Buying a Lens & Filter

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  1. Sleepy_Sentry

    Sleepy_Sentry TPF Noob!

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    I just got back from a trip to Japan and took some great photos with my Canon Powershot S3 IS. For those unfamiliar with the camera, it's a prosumer model that has most of the manual settings the SLR cameras have but at a more affordable price. I took some great photos, but with the right lenses and filters, I think I could have taken some amazing shots.

    So I'm currently looking around for a new lens and a filter or two. I really love landscape shots, so I think I'm going to get a wide angle lens. I like sky shots, so I heard a polarizer would be good to get. I also need to get a special converter for my camera so I can use the lens.

    The lens is $68.95 and is the Raynox DCR 730.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...TF8&coliid=I2H3N26XTGPNDE&colid=1RIHGSWWNE8L0

    This is the 58mm polarizer I found:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...TF8&coliid=I1ABK37LL592UN&colid=1RIHGSWWNE8L0

    The converter I need:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...UTF8&coliid=I8D25UUQ5MEIM&colid=1RIHGSWWNE8L0

    Are these all good equipment choices? I don't want to spend too much because the camera was only $300, but I would like to have decent quality, too.

    Addi tonally, what are some good places for buying this type of equipment?
     
  2. That One Guy

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    i really don't know much about that camera, but if you are really getting serious about photography maybe it's time to step up your camera to a dslr.
     
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    I use a Canon S3 too. I didn't buy the plastic Canon converter because for like $2 more you can get a 58mm converter in aluminum below:

    http://www.lensmateonline.com/newsite/S2.html

    ^That site also has the best comparisons for different filters/lenses for the Canon S3 that I've found.

    All I have for mine at the moment is a Hoya polarizer and the Raynox DCR-250 macro filter, and I'm very happy with both. I'd say the polarizer is definately a huge asset for outdoor shots.
     

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