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Should I get a Converter Lens for my G7?

 
vithano
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Nov 02, 2006 06:59 |  #1

Hi there everyone,

I'm new to the forum so just wanna say hi to all and sundry. Just got the G7 a couple of days ago and, despite what many naysayers have said about it, I believe it's a great camera--handsome, fast, and loaded with features.

I'm wondering though whether or not to get the Wide-angle converter. Does anyone here have experience using it? Or has anyone bought one for their G7? If yes, please share what your experience has been like. I'd be really grateful for any advice at all.

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Nov 02, 2006 11:36 |  #2

I haven't seen any reviews of it (and no sample pics with the converter on yet) but, eventually I plan to get the wide converter myself. Of course, I gotta get the G7 first. Sample pics etc., should pop up soon.


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Nov 04, 2006 06:40 |  #3

i don't think i would buy it, mainly cause would never shoot those kinds of pics with the G7. But for those who do not have the luxury of DSLRs and a decent glass collection, it can't be a half bad investment, especially since the wide angle and telephoto converters are made my canon. i did invest in an underwater case however!




  
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Nov 04, 2006 07:37 as a reply to  @ Japaneezy's post |  #4

I used the both the wide x.75 and telephoto x1.75 with my G5. They were useful. A little wider is fun. I still have them and would be willing to sell, as I use a SLR now. Here's a quick fun X.75


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Nov 04, 2006 08:01 |  #5

I would wait till you find out if you have a need of a wider lens range.
I bought some for my G6 but have never used them in the real world... just played with them.
Rather a waste of money for me.


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Nov 04, 2006 11:42 |  #6

Like pushtoexit, I've got the Wide lens for my G5+A620. I can't imagine not having it. For years, I thought I was a telephoto shooter, for SLRs, then DSLRs and Gs. Then, I realized while sorting images one weekend, that 200mm/2.8 was all that I ever needed (ok, occasionally with a 2x TC).

Once I realized that the wide work was were my heart and eyes went, it opened up everything for me. I had a focal point for my focal lengths! ;)

No one can tell you if you need any lens, imo, let alone conversion lenses. You either know that you need it or know that you want it. (And those are very different things!)

If you do get one, by all means spend the extra money and buy the original Canon lens.

But, besides my other hestitations about getting a G7, I've found that by the time I pack my G5, adapter and Wide conversion lens, the kit is practically as heavy and large in profile and practice as my DSLR with a 12-24 OR 18-70. I know there's a lot more length in the G, but by my experience, it's not relevant.




  
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vithano
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Nov 21, 2006 06:14 as a reply to  @ BNF's post |  #7

Hey thanks guys for all your suggestions and comments. I finally got my hands on the wide angle lens today to try it out ... sure, it was pretty nifty but in the end I gave it back to the shop owner after shooting a few pics with it. Fact is, the whole thing put together weighs like a brick and feels like a ... Cannon! Kinda pointless having a P&S when it's almost as heavy as a SLR.

So looks like I'm gonna give the lens a miss. Still, the G7's a great camera and I'm still having a whale of time playing around with it.




  
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