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Old Jan 31, 2006, 12:34 PM   #1
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I want a wide angle, and that little setup that others have to get the snap on lense cap. What's it called, and where do I find it? There's no point in 'cheaping out' if I won't be happy.. but I also don't want to get ripped off. I'm comfortable buying from Ebay, and likelythe easiest as I'm in Canada.
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What you're looking for is a lens adapter - it allows you to attach Canon (or other brands) of converters, including telephoto and macro/wide angle converters, or just use regular filters and lens caps.

Canon makes an adapter, which I believe are a high-impact plastic. A company by the name of LensMate also makes them, from aluminum. I have one of the LensMate adapters (available at http://www.lensmateonline.com) and am very happy with it - the fit on the camera is perfect (I know that the Canon adapters for the S1 have a bit of extra play when mounted on the S1, and I imagine the Canon S2 adapters have the same problem), and the colour matches the camera body perfectly.

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Old Feb 1, 2006, 4:00 AM   #3
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Just out of interest did you go for the 52mm or 58mm size?

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Just out of interest did you go for the 52mm or 58mm size?

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Personally, I went for the 58mm adapter, as that's what Canon uses. This way I have the best compatibility with Canon tele-converters and wide-angle converters. The 58mm filters are a little more expensive than 52mm, but the difference is small so I opted for complete compatibility. If you don't think you'll ever want a converter, the 52mm would be fine.

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I'm sssssssssooooooooooooooo confused.. LMAO.... Almost easier to explain what I need, put my hand out with my credit card and let someone buy it for me.. LOL

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Old Feb 1, 2006, 12:48 PM   #6
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Ok.. that being said. I want the widest possible angle on one lense. I want the adapter thing that I can use in order to get the 'snap on' cap everyone talks about.

Right now that's all I forsee myself wanting. I'm still learning with the camera.. But do know that stepping backwards into oblivion to get a wide shot is annoying (with any camera I've owned). The zoom I use more, that's why I bought the S2.
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Just out of interest did you go for the 52mm or 58mm size?

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Personally, I went for the 58mm adapter, as that's what Canon uses. This way I have the best compatibility with Canon tele-converters and wide-angle converters. The 58mm filters are a little more expensive than 52mm, but the difference is small so I opted for complete compatibility. If you don't think you'll ever want a converter, the 52mm would be fine.

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Actually, even if he does decide he wants a converter with the 52mm, he'll be fine. A lot of the non-Canon converters come in 52mm sizes. And even if he decides to go with Canon lenses after getting a 52mm adapter, I believe he can use a 52-58 adjustment ring so the 58's will fit on the 52.

I higly recommend anyone interested in adapters and converters should visit Lensmate.
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