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For the last couple of months people have been asking when Kapkur/Opteka fisheyes would be back in stock, unfortunately due to some language barriers I couldn't give a proper answer, only "they say they will be making more". That's all they would tell me over email anyway. Well I just checked on their Aliexpress store today and they have some in stock! 52mm + 58mm + 72mm (all the important ones) and 62mm + 67mm. Since Kapkur manufacture lenses for different companies such as Opteka e.t.c these lenses will pop up under different names and in different locations. So to make life a bit easier, I'm gonna leave as many directions to these lenses so people won't have to faff around looking for them.

[52mm (for VX1000's e.t.c)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000763533997.html?spm=a2g0o.store_pc_home.productList_15033727.subject_0

58mm (for VX2000's e.t.c)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000763669221.html?spm=a2g0o.store_pc_home.productList_15033738.subject_0

62mm (for Canon HD cameras e.t.c)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000763844774.html?spm=a2g0o.store_pc_home.productList_15033738.subject_3

67mm (not sure what these fit but they sell em!)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000764388945.html?spm=a2g0o.store_pc_home.productList_15033738.subject_4

72mm (for Panasonic DVX's, HPX/HMC's and the HVX's with a 82mm to 72mm step down ring)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000764016072.html?spm=a2g0o.store_pc_home.productList_15033738.subject_2


They even sell a 72mm spacer ring if ya need it
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32990898349.html?spm=a2g0o.store_pc_home.productList_15033738.subject_7

[EDIT]

Just found a 37mm and a 43mm .3 fisheye as well for ya'll using smaller cameras

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002940422877.html not sure about the company e.t.c so proceed with caution

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002695261895.html


[EDIT2]

Found out another store are selling the Kapkur lenses (52mm up) with a different label on them, also got some good reviews so leaving that link here also

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002788613938.html

[EDIT3]

Most of the links above are dead. But Kapkur are still selling the lens (and it's mk2 of a mk2, explained here: https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=118832.0 ) under the Vlogmagic branding. Here is the link to the listing.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002788613938.html Seem they have most sizes in stock which is nice! And in one place instead of spread out over multiple links.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2021, 12:49:03 PM by suckmadeck »

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Re: Opteka/Kapkur .3 fisheye lenses back in stock/mega list
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2021, 05:25:11 PM »
Thanks for this.

Dumb question, but I'm going to ask it anyway. A 52mm vs 72mm Opteka fisheye - are they exactly the same size lens with the only difference obviously being the screw size?

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Re: Opteka/Kapkur .3 fisheye lenses back in stock/mega list
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2021, 06:52:52 PM »
Thanks for this.

Dumb question, but I'm going to ask it anyway. A 52mm vs 72mm Opteka fisheye - are they exactly the same size lens with the only difference obviously being the screw size?

oh man, I think so?

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Re: Opteka/Kapkur .3 fisheye lenses back in stock/mega list
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2021, 04:29:01 PM »
Another dumb question

Is AliExpress any good?
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Re: Opteka/Kapkur .3 fisheye lenses back in stock/mega list
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2021, 07:48:16 PM »
Another dumb question

Is AliExpress any good?

Depends on the seller. I've had good experiences with em and so have other people, the usual complaint is that shit can take a while to ship

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Re: Opteka/Kapkur .3 fisheye lenses back in stock/mega list (UPDATED)
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2021, 12:49:57 PM »
Bumping for the update.

