The .55X Reversible Wide Angle Adapter is the first dual purpose DV lens accessory. When attached to the lens front in one direction, the .55X offers a significantly wider angle of view with minimal distortion.
Ideal when full zoom isn't needed, it offers 45% wider angle of view, instantly changing the GL2's lens (35mm focal length equivalent of 40-806mm) to a wide angle 10X zoom (35mm focal length equivalent of 22-220mm). Although technically a fixed wide angle adapter, utilizing the GL2's Auto Focus while zooming allows this adapter to partially zoom up to 10X. The adapter will loose focus beyond 10K. Allows partial zoom capability.
The .55X WAA offers a single-element design of negligible size and weight. This new 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%. Although technically a fixed wide angle adapter, the ability of many cameras to autofocus in macro mode allows this adapter to partially zoom at the wide angle end of the lens.