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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:09 am 
Ok so here's the situation. I don't have the money necessary for even a mediocre wide angle lense for my E-520. Whilst looking for a lens fitting my budget, I stumbled onto the Oly WCON .7/.8/.56 lenses. I'm the kinda guy that likes to do alot of research on a product before I even consider purchasing it. However, I can't find any information on these lenses. Any time I google it, it just brings up sites selling the lenses. So I have a couple questions and would appreciate any help at all.

1. What do I need to attach a WCON lens to my camera? I already ave a 14-42mm and a 40-150mm. Do I need an adapter or will it screw right on to the lens?

2. Where can I find info on conversion lenses, adapters, filters, etc. Like extensive info i.e. How they work, what kind of adapter do you need for (insert camera) and an (insert lens). I just don't want to buy something and find out later I need something else to even use it.

3. Last but not least, Why is there such a lack of information on Conversion lenses/Adapters/filters? Maybe I'm just not looking in the right places.

Thanks for reading and any help would be greatly appreciated![/i]

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:47 am 
Are you referring to a lens that attaches to the end of your lenses in order to make them wider?

Stay away from those. Just get a real wide angle lens like the 9-18mm.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:58 am 
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Hi Gluty max,

May I offer you a warm welcome to the CameraLabs forum.

If the intended use for your wide angle work is landscapes you might be able to take a couple of shots and stitch them together until you can get the lens you want. Not ideal but it's a free solution.


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