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Old Jul 7, 2007, 11:02 AM   #1
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[align=left]Has anyone had experience with this brand of lense? I have a Canon 3IS and from what i understand one just removes the IS lense ring and the Raynox lense clips on. - gle
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Old Aug 2, 2007, 1:52 AM   #2
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Not really. All fixed lens cameras require an adaptor to attach either a WA or tele converter lens to them. The S3IS is no exception. You can not attach any converter to the camera itself. As for Raynox lenses, I have the WA converterDCR-6600PRO and find it to be excellent. However, from what I've read, the 2x tele converter (DCR2020) is not a very good one and you'd be better of buying either the Sony 1.7x (I have one and love it) or the Olympus TCON-17 (also 1.7x). I also have the Olympus TCON-14B (1.45x) and I think it's one of the best tele converters out there butit's bulky and very heavy.
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Old Sep 12, 2007, 10:33 AM   #3
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Exactly, even though some Raynox-lenses are snap-on, you still need some filter thread to fit it on, so you need a filteradapter for the camera...for example a 58mm one.

Raynox does excellent, really excellent, closeup-lenses.
Dont know a thing about their tele/wide-lenses.
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Raynox does excellent, really excellent, closeup-lenses.
Dont know a thing about their tele/wide-lenses.
I agree wholeheartedly and have taken many excellent macro shots with their lenses using my old Sony F828.
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Old Sep 13, 2007, 3:28 AM   #5
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I have a DCR-730 0.7x wide angle lens which fits on an adapter for my Canon Powershot A610. I find it a pretty good compact lens that mounts onto the 52mm screw thread at the frontof the lens adapter. (I don't use Canon's adapter).

It has slightly higher barrel distortion than average but that's easily fixed in post processing if needs be. Good image quality, slightly soft around the edges.

Not bad at all for the money.
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