37mm lenses for my compact digital (37mm thread)
Wanting some more photographic flexibility for my Powershot S330, I bought a lens adapter and
wide-angle, telephoto, and closeup lenses. (I bought these from
Bugeye Digital - their site provided information on what worked with
Tiffen Megaplus 0.56x Wide-angle lens
This gives a useful 21mm equivalent field-of-view, which with cropping
gives nice panorama shots. But as you can see (click on the image to
view the original), it's rather soft at the edges.
the courtyard at work
There's also the expected barrel distortion, which is most obvious on
building shots, but there's a wide-angle adjustment plugin for the GIMP,
so that can be corrected.
The Tiffen Megaplus 0.56 lens is available
Crystalvue Sharpshooter 8x telephoto lens
This is basically a monocular - and can be used as such, it even comes
with a removable eyepiece - wth 37mm threads on either end. It has to
be focused manually using the camera's LCD display, to get an image the
camera's autofocus can lock onto.
The photos of the Sydney Harbour Bridge below show the magnification
possible with the Sharpshooter. The right-hand photo was my very first
attempt using the lens and was taken without a proper tripod (using my
backpack as an improvised "beanbag").
unaugmented (37mm effective)
3x zoom, with 8x lens = 888mm effective
I'm hoping to get some good falcon photos...
Tiffen +7 and +10 closeup lenses
this flower was barely a centimetre across!
Stacked together, these give pretty awesome magnification, rectifying
the otherwise poor macro of the S330. There's a fair bit of resolution