Sony VADWA Lens Adapter

30mm - Silver - MPN: VADWA
Product Details
Description
Expand your shooting options with the VAD-WA lens adapter from Sony. The VAD-WA allows you to add 30mm conversion lenses and lens filters to your DSC-W1 Cyber-shot digital camera. Built from sturdy aluminum materials, the VAD-WA is designed to provide maximum stability to your lenses, insuring perfect shots every time. This lightweight lens adapter even includes a handy carrying pouch to protect it while it is off the camera.
Quick Glance
Product Type Lens Adapter
User Reviews
Sony VAD-WA Lens Adapter
4 Star Review   By member aburandt - Mar 19, 2006   

Strengths: Easy to use

Weakness: Bag that protects adaptor is a difference material then the original lens bag

The Sony VAD-WA lens adapter is needed for the use with VCL-DH2630, VCL-DH1730 and VCL-DH0730 lenses. Retail associates will tell you that you don't need an adaptor, but you do esp if you have a DSC-W1 camera. When used with super telephoto lens, the corners of the screen darken (you just need to adjust the zoom, it will disappear), however it does make a neat effect.

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Sony VAD-WA Lens Adaptor
5 Star Review   By member bwoodb - Jul 7, 2005   

Strengths: This item is an essential when using a telephoto lens.

I never used an adaptor or lens prior to buying this one. This adaptor easily attached to my camera and telephoto lens with very little effort. The adaptor matches the color of my camera. I took wonderful pictures with my Sony DSC-W1 camera. I loved the price that I found through PriceGrabber. I would highly recommend the purchase of this adaptor. Without it, you will not be able to use any of the lens offered by Sony.

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4 Star Review   By member r.s..21 - May 2, 2005   

Strengths: Alluminium body is very strong, Look & feel, seems durable

Weakness: Price, On the path of Flash

This product is nicely build by Sony. The price I paid ($20.00) is high for this product. But good thing is that now I can use add on lenses/filters on my W1 camera. Lot of point & shoot camera does not have option to put add on lenses. One thing I did not like about this product is that If i want to use flash it obstract the flash light. Thanks Rakesh

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3 Star Review   By member IMBerg - Feb 2, 2005   

Strengths: Light weight and comes with a cloth case to protect it.

What can I say about the Sony VAD-WA Lens Adaptor? It’s an expensive item that is ‘good for nothing’ by itself ~ like the telephoto lens that requires the adaptor. A necessity! But, a necessity, I was happy I could buy, so, I can take pictures with a telephoto lens. Fun! I would recommend this product to anyone who can afford it.

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5 Star Review   By member phsmith80 - Dec 23, 2004   

Strengths: Design and quality are excellent. Comes with a high quality bag that protects threads and finish. Internal coating of adapter is flat black that prevents outside light from interfering with image.

I used this lens adapter on Sony DSC-W1 Cyber-shot camera and it worked well. Product has external threads that match camera body and internal threads to match filter or lens. The adapter does not compromise the field-of-view over the full range of optical zoom. Finish and fit were perfect and it looks good on the camera.

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5 Star Review   By member stanglx - Nov 26, 2004   

Strengths: The adapter color matches the camera nicely. Construction is solid.

Weakness: $25 dollars seems a bit expensive for a small piece of metal, but is necessary for additional lenses.

I am using the VAD-WA adapter with the Sony DSC-W1 camera and the VCL-DH2630 2.6x Super Telephoto Conversion Lens, and they all fit snugly together. If you will be using the flash, you will want to remove the adapter because the flash on the DSC-W1 is right above the lens and will be blocked by the adapter and lens. I'm using the lens for mostly outdoor shots anyway so that won't be an issue for me.

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3 Star Review   By member drchilds - Oct 23, 2004   

Strengths: Simple and robust

Weakness: Adapter creates tunnel effect at some zoom settings. It would have been better if the camera (Cyber-shot DSC-W1) had been designed to accept auxiliary lens directly

The adapter ring screws onto the DSC-W1 camera body and allows Sony auxiliary 30mm lens to be attached. The design allows the camera zoom to function normally and the camera seems to work just as well, whether the adapter is attached or not. The problem is that, when the Sony 2.6X telephoto lens is fitted, the adapter obscures all of the image, except for a central disc (severe vignetting) - this can be removed by using the full optical zoom, but there is effectively no usable focal length (35mm equiv.) between 114mm (full zoom without telephoto) and 296mm with the telephoto lens. I would prefer that the camera accepted extra lenses directly, but that would make the camera much more bulky.

