Here's a low-cost, high-quality wide angle solution. The .55X Wide Angle Adapter offers a single-element design of negligible size and weight. This adapter nearly doubles the angle of view and it allows close focusing - right up to the lens front - on many camcorders. When this adapter is attached, angle of view is increased by 45%. Partial zoom adapter, allows zoom capability from wide angle to mid-range when using the camera in auto focus mode.