Advice please for Canon A40 telephoto lens

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Brian, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Hi everyone. I'd like to buy a 2x-3x lens for my Canon A40. On Ebay there
    are a few non-Canon brands for cheapish prices. Some are:

    Opteka
    Digital Optics
    and Bower

    these run about 40-50 bucks for for 2 or 2.5x . Would any of these lenses
    provide good photo quality, or would I be wasting my money if I'm concerned
    about good pictures.

    Also, Kendo and Canon lenses run about $100-$120. Do these snap-on lenses
    work very well, or do they degrade quality also? BTW, I won't be able to
    afford a digital SLR for quite a while, so I'll need to improvise until
    then.

    Thanks VERY much. Brian.
     
    Brian, Dec 31, 2003
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  2. Brian

    DHB Guest

    Brian,
    can't speak about the quality of the other bards but you generally
    get what you pay for when it comes to optics.

    I have the Canon 2.4x teleconverter & have used it several times on both
    my A40 & A70 cameras with no complaints at all. This lens does not "snap
    on" it screws onto a plastic 52mm lens adapter that Canon also makes & will
    cost between $15 to $20 USD. This adapter has the added benefits of
    allowing you to use 52mm filters & it adds physical protection for the lens
    which protrudes when in operation.

    As for the optical quality, I can't imagine a cheaper lens converter
    would work as well as the Canon 2.4x teleconverter does. If the Ebay price
    you mentioned for the Canon lens is for the 2.4x teleconverter, I would pass
    & because it can be had new from reputable on-line merchants such as B&H for
    less than $100 USD:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=248561&is=REG

    Respectfully, DHB
     
    DHB, Jan 1, 2004
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  3. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Wow, thank you very much for the info and link DHB... couldn't ask for more.
    I'll go ahead and pic that lens up from B&H. Brian.
     
    Brian, Jan 2, 2004
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