Question about Opteka 32x HD?² Telephoto Lens for Canon Powershot G10 G11 Digital Cam

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When I add the telephoto lens to my G11, the screen on the back of the camera only shows a small circle with the picture in it. If the lens is made for the camera why am i not able to take pictures that are not inside a tiny circle? Can you help? Rose

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You have to zoom the camera lens out for that lens to work.

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It is an inexpensive lens. It's actually a 650-1300mm lens with a 2x tele-extender to take it out to 2600mm. It's slow, manual focus, without any form of image stabilization, and with no electronics so setting the exposure is also manual. It won't be as sharp as a Canon 600mm lens, for example, but it is a lot cheaper. Also bear in mind that the 2x tele-extender will cost an additional 2 stops of exposure, so with it attached the the already slow lens becomes a very slow lens, giving a very dark view through the viewfinder.

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