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    For those using Canon S2/S3/S5 cameras, you can checkout the lensmate link below where they have some comparisons of various wide angle adaptors that can be used on these cameras.

    http://www.lensmateonline.com/newsite/S2wide.html

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    Hi guys,

    Sorry took so long to upload. Been suuper busy! rawr. So here are my own photos taken with the converter, on a Canon 50mm f1.8.

    ADDED: By the way all three photos were shot with aperture at f1.8, forgot the shutter speed.






    Last edited by ningru; 23rd February 2009 at 04:14 PM.

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    100% crop as in, a part of the picture at 100% right? I'm only on picasa, can someone teach me how to do that on picasa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ditikolon View Post
    Nope, you can't use teleconverters on EF-S lenses. And you have the wrong understanding of teleconverters and wide converters. The teleconverter multiplies the wide end of your zoom range as well, so you lose the wide end.

    Best solution for you is to shoot as much as you can with your current lenses first. You will gradually become more aware of what you normally shoot. Don't be overly concerned with trying to cover all focal lengths... instead discover what your favorite focal lengths are.
    Thanks for your feedback. Really appreciate it. Will see what I can do about it. More to learn and explore with my 1000D. Hope to improve on the quality and sharpness of the photos as the days go by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyMoney View Post
    Thanks for your feedback. Really appreciate it. Will see what I can do about it. More to learn and explore with my 1000D. Hope to improve on the quality and sharpness of the photos as the days go by.
    No worries. Yes I believe that's the right thing to do. Hone your photography skills first, improve your framing and also your post-processing. Enjoy

    At least now you know not to be tricked into buying just any wide converter after reading this thread

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    Wide con : Olympus 0.7x wide con (4 glass elements, 55mm thread mount), refer to #1
    Camera : Canon G2
    Connection : 3rd party adapter + 52-55 step up ring, no filter in between
    Setting : Tripod mounted, Lens at widest, ISO 50, 0.6sec, f5.6




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    Last edited by denniskee; 24th February 2009 at 03:14 PM.
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    Wide con : Cherry Aux. Wide Angle Lens For AF35ML (2 glass elements, 48mm thread mount), refer to #1
    Camera : Canon G2
    Connection : 3rd party adapter + 55-58 step up ring stick to external of the Cherry Lens, no filter in between
    Setting : Tripod mounted, Lens at widest, ISO 50, 0.5sec, f5.6




    Centre 20%



    Corner Bottom Left 20%
    Last edited by denniskee; 24th February 2009 at 03:14 PM.
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    [QUOTE=denniskee;4833463]Wide con : Olympus 0.7x wide con (4 glass elements, 55mm thread mount), refer to #1
    Camera : Canon G2
    Connection : 3rd party adapter + 52-55 step up ring, no filter in between
    Setting : Tripod mounted, Lens at widest, ISO 50, 0.6sec, f5.6




    Hi sorry to ask, but i thought barrel distortion is bad? I got chopped to buy a 0.45x wide angle converter before and i still use it though with some pp done in photoshop.
    Your pictures speaks for you, not your camera.

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    [QUOTE=mabmy;4835823]
    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    Hi sorry to ask, but i thought barrel distortion is bad? I got chopped to buy a 0.45x wide angle converter before and i still use it though with some pp done in photoshop.
    hi mabmy,

    this is only a test shot, which i wants to show exactly how it is, right out of camera. i feel there is no point for me to show pped photos, which may mis-lead others into thinking that is the image quality they will get from the wide angle converter.

    if you dont mind, i hope you can share some non-pped, direct out of camera shots taken with your wide angle converter as well as the photo of your converter.

    i will like to remind all, this is not a wide angle converter review thread.

    the objective of this thread is simple :
    to share with fellow photography hobbyist the what the wide angle converter can do,
    let the viewer make their own judgment / decision.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Ah.. alright.. well if that's the case, here is a link to my previous thread on wide angle converter as well. It has a picture of the converter that i bought and the picture result of using it with a 14-42mm kit lens.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...=466068&page=2
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    Quote Originally Posted by mabmy View Post
    Ah.. alright.. well if that's the case, here is a link to my previous thread on wide angle converter as well. It has a picture of the converter that i bought and the picture result of using it with a 14-42mm kit lens.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...=466068&page=2
    hi mabmy, thanks for sharing.

    if u look carefully, the wide angle converter is the same as the one i borrowed from my friend, the Digital King, see post #1, #9, #10 & #12.

    anyway, if possible, pls post the photos of your converter and the photo taken by it w/o pp in this thread. i am hoping we can consolidate all the converter here so it is easier for people to do their research. thanks in advance.
    Last edited by denniskee; 25th February 2009 at 01:14 PM.
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    Wide con : Cherry Aux. Wide Angle Lens For AF35ML (2 glass elements, 48mm thread mount), refer to #1
    Camera : D60 + sigma 24mm f2.8 macro
    Connection : 52-58 step up ring stick to external of the Cherry Lens, no filter in between
    Setting : Tripod mounted, Flash fired, ISO 100, 1/125sec, f5.6




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    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    thanks teebs, ningru for ur contribution.

    if possible, pls show a 100% crop of the centre and corner pls.

    anyone else has a wide angle converter? pls post ur photo here.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Hi Dennis, this is a good thread! Thanks for sharing. Btw, can i ask how much is the Digital King DSLR PRO 0.5x Wcon & Macro lens? Am looking around for any other 3rd party wide angle converter lens for my canon s5 that is cheaper than canon's original converter lens (which is priced at $190). Thanks!
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    Wide con : Digital King Platinium 1 Series PRO 0.5x Wcon & Macro (2 glass elements, 50mm thread mount),
    Camera : Sony A350 + Sony 50mm F1.4
    Connection : No filter in between
    Setting : Tripod mounted, No flash, ISO 400, (forget what's the shutter speed already), f10



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    Last edited by greferg; 2nd March 2009 at 03:20 AM.
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    thanks greferg for sharing.

    anyone else has a wide angle converter? pls post ur photo here.

    for this thread to be useful for all newbies, i cant do it on my own without your support (wide angle converter very $$$).
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    I took some photo with my wide angle converter and it seems there are black areas in the four corners which look horrible. I am using D90 with filter included with a 18-105 mm lens. Please help to clarify the problem. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gesto View Post
    I took some photo with my wide angle converter and it seems there are black areas in the four corners which look horrible. I am using D90 with filter included with a 18-105 mm lens. Please help to clarify the problem. Thanks.
    please go through this link, you will find ur answer there.
    http://toothwalker.org/optics/vignetting.html

    also, if you can, pls help others by contributing the photos in question as well as a description and photo of the wide angle converter itself..

    if u dont know how to upload ur photos here, pls go throughthis link.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94574

    many thanks in advance.
    Last edited by denniskee; 8th March 2009 at 12:11 PM.
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    thanks for the info. very helpful info about vignetting. I believe my problem will be mechanical vignetting. My lens hood too long.

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    photos contributed by fellow cser ningru, who has given me the permission to use them.

    "So here are my own photos taken with the converter, on a Canon 50mm f1.8.

    ADDED: By the way all three photos were shot with aperture at f1.8, forgot the shutter speed."

    Test shot 1



    Test shot 2



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