Canon LAH-DC20 Conversion Lens Adapter (LA-DC58E) and Hood (LH-DC40) Set for the S5 IS, S3 IS & S2 IS Digital Camera
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- Lens adapter for connecting converter lenses to your Canon S2 IS digital camera
- Works with separately sold Canon telephoto, wide-angle, and close-up lenses
- Lens hood reduces lens flare and helps shield lens from scratches and impacts
- 58mm filter mount; supports S5 IS, S3 IS, and S2 IS digital cameras
- Measures 2.9 inches long; weighs 1.3 ounces; 1-year warranty
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|Item Dimensions||2.3 x 3.3 x 3.9 inches|
|Item Weight||0.15 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.15 pounds|
This conversion lens adapter and hood set is required for mounting the wide converter and tele-converter to the camera.
The Canon LA-HDC20 allows you to connect converter lenses to your Canon S2 IS digital camera for increased flexibility. It works with these separately sold Canon converter lenses:
- Canon WC-DC58A Wide Converter Lens: Converts the focal length of the body lens by a factor of approximately 0.75 (35mm film equivalent at maximum wide angle: approximately 27mm) when attached.
- Canon TC-DC58B Tele Converter Lens: Converts the focal length of the body lens by a factor of approximately 1.5 (35 mm film equivalent at maximum telephoto: approximately 648mm) when attached.
- Canon 500D 58mm Close-Up Lens: Double-element accessory attaches to front of lens; changes closest focusing distance from infinity to 500mm (approximately 19.7 inches) from front of lens.
Top customer reviews
The included 58 mm thread lens hood is very effective, and will mount directly on the adaptor, or on the last 58 mm filter you have attached to the adaptor. It is large enough that it makes a real difference in image quality when shooting under contitions likely to cause flare. When using the built in flash, you should remove it, as it is large enough to hide a portion of the flash energy. That's not a problem though, as the two situations are more likely to be mutualy exclusive than not. When you feel the need to have both at the same time, the Canon flash unit offered for the S2 works perfectly with the lens hood.
The last reason to buy this accessory is that Canon offers three converter lenses for the camera, and they require this converter to be in place. So far, I have the tele converter (simply an incredible value. I reviewed it on Amazon today), and the close up adapter that allows you to do macro work at max telephoto lens settings. My next purchase will be the wide angle converter, and if it works as well as the telephoto converter, it too will be a must have, as having a quality 27 mm lens on hand really makes a difference when you try to get a group shot in an indoor setting.
Anyway, the Canon converter lenses extend the useful range of photographic opportunity for the S2 owner, and your goal should be to buy at least the long and the short converter over time. Meanwhile, the adapter/hood combo is very cheap, and will serve you well even if you decide that the standard lens is all you ever need. Buy one for your camera, and buy another for the wide and tele converters when you get around to ordering them. Then, switching lenses is a simple push button operation with no threading involved.
Taking photos with no zoom and the hood attached reveals fuzzy black-rounded corners on all of your photos. At no zoom, the camera just barely picks up the hood set. Just a small tap on the zoom will fix this.
With out the hood set, the adapter provides no obsticles.
My point is that I think that these parts are well made for the purpose. Not only do they facilitate the use of other lenses and to blot out the glares, they help to protect your camera by absorbing impact energy, they look good and they have the Canon endorsement. Speaking of the latter, I contacted Canon to verify materials and workmanship warranty, or lack thereof. I found out that it is a lack, thereof.
Still, for what they do and what they cost to do it, they are good products to own. As a comparison, to use on another S5 IS, I did get an aluminum adapter and rubber hood from Lensmate but must admit that I prefer the Canon. For some reason, I have a sneaking suspicion that on some cold but beautiful winter's day, I will come to appreciate the warmth of the Canon adapter over the cold, starkness of the aluminum, third-party adapter.
I would recommend that you order these if you have the need. Give them a try. There is always a return policy just waiting there to save the day.