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CanonLA-DC58K Lens Adapter
 
3.1

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily interchangeable (9)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Durable (4)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (3)
  • Landscape photography (3)
  • Special effects (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (6), Casual photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Many Uses For This Basic Adaptor

I purchased the LA-DC58K Lens Adaptor along with the 1.4X Canon Converter Lens to which it mates. I ran several tests of the combination adaptor and converter lens and the converter alone with filters. ...Read complete review

I purchased the LA-DC58K Lens Adaptor along with the 1.4X Canon Converter Lens to which it mates. I ran several tests of the combination adaptor and converter lens and the converter alone with filters.

I like to travel with my Canon G10 to keep the photography equipment space small in my luggage and for the light weight when I do a lot of walking.

ADVANTAGES OF LA-DC58K

1) Obviously you must have it in order to mount the 1.4X Canon converter lens to the G10.

2) I found it easy and fast to fit a 58mm polarizer lens. I just need to be careful not to extend the zoom all the way so the G10 zoom lens avoid crashing into the filter. But, I usually use filters at low tele magnification.

3) I was able to mount my COKIN graduated neutral density filter holder and to use those filters to tame HDR, especially bright sky over darker terrain. The LCD illumination needs to be boosted up if in bright sunlight.

4) I think the adaptor - when pressed against glass - will serve to eliminate reflection issues as when shooting in aquariums or night shots through windows.

DISADVANTAGES

1) I wish the fit of the adaptor to camera was more snug with less slop. The fit does not seem to affect my photos but it is aesthetically not so "Canon".

2) Why oh why wasn't this adaptor just a wee bit longer in order to avoid risk of zoom lens crashing into filters?

3) seems like a lot of money for a basic piece of threaded plastic pipe. But, whaddya gonna do? No other options.

4) This has to do with the 1.4X converter lens that mates to this adaptor. I sure wish that converter was a 2X or a 2.5X.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor design and frustrating to use

This adapter makes it nearly impossible to use a polarizer with a G10. With both pieces a 58mm polarizer vignettes badly. The two piece design uses a proprietary 57mm thread in the middle,...Read complete review

This adapter makes it nearly impossible to use a polarizer with a G10. With both pieces a 58mm polarizer vignettes badly. The two piece design uses a proprietary 57mm thread in the middle, so you can't attach it there. kind of frustrating. They really needed to make the front threads much larger, either 72 or 77mm. BAD design. So It's only use is for a teleconverter. If you want it for filters don't waste your money, but the one from lensmate.

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By Carol

from Westbrook, ME

Verified Buyer

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      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

        Easy to attach to camera and Teleconverter Lens. Good quality at a great price.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        3.0

        A good solution

        By Rick

        from Barnstable, Ma

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Lens Creep

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

        I love my Canon G12. However, from time to time, I wish I had a little more zoom power to get certain shots that I can't reach with the current non-interchangeable lens. I bought a used Canon teleconverter which works very well, increasing my zoom potential by 50%. This adaptor is needed to house the teleconverter on the camera. It works fine, but could be slightly longer. The zoom lens bumps the converter at maximum zoom. Also wish the adaptor was made out of metal instead of plastic -- but that is strictly subjective on my part. All in all, a good product but a little bit pricey for what it is.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Cheap plastic!

        By MaxYahr1

        from Bronx, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Cheap
          • Lose attachment
          • Weak Casing

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

            I returned this for the metal alternative available under a different brand. This item was made of what felt like cheap plastic.

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            • No

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            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Do not buy this lens for the Canon G1

            By Yonko Mali

            from Raleigh NC

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

                  This lens adapter in itself is fine. However, I forgot that the Viewfinder on the Canon G12 is not a "tru the lens viewfinder" but a fake one that is at the top of the cmaera. Hence when you attach this Lens Adapter, mostly what you now see through the viewfinder is this Lens Adapter!!!
                  However it works OK with the viewing screen.
                  I think Canon should have warned its customers about this irritation.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  does what it says!

                  By s

                  from nj

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

                    need this for the lens extension

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Can't do without it

                    By Doc

                    from Tucson, AZ

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

                        This is an essential adapter to allow use of the additional lens available for the G11

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        About what I expected......

                        By DonS

                        from South Plainfield, NJ

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • No Pros

                        Cons

                        • No cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

                        I bought this to hold a 58mm polarizing filter. Yes, this filter does vignette badly at the wide angle setting and you need to be careful at the telephoto setting as well. Other comments I have read complain about the lack of a "great fit" on the camera. They are essentially correct. I can't say at this point that I am thrilled with this purchase but I may change my tune if I see more objective evidence in terms of better pictures. The jury is out, I guess.

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                        4.0

                        Many Uses For This Basic Adaptor

                        By Esteban Ess

                        from Austin TX

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Poor Fit

                        Best Uses

                        • Canon 14X Converter

                        Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

                        I purchased the LA-DC58K Lens Adaptor along with the 1.4X Canon Converter Lens to which it mates. I ran several tests of the combination adaptor and converter lens and the converter alone with filters.

                        I like to travel with my Canon G10 to keep the photography equipment space small in my luggage and for the light weight when I do a lot of walking.

                        ADVANTAGES OF LA-DC58K

                        1) Obviously you must have it in order to mount the 1.4X Canon converter lens to the G10.

