Conversion/Adapter Lens Opinions

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Crynos, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Crynos

    Crynos TPF Noob!

    Jun 4, 2010
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    Hey all,

    I am new to the forum and to the dSLR world. I am currently shooting with a Rebel xTI with a 18-55 kit lens as well as a 75-300mm. I am finding it difficult to shoot high quality macro and wide-angle panoramic shots with my current set up and as I am about to go on a lengthy trip, I was considering a few options.

    Everyone I speak to concerning lenses always advises that you get what you pay for, etc. and that you should spend your money on quality glass. Although I am certain that is the case, I am only willing to spend ~$100, so that leaves me with very limited options.

    While navigating ebay, I came across a ton of lens conversion kits that add wide-angle and macro and wanted your opinions on these. I know that nothing can compare to a quality lens, but are these a total waste of money for general photography?

    Here are a few links to those I was looking at...

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    Also, do these lenses always produce a fish-eye effect? I am not interested in something that will produce it... Any suggestions are welcome, bear in mind that I do not want to spend more than $100.



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