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Bower VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black)

B&H # BOPL35 Mfr # VLB3558
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You Pay: $27.90
Product Highlights
  • Conversion Lens with 58mm Thread
  • 3.5x Magnification
  • Expands the Capabilities of Your Lens
  • Includes Adapter Rings

The Bower 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens is an ultra-wide angle conversion lens that attaches to the front of your existing lens with a 58mm filter thread. Using this "auxiliary" lens is an affordable way to expand the capabilities of your current lens and is particularly useful for unusual close-ups e.g. of nature, and other subjects that are far away. With this telephoto your 100mm lens will become a 350mm. It is supplied with 52-58mm, 55-58mm, and 62-58mm adapter rings so you can fit your add-on telephoto lens to a variety of your existing lenses.

Includes 52-58mm, 55-58mm, and 62-58mm adapter rings
Magnification 3.5x
Filter Thread 58 mm
Bower VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black)
  • 52-58mm Adapter Ring
  • 55-58mm Adapter Ring
  • 62-58mm Adapter Ring
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Case
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    BowerVLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black)
     
    2.3

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    25%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

      Cons

      • Blurry focus (4)
      • Heavy (3)

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Tech savvy (3)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (7)

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        1.0

        does not perfporm.

        By photolik

        from parrish, FL.

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • No Increase In Performance
        • Poor Clarity

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bower VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

          Installed it on different lenses but never got satifactory results, imposible to get sharp pictures.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Disappointed

          By Don

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • cheap

          Cons

          • Blurry Focus
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • none

          Comments about Bower VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

          Out of focus in any settings. I would not recommend this product.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not worth using

          By Serfer

          from Milwaukee,WI

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Blurry Focus
          • Lens Creep
          • Poor in Low Light
          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • none

          Comments about Bower VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

          Focus was very slow. Corners/edges of photos often blurred

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Garbage

          By Steve

          from Utah

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • None

          Cons

          • To Many To Mention

          Best Uses

          • NONE

          Comments about Bower VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

          The box it came in would have been clearer to video thru

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          • No

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          5.0

          surprised at the quality for the price

          By ken

          from yakima

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Indoors

          Comments about Bower VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

          I use it for macro shooting of our motorcycle parts we manufacture. Very pleased with it.
          After using it I find it hard to believe they can sell a quality piece that cheap.

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          • No

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          2.0

          Strong but blurry

          By Joey Soliman

          from Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Blurry Focus
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Bower VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

          Very strong construction but very heavy and blurry focus away from center of the image

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          • No

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Can't focus

          By Imori

          from Santa Cruz, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Blurry Focus

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bower VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

              Pros: nice looking lens, and seems to be made well, comes with needed adapters. Compact design.

              Cons: Major vignetting or tunnel effect at zooms less then 12x, chromatic aberration everywhere but at center, can NOT focus.

              I bought the lens to increase the magnification of my Panasonic 24x FZ100(bringing it from 600mm to 2100mm). I currently have a Raynox 2.2x telephoto that works well, and I was hopeful that the 3.5x Bower would get me even closer shots. Unfortunately, at the zoom range needed to eleminate the vignetting and tunnel effect, the camera would not focus (not even in manual mode). I received two of these lenses, the first had damaged threads on the filter side, and looked as if someone had dissasembled the lens, as there was dust inside. B&H promptly replaced it, at no charge(got to love thier cust serv!). I was hopeful that the problems I had with the first lens would not be in the replacement, but I was dissapointed that, although it was an improvement, I still could not focus through it, so it is heading back to B&H for a refund. I will just have to be content with my Raynox for now. (I also tried it on a Sony F828, but at only 7x zoom, the tunnel effect was just too much, and was worthless)

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              4.0

              Conversion Lens

              By Ross

              from West Aaustralia

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Bower VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

              Used in conjunction with 55 - 250mm zoom lens for wildlife photography.
              Good clear picture except that they are slightly out of focus, this maybe due to lens length.

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              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Bower 58mm 3.5x zoom lense

              By Homerepairman

              from Central Indiana

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Powerful magnification
              • VERY GOOD QUALITY

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • 1000 ft shots or better

              Comments about Bower VLB3558 3.5x Telephoto Conversion Lens (58mm Thread, Black):

              This is a beautifully crafted Japanese lens I bought for my Olympus SP-590uz camera. Aside from the tunnel affect attributed to the adapter tube, it is in itself an excellent buy. On this type of camera(non SLR), it can really only be used from zooms at about 3/4 & up on the cameras own zoom, which at that level of zoom eliminates the tunneling effect. The lens comes with a leather cinch carry pouch with lens covers and when the lens is attached blends with the camera nicely. I also bought the Bower adapter tube for my camera and it was manufactured too short and my lens hit the add on lens. But...I contacted Bower directly and they sent me an additional retaining ring at no expense to lengthen the tube and it works perfect!

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