Nikon d40 wide angle convertor question

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  1. riviera

    riviera TPF Noob!

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    Hi,
    I just bought a Nikon d40 with a Nikon DX AF-S NIKKOR 1-55 mm lens.
    Is it possible to buy a wide angle convertor for this lens? Which type should I be looking for?
    Not looking for fish-eye, but very wide angle shots for real estate.
    Thanking you in advance!
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You can buy the wide-angle converters which will attach to the filter threads of your lens, however these generally deliver very poor quality. They're marketed under dozens of different brand-names and are cheap and plentiful on eBay, and probably your local camera store as well.

    18mm is already fairly wide, but if it's not enough then I would recommend something like the Nikon or Sigma 12-24 or Tamron 11-18mm wide-angle zooms. Neither are cheap (The Nikon runs around $1100, Sigma's about $1000, I believe the Tamron is a bit less) but the results will be far superior.
     

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