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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
A nice wide angle lens
on September 11, 2013
This lens does the job I expected it to do. I have a Canon T1i with two standard lens, the 18-55mm standard lens and a 75-300mm. There are times when I want a wide angle and this lens on the standard lens set at 18mm is the equivalent of an 8mm lens. Gives a 90 degree field of view in the horizontal direction. There is some chromatic aberration near the edge of the field of view and well as curvature, but I expected this and is only really noticeable when you enlarge the edges of the image. It does not detract from the images taken with this lens. I am pleased with the images produced in the wide angle mode. It does attach to the 75-300mm lens and I have used it on occasion and by setting the lens between 125 and 160 the wide angle lens gives me focal lengths of about 55 to 72mm, filling in the distances between my two main lens
When the front part of this two element lens is removed you have a very nice macro lens that produces excellent macro images with either of my standard lens at any focal length. Great close up images of flowers, insects, what have you.
Overall I rate this lens very high, excellent price and really two lens for the price of one. Will also rate the seller, Big Mike, as excellent and with very fast standard shipping.