Summary: I purchased the Canon TC-DC588 Tele Converter Lens and adaptor to use with my Canon Powershot S5IS camera to take on my "dream vacation" to Alaska. I found the lens quite handy for taking close up views of scenery and wildlife. It was somewhat difficult to use the teleconverter with the LCD focus because I had too much "camera (or hand) shake" to obtain a good focus. I had better success when I switched to viewfinder focus and could brace the camera against my forehead.
Summary: We got this with the Canon LAH-DC20 adapter and hood. Have to have the adpater. We were at the beach and with just the camera zoom of 12x we could not see details on the pier that was way down the beach or much of a boat way out on the horizon. Add the zoom and we could see the people fishing off the pier and a person empting a bucket on the boat.
Summary: Like anything you buy you get what you pay for,I was thinking about buying another brand and I am glad I didn't,this lens works well and I can tell that the 1.5 does make a difference.the lens is clear and is multicoated,it does what I want it to,as with any other saying buy quality its what you get.It does have a barrel effect when in close mode but the lens is not made for that,in telephoto the barreling disappears,but it makes a neat effect on close images,almost like...
Summary: This takes amazing pictures. I read one review that said that there is a circle when not zoomed in. This is true, however, this lens is made for reaching out far. So if you put it on and dont want to use the zoom, you are a pinhead. Here is an example of the circle [...] Here is an example of my camera without the lens [...] This is with it [...] You can see how much it reaches out. One warning. You have to get the adapter for this. They run about 24 bucks.
Summary: I purchased this lens for my S2IS. The biggest difference is the drastic reduction in purple fringing that I have seen with a non-canon teleconverter lens (purchased by a friend) for his S2IS. Good quality and good material.
Summary: As a 1.5x converter, this lens deserves 5 stars. The optics appear to be flawless and the quality is good. As far as I know it is the only game in town for extending the range of this family of camera. That is a pity, because these cameras deserve more. This converter really needs to be a 2.0x converter to fill the need most people have for it.
Summary: Very good lens. I use this lens on my Canon S5 it get's the job done plus there is a setting in the camera that recongnizes the lens. Just another canon product doing it's thing. I highly recommend it you can definitely see a difference and since the S5 is known for having some noise in the pictures when using the digital zoom I just turn that off and shoot straight through the converter for flawless pictures.
Summary: I've owned my Canon Powershot S5 IS since October and just recently purchased the tele converter lens and lens adapter (required). I love this lense so far and have been able to take some great shots that appear to be crisp and without blur. I had read other reviews that said the edges of the pictures were blurry, I have not had this problem.