Recently I received a replacement macro lens, since the original one Vivitar (0.43 professional wide-angle lens with macro) was flawed—the macro lens could not be unscrewed from the wide-angle lens. Amazon did a wonderful job in taking care of the problem and sending a replacement unit.
As soon as I received it, I ensured it was in good shape. It was. The next step was to take pictures and analyze the results. The test was to take a close-up shot of a hard disk drive. I took one shot with my P&S Canon PowerShot A720 IS and another with the aforementioned lens. The idea was to compare the quality of both images and determine the value of the new lens.
Below are two shots of the electronic spare part. It’s easy to tell which camera came in first, and which came in last. The comparison is eloquent, to say the least. I plan to keep on testing the lens and see if the results are the same as this one. After all, you get what you pay for.
No matter what they say, cheap point-and-shoot cameras are great devices. They are often downplayed by some photographers, just because the DSLR cameras are more expensive and more sophisticated. But at the end of the day, they are not always as great as they say. These pictures speak highly of the P&S cameras.
Later in the morning will shoot some flowers from my wife’s garden with both cameras and compare the results. Let’s see what happens, although I have a gut feeling which one will be the winner. 🙂 Good Day.