Includes lens case, lens cap, and two adhesive magnetic rings
Rokinon .45x Wide Angle Lens easily attaches to Flip Ultra HD and Slide Cameras with an adhesive metal ring that fits around the camera's lens collar, enhancing the camera with the ability to take wide angle videos and pictures.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This does a good job without vignetting. You get a much wider field of view with a Flip, and the lenses are pretty good quality.
The lens comes with peel-and-stick metal rings that you attach to the camera. The lens then sticks magnetically to the metal ring. It doesn't stick all that firmly -- you could shake the lens off if you're shooting video while running or something. But for most uses it sticks well enough.
I was concerned the mount would not work on a 3rd generation Flip Ultra HD because the ring around the lens on the Flip is tapered, and the metal mounting rings that come with the lens are flat and won't bend to shape. (It comes with two mounting rings, not three as shown in the picture.) I followed the instructions and allowed the ring to sit for fifteen minutes after applying it so the adhesive could set, and the adhesive turned out to be aggressive enough to hold the ring to the Flip. If it loosens later I may reinforce it with some CA glue...
This is a good quality accessory lens. It works by sticking a stainless ring around the camera's fixed lens, and the wide-angle lens then magnetically attaches over it. The magnets work fine, but wouldn't be any good for use during activities where the camera will be jostled. I planned to use it with my headrest camera mount in the car, but I'm worried it may not stay, we'll see. Also, mine did not come with the pictured lanyard, but a stiff vinyl pouch. The lanyard would be advisable. As one of the other reviewers mentioned, mine also came with only two rings. The rings do not bend to lay flat on the Flip cam; but chances are, if you're not using a tight case, you won't notice. If there were a lens with another mounting option, I would suggest trying it, but as of this review, they all appear to use a similar ring & magnet system.
The Fisheye effect is pretty minimal, and so the video quality is pretty good. Even if the lens is slightly off-center, the picture will...
With the lens properly installed, you lose about a quarter of the zoom capability of the camera. To prevent vignetting of the shot, you must zoom about a quarter of the zoom. If you have to wait for the perfect timing to begin the video, the Flip camera goes into shutdown. You must remember to zoom properly to prevent the vignet effect from the lens on every start-up.
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