Any Cheap Solution To Go Wider Than 17mm ?


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cichlid

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Hi

I am just thinking, instead of buying a UWA lens, is there any cheaper alternative like adding a wide converter for my Tamron 17-50mm lens?

Thank you.
 

giantcanopy

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Hi

I am just thinking, instead of buying a UWA lens, is there any cheaper alternative like adding a wide converter for my Tamron 17-50mm lens?

Thank you.
Getting a wide angle adapter will deteriorate the IQ, and introduce lots of aberrations.
The other option I can think of that gives you reasonable IQ is to make a panorama out of several shots

Ryan
 

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For me, if I want super wide, I shoot panorama. I have better control on distortion as well. It's only works for static scene of course.
 

zac08

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Hi

I am just thinking, instead of buying a UWA lens, is there any cheaper alternative like adding a wide converter for my Tamron 17-50mm lens?

Thank you.
A cheap way would be to get a wide angle manual lens...

with the AF, it's so much cheaper...
 

catchlights

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wide converter won't give you sharpness from corner to corner, more over, might have distortion.

rant a 12~24mm to see whether justified the purchase, you able to get a used 12~24 at a lower price.
 

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