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06-08-2004, 10:16 PM
I am want to buy a wide angle lens for my G5, and I was wondering if anyone has any recomendations. I don't know much about the technical side, so a few pointers would be much appreciated.
I also need to buy a adaptor and a polarizer filter. I understand that there are different mount thread sizes, front thread sizes,and some of the lenses don't have a step ring(?), all these just confuse me even more.
Please, any help is welcome!
07-04-2004, 11:42 AM
Je pense pouvoir répondre à la première question : grand angle pour le canon G5. Je dispose d'un canon G3 (même technique avec 5 mégapixels pour le G5 au lieu de 4 pour le G3). Pour voir certaines photos prises avec un grand angle vous pouvez voir mon album (plus de la moitié des dernières photos sont prises avec le grand angle).
Le grand angle a un avantage certain, mais il faut faire attention aux déformations qui peuvent se produire sous certains angles. Il est possible de corriger ces défauts avec un logiciel : adobe photo shop element 2, paint shop pro 8, etc.
Il vaut mieux choisir un objectif canon (convertisseur grand-angle WC-DC58N auquel il faut ajouter l'adaptateur de conversion optique LA-DC58B qui semble mieux adapté pour l'appareil.
Je reste à votre disposition pour tous renseignements complémentaires.
I think I can answer the first question: wide angle for the Canon G5. I have a Canon G3 (even technical with 5 megapixels for G5 instead of 4 for G3). To see certain photos taken with a wide angle you can see my album (more half of the last photos are taken with the wide angle).
The wide angle has certain advantage, but it is necessary to pay attention on the deformations which can occur under certain angles. It is possible to correct these defects with a software: shop element photo 2 adobe, paint shop pro 8, etc.
It is better to choose an objective Canon (converter wide-angle lens WC-DC58N to which it is necessary to add the adapter of optical conversion LA-DC58B which seems better adapted for the device.
I remain at your disposal for any further information.
07-04-2004, 04:21 PM
thanks for your advice. I had a look at the canon lens and adaptor but the negative thing that I found out is that the canon wide angle lens for the G3/G5 does not have a thread, so It doesn't give the ability to screw on any filters.
So I had a look in the web and found out about lensmate adaptors (<a href="http://www.lensmateonline.com/g3.html">Info Here</a>). In this website they have a series of different wide angle lens you can use with G3/5, including Canon. I was impressed my the <b>0.66x High Quality Wide Angle lens by Raynox</b> The problem was finding the lens in the UK, only Jessops seems to have it at the price of £100. But I was pretty lucky, when I found one on ebay! I haven't tried it out extensivly, but I will pretty soon.
I couldn't find anyone selling them in the Uk, so I bought one from the USA.
07-04-2004, 09:32 PM
C'est vrai que les optiques supplémentaires ne permettent pas de visser des filtres.
Je connaissais ce site, j'ai regardé à nouveau les photos prises avec les optiques. J'avoue être impressionné par la qualité générale des prises de vue.
Je pense que vous avez tout intérêt à voir le site ebay pour commander éventuellement les différents objectifs.
Good evening Kiki,
It is true that the supplementary optics do not allow to screw filters.
I knew this site, I looked again at photos taken with optics. I admit to be impressed by the general quality of shots.
I think that you should rather see the ebay site to order possibly the various objectives.
07-07-2004, 02:52 PM
dunno if its too late, but read this post
i got the plastic adaptor for my G5 and it got stuck, a real pain in the ***
get the non Canon adaptors, they allow you to fit more extra pieces
its a good cam but im really NOT happy with this purchase
07-08-2004, 03:08 PM
I have bought an adaptor from lensmate, and its better than canon's, not only because you can fit filters, but also its better quality (not plastic).
In which way you are not happy with G5? I know its not EOS DRebel but it's not miles away. I wanted sth that I can carry with me, but have some manual abilities. I am happy so far, I also have a EOS 50 (35mm), so I can be more creative when sth takes my fancy.
07-08-2004, 04:11 PM
dont get me wrong, i am VERY happy with the camera.
i just took over 3000 photo's in south east asia with it, through sand, salt and humidty and it still takes great pictures. i cant say a bad word about it
its just the lens adaptor that i am not happy with.
here are some of my photo's
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