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    Default Is worth to buy wide and tele converter lens?

    Hi,

    i am using powershot A540.
    Just wanna know if there is a difference to the picture taken using wide converter and teleconverter lens attached to the a/m camera?

    I am not using SLR (hope to have one too haha), so don't really have much knowledge about the lenses.
    The model of the lenses are as below:

    Wide converter WC-DC52-------$169.00
    TELE CONVERTER TC-DC52A----$169.00

    is it woth it?
    Advices please. Thank you!

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    Default Re: Is worth to buy wide and tele converter lens?

    just go for the wide if you want... A540 ain't a super zoom, even with a tele converter your end result focal length ain't even as long as a super zoom camera without any TC.

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    I don't think it is worth it.

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    Default Re: Is worth to buy wide and tele converter lens?

    get a 3rd party one if you really want to get such a convertor. much cheaper than $169..

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    With the expensive converters, the price you paid in total for the camera and converters is enough for you to buy a decent DSLR

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    any third party brands below $100 ? ...looking for a wide one for my a80 too

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipershot View Post
    Hi,

    i am using powershot A540.
    Just wanna know if there is a difference to the picture taken using wide converter and teleconverter lens attached to the a/m camera?

    I am not using SLR (hope to have one too haha), so don't really have much knowledge about the lenses.
    The model of the lenses are as below:

    Wide converter WC-DC52-------$169.00
    TELE CONVERTER TC-DC52A----$169.00

    is it woth it?
    Advices please. Thank you!
    I don't think its worth it. I had an A40 ( I know..its centuries ago ) and had those converters, teleconverters and filters. I didn't really like the TC, it was troublesome when I was travelling! I upgraded to a G6 and recently a D70. Enjoying every single bit about DSLR except the complaints of my family and friends of its size

    IMHO if you were to purchase those two, it would cost you $338, with the cost of your camera at about $450, total cost invested is already about $788, which if you top up a little more, can get you an IXUS with wide angle AND IMAGE STABLIZER. Whats worse, once Canon comes out with a newer range. Your TC and Wide Converter can't be used !

    Just my 2 cents

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    Default Re: Is worth to buy wide and tele converter lens?

    if you are going to buy, remember to look for a newer camera with the same filter thread, so you can continue using even after camera upgrade.

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    hmm...seems like it's really not worth it.
    haha...ok thank you for all your advices!

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    Wide and tele converter lens will degrade the photo quality. For tele, you might just need to crop the photo for the same effect as tele converter lens.

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    Default Re: Is worth to buy wide and tele converter lens?

    invest in a DSLR.... more worth it....
    Hope to learn from everyone here....

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