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4.0 out of 5 stars I love tweaky, offbeat lenses, January 10, 2011
This review is from: PLR 0.42x HD Super Wide Angle Panoramic Macro Fisheye Lens For The Nikon D5300, D5000, D3000, D3200, D5100, D5200, D3100, D7000, D7100, D4, D800, D800E, D600, D610, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D3, D3S, D700, Digital SLR Cameras Which Have Any Of These (18-55mm, 55-200mm, 50mm) Nikon Lenses (Camera)
OK, I bought this off eBay and paid $38 + $7 shipping. I should have looked it up on Amazon. I paid too much. Stupid me.

So, I was looking through eBay about a month ago, and I came across this interesting little gem.

.42x Wide Macro Fisheye lens for NIKON

This isn't what I would call a serious lens. If you want a good Fisheye, you are going to pay $$$ for it. This is more of a novelty lens. It doesn't even attach to your camera--you screw it onto an existing lens like you might a filter. They claimed 8 element optics--yeah right. The "MACRO" option was just an extension tube with the word "MACRO" printed on it. I mean, it works, but I'd hardly call that a feature.

Anyway, I took it for a test spin. I screwed it onto a 35mm Tokina Macro lens. The pictures are fun. I put the images on Facebook. You can view them even if you aren't on Facebook, assuming Amazon lets me post the link:

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Anyway, I give it a thumbs up. For $20, it's kind of fun. And it's cheaper than buying one of those Lomography cameras, well, assuming you already have a camera.
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Initial post: Aug 13, 2011 6:42:38 PM PDT
One question, im planing on buying this lens, But do you know if it would work for my Nikon d7000 18-55mm lens? Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2011 5:49:31 AM PDT
C.B. Stone says:
Hi Luis,

It appears that the Nikkor 18-55mm lens accepts a 52mm filter size, so this wide angle attachment should work. See the last two images in my facebook album (link in my review) for more details of how this works.

Posted on Sep 3, 2011 7:35:52 PM PDT
Thanks for sharing your FB images...know that they have helped greatly me in my decision making.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 2:50:15 PM PST
S. Hoge says:
Thanks for the FB posts! It looks like you mounted it to a prime lens - on a longer prime or a zoom would you have been able to avoid the vignetting and corner distortion at the trade off of narrower angle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2012 3:33:42 PM PST
C.B. Stone says:
Putting this fisheye adapter on a zoom, then zooming out a little, did indeed get rid of the vignetting. However, this was at the expense of picture quality. The more I zoomed, the worse it got.

I don't mind a little vignetting, especially on a tweaky lens attachment like this.

Posted on Feb 25, 2012 12:16:23 AM PST
Thanks for your Facebook pictures...... I'm not going to buy the lens now.

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 5:47:43 PM PST
P. Lanas says:
does this work by any chance in the nikon d90 in a 18x105 mm lens?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2012 5:58:03 PM PST
C.B. Stone says:
18-105mm has a 67mm filter size, so you would need to get some step down rings to get it to work. Probably not worth it. :-|

Posted on Aug 31, 2012 10:42:10 AM PDT
19six9 says:
I just wanted to thank C.B. for adding the pics and know how on this one. You really went out of your way and I appreciate it as I'm sure many others do

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 4:38:29 AM PST
Mark says:
Dude, you are awesome! Thanks for the great review!
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