Reviews and Problems with Opteka .45x High Definition II Wide Angle Lens
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Opteka Wide & Telephoto Lens Kit, As Used On The Fujifilm FinePix S700
E Dale Levsen, Amazon
13 February 2013
Summary: Each of these two lenses comes with an adapter to allow the 52mm adapter lenses to be attached to the 46mm front threads on the Fujifilm S700 camera. The 2.2X TELEPHOTO CONVERTER provides a sharp image that doubles the telephoto range of the camera. It gives a sharp, distortion free image when aimed at subjects beyond fifteen feet. The .43 WIDE ANGLE CONVERTER provides an image visibly wider than the widest setting without the adapter.
Summary: Just got this set and I love it! The wide angle lens unscrews into a macro lens as well (score!). Think of it as getting 3 lenses instead of just 2. Each one is packaged well and comes in a faux leather pouch with lens covers. There was also an included adapter obviously needed to make the lenses work. The only downside is night shots or in dark environments. I use these on my z650 and the light meter gets blocked by the edge of the lens when screwed in.
Summary: Good value for the money. This is a low cost wide-angle lens that does the job reasonably well. There is some minor warping of the image around the edges of the picture, but, for most amateurs like me, I find it to be pretty acceptable. If you're looking for top professional quality (and higher cost), then, truthfully, this may not be the right lens for you.
Summary: I feel this lens does an excellent job for the price which is about half the price of a similiar Canon Lens. It's a lens I use only occasionaly because with todays digital pictures you can zoom and crop on your computer and still have a good quality picture if you take it with a 5 to 7 megapixel camera.