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4 Star Review   By member hewens - Oct 7, 2004   

Strengths: ingenious, very suitable for Sony DSC-W1, firm

Weakness: seems just for Sony DSC-W1

I had an idea that I want to own a VAD-WA adaptor when I had bought Sony DSC-W1 digital camera because it can expand the function of the camera in optical zoom and wide-angle when it links with proper lens. When I received this adaptor, I found that it was very ingenious and suitable for W1 exactly. It also looks very firm. The shortage is that it seems as if it was just designed for Sony DSC-W1.

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5 Star Review   By member miuakl - Aug 12, 2004   

Strengths: It works.

There are versions of this sold on ebay (not by Sony). It essentially converts to a 52mm ring to accept 52mm filters. I chose to get this original 30mm converter instead because I figure it would be compatible with more lenses offered for this camera.

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4 Star Review   By member SirBill55 - Jul 21, 2004   

Strengths: Solid metallic Feel. This is the bridge to any lens attachment that you will think of buying for this digital camera.

Weakness: Block the flash that comes with camera. Sleezy pouch that came with the adaptor.

I purchased this attachment because it is needed to fit any attachment lens to my Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1. But I later learned that this fits all the other Cyber Shot digital cameras (as long as they have the 35mm attachment threads.) I was surprised that it was made of an aluminum alloy which feels very solid in my hand, and attached to the camera. One of the reasons that I chose the DSC-W1 over the Cannon S500 was because of the available attachments. And this adaptor is a must have. One major drawback, which stems from this adaptor to the attachment lenses, is that it blocks the built in flash. So if you are using the adaptor and its attachment lenses, and need to use the flash, you will notice an upside down, cone shaped shadow, cast by this attachment. For this reason alone I was forced to buy an external flash.

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Product Details
Description
Expand your shooting options with the VAD-WA lens adapter from Sony. The VAD-WA allows you to add 30mm conversion lenses and lens filters to your DSC-W1 Cyber-shot digital camera. Built from sturdy aluminum materials, the VAD-WA is designed to provide maximum stability to your lenses, insuring perfect shots every time. This lightweight lens adapter even includes a handy carrying pouch to protect it while it is off the camera.
Quick Glance
Product Type Lens Adapter
Summary
Product Title Sony VADWA Lens Adapter
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 4.2 | 10 Reviews
General
Product Compatibility: Digital Camera: Cyber-shot DSC-W1 Lenses: VCLDH0730 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens VCLDH1730 Telephoto Lens VCLDH2630 Super Telephoto Conversion Lens Filters: VF30CPKS Polarizing Filter Kit VF30NK Filter Kit
URL: Manufacturer Link
User Reviews
Sony VAD-WA Lens Adapter
4 Star Review   By member aburandt - Mar 19, 2006   

Strengths: Easy to use

Weakness: Bag that protects adaptor is a difference material then the original lens bag

The Sony VAD-WA lens adapter is needed for the use with VCL-DH2630, VCL-DH1730 and VCL-DH0730 lenses. Retail associates will tell you that you don't need an adaptor, but you do esp if you have a DSC-W1 camera. When used with super telephoto lens, the corners of the screen darken (you just need to adjust the zoom, it will disappear), however it does make a neat effect.

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Sony VAD-WA Lens Adaptor
5 Star Review   By member bwoodb - Jul 7, 2005   

Strengths: This item is an essential when using a telephoto lens.

I never used an adaptor or lens prior to buying this one. This adaptor easily attached to my camera and telephoto lens with very little effort. The adaptor matches the color of my camera. I took wonderful pictures with my Sony DSC-W1 camera. I loved the price that I found through PriceGrabber. I would highly recommend the purchase of this adaptor. Without it, you will not be able to use any of the lens offered by Sony.

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4 Star Review   By member r.s..21 - May 2, 2005   

Strengths: Alluminium body is very strong, Look & feel, seems durable

Weakness: Price, On the path of Flash

This product is nicely build by Sony. The price I paid ($20.00) is high for this product. But good thing is that now I can use add on lenses/filters on my W1 camera. Lot of point & shoot camera does not have option to put add on lenses. One thing I did not like about this product is that If i want to use flash it obstract the flash light. Thanks Rakesh

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3 Star Review   By member IMBerg - Feb 2, 2005   

Strengths: Light weight and comes with a cloth case to protect it.

