Macro from various mfrs I never heard of that screw on like filters, for use close up. E.G. PLR Optics 52MM +1 +2 +4 +10 Close-Up Macro Filter Set with Pouch. Wide Angle screw on lens same size? 58mmn screw on "telephoto" to add to your 55-300mm "kit" lens.
Reviews on Amazon are very mixed. Anyone with experience on these?
Keep in mind, I don't have the pockets to go buy a bag full of prime glass. BUT, if these are truly AWFUL, I'll skip 'em.
Leonard62 Hatboro, Pa, US Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Sat 19-Oct-13 10:45 PM
#1. "RE: How Good Are "Screw-on" Lenses?" In response to Reply # 0
I would skip both the filters and the add on lens converters. They are not very good. They primarily were designed for point and shoot cameras without removable lenses. From what I can see only beginners buy these lenses.
The inexpensive, single element macro filters are not all that good.
Other screw-on type lenses, for wide angle, telephoto and fisheye are not very good, either. But, if cheap is what you want, they will work, just don't expect to be impressed by the image quality. Just figure it will look like you are looking through a magnifying glass. On the other hand, lomography and other effects are sometimes considered artistic, so maybe they will give you want you want.
#5. "RE: How Good Are "Screw-on" Lenses?" In response to Reply # 4
Might risk the $20 for the close up magnifying lenses. Will be photographing small, machined parts, like model airplane engine parts, small gears and cams for small tools, miniature steam engine parts, etc. No one's ego to get trod upon if the angle isn't just so, or the lighting may be too cool or too warm.
I'll pass on the fisheye and the telephoto. If I need more than 300mm, I'll rent it. Could certainly never buy it at $2,000-$3,000.