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  • Requires Conversion Lens Adapter LAH-DC20

Product Description
The TC-DC58B tele-converter converts the focal length of the physique lens by the cause of we estimate 1.5 (35 mm movie homogeneous during limit telephoto: we estimate 648 mm) when attached.Amazon.com Product Description
Need some-more telephoto wizz for your Canon digital camera? Turn to the Canon TC-DC58B teleconverter lens, which converts the focal stretch of your physique lens by the cause of 1.5x when trustworthy to the Canon S5 IS, S3 IS, as well as S2 IS digital camera. The teleconverter lens is preferred for sharpened apart subjects which we do not wish to disturb, such as children, pets, as well as wildlife.

  • Magnification: 1.5x
  • Rear mountain diameter: 58mm
  • Front mountain diameter: None
  • Construction: 5 elements in 3 groups
  • Dimensions: 2.8 inches in hole as well as 2.6 inches prolonged
  • Weight: 6 ounces

Canon TC-DC58B Tele Converter Lens for S5 IS, S3 IS & S2 IS Digital Camera



5 Reviews

  1. Jim Krupnik says:

    I was surprised at the heft of this tele converter when it arrived. It comes in a pullstring pouch that offers reasonable protection in a camera bag, purse, or other similar carying case and will hold the lens while attached to the required adapter. It also comes with a lens cap for each end. The converter has a high quality look and feel throughout, and as with the lens hood included in the inexpensive adapter kit (required), the mounting threads are cut accurately enough that the lettering on the lens and hood all line up perfectly at the top of the assembly. It looks as I would expect from Canon, which is to say, instrument quality.

    OK, looks don’t make good pictures, so here is the rest of the story. The body is made of tough, lightweight materials (FRP?, polycarbonate?), so what you feel when you take the lens out of the case is the weight of several glass elements. The glass coating is well done, as pictures are nice and contrasty. Flare and distortion are minimal, and on par with a quality SLR offering. The base lens on the S2 is fairly fast, and doesn’t suffer from defects at maximum telephoto, so this converter was built to complement that quality, and it does a fine job. As a matter of fact, the converter lens is optimized to supplement only the telephoto portion of the main camera lens range, At less than moderate telephoto settings, you end up with a view of the back end of the converter lens, and not much else.

    Used as intended, it gives you the ability to use your 5 mp sensor to take spectacular 650 mm telephoto shots with incredible sharpness, color, and detail. There is no comparison to digital zoom at all. This lens alows you to “reach out and touch someone” while using every pixel your sensor has available, and without adding eyeball noticable distortion at all. On top of that, the image stabilizer in the camera lets you shoot 650 mm telephoto pictures handheld in reasonable lighting conditions. Check out the price of a 600 mm image stabilized lens for an SLR and get back to me after you recover. Sure, having a $5,000 SLR body/lens combo will win the comparison at a lab bench, and might be a stop faster (only on the high end though), but the S2/teleconverter combo lets you take far better and more creative pics than the classic 35 mm with a mirror tele lens can ever offer. Further cropping the photos on your computer later will simply amaze you. For the price, it’s a must have item. It also catches the action on the field in movie mode from the nosebleed seats at the stadium.

    It is a big lens, and will make your S2 look as though it must be an SLR, but the combination of S2 and teleconverter is light enough (compared to an SLR) to carry all day long in a desert without a problem. It offers the digicam prosumer quality glass reach that used to be reserved for higher end SLR’s. For what it adds to your photographic range, it’s cheap, too.

    One suggestion. The lens adapter/lens hood combo you need to mount any of the three converter lenses Canon offers is dirt cheap. The combo sells for around 26 bucks everywhere. The adapter attaches to the camera with a push button release bayonet mount, is quick to change, and feels very secure. The adapter also takes 58 mm filters of all kinds, and I like to keep a UV filter mounted on my camera for the improvement in contrast it offers, and to protect the camera lens from damage (I dropped my S2 this past weekend, and the Hoya UV filter took the fall. It dented, but didn’t break). Anyway, because they are so cheap, I suggest getting one for the S2, and each converter lens you buy. That way, you can switch lenses in an instant, and keep the front of each lens protected with it’s own UV filter and/or hood. Oh yes. A good circular polorizer filter really kills glare, and brings out contrast with any lens under many typical shooting conditions. The tele-converter lens does not have front threads to mount filters (most don’t), but I made an adapter by mounting a 72 mm UV filter to a 7/16″ long cardboard masking tape core with an inside diamerter that slipped snugly over the end of the tele-converter. Prior to gluing the UV filter to the tube section, I painted the tube flat black. Now, the circular polorizer (or any other 72 mm filter attaches to the adapter, looks like it belongs there, and works perfectly.

    I think you will enjoy this converter as much as I do. Good shooting.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. Morley Dotes says:

    Jim K. made a great review…..I just wanted to let you know that I agree. This is great. It is very light weight. The only reason why I gave it 4 stars is that you need to zoom a bit or else you get a burnout effect (a circle where the corners are dark because it is getting the inside of the lens). That is annoying, and forces you to remove the extender when you want to take closer photos. At a distance though, it is great. Pictures come out great. I highly recommend this…..I would have given it 4.5 stars if it were an option.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. Bret D. McIntyre says:

    I like the lens, and, in point of fact, ordered other accessories for my S2 IS as well. The Tele Converter Lens really does work well, with nominal edge-distortion. Upon first glance it makes it a great buy (at ~$100); however, you’re still stuck with a cheap-feeling plastic-threaded adapter and a lense cap that falls off. Also of note, by the time you buy a UV filter and a polarizing filter (perhaps even a flourescent light filter), you wind up spending well over $150. For about $50 more, I really wish I would have taken Lensmate’s advice.

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    We would recommend our 52mm S2 Lensmate adapter along with a 52mm UV filter and a 52mm clip in style lens cap (note that the cap that came with your camera will not fit the adapter, and as you say falls off all the time) This is the combination most of our customers leave on their cameras all the time.

    The most basic
    1 52mm S3 52mm Lensmate adapter 22.95
    1 52mm UV HMC filter 17.95
    1 52mm lens cap 4.95

    Excellent addition
    1 52mm linear polarizer 17.95
    ( this is great to use in bright sunlight to deepen blue skies or water) you would want to remove the UV filter first as you want the least amount of glass between the subject and the built in lens on the camera)

    Teleconverter
    1 Raynox 1540 52mm tele 134.95 (this lens comes with both a front and back cap, and storage pouch)

    This total is closer to $200.00, so you may have to buy some now and some later.

    Regards, Susan/ LensMate

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    Rating: 3 / 5

  4. Fitzroy Harewood says:

    This is a good Teleconverter that added 1.5x to the camera’s native zoom. It adds a great degree of stability to the camera for taking those critical shots. Of course when the digital zoom is used it is very sensitive to shake and movement. Overall a good addition especially for the birds and nature shots.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. Adam says:

    This extends the zoom lens of the Canon S3IS to about 650mm according to Canon. The image is good in the center but chromatic aberrations are very evident away from the center. I photograph birds in trees or in flight. The effect of the aberrations make the branches or wings have red or blue edges. If I confine my expectations to the center things look good but I have thrown away some otherwise decent photos when the desired image is not well centered. If you’re photographing moving objects this is a problem.
    I will continue to use it to pull in the long range scenes. Overall I rate this a plus.
    Rating: 3 / 5

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