wide angle converter?

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  1. AF44

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    so ive seen a few of these on ebay

    example

    http://cgi.ebay.com/WIDE-ANGLE-FISHEYE-NIKON-D40-D40X-your-18-55mm-Lens_W0QQitemZ190243224875QQihZ009QQcategoryZ3323QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


    how do these actually work? it looks like you just screw it on the front of a lens like any sort of filter...

    do these actually give a good quality wide angle shot?
    im not to worried about distortion

    anyone have any sample pictures with something like this?
    should i get it?

    let me know what you think!

    thanks
     
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    I wouldn't trust it, but that is just me. I've never used anything like that, I have heard some mediocher stuff about such things so I steer clear of them my self. I have seen them mentioned around TPF so I am sure some one can help you there.

    Something seems odd about that auction page but I can't quite pinpoint it, I would advise trying to find it at B&H or Adorama first.
     
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    I have used them and they seem fine, I think I had vignetting or similar when i was at 18mm from my 18-55mm kit lens.

    They work pretty well, probably have some small CA or something, I havent noticed anything, havent used it in awhile tho...

    They probably dont produce PRO worthy photos, but it does produce decent shots.
     
  4. AF44

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    bump...
     
  5. AF44

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    do you have any pics you took with yours? what brand is yours?
     
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    no sorry...ym what brand, actually i might have thrown it out.. LOL lemme look... I found it ill take some pics brb...

    "Digital Concepts"

    Digital High Definition 0.5x wide angle lens with macro

    First picture with converter, second without

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    prodigy what kind of lens were you using?
     
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    If I was to hazard a guess, it'd be that Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6
     
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    AF44 TPF Noob!

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    haha your probably right
     
  11. Bifurcator

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    I have a bunch of those things. Both telephoto, wide/fisheye, and close-up. Mine are all cheepy crap-o ones tho. (My close-up ones are mostly high quality tho!) They screw onto the filter thread. They work. Even though mine are all less than or about $20 there's no added CA or anything. I imagine some will add CA though. I like these kinds of attachments... It's basically the same thing as adding bayonet mount tele-converter except it goes at the front of the lens and it's specific to filter thread (ΓΈ) instead of mount brand/type.

    I can take a pic with the one that's out and on my desk right now if you'ld like. Not sure what it would tell you but NP for me if you want.
     
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    Looking pretty good, maybe going to buy one
     

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