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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:39 pm 
First this strange looking 500mm thing from samyang, would it be good or astrophotography?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/500mm-S-Tele-Lens-Canon-Digital-Rebel-T2i-T1i-XS-600D-1100D-1000D-/261000393515?pt=UK_Lenses_Filters_Lenses&hash=item3cc4d5f32b

And would these macro lenses be any use,do they need another lens to attach to, keep in mind that i'm not that concerned about pro looking photos just yet, i just want to experiment.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/58mm-MACRO-CloseUp-Lenses-Lens-Kit-Canon-300D-350D-400D-450D-REBEL-XTi-XSi-/260995350865?pt=UK_Lenses_Filters_Lenses&hash=item3cc4890151

This one for wide field astro?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-CANON-EF-50mm-f-1-8-MARK-2-LENS-NextDay-FIRST-CLASS-RECORDED-Delivery-UK-/390408830511?pt=UK_Lenses_Filters_Lenses&hash=item5ae62dfe2f


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:24 pm 
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Hello lifeofbrian, and welcome to the friendly Camera Labs forum!
To enjoy your stay here please have a look at the house-rules!
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If you are not too concerned with image quality you may very well experiment with this lenses.
An a more specific note:
- a 500mm mirror lens can actually be quite good as my review here reveals. But there are differences in image-quality from different manufacturers. And: this is a manual-focus lens only!
- close-up lenses that are cheap are almost sure to disappoint. Better get a so-called apochromatic close-up filter like the Canon 500D. It also pays to have a lens of 150-300mm focal length for using a close-up filter otherwise you will not see much of an effect. Btw.: sometimes those are called close-up filters as you screw them to the front of your lens. Wwatch out for getting a close-up filter with a filter-thread matching your lens!
- fixed focal lenses are pretty easy to build so almost anybody can manufacture something decent. But you never know. There are always people/companies out there that only want your money and don't deliver.
So as a final remark: I'd only buy if you can give the items back without a prohibitive "restocking fee" if you're not satisfied.

Good luck!

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