Wide angle and macro adapters

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  1. Reis

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    Hello there,
    I'm new here and I would like to ask a question.

    I have a canon t2i and a 18-55mm lens, but i would like to experiment more with photography, so i would like to buy a lens, but wide angle lenses or macro lenses arent that cheap. Which lens adapter would you prefer me for my camera? I looked at dx.com and i found a really cheap wide angle +macro adapter.. Here's the link: 58mm 0.45X Super Wide Angle + Macro Conversion Lens - Black - Worldwide Free Shipping - DX .

    what do you think?


     
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    It is almost identical to this one > Amazon.com: 67mm Black Wide Angle Macro Conversion Lens 0.43x 67 mm: Camera & Photo which barely has 2 stars out of 5 on Amazon. It is basically junk...

    You have adequate wide-angle on your kit lens... even on a crop body. If you want more macro, the least expensive way and still have full functionality would be a Raynox add-on lens. They are glass.. and do a good job.

    Amazon.com: Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro Snap-On Lens: Electronics

    They will allow sharp images (shot mounted on a Tokina 100 macro lens):

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    Thank you so much for your answer and your advice. I'm reading more about astrophotography, and that's why i want to know more about these wide angle lenses. Again, thanks for your answer!
     
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    Take out (US) $20.00. Light it on fire and let it burn completely.

    That's a better deal for your $20 than the cheap screw on 'macro' and/or 'zoom' adapter lenses.

    When I was new to DSLR photography, I found a cheap 'macro' and 'tele' pair of screw ons for about (US)$40. I figured, 'what the hey?...they might even work!'

    I tried the tele extender on my Canon EF-S 18-135 lens. It tried and tried to focus but could not (non-stop hunting). So I switched to manual focus and tried that. The results were junk. (note, I didn't know enough back then to manually focus in Live View). While attempting to unscrew the tele, the tele itself unscrewed into two pieces and the 2 glass elements inside fell out, along with 1 or 2 spacer rings as well. After a brief struggle, I removed the rear part of the tele and threw everything, including the untested macro, into the trash. Like I said, burning the $40 (in my case) would have been better 'entertainment'.

    As the great circus-man P T Barnum said over 100 years ago..."a sucker is born every minute". I had my minute...
     

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