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  1. JeffieLove

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    I was looking on Amazon last night for a fish eye lens...

    Is this really what I would need???

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-Panoramic-Fisheye-Digital-Cameras/dp/B000TQPTTM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1265814882&sr=8-1]Amazon.com: Opteka .35x HD² Super Wide Angle Panoramic Macro Fisheye Lens for Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, XTi, XS, XSi, & T1i Digital SLR Cameras: Electronics[/ame]

    I am just curious because of the price... The Ritz Camera store told me that a fisheye lens was like $700... Oh, and a wide angle lens was like $500 at the store... Everything I found on Amazon for wide angle was in the $400-$700 range...
     
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    As a general rule you get what you pay for. If you buy a $29 fisheye lens, well, you're going to get a $29 fisheye lens (aka piece of junk).
     
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    I figured as much... that's why I was curious... It's the same with cell phones (I work for AT&T)... If you get a free phone with your 2 year contract... you're getting a piece of crap... the phones that are $20 after rebate are generally pretty crappy... Once you hit the $50 after rebate phones, then you're doing pretty good ;)

    I wasn't sure if it would be the same for cameras or not ;)
     
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    Of course, even more so!

    Generally speaking anyway... You can also pay $50 for a piece of crap accessory when a $.30 one will do the same thing. ;)
     
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    so next question regarding the fisheye lens...

    What is a good fisheye lens?? Now that I am looking at them more, I am seeing the 15mm and 18mm stuff again... What does it mean with a fisheye lens? The same as it does with a regular lens?
     

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