Is Teleconvereter Lens good ?

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    gouthammc TPF Noob!

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    I have a Canon S5 is , Thought of buying an teleconverter lens . is it worth ?
     
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    How much does it cost? Will they let you try it out?
     
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    Its arround $100.I Dont think they will let me :(
     
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    I'd ask and if they say no, then I'd ask if you could bring it back if it doesn't satisfy your needs.

    What do you usually shoot with your S5? or what are you wanting to shoot?
     
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    For a camera of that type...a 'teleconverter' is just a lens that attaches onto the front of the lens and magnifies the image.
    It will degrade the image quality, no question of that. So you need to decide if it's worth the loss of image quality.

    Personally, I'd just recommend that you use a tripod (or other support) and do your best to get a sharp shot without the TC...and then crop the image afterward.
     
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    djacobox372 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Definitely try it out first, as the quality of a teleconverter is impossible to predict! as it's entirely dependent upon the lens it's matched with.

    Typically, a 1.4x teleconverter is almost always a useful tool, whereas a 2x converter is only useful when it's nicely matched to a lens.

    The final photo is the combination of your lens and the converter... most of the time the converter will amplify the already existing issues with your lens or introduce new problems, (softness, CA), however in rare and random circumstances I've actually encountered teleconverters that improved image quality--I'm guessing that whatever optical flaws the converter had were corrective to the flaws in my lens--like a eye-glasses.
     
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    Thanks a lot for the valuable inputs . I will defenitly try befor buying it .
     

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