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CanonTC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras
 
4.0

(based on 32 reviews)

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81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (19)
  • Easily interchangeable (17)
  • Consistent output (11)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (11)
  • Durable (10)

Cons

  • Tough to attach (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (13)
  • Wildlife photos (13)
  • Sports/action (9)
  • General purpose (5)
  • Landscape photography (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (12), Casual photographer (7), Enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Finely Crafted Lens

This lens can be used on either the Canon G10 or G11 digital cameras. I own the G11, having moved up from the G3 which I had acquired about 7.5 years ago. The...Read complete review

This lens can be used on either the Canon G10 or G11 digital cameras. I own the G11, having moved up from the G3 which I had acquired about 7.5 years ago. The G11 has a 5x physical zoom and a total 20 times combine physical/digital zoom capability, so this teleconverter adapter changes the zoom range to 7x physical zoom up to 28 times physical/digital zoom.

As with all Canon products, this lens adapter is flawlessly made and is easy to install on the camera. One important note, you must also purchase the lens adapter accessory in order to attach this lens to the camera body. After attaching the teleconverter lens to the adapter they both fit into the lens pouch supplied by Canon, so you do not have to separate them to store each one.

I would have preferred that this teleconverter lens had a higher range than 1.4, say 1.75 or higher.

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Not Sure It Is Worth The Money

I purchased the lens and adaptor and have tried the unit on my Canon G10.I immediately noticed that the fit leaves the lens a little bit loose in that after it snaps into...Read complete review

I purchased the lens and adaptor and have tried the unit on my Canon G10.I immediately noticed that the fit leaves the lens a little bit loose in that after it snaps into place, there is some "give" and it will move slightly. I lack the sophisticated optical measurement equipment to tell if this shifts focal length enough when shooting to cause aberrations in the image. Comparison tests with and without lens show no effect from this (for a Canon product) poor fit.The 1.4x gain in magnification seems not worth the trouble to carry this lens converter around with me. It has no visible effect on Bokeh when shooting flowers and the like. Comparing the use of this lens to the equivalent in using the digital magnification already present in the camera, I could see no discernible difference in such things as lettering or edges shot from a distance. Example: With camera lens at 5X optical zoom, you only get to 7X by using this converter. If you use the 7X in camera digital capability, the results seem the same.I did note one benefit when using the adaptor along. The 58mm threads on the adaptor allow me to install a polarizer filter. I just have to be careful not to fully extend the lens or it will crash into the filter, but only at full extension. Most of my polarizer shots are landscapes so this does not represent a problem to me. Very nice to have polarizer capability with this camera. But, design-wise, Canon should have a added another 2mm to the length of the adaptor to avoid interference with the lens.Overall, I have to give this product set a "3" and am getting close to making it a "2". All plastic housings and threads. Below Canon standards on other products. 1.4x not worth the money.[...]

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By Carol

from Westbrook, ME

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

works great with my Canon camera. Easy to attach to Lens adapter. Good quality at a great price.

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3.0

Better options available

By MaxYahr1

from Bronx, NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

        I was less than happy with this lens. I ended up returning it and buying a Raynox DCR-1541PRO. The Raynox has 67mm filter threads in front, the TC-DC58D does not. Plus the Raynox is a 1.54x vs. Canon's 1.4x. The glass is not bad and it works just fine there are just better options.

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        5.0

        Very good telecinverter

        By Obiwan

        from Montréal

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

          Very good product.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Good but not for G12, I think.

          By Mike

          from ABQ, NM

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

              I found this product did not add more than marginal advantage as a telephoto extender for the G12. The quality was fine, but it was only slightly more telephoto than the built in lens.
              Maybe it was more useful on the G10.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Makes the Canon G12 even better

              By Jan the beginner

              from Lubbock, Texas

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

                The extra lens brings objects in closer. We will use it many times to get the best shot.
                B&H is a great company to work with.

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                • No

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                4.0

                A great little addition

                By Outdoorrnr

                from Norfolk, UK

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

                  I wanted this converter to add a bit extra focal length to my new G12. It does this very well. Yes, I would have preferred a bit more magnification but the quality is great. It comes with a bag which is big enough for the adapter as well.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works great

                  By Diverjrd

                  from Ruston, la.

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Clean
                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

                  Great for increasing zoom range

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  A wonderful tool with limited effect

                  By photobuff

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Slow Focus
                  • Tough To Attach

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

                  Traveling through South America, I often found myself wanting a little more reach than my Canon G12 permitted. This teleconverter is, however, not optimal if trying to capture wildlife from afar. In addition, its adapter is fairly bulky, something I would have wished were smaller.

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                  4.0

                  Improved telephoto shots...

                  By Roberto48

                  from Edmonton, AB

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

                  Raises the optical telephoto from 5X to 7X for Canon G10/11/12. A marginal increase and a 1.7 or 2.0 X would be better

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  great

                  By s

                  from nj

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

                    it works

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Good accessory

                    By YB

                    from Bay Area,, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Detach it for close ups
                    • Minimal zooming

                    Best Uses

                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

                    Although the teleconverter lens fits perfectly, not of much help for zooming as it is just 1.4x. You'll have to detach it for close ups, otherwise you get a dark circle around the image. OK for occasional use.

