Auxiliary lenses?

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  1. DeepSpring

    DeepSpring TPF Noob!

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    Does anyone have any opinions on them? I don't really have that much money now and I won't be able to get too much for a while so I was thinking about maybe getting some of those. A wide angle and telephoto that just screw onto the front of my 50mm.

    Has anyone used these? Know anything about if it ruins the quality?
     
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    My dad went that route when he was taking pictures and frankly the results were disapointing - loss of contrast, loss of saturation, way more flare, way less sharp, more vignetting, generally a big waste of money since they never got used.
     
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    hmm thats kind of what I was expecting but I figured I'd ask.
     
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    Really you get what you pay for. If you can afford it get the proper lens. But if you can't.... If you print at A4 size you will see a difference. But family snaps on the monitor or at A5 or below should be fine. Depends how deep your pockets are and what you want to do with the result..
     
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    the only lens of that type which might produce decent images is a close-up lens. At least I got one that produces useable images.
     
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    Ok well maybe I can spare $50 for a wide angle for those times now and then where it is essential I have a slightly wider lens (which isn't so often) and just edit those shots a little
     

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