Excerpt: .Using the 0.5 at a party inside gives you a better wide view angle, in a tight place,or at parades helps to capture the festive mood. .The looks of the body of the lens can match the rest of the camera you are using.
Excerpt: I bought this based on the price and on the other reviews posted from people using it on my camcorder (JVC Everio GZ-HM320). It is easy to attach and works well. I have it threaded on to the UV filter I have on the camcorder and I haven't noticed any quality difference in the little testing I've done so far.
Excerpt: This lens works perfect for my DIY interchangeable lens mount. I have an iPhone 4s and use it for HD video. I needed a wide lens for it so I made my own lens mount and now its like having a 17mm on my iPhone. Check out my web site to see it in use.
Excerpt: The construction of this lens is substantial and quality made. The optics in wide to medium zoom are fantastic. The only weakness I have noticed is when you zoom really far in to get a head and shoulders shot the image is somewhat blurry, though not terrible. I assume this is the nature of these lenses though. We use this to broadcast and record high school games and it works great on both SD and HD camcorders.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Using this converter with the same JVC Everio HD camcorder as a previous reviewer, and I echo his comments. This camcorder can't zoom "wide" enough for good results in medium- or smaller-sized rooms, and the converter helps greatly. Looks like it was made for the camcorder when mounted. Seems well-constructed and well-finished.