More lens help

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by vegas, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. vegas

    vegas TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    I want to get a little more zoom out of my N55 and a little more versatility.. I also want to get a fisheye lens. I keep seeing for example the fisheye lens on ebay for $34.99 and it says .42x, and a 2x af lens for about the same price. are these ok to buy as a beginner or am I wasting my money. Keep in mind I don't have much money being a college student and I'm not ready to jump into the hundreds of dollars that quality lens' cost.
     
  2. vegas

    vegas TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    No help tonight i guess
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,817
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Those cheap 'fish-eye lenses' are nothing more than filters or adaptors...meant for digi-cams. They are a far cry from an actual fish-eye lens. I suppose they can give you a different view...which may be fun...and for only $40...it may be worth it...but don't expect great image quality.

    Make sure that it will fit onto a lens that you currently have for your camera.
     
  4. vegas

    vegas TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    what about the 2x lens?
     
  5. fmw

    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,598
    Likes Received:
    137
    It will increase the magnification of the subject and reduce image quality.
     

Share This Page