Most entry level video cameras don’t pull back wide enough to film in closed environments, with limited room to pull back the whole unit for a better angle. The RAYNOX QC-303 from digitaltoyshop.co.uk costs £19 ($34) and it adds a semi-fish-eye scope to your existing 27mm to 37mm Canon / JVC / Sony / Samsung DV and Mini DV camcorder.

Mine arrived in the post today. Here’s a review.

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8 comments on “RAYNOX QC-303

  1. Nifty lens! I’m still throwing down my odd little videos with a tiny Nikon digital camera, but I think very soon I’m going to break down and buy an real video camera now that I’ve become addicted to making movies. I’ll going to have to throw one of these in my online shopping cart as well…thanks for posting this!

    P.S. That rasterbator poster of Lucy in the background is awesome!

  2. Sure! You can see the progression of my budding film making ability by going to: http://www.youtube.com/jimsmuse but you must promise to drop me an email and let me know what you think!

    If you watch them in order (Skating in Seattle, Legend of Guitar Hero and The Man Who Would Be A Millionaire) I think you’ll see: a) my learning curve when editing, and b) that I am completely ridiculous and love pop music (and the kids in my life!).

    P.S. The rasterbator video was great! I am but your humble student…

  3. The Rasterbator clip was time compressed using Final Cut Pro. All I did was point the camera at the action and sync the capture from the iMac’s built in iSight webcam with the DV tape from the Canon MV700. It’s Hendrix that makes it!

    Your clips are really cool! The Man Who Would Be A Millionaire is great stuff!

  4. Thanks for your kind words about my videos — and now that you’ve seen them you realize that I agree with you: Hendrix rocks and the music turned something mildly interesting into something really cool!

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