I posted on here the other day with regards to a non-branded flash for a D3100. I have been searching eBay for accessories/gadgets and came across many items like '52mm 0.45X Wide Angle Lens' for £11 posted.
Will using aftermarket parts harm the camera in anyway? I know people always advise against using anything other then genuine or well known alternative brands but if it does the job its ok right?
#1. "RE: Non Nikon Parts/Accessories - Problem?" In response to Reply # 0
It depends on the "part" or accessory, but the screw on wide angle lens accessory can't really harm anything since it just screws on the lens like a filter. The image quality with the "0.45X wide angle lens" probably won't be very good, however.
#2. "RE: Non Nikon Parts/Accessories - Problem?" In response to Reply # 0
There definitely exist some parts that would harm a camera - the high trigger voltages that were mentioned in your other thread are very real-world examples. Note however that even a few of the oldest Nikon flashes fall into this category, while modern iTTL compatible flashes of all known brands are perfectly safe. (The most notorious example of high trigger voltages is the *OLD* version of the Vivitar 283, a *very* common unit.)
On the other hand, most things like filters, battery grips, cable releases, lenses etc are just fine as far as not damanging anything. Like anything else, you just need to know what's going on.
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