Excerpt: I have the Panasonic 0.7x wide angle lens, and I needed something wider. This worked perfect for my needs. It's small, light, and sharp quality. It's not a full zoom lens. I have the Panasonic AG-HMC40, and I can zoom about to 60 out of 99 with this lens on, before it starts to get blurry.
Excerpt: I am a professional videographer, so I know the importance of image quality. I needed a small HD camcorder I could bring along on vacations. This lens delivers about the same degree of sharpness as my professional HD cameras, PROVIDED it is used at the "wider" settings.
Excerpt: I use this conversion lens with Canon HF M300. Fits my camcorder perfectly. No need to use adapter ring since it has the same thread size 37mm. The wide angle is a bit tighter than MX-3000PRO. But the image is the way sharper in the corners. The barrel distorsion is the same.
Excerpt: I am a professional "Still" photographer, so I know what to expect in image sharpness. This lens delivers virtually the same sharpness, and overall quality that the prime lens on my HD camcorder, (1080i, with 20X Optical Zoom), delivers, AS LONG AS you use it with the camera zoomed to the "wider"...
Excerpt: I sometimes shoot in tight enviornments and found I needed something wider than my .50 WA lens, I have just used it once but am impressed. the product description on the specifications page was right on.
Summary: I bought the Raynox HD 3035 as I frequently try to film where it is impossible to achieve a perfect shot of the subject without other people in shot. Using a lens like this allows me to be much closer to the subjects hence making it possible to achieve footage where it would otherwise not be usable.