lens giving you 12mm wide angle when the zoom lens is set to 18mm. Absolutely no loss of quality of image. Colour, exposure or resolution is not affected!!! DSW-PRO 0.7 AF Magnification :0.7X Lens construction : 1 elements in 1 groups Dimensions : 80x966 18mm(length) Weight : 76g 52mm Filter Thread

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4.2 out of 5 stars
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Lens 19 Dec 2008
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Like a lot of keen amateurs using a DSLR with standard 18-55 mm (kit) lens I began to look at other (in this case wide angle) lenses and was immediately confronted with the high cost of wide angle zooms. Again like many people I was a little taken aback at the cost of the Sigma 10-20 zoom at over £300 even on Amazon.

After a lot of research on the web I came across the Digital King wide angle lens - .7X which is made in Japan and is designed specifically to work with a 18-55 kit lens. It just screws on the front like a filter; your kit lens does all the focussing bit.

Took the plunge and bought it through Amazon UK although it was supplied by RK Photographic. It arrived 2 days later inside a nifty pouch with draw string and protected by front and back good quality lens caps. Total cost less tha £70.00 p&p free. Free 5 year guarantee.

I have to say when I took it out of the box it looked beautiful. Obviously larger in depth and diameter than a filter but still light to use. On maximum wide angle of the kit lens (18mm) it becomes a 12.6 approx wide
angle lens. The quality of image using my Nikon D40 is simply superb and I'm sure would easily meet the standards of keen amateurs. It gives a pleasing natural wide angle "distortion" when used closely to objects although less than a fish-eye would but it is still quite dramatic.

It was interesting because when I looked more closely at reviews of this lens in other web forums I was struck by how the most vehemently against this type of lens clearly had not even used one let alone owned one. This is what convinced me to buy the Digital King lens. No-one who owned one had criticized it. It seemed to be a result of a certain sort of snobbery: you will only get quality by paying through the nose for it.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
After using two slr's (a Canon film slr and an Olympus dslr) that employed dedicated multi-element wide-angle and telephoto convertors and been pleased with results, I thought this convertor worth trying. Happily my initial experience confirms its maker's claims. This attachment has a single glass element especially designed to match a 18-55mm dslr standard zoom lens at its widest setting e.g. 18mm. My convertor is 52mm dia. for a Pentax K100d but a 58mm dia. version is also available.

Overall the performance on my camera is excellent. Perhaps not just due to careful design and manufacture but also as experience suggests, the less glass added to the front of an already good camera lens the better. Being lightweight and compact the convertor slips conveniently into the front pocket of a zoomster camera bag; accessories are no use unless to hand. Other plus points are nothing to go wrong, all camera functions are retained and the chance of dust entering the camera is eliminated by using a supplementary lens.

Reasonable care is needed screwing it into the host lens filter ring but once its screw thread is properly engaged my converter spins on and off freely helped by its milled edge, black crackle finish, providing a secure finger grip. The lens appears to be multi-coated and its barrel is marked MC. This metal barrel although shallow seems to offer a little shading. Toda-Seiko Ltd (Japan) have been making conversion lenses for around 20 years for different optical equipment and camera makers something that I find reassuring - see their website.

Not everyone can justify or afford an expensive prime or zoom wide-angle lens but they can enjoy the added fun and interest of making more dynamic photos. with this convertor.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super light accessory 25 Jun 2009
By Edward
Super light and handy to carry around at an excellent price. No distortion: in fact I tend to leave in on all the time now when out and and about.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to my tool box 27 Mar 2013
By Cheryl
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I am using this on my Panasonic FZ200. It fit directly on the lens. It increases the angle nicely and the results are nice clear photos. Very happy with this. Good service and communication from this vendor while shipping to the USA.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be sure it's enough for you. 27 Oct 2010
I've given 5 stars because it does "what it says on the tin" and does it well! Images remain clear and sharp with an increase in barrel distortion that you should expect to get with a wider angle (it's perfectly acceptable to me). The only question you need to ask is whether it's wide enough for you. If you're after a really dramatic effect then this isn't the converter for you. I had to take pics with it on and then off to compare results and it does do the trick - I actually leave it on my camera now to get that extra bit, but I wouldn't say it has the wow factor - not when it's only a 0.7x converter. On my DX Nikon, this converter almost removes the 1.5x crop factor (18 x 1.5 * 0.7 = 18.9). I'm sure that a 0.6 or 0.5 converter would be much more dramatic, but if that's not what you want, then get this one. I haven't tried any landscape pics yet, but I'm sure the distortion will be hardly noticable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good alternative. 11 Jan 2012
By Geordie
I'm not long back from a months trekking in Nepal,just before I went, I bought the Digital King wide angle lens for my Nikon DSLR.
Being a keen photographer,and not wanting to take loads of lenses,i tried this product,and have to say I was very pleased with the results.
Being a cheaper option than a wide angle lens proper,it goes well with most varied lenses,and I'm pleased with my photos,all taken in RAW format.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm happy....
Can't fault this for the money. Gives me wide angle capability on my FZ200 for an affordable cost. Not too bulky, so fits easily into my camera bag, and no obvious signs of... Read more
Published 11 hours ago by Dunzo2
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Except in really bright sunlight it tends to lose focus at the edges, but what can you expect for this price, it is never going to equal a £300-£400 lens is it....
Published 10 months ago by UspTac45
2.0 out of 5 stars Severe barrel distorion and badly degraded images
The positive reviews simply bamboozle me (what cameras are they using?) the lens produces quite severe barrel distortion, not that unsurprising however the degradation of the image... Read more
Published 15 months ago by D. Fell
5.0 out of 5 stars §Good brand and seller
It was my first product which I bought from RK Photographic. Arrived immediately in good condition. It works perfect on my Panasonic DMC-G1 + standard kit lens 14-45mm. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Miron
2.0 out of 5 stars Sow's Ear
I purchased this on the strength of 11 five star reviews(and nothing short of five stars)on Amazon.

I've tried to like it, I've tried to make it work, but every shot... Read more
Published on 6 Feb 2012 by Telstar
2.0 out of 5 stars Worth your money
I ordered this Digital King wide angle adapter for my husband. He was quite impressed and wrote this review:
I was a bit hesitant about this converter mostly because of very... Read more
Published on 6 Jan 2012 by Aneta
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice lens
Most people who buy this lens will be DSLR owners, but that's not to say this lens isn't an option for other cameras too. Read more
Published on 19 Jun 2011 by Peter Piper
5.0 out of 5 stars Digital King DSW Pro 0.7x Wide Angle Lens Nikon/Pentax 52mm
Well constructed, good optical performance, little chromatic abberation.At the price this is worth more than every penny. Would recommend without resevation.
Published on 3 April 2011 by DD
5.0 out of 5 stars wide angle lens
The wide angle lens has given me an extra option with my camera at a very reasonable price. I am very pleased with the quality & service, & will happily purchase from this seller... Read more
Published on 4 Dec 2010 by jln
5.0 out of 5 stars great
i needed a wider angle lens this is so good for the money.
you do need to use 18-55mm lens with this but its great fun and you realy DO GET THE WIDE ANGLE WITH THIS, now the... Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2010 by Mr. S. Wilson
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