Bower VLMWF 0.45x Wide Angle Magnetic Lens for Flip Cameras – Product Description:
The BOWER .45x wide angle magnetic lens Designed for FLIP video. Increases your field of view to capture wide and panoramic scenes. The perfect accessory to convert the standard lens on the Flip Video camera to an ultra wide angle. Sturdy magnetic design to stay put. 3 year limited warranty. Authorized by Cisco. Black Color. Made In Japan.
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Bower VLMWF 0.45x Wide Angle Magnetic Lens for Flip Cameras – Review:
Not much to say about this product except that it works as advertised. The metal holding ring works fine and the lens stays put. Make sure the camera is clean and dry before you apply the metal ring and make sure you let it dry for 15 minutes (as stated in the instructions).
I personally don’t have the lanyard attached from the lens to the camera because I have the lanyard that came with the Flip in use. I also don’t really take my camera anywhere, it only records from my desk on a tripod. That being said, I can see why one would want to use the lens lanyard, in case the lens gets knocked off. Maybe I will try attaching both lanyards, or if someone has done this, perhaps you can comment. I know I would like the camera attached to my wrist in case I drop it.
The bag and lens covers (for both front and back) are also a nice touch; you can safely store your lens when not in use.