Those fantastic pocket video cameras (like my beloved Kodak Zi8 or the Flips) and smart phones that can do video sure are handy. But sometimes those fixed focal length optics are just not wide enough. This week, we take a quick look at an option for giving your subjects a little more space.
You can find these on eBay or as part of a kit over at Photojojo.com (which looks an awful low like the one I bought off of eBay a while back). Prices run from $20 to $40 for the wides, most of which are two-parters that give you a macro mode, too.
I have played with some of the telephoto optics and they’re … uh … interesting. Steven Sande over at The Unofficial Apple Weblog took the Photojojo kit for a spin and the long glass turned his world to mush.
As my good friend Woody Marshall down at the Macon Telegraph always says, use your sneaker zoom instead.
If you’ve got a tip, if you’ve got a trick, if you’ve got a widget, if you’ve got a gadget that you think everybody else in the industry should know about, send me some information on it and I’ll get it out there.