Perfect Add-on for DSLR, Digital Point-n-shoot and Camcorders
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This is a 58mm lens adapter for rectilinear lenses, and comes with a 52-58mm step up filter. The design is pretty much the same as the wide angle adapters available for camcorders, except that this is bigger in size. I used it with my Canon 18-55mm IS with a 58mm filter size. At a focal length of 50mm, this lens adapter converts to a 10mm equivalent lens, and 35mm is about the minimum you can go without getting the lens adapter barrel in the images. At 18mm you get the full 180-deg fisheye effect. It is heavy, but seems to work ok with careful handling. This will not work with lenses with filter sizes greater than 58mm (I tried with step down rings on my 67mm Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8).
My particular copy had a foreign element handing inside. The image quality at the center was acceptably good, but anything beyond the very center was extremely blurry and unusable. This one point alone makes this adapter useless for the purpose for which it was built, which is to be able to take...
I didn't expect much from this lens because of the low price, and got about what I expected. I bought it to use on a canon 50mm 1.8, with a 52mm thread. I just wanted something wide angle to take indoor photos that did not have to be very high quality.
-The lens is solid and heavy, which seems good but i feel it is to heavy for the AF motor so i only use manual focus. -The next problem is that the threads on the lens and the adapter ring are not symmetrical, they bind and struggle to screw on. I was nervous to tighten it onto the end of my lens. The threads on the adapter ring were so bad that it is now actually stuck on the lens, which means the rear lens cap will not work anymore. - Pictures, long story short there bad. At f1.8 everywhere but the center of the picture blurred, out of focus and rippled. However at f10 and above it can take a usable low quality photo, which is really all i was after. But its still extremely low quality, very blurred and tons of...
I use this lens on my Canon t3i/600D with the 18-55mm kit lens. My only complaint is that the fisheye lens is so heavy. It adds a lot of extra weight to the front and can drag your focus ring down if you hold the camera downward. This complaint is also a compliment though, because the weight of the lens makes it feel solid. Most, if not all, of the body is made of metal, which receives a big thumbs-up from me. The glass on either end of the lens is also huge and seems sturdy.
The actual performance of the lens is nice as well. Of course, since you're buying a sub-$50 lens, you're going to have the edge of the frame out-of-focus, and you'll notice a lot of color fringing/chromatic aberration. In my case, I was actually looking for this; but if you want the professional look, I suppose you'll just have to zoom in to avoid the distortion at the edges, or look for a more expensive option.
In conclusion, this is more of a fun lens than anything. I bought it to...
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