Summary: The backordered adapter took over a month to get. I ran out of patience with Amazon and final bought one from another online retailer. The plastic adapter fits okay, but there is minor slop in the fit. The tele is large, heavy and vignettes the image until the lens is zoomed to near the maximum. The images are very sharp at this point, add a bit of digital zoom and still get a decent image at 24X.
Summary: $25 is a lot for a piece of plastic. If you don't already have filters it will cost much more than $25. It seems well made but you must exercise care when screwing a metal filter into the adapter, the threads are plastic. With a filter attached there can be slight cropping of the corners at the wide end. Being plastic it adds little weight to the camera, but does increase the bulk.
Causes a shadow when using the flash but seems to be a good product.
StoryTeller "Teller", Amazon
11 July 2010
Summary: Got this to hold a UV filter (mainly to protect main lens). Converter attached to my Canon A650 easily and correctly. Seems to be well made. No problems. UV filter attached to converter easily and securely. No problems. Have had it only a few weeks so cannot report on durability other than to say it's still functioning as expected. HOWEVER, when using the flash I remove the converter (easy and quick) because it causes a shadow on the lower right side of photo.
Summary: The LA-DC58J is and adapter that is designed specifically for the Canon A650IS camera to allow the use/attachment of the Canon WC-DC58B Wide angle and TC-DC58C Telephoto Lenses. This adapter is made of black plastic, is fairly sturdy, and has 58 mm plastic threads for the attachment of the lenses. Attachment to the camera body is quick and easy as it attaches with about a ¼ turn in a quick lock attachment.