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Old Apr 24, 2010, 12:14 AM   #1
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Default Lens adaptor

My daughter has a Canon xsi and would like a wide angle lens. Don't have the funds right now. However, we do have a lens that was for an older digital camera. It has a adapotor on it right now for the Olympus. I'm trying to see if the lens would fit with an adaptor. If so, what adaptor do I need to buy?

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Any help would be great!

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Old Apr 24, 2010, 5:58 AM   #2
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That's the kind of lens that can mount to the filter mounting threads on the end of a lens. The probelm is that it probably uses 37mm threads while the kit lens for the XSi uses a 58mm filter. The adapter required to mount that wide angle lens onto the XSi's kit lens will block a lot of light. I don't think it will work out well.

I think your best bet is to look at the used lens market. Something wider than the 18-55 kit lens will not be inexpensive, but you can find some good deals sometimes.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 11:51 AM   #3
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Thank you for your help. I'll look around at the used market.
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