I did not post for a week and just thought that the time is up for a new post.
As you can see from the title of this one I have got problems and need your help!
What is worrying me is my most recent purchase: a 0.45x Fisheye Conversion Lens that I bought on ebay.
I will explain this system for everybody who has never heard of this.
It is not a real lens that you can put on your camera body but an additional lens that you can screw on your existing lens to achieve a change in the focal distance.
In my story this should reduce my focal distance by the factor of 0.45 to reach a fisheye effect. I put it on my 18-55mm Canon lens and was disappointed from almost the first second on. The AF did not work at all and the manual one always showed a blurred image. I worked that out with the help of a friend of mine who told me that this lens doesnt only reduce the focal distance by the factor of 0.45 but the aperture too. So I manually set the aperture to f/22 and what I got were some sharper images. Despite that I am not happy with the results at all.
I uploaded the results on Flickr.
I would really appreciate every opinion of you out there. Please watch the slide show of this set and then tell me what you think. Should I keep it? Or send it back?
It wasnt too expensive but I am really unsure whether I can live with these results.
The alternative would be a real Fisheye lens but these ones are definitely too expensive for me!
What should I do? Please help me!
BTW: I am looking for a 50mm f/1,4 or f/1.8 Lens that fits to my Canon EOS 400D at the moment so if you want to sell one please contact me. I am glad for every offer!
Thanks in advance for you help I am helpless without you!