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OK for basic macro - Useless if you're looking for a wide angle lens
on 7 April 2016
I am into portrait photography so when I bought my new camera Nikon D5300, I bought the camera body only and then I purchased "Nikon 20050 AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200 mm VR II Lens".
This was without a doubt my best bet for a lens and this way I thought "I don't have to buy 2 lenses straight away"
How mistaken was I!
For my portraits, yes I was right, I had the perfect lens.
But after a few days my new camera arrived, it was my daughter's Birthday, so I took my camera out to take good shots of the celebration and... Oops!
Even at 55mm I could not frame enough area.
Yes of course my 1st thought was "I need the 18-55mm lens", but as I had spent soooo much money on me within days and I mean A LOT (accessories, stand, backdrops, camera bag, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc) I was looking for a wide angle lens that could take me through the event without having to buy another lens.
Obviously comparing the price of a Nikon lens (although it was on offer) with this Wide Angle High Definition Lens, it was worth for me to try.
I'm sure right now I must have professional photographers reading this and laughing at me, call me no-eve, but if I made this mistake, someone else can too.
Perhaps me sharing my experience can help others not to make the same mistake.
Once received I realised all reviews are correct.
Maybe if you are looking for a standard quality macro lens this item can help you to an extent. Clarity is not amazing but its standard clear.
Quality is obviously reflected on the price, but it's not too bad.
But if you are looking to have a wider angle... this item is useless.
To start with you cannot even use the wide angle lens without the micro attachment on. (This was not stated anywhere when I made purchase)
And for my personal opinion the wide angle is more a fish eye angle rather than anything else.
And that is how we learn sometimes, making mistakes. :(
This order and item for me was a clear mistake.
Thank fully to Prime and its amazing service I was able to return this item and purchase my needed "Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Lens".
Sometimes you can't simply replace the basics can you?