Is worth to buy wide and tele converter lens?


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snipershot

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Hi,

i am using powershot A540.
Just wanna know if there is a difference to the picture taken using wide converter and teleconverter lens attached to the a/m camera?

I am not using SLR (hope to have one too haha), so don't really have much knowledge about the lenses.
The model of the lenses are as below:

Wide converter WC-DC52-------$169.00
TELE CONVERTER TC-DC52A----$169.00

is it woth it?
Advices please. Thank you!:)
 

ExplorerZ

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just go for the wide if you want... A540 ain't a super zoom, even with a tele converter your end result focal length ain't even as long as a super zoom camera without any TC.
 

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any third party brands below $100 ? ...looking for a wide one for my a80 too
 

MadDude

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Hi,

i am using powershot A540.
Just wanna know if there is a difference to the picture taken using wide converter and teleconverter lens attached to the a/m camera?

I am not using SLR (hope to have one too haha), so don't really have much knowledge about the lenses.
The model of the lenses are as below:

Wide converter WC-DC52-------$169.00
TELE CONVERTER TC-DC52A----$169.00

is it woth it?
Advices please. Thank you!:)
I don't think its worth it. I had an A40 ( I know..its centuries ago ) and had those converters, teleconverters and filters. I didn't really like the TC, it was troublesome when I was travelling! I upgraded to a G6 and recently a D70. Enjoying every single bit about DSLR except the complaints of my family and friends of its size :p

IMHO if you were to purchase those two, it would cost you $338, with the cost of your camera at about $450, total cost invested is already about $788, which if you top up a little more, can get you an IXUS with wide angle AND IMAGE STABLIZER. Whats worse, once Canon comes out with a newer range. Your TC and Wide Converter can't be used !

Just my 2 cents :)

 

Nov 2, 2006
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Pasir Ris
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hmm...seems like it's really not worth it.
haha...ok thank you for all your advices!
 

Artosoft

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Wide and tele converter lens will degrade the photo quality. For tele, you might just need to crop the photo for the same effect as tele converter lens.

Regards,
Arto.
 

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