                        2) I found it easy and fast to fit a 58mm polarizer lens. I just need to be careful not to extend the zoom all the way so the G10 zoom lens avoid crashing into the filter. But, I usually use filters at low tele magnification.

                        3) I was able to mount my COKIN graduated neutral density filter holder and to use those filters to tame HDR, especially bright sky over darker terrain. The LCD illumination needs to be boosted up if in bright sunlight.

                        4) I think the adaptor - when pressed against glass - will serve to eliminate reflection issues as when shooting in aquariums or night shots through windows.

                        DISADVANTAGES

                        1) I wish the fit of the adaptor to camera was more snug with less slop. The fit does not seem to affect my photos but it is aesthetically not so "Canon".

                        2) Why oh why wasn't this adaptor just a wee bit longer in order to avoid risk of zoom lens crashing into filters?

                        3) seems like a lot of money for a basic piece of threaded plastic pipe. But, whaddya gonna do? No other options.

                        4) This has to do with the 1.4X converter lens that mates to this adaptor. I sure wish that converter was a 2X or a 2.5X.

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                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Works fine but,,,,,,

                        By shadyapex

                        from Bishop, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

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                              Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

                              Pretty disappointed to find that the adapter vignettes the lens at anything between 28/30mm or so. I'm using it on a G11 to hold a Cokin P adapter and some graduated ND filters and even without anything mounted to the adapter it blackens the corners of the frame at the lens's widest setting. I would only recommend this to a friend with the aforementioned caveat.

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                              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              If you only shoot telephoto, be my guest

                              By Josquin

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                                    Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

                                    [...] this product will not allow you to use wide-angle on the G10/11. This adapter should have a clear notice on the box that it is useless for wide-angle shooting - better yet it should be discontinued.

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                                    5.0

                                    Definitely would buy it again.

                                    By Tonya

                                    from Dayton, Oh

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Nice Bokeh
                                    • Rugged
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

                                      Great way to use filters on G11 camera. Also keeps the lens from scratches/smudges.

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                                      5.0

                                      A nice touch

                                      By Nikon Exile

                                      from The wet side of Washington State

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape Photography
                                        • Night Photography
                                        • Special Effects

                                        Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

                                        Bought this to experiment with filters on the G10; It turns out that it made a great secondary hand hold for weaning myself from an SLR, in addition to be used for trying out various filters. It works great, and the filter experiments were a success especially with the Deep Red to simulate IR effect.

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                                          4.0

                                          adapter easy to install

                                          By ramiro

                                          from Bakersfield CA

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easily Interchangeable
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Quick Focus
                                          • Rugged

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Special Effects
                                            • Wildlife

                                            Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

                                            instalation to camara easy and a solid fit.

                                            Once lense in place the telephoto work like if it was part of the fixed lense.

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                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Is necessary for the lenses

                                            By Silvia

                                            from Mexico

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easily Interchangeable
                                            • Rugged

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape Photography
                                              • Night Photography
                                              • Special Effects

                                              Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

                                              Makes easier to adapt the lenses to the camera, with lenses the power shot G10 changes a lot

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                                              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              3.0

                                              Protect Your Lens

                                              By JJP

                                              from Santa Monica, CA

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easily Interchangeable
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                              • Two piece construction

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Hand grip
                                              • Protect lens
                                              • To add filters

                                              Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

                                              makes the G 10 more durable and easier to handle while protecting the lens.
                                              A must for using filters. You must remember to remove the front half of adapter when using at the camera at wide angle.

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                                              (11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              Poor design and frustrating to use

                                              By CWphoto

                                              from Philadelphia, PA

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

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                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

                                                    This adapter makes it nearly impossible to use a polarizer with a G10. With both pieces a 58mm polarizer vignettes badly. The two piece design uses a proprietary 57mm thread in the middle, so you can't attach it there. kind of frustrating. They really needed to make the front threads much larger, either 72 or 77mm. BAD design. So It's only use is for a teleconverter. If you want it for filters don't waste your money, but the one from lensmate.

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                                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    4.0

                                                    Easy to use

                                                    By anhupi

                                                    from Mexico city

                                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • General Use

                                                      Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

                                                      Easy to use. With the lens the camera it´s much better.

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                                                      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      1.0

                                                      I don't recommend the LA-DC58K

                                                      By Art

                                                      from Springfield, VA

                                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

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                                                            Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

                                                            Unfortunately I read unfavorable reviews from other sources after I purchased the lens adapter and decided to return this item and the two filters I purchased with it. Two issues...the canon lens adapter is two pieces of plastic with plastic tabs that affix to the camera that I felt would easily break, second and most of all the reviews indicated that the fully extended lens hits certain filters attached to the adapter and causes vignetting....poor design.

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                                                            (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                                             
                                                            3.0

                                                            Use is Challenging for filters!

                                                            By Photo Man

                                                            from Chicago IL

                                                            About Me Professional

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Durable
                                                            • Lightweight
                                                            • Reliable

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Landscape Photography
                                                              • Macro Photography
                                                              • Studio
                                                              • Traveling

                                                              Comments about Canon LA-DC58K Lens Adapter:

                                                              I use the adapter for filters and protecting the lens. The adapter comes in two pieces (screws together) You have to take it apart to use it with wide angle it vignetts. Not convient when going from wide to tele.

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