Summary: This high quality wide angle lens comes with: - rubber lens cap - soft fiber carrying pouch Once I installed this on my miniDV DCR-PC330 I've never taken it off since! The wide angle length made the camera much more usable for capturing vacation travel and general lifestyle events. I consider this a MUST have for those shooting subjects not far away like your family and friends!
Summary: You can get in close and still have a wide angle. Sometimes you just can't get further back to capture the whole scene. At my daughters dance recital I used to to capture the whole stage so I didn't have to pan left and right all the time to follow the action. Doing up close interview type video you can stand closer to get a better sound recording and still capture the scene.
Summary: Purchased this lense to be used with my videocamera. The lense is great and I am happy with it. The only thing I wish it had would be somekind of cover lense to be used in sandy or misty locations, because it would be easier to keep the lense clean and not have to worry about scrathing it. Truth is I haven't found anything that could be used to cover it without using duct tape. Otherwise a great lense.
Summary: Really not sure how anyone could give this anything short of a five star rating because it's a perfect fit. The quality of the lens is as good as if it came built on the camera - nice weight and balance with bigger battery. It screws in with ease to the 37mm thread on the front of the camera. When widened fully out the 'fish eye' effect is BARELY noticeable, if at all really, unless you really pause and compare.
Pros: Crisp Image, Easy To Use, Interfaces Well With Camcorder
Summary: I purchased this to increase the visual range on my Sony HVR-HD1000. I found the original range to be slightly narrow, this lens corrected that issue. it was easy to intall, it screwed on top on the existing lens. I didn't have to take the oriignal lens off.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up, Great Picture
Summary: i think this is a must have item if you dont want to be annoyed by how close the original setting... the auto focus with this lense is great but its big and wont fit in most small handycam small cases.