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    Hi all!
    i was just wondering if any of you out there using a Digital King lens brand or ever heard of it? i've never heard of it before untill one of my friend just bought herself a wide angle lens which comes together attached to a macro lens and costs her abt $130 from Centrepoint... i have yet to try on it and thought of getting it for myself but the outcome photos that my friend took was a bit contrasty using that lens...
    im not sure of her setting but here's a sample pic she took:



    what do you guys think? need advise please, thank you..

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    The conditions in that shot look a little rough. It's so contrasty I think my eyes are bleeding...
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    Wide angle lens which comes together attached to a macro lens? Sounds more like a converter or wide angle adapter to me... When i 1st got my dslr, i got that 'lens' too.. also a piece of glass written 'wide angle' by the side with a smaller piece of glass screw tgt written macro by the side. The sale person also told me its 'wide angle lens'. After sometimes then i realised that is actually a converter rather den a 'wide angle lens'!
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    Is it something like this ?

    It is a wide angle adapter, not a lens. And it seems to me to be a pretty expensive attachment. I am not too sure of the market price of such products.

    It is a pretty small pic to make comments. There is some amount of CA ( on the white perimeter ) and doesn seem to be sharp. But i would not expect more from such attachments, and saving up for a wide angle lens will give you better image quality.

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    sorry OT, is that pic taken @ the keppel railway station?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by imsimplicity View Post
    what do you guys think? need advise please, thank you..
    Even on the scaled down picture you posted, chromatic abberration and distortion are awful.

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    Can see very clear CA on the picture.

    Basically, forget buying something like this as the picture quality is not good. Go for a real wide angle lens. For macro, there are close up filters, which are not so bad to use, but of course, nothing beats a real macro lens.

    This kind of a wide angle adaptor where you screw on to the front of your lens is a common way shops try to upsell the product to newbies and charge them a whole lot for it. I know of someone who paid a few hundred bucks for it, and because the person was a newbie and did not know better.

    So... beware of such products. They can promise the world when they try to sell you, but the picture quality is bad. The only exception at this time from what I read is Raynox wide angle adaptor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Churchwolf View Post
    The conditions in that shot look a little rough. It's so contrasty I think my eyes are bleeding...
    i have to agree with you that even my eyes are bleeding looking at my friend's pic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnimus View Post
    Wide angle lens which comes together attached to a macro lens? Sounds more like a converter or wide angle adapter to me... When i 1st got my dslr, i got that 'lens' too.. also a piece of glass written 'wide angle' by the side with a smaller piece of glass screw tgt written macro by the side. The sale person also told me its 'wide angle lens'. After sometimes then i realised that is actually a converter rather den a 'wide angle lens'!
    Hi Gnimus, i thought so too it is a converter/wide angle adapter... my friend mentioned "lens" to me...heheh... apologize for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    Is it something like this ?

    It is a wide angle adapter, not a lens. And it seems to me to be a pretty expensive attachment. I am not too sure of the market price of such products.

    It is a pretty small pic to make comments. There is some amount of CA ( on the white perimeter ) and doesn seem to be sharp. But i would not expect more from such attachments, and saving up for a wide angle lens will give you better image quality.

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    Hi Ryan,

    Yes the Macro one looks like that! thankiu for the pic..
    My friend is a newbie, and i guess she just wanted to try out on the converter to explore with different kind of effect that she wants... but of course i would still go for a better wide angle lens after looking at her pic!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wdEvA View Post
    sorry OT, is that pic taken @ the keppel railway station?!
    Its at the Tanjong Pagar railway station...

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    Quote Originally Posted by geraldkhoo View Post
    Can see very clear CA on the picture.

    Basically, forget buying something like this as the picture quality is not good. Go for a real wide angle lens. For macro, there are close up filters, which are not so bad to use, but of course, nothing beats a real macro lens.

    This kind of a wide angle adaptor where you screw on to the front of your lens is a common way shops try to upsell the product to newbies and charge them a whole lot for it. I know of someone who paid a few hundred bucks for it, and because the person was a newbie and did not know better.

    So... beware of such products. They can promise the world when they try to sell you, but the picture quality is bad. The only exception at this time from what I read is Raynox wide angle adaptor.
    Thanks for the advice Geraldkhoo!
    i will definitely tell off my friend abt this but my friend is lucky enough to get it at $130 rather than $300+ the salesperson sold to another person!! and im pretty sure of getting a better proper wide angle lens for myself...
    im looking for Macro close up filters, which would u guys recommend for a 400D user like me?
    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by imsimplicity View Post
    Thanks for the advice Geraldkhoo!
    i will definitely tell off my friend abt this but my friend is lucky enough to get it at $130 rather than $300+ the salesperson sold to another person!! and im pretty sure of getting a better proper wide angle lens for myself...
    im looking for Macro close up filters, which would u guys recommend for a 400D user like me?
    Thanks again
    For wide angle lens for a 400D user... you can go for the Canon 10-22mm... there are some on sale in B&S and the price is abour $850-$900.

    For closeup filter, you can get a Hoya +4 52mm filter at about $20 from CP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geraldkhoo View Post
    For wide angle lens for a 400D user... you can go for the Canon 10-22mm... there are some on sale in B&S and the price is abour $850-$900.

    For closeup filter, you can get a Hoya +4 52mm filter at about $20 from CP.
    Thank you geraldkhoo.. will get the closeup filter first...

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    These adapters are normally used for Prosumer cams to widen their wide end, from say 36mm to 28mm thereabouts.

    I have used a Raynox version and it is Made In Japan. The quality is great. But the price is not cheap. I got it at $199 2 years back.

    For DSLRs, get a proper wide angle lens like 24mm, 28mm or 35mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    These adapters are normally used for Prosumer cams to widen their wide end, from say 36mm to 28mm thereabouts.

    I have used a Raynox version and it is Made In Japan. The quality is great. But the price is not cheap. I got it at $199 2 years back.

    For DSLRs, get a proper wide angle lens like 24mm, 28mm or 35mm
    Actually for crop factor DSLRs, 35mm is no longer a wide angle... it becomes 52.5mm.

    The 400D crop factor of 1.6x makes the Canon 10-22mm a 16-35mm, and that is a good wide angle lens
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    Go for EFS 10-22mm! Its my fav lens!!
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    And there's always the cheaper alternative, Sigma 10-20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3lv1nh0 View Post
    And there's always the cheaper alternative, Sigma 10-20.
    Sigma 10-20mm... cost ard $800+ for new lens.. Just $200 apart for a canon one..
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnimus View Post
    Go for EFS 10-22mm! Its my fav lens!!
    very light too

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