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  1. #1
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    Cool standard lens on s3 is or lens attachments??

    I am debating about buying a raynox tele photo lens so that I can attach filters to the front, but am thinking would I take more photo just with the standard camera lens. The reason i am wondering is because otherwise I need to buy 67mm filters for the raynox, but only 58mm for the standard. Any suggestions anyone what do you think I would get more use of??
    Also thinking do I buy all the extras ie filters, raynox telephoto and wide converter or do I buy a new slr or d-slr.
    Last edited by linzyloo; 02-17-2008 at 03:57 AM.

  2. #2
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    If all you want to do is put filters on go to http://www.lensmateonline.com and get the adapter tube. It will allow you to screw on the filters
    40D 28-135 IS USM, 70-200 f4L IS,, 18-50 f2.8, 430 EX II, Canon S3

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  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by linzyloo View Post
    I am debating about buying a raynox tele photo lens so that I can attach filters to the front, but am thinking would I take more photo just with the standard camera lens. The reason i am wondering is because otherwise I need to buy 67mm filters for the raynox, but only 58mm for the standard. Any suggestions anyone what do you think I would get more use of??
    I use my Raynox DCR-1540PRO quite a bit, it's very sharp and the extra reach is nice for wildlife and vacation pics. I don't have any filters for the 67mm end, though ... about the only one I think I'd want is a polarizer.

    The rest of my filters are 52mm (matching the adapter and the attachment end of the Raynox T/C).

    Quote Originally Posted by linzyloo View Post
    Also thinking do I buy all the extras ie filters, raynox telephoto and wide converter or do I buy a new slr or d-slr.
    That really depends on how much $$$ you have to spend.

    A DSLR isn't just a camera, it's a *system* and there will ALWAYS be more lenses and more accessories to buy. DSLR lenses can be *very* pricey ... many times the cost of an S3/S5 with a couple of filters/lenses for just a single Canon "L" lens (consider a Zoom Telephoto EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Autofocus Lens is $1059 from B&H!!)

    Of course, the S3/S5 can't touch the IQ of a good DSLR with an L lens, but is the better quality *really* worth the price difference to you? Only you know your finances well-enough to answer that....
    Canon Powershot S3 IS
    Lensmate 52mm adapter and Hoya UV filter, Quantaray CPL, Raynox DCR-1540PRO and Raynox DCR-250

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