wide angle lens issues... help please

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  1. SoMa

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    ok so i just got Merkury Optics High Definition .45x Wide Angle Lens (adapter that screws onto 58mm lenses like a filter would) and i need some questions answered if you please?

    Today i tried to use it on my 75-300mm for a landscape shot but the shots just came out blurred. same thing when i switched it over to my 18-55mm as well as my 50mm. this didnt happen when i tried it out indoors.

    Is this lens not for landscape shots?

    Is this just a cheap brand of lens?

    Does the macro fitting affect the focus range of the lens its attached to?
    (now that i type that out it makes sense that it would but i dont know)


    :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
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    Thats a cheap crappy screw on "lens" or "adapter". Its made to augment the picture entering the lens and makes for a HUGE drop in image quality.
     
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    Did you try manual focus?

    Unfortunately when it comes to lenses you get what yo pay for :(
     
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    sadness x2... :(:(

    MF didnt work on the 75-300 but it did on the others...

    i guess i'll have to hurt the wallet to make myself happy...
     
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    Ya
    Sorry
    Thats just how it is
     
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    get a sigma 10-20. You'll love it.
     
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    ^^^^
    +1
     
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    Or a Tokina 11-16mm :)
     
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    or a tokina 12-24 F/4 (if constant aperture means anything to you)
     
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    I am not sure why you would put a wide adapter on a 75-300 when you already have an 18-55. I mean a wide lens is a wide lens and a zoom is for zooming.
     

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