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12-19-2018, 05:53 AM   #1
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Macro-Wide-Ultra lens attachments - what to do with them?

I've acquired a few of these 0.6x Macro attachments, or the Ultra Wide, or better yet the Super Ultra Wide, attachments for lenses. I hate to throw things out that aren't broken, but darn if I can find a genuine use for any of these "high quality optics" attachments.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
I've acquired a few of these 0.6x Macro attachments, or the Ultra Wide, or better yet the Super Ultra Wide, attachments for lenses. I hate to throw things out that aren't broken, but darn if I can find a genuine use for any of these "high quality optics" attachments.
What size? They tend to be most useful on fixed lens cameras and for travel with limited weight / size.
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What size? They tend to be most useful on fixed lens cameras and for travel with limited weight / size.
49, 52, and 58mm

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Likely lenses for bridge cameras. The macro closeup might be useful. Why acquire them in the first place if you have no use for them unless you're buying camera grab bags from Goodwill?
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The Canon WC-DC58 0.8X isn't too awful for somewhat uncropping a normal or modest wide angle lens on APS-C. These add-ons will never win an pixel-peeping contests but they do add character and FoV (and vignetting) to any lens.

They might also be useful for widening the FoV of a pinhole lens but I have not tried that.
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I used mine semi-regularly on my first ďrealĒ digital camera because itís lens only went as wide as 38mm...

It did pretty well there, though it flared a ton.

I donít think Iíve used it since... except maybe on a 28mm lens to get fisheye effects on APS-C.

My Zenitar fisheye fills most of those needs now with the K1

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Sometimes screwing around with junk is fun, I do that with stuff. So have some fun and do some weird stuff with them, or if you don't want to then send them off to someone who will.
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Likely lenses for bridge cameras. The macro closeup might be useful. Why acquire them in the first place if you have no use for them unless you're buying camera grab bags from Goodwill?
I've been at this for 10 years give or take. I've been going through my gear and culling and adding in a few niche areas. I know that I acquired one unexpectedly with a lens I intended to buy and it came attached. The other two - can't recall. Back in 2012-13 I did buy some lots from GoodWill but found that many were full of fungus.


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Sometimes screwing around with junk is fun, I do that with stuff. So have some fun and do some weird stuff with them, or if you don't want to then send them off to someone who will.
I think I'll take your advice and put them up on the marketplace for Take It for Shipping offer for all 3.
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If they're at all interesting looking, maybe send/donate them to Adopt a Bot?
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I find them good to use in front of a lensbaby!
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