57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
Hard to rate,
This review is from: Neewer® 52MM 0.45X Wide Angle High Definition Lens with Macro for NIKON D5300 D5200 D5100 D5000 D3300 D3200 D3000 D7100 D7000 DSLR Cameras (Electronics)
I've have had this lens for about 6 months now and taken a fair few photos with it. I bought it because i wanted a wide angle lens but didn't want to pay £400 for one. Initially i was extremely pleased with it. I think this was because i was very new to SLR cameras and the images look ok to me. If you have it at the wide side of your lens (18mm for me on my d3100) then the edges are cut off but this can be corrected by going to around 22mm. As i learnt more about photography i realised that all pictures taken with this lens are badly distorted and not very sharp. This is hardly surprising considering the price but now every picture i take with this lens has to be corrected in photoshop. Even after they have been corrected they aren't the sharpest but it has allowed me to get some images of things i wouldn't have been able to get otherwise. I have posted 3 images at the top of horseshoe bend in the grand canyon. This is an amazing place and 1 picture shows how i can't fit in the bend and the sky with the standard 18-55mm lens. The next picture shows everything fitting in with this wide angle lens but with the black edges and awful distortion. This final picture is the same as the second but photoshopped for distortion and cropped at the edges. Its not the greatest picture ever but its not too bad and i certainly wouldn't have been able to get it without this lens. Overall i would say it is worth buying this lens as a stop gap to getting a proper wide angle or if you only use wide angle lens every now and again. Don't expect the images to be outstanding though and be prepared to correct these for distortion in photoshop. Shooting raw rather than jpeg is also a good idea.
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Initial post: 8 Oct 2012 07:09:00 BDT
M. N. Akhtar says:
Thanks very much for the photos and the review is very useful. But I still dont agree with the rating .. what else you could aspect from 10£ lens, I can't find olympus lens cap (the black plastick thingi) for less than this price.
Posted on 5 May 2013 18:01:52 BDT
Thanks for this very helpful review. With regards to the previous comment, I think your three stars are reasonable, on the basis that: (1) that will catch people's eyes so that they are made aware of the drawbacks of this otherwise excellent value lens, and (2) in the absence of a facilty to rate a product for both its value and its quality or level of performance, what can you do but consider giving it five stars for value for money and two for performance - hence your compromise of three? Still worth buying, as you say, so long as you are aware of its inevitable limitations.
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2013 23:49:18 GMT
C. Sorrell says:
How much in US dollars did you pay for this lens>?
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