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Do you have tips for auxiliary lenses?

edited January 2015 Posted in » Canon T5 / 1200D Forum

My camera kit came with a couple of lenses, the 18-55mm and 75-300mm. It also came with two lenses that screw on to the front of the main lens - one is a wide angle and one is a telephoto. I haven't been able to get any good shots using these, but it may be because I haven't experimented enough. Are these lenses just gimmicks to get you to buy the whole kit, or are they actually useful for anything?



  • Hey @JoshuaPK - Welcome to the forum! I would personally stay away from those screw on lenses. Retailers throw them into a package to "sweeten" the deal, but in reality they can actually damage the lens. The extra weight on the front lens element causes a strain and can affect the zoom mechanics and also the focusing motor. Sorry for the bummed out news.

    What types of things do you like to shoot?
  • edited January 2015
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