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Okay lens if you acknowledge it's limitations
on December 25, 2012
I ordered this lens primarily for wide angle photography. However, it's better for the macro portion.
PROS: I'm able to use my 18-55mm lens, attach the macro lens to it and photograph the detailed words on a penny or a dime with no problem whatsoever. The quality of the glass is also very good and has a nice weight to it. when it comes to wide angle shots, this lens does save you approximately 3 additional feet backwards that you may have not had depending on where you're positioned when you're doing group shot.
CONS: While the lens does give you an additional 3 feet, the corners produces black vignetting. And, the only way to eliminate it is to zoom in a little bit. The bad thing is, if you zoom in, you're essentially defeating the purpose of a wide angle lens! This results in not an extra 3 feet, but an extra 1 1/2 to maybe 2 feet.
Still, for the price, it's okay.
By the way, I'm not a professional, which is evident by my description of this lens. I use a Canon 30D camera. But, I cannot stress enough that for macros, this camera is pretty nice. Now I can photograph the details of an insect or a coin without any distortion.