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Takes Practice, but what doesn't?
on December 21, 2012
I've had this lens add-on for about 3 years now. I use it on and off, depending upon the mood and circumstances, like nearly everything else in my kit bag. This lens is a 2 part add-on. the wider, front element is the wide-angle lens and the rear element is the macro lens. The lens elements must be used together to get the wide angle you strive for when you attach this add-on to your primary lens. You take this add-on apart and only attach the rear element if you are shooting close macro. This add-on, when used in the macro mode, will take your standard run of the mill lens and take you VERY close to your subject. When used as a single element, this lens will do two things for you. One - it will increase the light going into your camera and impacting your light meter, in a positive manner. Two - it will give your lens a bit wider area of focus that the lens was designed to view. You get an ever so slight curvature near the edges, but I can live with that. Getting that little bit of extra light enhances the lens' ability to shoot in lower light circumstances. Throw this baby on a 50 mm f 1.4 lens and you get excellent low light ability, while moving the lens out to about 28 mm. Keep in mind that the more glass you have before your sensor, the lower of overall quality you will have to work through. This add-on is a very inexpensive way to get that wide angle you've been drooling over. However, if you do a ton of landscape shooting, get yourself a quality wide angle lens designed to allow you to see the whole world. This is meant as a short term fix when you need it now, but don't want to dish out a grand for a quality lens just for a handful of photographs.