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JamesW
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Feb 06, 2004 18:03 |  #1

I'm looking to buy a wide angle lens for my G3. I've seen Canon's WC-DC58N advertised but was wondering if there are any alternatives? If not, is the WC-DC58N considered to be a decent lens? I'm completely new to this sort of thing so any advice is appreciated. :oops:


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Feb 06, 2004 18:21 |  #2

Someone posted a web site that has a list of comparison of all the converter lens for G3 a while ago. Here is the URL to the web site if you can't find the thread that discuss it:

http://kazutoku.cside.​com/G3CON_eng.htm (external link)




  
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Feb 07, 2004 03:07 |  #3

Many thanks. 8)


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Feb 07, 2004 04:19 |  #4

JamesW wrote:
was wondering if there are any alternatives?

I use the Raynox DCR - FE190PRO which is a fisheye on the diagonal but cost twice as much as the Canon




  
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DaveB
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Feb 07, 2004 08:51 |  #5

The WC-DC58N is optically excellent, but is a huge piece of glass as compared to the rest of the G3.

I've found that I don't use it nearly as frequently as I do the Tele-converter.




  
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Feb 07, 2004 09:11 |  #6

:idea:
The easiest way to get anything for your G3 is to buy it from the Canon website. You just have to remember there is a s/h charge. If you want to save a few dollars, and I mean a few, shop around.


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Feb 07, 2004 23:06 |  #7

Wide Angle Lens

I looked at all the alternatives before settling on the Canon Lens. I found B&H Camera had the best price. I have made several purchases from them and have never been disappointed. I am going to get the telephoto next month for an upcoming train trip up the Pacific coast, and will probably choose the Canon also. I am open to suggestions however.

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Feb 08, 2004 16:57 |  #8

I'm more than pleased with the Olympus WCON-08 on my G2 that I bought on the suggestion of Kazutoku's lens review.

Still one of the best pieces of glass to put in front of your cam.

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Sep 12, 2008 14:02 |  #9

James, Please send me your e-mail address so I can send full list. Ian.

JamesW wrote in post #143688 (external link)
I'm looking to buy a wide angle lens for my G3. I've seen Canon's WC-DC58N advertised but was wondering if there are any alternatives? If not, is the WC-DC58N considered to be a decent lens? I'm completely new to this sort of thing so any advice is appreciated. :oops:




  
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Nov 24, 2008 00:02 |  #10

I'vegot the raynox 8800 or 9900--it has worked wonderfully but a little barrel distortion. Cost $99 + the lens converter from lensmate two years ago...I can post samples if you want. Or PM me.


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