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Smuggling from the Catacombs

The police lined us up in the pitch black tunnel. Their headlamps flicked around as they gave their orders in French. We were getting searched.

They went up the line searching my friends. First they were patted down, and then their bags were sifted through. Nothing to worry about, as they had nothing to hide.

I was next. I did have something to worry about. Inside my bag, right near the top, were human bones.

Make your Kodak Zi6 or Zi8 (or any flip camera) into a Wide Angle

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As I've mentioned in a previous post, the Kodak Zi6 is a great camera with which to capture content.  But like many of its siblings (the Flip cameras, for example), it's not wide angle enough to record many speeches or especially panels, which means it has to be put further away from the subjects to get the whole view.  This makes audio quality suffer.  Today, I fixed that.  Here's how (total install time, under 5 minutes).

First, I bought the Sunpak 0.45 wide angle lens from Amazon.com for $29.95.

Then, I installed the adhesive ring on the front of the Kodak camera.  Amazingly, it fit perfectly!  The wide angle lens now snaps right on magnetically to the ring I installed. Here are some pics of the setup.

As I've mentioned in a previous post, the Kodak Zi6 is a great camera with which to capture content.  But like many of its siblings (the Flip cameras, for example), it's not wide angle enough to record many speeches or especially panels, which means it has to be put further away from the subjects to get the whole view.  This makes audio quality suffer.  Today, I fixed that.  Here's how (total install time, under 5 minutes). First, I bought the Sunpak 0.45 wide angle lens from Amazon.com for $29.95. Then, I installed the adhesive ring on the front of the Kodak camera.  Amazingly, it fit perfectly!  The wide angle lens now snaps right on magnetically to the ring I installed. Here are some pics of the setup. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]

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