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Is This A Good Deal?

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by USMCsilver, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    As you know, I'm ignorant on the subject.

    I was looking around after the fact to do some price research on the lens I got, and stumbled across this:

    http://shop.everfull.com/items/item.aspx?itemid=711604

    Is this something that would work well for me? What applications can I use it for?

    As far as the macro conversion goes, with the zoom of the lens, does that mean I can just get even closer with the macro filter on?

    Thanks for the help. Seems like a good deal, so I just wanted to check first.
     
  2. hagar

    hagar Millennium Member

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    To be honest, no. Most teleconverters do not work well, they will turn a good lens into a shabby one. Buy a good used lens on EBay.
     


  3. T. Harless

    T. Harless

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    Yes and no. Good glass close up filters can do a good job, extension tubes (no glass) work great and I have 1.4x and 1.7x Nikon teleconverters that are razor sharp. The 2.0x blows, even the Nikon.

    That said, a $75 "kit" isn't going to cut it. Take a pass on that. Spend the beans on a real macro or tele lens.