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I recently got a couple of D-Link 942L IP cameras. Unfortunately, these units have a very narrow field of view which meant that they didn’t really cover the area we wanted to monitor. So I looked around and found a site called dealextreme.com selling stick-on lenses. Bought two, a 13mm wide-angle lens and a much wider fish-eye.
Here’s the fish-eye out of the package:
The small metal rings that you see in the photo above have glue on one side and are meant to be stuck permanently around your camera’s lens. The fish-eye lens has a magnetic ring around its base allowing you to quickly attach/detach the lens to your camera, thanks to the pasted-on metallic ring.
Although these lenses are marketed as mobile phone camera add-ons, they fit perfectly on the D-Link cameras!
At roughly 10$ per lens, I couldn’t be happier with this purchase. They’ve made the D-Link cameras useful!
Here are the links if you want to get these lenses: