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Careful use brings very good results
on 9 December 2011
Other reviewers have highlighted the negatives that this unit has rather than look on the positive side. No it isn't going to compete with specialist lenses that cost upwards of £400, but that isn't a fair comparison so why make it?
How easy is it to use?
Very - just screw it on to the front of the cameras lens and away you go.
How good is it?
Depends on how you use it - at it's widest you can definitely see the edge of the lens encroaching in to the frame, easily cured by zooming in fractionally.
I did a shoot inside a hotels guestrooms and corridors: yes the walls were bent, but most wide angle lenses have the same problem. You could use a Lens Baby, but that is more expense. I used Photoshop Elements 8 to change the perspective and no-one that has seen the results has commented that there is any problem.
The resulting photographs have been printed up to A3 and they look absolutely fine.
Camera used: Canon 400D with standard 18-55mm lens and the wide angle attachment. Exposure varied between 3 and 30 seconds so the camera was firmly fixed to a tripod and a wireless shutter release was used.