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Re: Opteka/Kapkur .3 fisheye lenses back in stock/mega list (UPDATED)
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2021, 01:32:32 PM »
Gods work

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Re: Opteka/Kapkur .3 fisheye lenses back in stock/mega list (UPDATED)
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2021, 02:13:57 PM »
question, what is a c-mount lens' thread size? im having issues trying to figure this out.
if i could fit the 37mm mount to a c-mount or other threaded adapter i could run it on a gh4 by the looks of it. but the only info i can find is c mount might be 39mm? any info is great. Thanks

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Re: Opteka/Kapkur .3 fisheye lenses back in stock/mega list (UPDATED)
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2023, 08:17:51 PM »
Anybody ever used one of these opteka fisheye before? Looks different to the standard opteka/kapkur/veledge ones

https://www.ebay.com/itm/275110400711

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Re: Opteka/Kapkur .3 fisheye lenses back in stock/mega list (UPDATED)
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2023, 01:48:05 AM »
Anybody ever used one of these opteka fisheye before? Looks different to the standard opteka/kapkur/veledge ones

https://www.ebay.com/itm/275110400711
This one is 0.4

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Re: Opteka/Kapkur .3 fisheye lenses back in stock/mega list (UPDATED)
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2023, 06:32:43 AM »
dont even bother with the 0.4x one. looks like a wide angle clipon fisheye
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Re: Opteka/Kapkur .3 fisheye lenses back in stock/mega list (UPDATED)
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2023, 12:45:57 PM »
dont even bother with the 0.4x one. looks like a wide angle clipon fisheye

Yeah, 0.4x looks a bit strange. I think 0.3x is perfect.
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Re: Opteka/Kapkur .3 fisheye lenses back in stock/mega list (UPDATED)
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2023, 11:55:07 PM »
More dumb questions from me. Are any of these fisheye lenses good? And which size would be the best for a cheap camcorder? I am thinking about getting the 58mm one but it is hard for me to decide. I currently have a 37mm fisheye, so I would expect a difference with a 58mm one. 72mm sounds a bit too crazy for my taste. I like the fisheye optic from the VX2000.

https://realmdt.com/de-de/products/58mm-0-3x-fisheye-lens?pr_prod_strat=use_description&pr_rec_id=5a248fb29&pr_rec_pid=898867462191&pr_ref_pid=901576687663&pr_seq=uniform
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Re: Opteka/Kapkur .3 fisheye lenses back in stock/mega list (UPDATED)
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2023, 05:18:45 AM »
More dumb questions from me. Are any of these fisheye lenses good? And which size would be the best for a cheap camcorder? I am thinking about getting the 58mm one but it is hard for me to decide. I currently have a 37mm fisheye, so I would expect a difference with a 58mm one. 72mm sounds a bit too crazy for my taste. I like the fisheye optic from the VX2000.

https://realmdt.com/de-de/products/58mm-0-3x-fisheye-lens?pr_prod_strat=use_description&pr_rec_id=5a248fb29&pr_rec_pid=898867462191&pr_ref_pid=901576687663&pr_seq=uniform

Honestly these lens are pretty much on par with normal Opteka ones, same glass and what not anyways.

I've not got one myself, but a friend has a VX2000 with one and the footage looks good with it.
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Re: Opteka/Kapkur .3 fisheye lenses back in stock/mega list (UPDATED)
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2023, 01:27:55 PM »
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More dumb questions from me. Are any of these fisheye lenses good? And which size would be the best for a cheap camcorder? I am thinking about getting the 58mm one but it is hard for me to decide. I currently have a 37mm fisheye, so I would expect a difference with a 58mm one. 72mm sounds a bit too crazy for my taste. I like the fisheye optic from the VX2000.

https://realmdt.com/de-de/products/58mm-0-3x-fisheye-lens?pr_prod_strat=use_description&pr_rec_id=5a248fb29&pr_rec_pid=898867462191&pr_ref_pid=901576687663&pr_seq=uniform
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Honestly these lens are pretty much on par with normal Opteka ones, same glass and what not anyways.

I've not got one myself, but a friend has a VX2000 with one and the footage looks good with it.

Thanks for the info mate. Much appreciated.
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Re: Opteka/Kapkur .3 fisheye lenses back in stock/mega list (UPDATED)
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2024, 02:31:52 PM »
How bad would the vig be on the fish if I used a 52mm on a camera thats filter size is 72mm? any ideas? Easy for me to get my hands on a 52mm but not a larger size.