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Wide angle/fish eye lens

As well as these, im looking for one if you have any suggetions.  not a new lens itself but a add on peice that fits my 58mm thred.

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Hey matty reps,
I found one wide angle lens attachment that should work for your camera and I have attached a link to it so you can see what you think. I have little experience with these types of lens attachments, and have heard they're not nearly as good as having a wide angle/fisheye lens that mounts directly to the camera. If you don't mind losing autofocus you can usually find very cheap manual focus lens that are very high quality lenses for sale at some local camera shops. I hope this helps!

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Please take a moment to rate my answer or to add a comment if my answer has left you with unanswered questions which need to be resolved before you can rate my reply.

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There's no point in buying a flash, you can get one for free on your local FreeCycle group. manually controlled flashes make you think a bit more as you have to relate the aperture and film speed to the distance of your subject (read the distance from the focussing ring on your lens), but there's always a calculation table printed onto the flash. Automatic exposure units just need you to set the aperture as directed on the flash and then the flash adjusts it's own output depending upon how much light gets reflected back from the subject, but they frequently make the wrong guess, so I prefer fully manual units.

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I hope that I've assisted you, please take a moment to rate my answer or add comments to ask for additional clarification if anything I've said has left you scratching your head.

So called "dedicated" flashes are unnecessary for your camera. They have additional electrical contacts which exchange data with the camera, but yours lacks the facilties to use them.

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