wide angle converter question

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  1. mitchdabney

    mitchdabney TPF Noob!

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Hello everybody. I own a Minolta MAXXUM 3000i. Is it possible to put a wide angle converter ontop of my lens? I cant find a converter for the specific model of the camera. It has a 46mm threading. Can anyone give me some examples of what would work?

    Would this canon lens fit and work properly?:http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/294241-REG/Canon_9032A001_WD_H46_46mm_0_7x_Wide.html

    other esoteric info on lens:
    MAXXUM AF ZOOM 35-80mm 1:4(22)-5.6
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    That canon adaper is for camcorders. I don't know what it would do to the quality of you shots if put on the front of an SLR lens. You should look for a wide angle zoom or prime lens.
     
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    It is possible to do this but I would not expect the greatest quality.
     
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    Could one of you experts explain why the quality would diminish?

    Thanks for the replies.
     
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    will there be a vignette? THANKS AGAIN!!!!! i hope to hear from all of you
     
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    i actually need to get wide angle shots for a project in 7-10 days. can anyone give me some input atleast? Im trying to go for the cheapest alternative without suffering so much on quality.
     
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    I dont't think anyone has tried what you are suggesting. Email or call Canon Tech Support to get their opinion. Please let us know what they say
     

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