Am I being conned? Or it's worth buying?


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I got the following from Worldwide Cameras @ Peninsula:

Canon 350D with KIT @ S$1760 NETT
30L DRY Cabinet @ S$99 NETT
58mm Polariser Lens @ S$20 NETT
Vitacon Wide Angle Macro LENS (0.42X) @ S$250 NETT
58mm UV Lens (FREE)
Camera Pouch @ S$25 NETT

All in all, I paid S$2150 NETT after a bit of deductions...

My question is, I am not sure if the macro lens is so expensive... but the uncle looks trustworthy, that's y I got from them... please advise..
 

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Not sure if the macro lens (more like an adaptor) can be used on your 350D... sounds funny
 

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I think he bought them already..... The shop shouldn't be selling you items that you can't use.
 

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Eh, I bought le....

why is it useless? he recommended it to me because I told him I like macro shots..

anyway, it fits 350D
 

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can fit (actually, it fits the lens, not the camera) doesn't mean good. there are much better and cheaper alternatives out there.
 

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Anyway, I like it alot and he's very friendly, that's why bought from him...

His initial question was very simple and funny...

"How much is your 350D?"

"How much are u quoted?"

"$1760 NETT"

"Okay then.That price."

Haha
 

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madwolfnemesis said:
Eh, I bought le....

why is it useless? he recommended it to me because I told him I like macro shots..

anyway, it fits 350D

Because you can get a dedicated macro lense with much better image quality and with better reproduction ratios?

And you buy a DSLR so that you can take advantage of interchangable lenses rather than having to buy conversion adaptors?
 

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mpenza said:
can fit (actually, it fits the lens, not the camera) doesn't mean good. there are much better and cheaper alternatives out there.
So is it very expensive? Actually, I dun know le... TO be honest a normal 0.42X macro lens, how much does it usually cost?
 

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it's not so much the price, but whether it is suitable for your setup (ie DSLR)
but on your part, you should have done your research before buying.
 

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dunno the price but these are meant for low resolution video cameras. what you get is a close-up filter. you could get high quality Hoya/Nikon/Canon alternatives for less.
 

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My friend bought a Vitacon 62mm Wide angle with macro len
form AP for around $150 last time.
But quite useless.. :sweat:
 

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mpenza said:
dunno the price but these are meant for low resolution video cameras. what you get is a close-up filter. you could get high quality Hoya/Nikon/Canon alternatives for less.
I agreed that I should have done my research... anyway... well... hai...

I was too soft and he was too persistant yet friendly..

Haha
 

code

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see if you can get it changed for something else since you only bought it today.
 

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I doubt they will do it.. I mean... they would rather earn a larger profit than to let me exchange for something that they'll profit it for little
 

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you can tell them that you were misled into buying the converter/lens. It is quite unprofessional for them to recommend you sthg that is not suitable.
 

Jul 4, 2005
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But it fit unto the lens le... well.. nvm lar... just take it as a lesson and don't buy from them anymore..

any good shop to recommend for cheap and good lens then?
 

code

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the usual suspects - MS Color, Cathay Photos....

at least the pple there (most) have the decency not to rip off newbies
 

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Regardless of the wide-angle lens issue, you've got a great camera that's very capable. Enjoy. ;)
 

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haha... thanks...

that's something really consoling...

and I have LOTS to learn...

Photography is a very good art...
 

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