November 6, 2009
I recently purchased this wide angle adapter lens because sometimes, it’s not possible to stand further back to get a wider shot. This is especially true at family events where you want to capture those special moments in a single frame without having to constantly pan about the room. Or if you’re traveling and you want to capture as much of the scenery as possible in a single shot, it would be nice if your camera has a wide-angle lens. I got the Zi8 for it’s overall portability. It is tiny when compared to my Canon HV20. The tiny fixed lens of the Zi8 does not offer much versatility. After searching online for a solution to this inconvenience, I stumbled upon a video that was made by stanovoy on youtube. I saw the video he made with his Zi8 and this lens and knew I had to have it.