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                    4.0

                    A traveler's assist.

                    By Jan

                    from Roswell, GA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Poor in Low Light
                    • Tough To Attach

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

                    It takes extra time to connect the adapter and the lens, but it is worth it to get a good shot of the terrain[...]

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    It really makes a difference!

                    By Dr G

                    from Hendersonville, NC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

                      I didn't think this lens would be that powerful but it is. I love my G11 but always wished I could get closer. Now I can.

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                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      Finely Crafted Lens

                      By Jack

                      from Manalapan, NJ

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Well built quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Purpose

                        Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

                        This lens can be used on either the Canon G10 or G11 digital cameras. I own the G11, having moved up from the G3 which I had acquired about 7.5 years ago. The G11 has a 5x physical zoom and a total 20 times combine physical/digital zoom capability, so this teleconverter adapter changes the zoom range to 7x physical zoom up to 28 times physical/digital zoom.

                        As with all Canon products, this lens adapter is flawlessly made and is easy to install on the camera. One important note, you must also purchase the lens adapter accessory in order to attach this lens to the camera body. After attaching the teleconverter lens to the adapter they both fit into the lens pouch supplied by Canon, so you do not have to separate them to store each one.

                        I would have preferred that this teleconverter lens had a higher range than 1.4, say 1.75 or higher.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Excellent addition for Canon G-10

                        By Lori the animal lover

                        from Colorado Springs, CO

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

                          The lens works very well (with the required lens adapter) to make the G-10 camera more versatile.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          4.0

                          Teleconverter for PowerShoot G11

                          By btolley

                          from Los Altos, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • No case for the adapter
                          • Requires adapter

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action

                          Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

                          Use for distance shots, especially animals in the wild
                          Weaknesses
                          Requires adapter that does not have a case
                          Not sure it works with new G12

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                          4.0

                          I would buy this product again

                          By Doc

                          from Tucson, AZ

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Rugged

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

                          Great additional lens for G11. Makes the G11 a semi pro camera for the amateur photographer. The lens is a bit bulky.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Exceeded my expectation

                          By Chuck

                          from Tucson, AZ

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action

                            Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

                            I was surprisingly impressed by the TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens when using my Cannon G11 camera. I knew it was only a minor instrument compared to my larger format Cannon and Nikon cameras but decided to try it anyway. Since I have been using the G11 for casual shooting and travel I have realized how great a camera it is. The lightweight TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens only adds to the opportunity this amazing small camera gives the advanced amateur.

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                            3.0

                            Moderate Increase in Optics

                            By Esteban Ess

                            from Austin, Texas

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

                                I used this Teleconverter to gain a slight increase in optical zoom from 5x to
                                7x optical. I found it helped me get good photos in a range of distance where 5 x simply was not dong the job for me. I have yet to evaluate the light gathering capability of this converter and whether it makes an improvement in the image. My goal is to be able to take the Canon G10 on travel and leave my larger DSLR home when I am going to places that will not require taking photos of distant wildlife or sports events. More for shoots in the city or at distances up to 200 yards. I wish this were a 2x to gain me a 10x optical zoom. But, while I was torn between keeping and returning this lens, I decided to give it a good try on my next trip. I like the 58mm threads on the adaptor because it enables use of a polarizer filter and GND filters on the Canon G10 making the camera more versatile.
                                I have not been able to achieve a macro shot of flower or birds with good bokeh. That is something this lens seems not able to do, but I'll keep trying.

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                                3.0

                                Not Sure It Is Worth The Money

                                By Esteban Ess

                                from Austin, Texas

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Canon TC-DC58D 58mm 1.4x Teleconverter Lens for PowerShot G10 Digital Cameras:

                                      I purchased the lens and adaptor and have tried the unit on my Canon G10.I immediately noticed that the fit leaves the lens a little bit loose in that after it snaps into place, there is some "give" and it will move slightly. I lack the sophisticated optical measurement equipment to tell if this shifts focal length enough when shooting to cause aberrations in the image. Comparison tests with and without lens show no effect from this (for a Canon product) poor fit.The 1.4x gain in magnification seems not worth the trouble to carry this lens converter around with me. It has no visible effect on Bokeh when shooting flowers and the like. Comparing the use of this lens to the equivalent in using the digital magnification already present in the camera, I could see no discernible difference in such things as lettering or edges shot from a distance. Example: With camera lens at 5X optical zoom, you only get to 7X by using this converter. If you use the 7X in camera digital capability, the results seem the same.I did note one benefit when using the adaptor along. The 58mm threads on the adaptor allow me to install a polarizer filter. I just have to be careful not to fully extend the lens or it will crash into the filter, but only at full extension. Most of my polarizer shots are landscapes so this does not represent a problem to me. Very nice to have polarizer capability with this camera. But, design-wise, Canon should have a added another 2mm to the length of the adaptor to avoid interference with the lens.Overall, I have to give this product set a "3" and am getting close to making it a "2". All plastic housings and threads. Below Canon standards on other products. 1.4x not worth the money.[...]

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