cheap thing no good.
good thing no cheap.
cheap thing no good.
good thing no cheap.
The shop will only let you trade for other things if they are kind enough, trade anythings total value higher then the so call wide angle converter.
so you need to prepare to lost some money, take it as a lesson, don't try you luck on buying things from places like this anymore.
do your homework first, and only buy things from reputable stores mention in clubsnap.
hope this help.
add on converters does not work on every lens, each glass element in the lens bend and focus the light rays that enter the lens, by introducing another glass that bend light (your converter) you will force your lens to operate with a off set to this focusing range thus when your lens focusing mechanism had been max out the light entering your lens will not be focus properly.
converter arent design to work with all lens, so work ok some dont, in which some how most kit lens and general zoom lens are able to accommodate the additional of converter lens
my own experience, i bought a cheap piece of macro converter lens $10-15 and it work well with my kit lens nikon 18-135, tamrom 17-50 but not my nikon70-300, the effect is some what like your, the edges of my subject is super duper soft and got those glowing feel effect. only way to counter the un-intended effect was to step up my F number to F16-22 to allow the lens to focus the light better.
advise is when u wish to buy converter, bring the lens u intend to use the converter on with you to test it out b4 purchasing
D80/D700 18-135/17-50/14-24/24-70/70-200/70-300/50/60 SB600/900
Actually I bought a 0.5X 77mm recently. But total cannot be use on G lens. So I bring it back to change for another one. Now I'm using it on my 50 F1.4 lens. Tested with wide angle and macro but I don have the problem which you are facing. But ofcourse I also don recommend using it for wide angle. Maybe you can try using the convertor for macro purpose.
Canon 5D Mark III, (EF 50mm f/1.8 II), (EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM), (Speedlite 600 EX-RT)
the pics sure reminds me of lomography....
wth whats with the sudden velcro thing? advertisement or what?
ANYWAY, thanks nixon for the advice(: lesson learnt: NEVER buy anything without camera or lens in hand heh heh..
So i went back to the shop yesterday, made a big fuss out of camera cannot focus etc etc how come all the pictures glowing and all. Most important thing was, actually when i was buying the adapter, I didnt have my camera with me, I wanted to come back the next day but the uncle kept insisting nothing would be wrong etc etc. WOW but the amazing part of the argument was, when another guy from the shop tried to take pictures with my camera, he tried AUTO mode, and realised it could focus properly, and then the whole argument started about if i shot in auto then the adapter would work. I was totally like wtf, who shoots in auto. Even my bf who doesnt know photography was suuuuper angry at this point. Who spends so much on a dslr and uses it like a compact. And anyway, my whole intention of buying the adapter was to use it in dim lighting, at wide apertures, which was the whole problem the adapter was facing, so it was a useless piece of glass to me.
So after much pain, they agreed to change for something for me. I decided to get another 50mm 1.8 (for my friend). But of course i was charged much higher than market price. rawr. Was a tough fight but in the end was so tired so agreed on topping up another $20, resulting in the lens being $145.
I swear I'll never ever go back to the shop again. And here i state again, its called SLR PRO, 1st floor in sim lim square. My friends, beware.
Well, at least they were kind enough to exchange for the 50mm f1.8. $145 not much higher so overall, this lesson is already quite cheap. There are others who had paid higher price for this lesson.
grey set meaning? not quite sure, but i did get the warranty and everything.
good to hear that a reasonable conclusion was reached.
let's hope others don't end up in the same situation. although quite unlikely.