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    Default Wide angle lens mounted on portrait lens to make shorter focal length

    Hi , would it be possible to shorten the focal length of portrait lens by adding wide angle lens in front?
    I have Sony NEX SEL 50f18 lens and intend to purchase a ZOMEI 0.45X wide angle lens.
    Thanks !
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    What effect you want to achieve?
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    Default Re: Wide angle lens mounted on portrait lens to make shorter focal length

    If you are trying to get a wider focal length by adding a wide angle converter, you may want to consider reading this thread: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=477934
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    Default Re: Wide angle lens mounted on portrait lens to make shorter focal length

    I just want to shorten the focal length of my portrait lens which has 50mm , equivalent to 75 mm due to cropping factor of APS C sensor. By adding 0.45 converter I should achieve 75 x 0.45 = 33.75 mm . Is it achievable ? Will there be any other drawback? I am new in Photography.


    Mine is Sony SEL50f18 lens and below is the one I want to attach on it.
    https://www.dx.com/p/zomei-49mm-0-45...1#.VAK5lWPp_9s

    Thanks !
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    Default Re: Wide angle lens mounted on portrait lens to make shorter focal length

    Technically, It should work. But the image quality leave much to be desired (imo), YMMV. Refer to the prev link for the in-depth review of such converters.
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    Don't waste your money, you will be better of simply shoot with a kit lens if you want a wider coverage.
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    Thanks !

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    Default Re: Wide angle lens mounted on portrait lens to make shorter focal length

    U might be better off with a speed booster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mythmaker View Post
    U might be better off with a speed booster.
    Which won't work with the lens in question as it has the same image circle for APSC?

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