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Old Aug 29, 2008, 9:21 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I would like to achieve a better wide angle on my A300, and I cannot afford am expensivewide angle prime lens or zoom.

I have seen that there are wide angle converters available for various lenses (to be screwed in front of the kit lens) - for reasonable (less than $100) prices.

Would such a converter exist for the A300 kit lens? How does it work optically (how much light does it lose, what is its PQ?)?

Thanks for any advice.

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Old Aug 29, 2008, 9:55 AM   #2
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I don't have any experience with them. But, it's my understanding that you don't usually lose any light with a front mounted converter.

However, you'd likely see optical degradation trying to use one (flare, edge softness, purple fringing, etc.) that way. Also, if the front element on a lens rotates, you'd risk damaging the lens and the camera, as they're not designed to handle the extra weight (trying to rotate a front mounted converter).

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