« Some flowers   |   Main index   |  Hama wideangle convertor, continued... »

Hama wideangle convertor

June 30, 2003 | Comments (0)

Today a colleague showed me his newest treasure. He found a 5 euro expensive Hama 0.42 wide angle fish eye convertor (front lens). It did not fit on the thread of the nikon 50mm 1.8 but holding it before it the angle of view was much more than we expected. From a sinple calculation we expected to have an equivalent of 21mm. However comparing the view with a 18-35, the view seemed much bigger than 18mm.

I tried to fit it on a 24mm/2.8 lens but this didn’t work. The 24mm frons lens hit the back lens of the convertor. Looking to the viewfinder it seemed almost double the angle of view of my 24mm so I expect the equivalent of a 14mm lens or maybe even a bit more.

We might need to find a screw up adapter before we might take some pictures with it.

To be continued…


Post a comment

Use the form below to add your relevant comments, suggestions. Be aware that I reserve the right to edit any raw language, abusive and/or inappropriate comments that's too far off topic or remove it all together.

Line breaks and paragraphs are inserted by default; the following html tags are allowed: a href, b, br/, p, strong, em, ul, li, and blockquote. It is Gravatar enabled!