What can I say about the Sony VAD-WA Lens Adaptor? It’s an expensive item that is ‘good for nothing’ by itself ~ like the telephoto lens that requires the adaptor. A necessity! But, a necessity, I was happy I could buy, so, I can take pictures with a telephoto lens. Fun! I would recommend this product to anyone who can afford it.

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5 Star Review   By member phsmith80 - Dec 23, 2004   

Strengths: Design and quality are excellent. Comes with a high quality bag that protects threads and finish. Internal coating of adapter is flat black that prevents outside light from interfering with image.

I used this lens adapter on Sony DSC-W1 Cyber-shot camera and it worked well. Product has external threads that match camera body and internal threads to match filter or lens. The adapter does not compromise the field-of-view over the full range of optical zoom. Finish and fit were perfect and it looks good on the camera.

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5 Star Review   By member stanglx - Nov 26, 2004   

Strengths: The adapter color matches the camera nicely. Construction is solid.

Weakness: $25 dollars seems a bit expensive for a small piece of metal, but is necessary for additional lenses.

I am using the VAD-WA adapter with the Sony DSC-W1 camera and the VCL-DH2630 2.6x Super Telephoto Conversion Lens, and they all fit snugly together. If you will be using the flash, you will want to remove the adapter because the flash on the DSC-W1 is right above the lens and will be blocked by the adapter and lens. I'm using the lens for mostly outdoor shots anyway so that won't be an issue for me.

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3 Star Review   By member drchilds - Oct 23, 2004   

Strengths: Simple and robust

Weakness: Adapter creates tunnel effect at some zoom settings. It would have been better if the camera (Cyber-shot DSC-W1) had been designed to accept auxiliary lens directly

The adapter ring screws onto the DSC-W1 camera body and allows Sony auxiliary 30mm lens to be attached. The design allows the camera zoom to function normally and the camera seems to work just as well, whether the adapter is attached or not. The problem is that, when the Sony 2.6X telephoto lens is fitted, the adapter obscures all of the image, except for a central disc (severe vignetting) - this can be removed by using the full optical zoom, but there is effectively no usable focal length (35mm equiv.) between 114mm (full zoom without telephoto) and 296mm with the telephoto lens. I would prefer that the camera accepted extra lenses directly, but that would make the camera much more bulky.

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4 Star Review   By member hewens - Oct 7, 2004   

Strengths: ingenious, very suitable for Sony DSC-W1, firm

Weakness: seems just for Sony DSC-W1

I had an idea that I want to own a VAD-WA adaptor when I had bought Sony DSC-W1 digital camera because it can expand the function of the camera in optical zoom and wide-angle when it links with proper lens. When I received this adaptor, I found that it was very ingenious and suitable for W1 exactly. It also looks very firm. The shortage is that it seems as if it was just designed for Sony DSC-W1.

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5 Star Review   By member miuakl - Aug 12, 2004   

Strengths: It works.

There are versions of this sold on ebay (not by Sony). It essentially converts to a 52mm ring to accept 52mm filters. I chose to get this original 30mm converter instead because I figure it would be compatible with more lenses offered for this camera.

60% of readers found this review helpful.

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4 Star Review   By member SirBill55 - Jul 21, 2004   

Strengths: Solid metallic Feel. This is the bridge to any lens attachment that you will think of buying for this digital camera.

Weakness: Block the flash that comes with camera. Sleezy pouch that came with the adaptor.

I purchased this attachment because it is needed to fit any attachment lens to my Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1. But I later learned that this fits all the other Cyber Shot digital cameras (as long as they have the 35mm attachment threads.) I was surprised that it was made of an aluminum alloy which feels very solid in my hand, and attached to the camera. One of the reasons that I chose the DSC-W1 over the Cannon S500 was because of the available attachments. And this adaptor is a must have. One major drawback, which stems from this adaptor to the attachment lenses, is that it blocks the built in flash. So if you are using the adaptor and its attachment lenses, and need to use the flash, you will notice an upside down, cone shaped shadow, cast by this attachment. For this reason alone I was forced to buy an external flash.

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