Maximize your SLRs with a Lens Converter
It is undeniable that fascination for photography is no longer exclusively for professionals anymore. Even sophisticated cameras, such as the DSLR, are purchased and used by a lot of people. This milestone in the photo industry allows you to better capture significant moments in your lives anytime, anywhere. However, complex and multi-function cameras are not petty things when you tap into their costs. So, you must keep in mind that such valuable items should be maximised to its greatest extent.
Many features and add-ons to SLR cameras significantly improve its image quality. They already seem perfect but pros use such add-ons. Why not get into them? As said, "You'll never know if you don't go…"
One of these is the lens converter. Here's a further look into its four types:
The first type is called the Telephoto. It is also known as the teleconverter that uses a second lens to enlarge an image way beyond the camera's zoom capacity while maintaining its quality. Telephoto lenses are actually perfect for nature-loving photo enthusiasts who can't come close to their subjects like wild animals up on a high tree and the like. Or, if you like taking aerial photos from rooftops, this serves as a perfect lens-enhancement buddy too. It also has an added feature of pulling a subject's background closer so no matter how you'd want to use it, this is the lens converter that'll make any subject closer to you.
The second type is the fisheye converter. This lens converter, just as its name suggests, gives the effect you are taking photos as if you are looking from or into a fish's eye. It also produces distorted or "sharp" effects. Having a lens converter like a fisheye is sure to take your creativity to the next level. Take for instance, taking photos while bar hopping with friends. Bars are in dim to dark light set ups, where the challenge in taking broad-angled but non-blurry photos is apparent. Having a Fisheye lens will help you big time.
You might consider the macro converter too, if you are focussing on this area of photography.
Lastly, the wide angle converter. Although this type is quite difficult to get the hang of, you're sure to find it very beneficial. It takes practice and extra effort to beget the feature and quality it shall give your photos. The trick it gives you is the ability to effectively emphasize size and distance differences. You would want, for example, your photo to show how tiny a car is for record purposes; or, how big an elephant is; or, how tall Billabong's building in Tokyo is with a person as your point of comparison. Then, there shall be nothing more perfect than having a wide-angle lens converter to do so.
So, no matter which of the four lens converters may help your passion in photography most (or whichever serves your interest best), acquiring one to take your SLR to its maximum potential is always a win-win decision.