New Kit arrived today

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  1. JosephH

    JosephH TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    My New Kit arrived today and I am stoked to get out and take some pictures but I still cant figure out the telephoto and wide angle lenses are they regular lenses or attach to another lense they look small?

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    RowdyRay No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Congrats. Have fun and share with us.

    The other "lenses" you speak of thread onto the end of your lens. Most likely the 18-55mm. I wouldn't expect the greatest results with them, but some have created interesting photos.
     
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    JosephH TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I was thinking this summer putting the macro on my 300MM zoom and going out trying to get a picture of a gnats ass lol
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Congratulations - new gear is always good! If you're referring to the two Ultimax lenses pictured, they are thread-on attachments that are meant to attach to the front filter threads of your regular lens. I would strongly recommend returning them as their optical quality is going to be poor at best. Your 18-55 is a good mid-range lens, and you will be better off in the long run to save up for proper lenses.
     
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    JosephH TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    they came with the kit so no big deal maybe have some fun with them see what kind of trouble I can get into
     
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    JosephH TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I really dont know what a proper lense is though the 100MM true macro I want costs more than my kit lol
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The best thing you can do is learn to use the kit you bought; over time you will figure out if you want to shoot long (telephoto) as in birds, animals, etc, short (wide-angle) such as landscapes, macro, or... once you know where your interest(s) lie, work toward that. Buying gear for the sake of buying gear and without a specific need normally results in two things: (1) an empty wallet; and (2) a bunch of stuff gathering dust on a shelf somewhere.
     
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    I am into all that Landscape, Nature Photos, and Macro
     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Why are the boxes for the filters as large as a real lens.
     
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    ac12 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    And it says "autofocus" on the box.
    If it is a screw on the front lens, then saying "autofocus" to me is deceiving.
     
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    Draw your own conclusions...
     
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    Maybe I will put it on my 50/2 manual lens and it will turn into a "high speed autofocus" lens. :rolleyes:
     
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