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Old July 8th, 2003, 04:19 AM   #1
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Ever heard of Opteka wide angle?

Hello all
There is an American company called Opteka seling a wide angle adaptor for the Xl1 and Xl1S on Ebay for 200.
This is a good deal less than any other wide angle adaptor for the XL1s. Has anyone got/ use one of these? What's it like?

Any information would be gratefully received!
Many thanks
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Old July 8th, 2003, 05:08 AM   #2
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Sorry, I can't help---but do you have their web address? I'm curious about the brand.
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Old July 8th, 2003, 05:30 AM   #3
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Try GOOGLE search on Opteka

A lot of people are wondering about the brand name's current day products.
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Old July 8th, 2003, 06:30 AM   #4
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Can't find any Opteka details, here's ebay add

here's the add from ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2939320581&category=23780


looks good! What do you think?
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Old July 8th, 2003, 05:17 PM   #5
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I would email the seller asking for more info. The sellers name is the same as the product. I think I would pass or at the very least find out what his return policy is if it doesn't meet your standards. Buyer beware on ebay.
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Old July 8th, 2003, 07:27 PM   #6
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"All sales final. No returns." On that note, I would not buy it until I saw a lot if people I trust sayingit is a good deal.

Opetka was a German name form the 1930's era (owned by Anne Frank's father?). This product says it is from Japan. A couple posts on the make, if not the specific item you are looking at.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/viewtopic.php?TopicID=12162#57613

http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=005Pvp

My one take is they are asking 200UK for the lens for a 72mm thread mount. IMHO, too low price for quality, and probably an item to avoid if you are not into gambling.
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Old July 9th, 2003, 03:34 AM   #7
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you're right. best stay clear. Thanks for your advice.
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