I’ve used aninexpensive Vi


I’ve used aninexpensive Vivitar wide angle adaptor with good results on my consumer HD camcorder. You can’t really zoom through it, but it works fine for HD as long as you’re zoomed out.

Without it, the lens just isn’t wide enough to get a decent field of view for indoor video.

The biggest drawback is that it’s a very fine screw thread and putting it on and taking it off in between different shotsis a royal pain. I find I don’t do a lot of that and instead move around the room to recompose shots whenever possible, or just live with the shot I’ve got.

Also remember, the shorter your lens, the more distortion. So unless you want the fish-eye or big nose look, don’t get it too close to your talent’s face.

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