Originally Posted by bob ross
Hmmm $92.... You can't zoom much because of physical converter limitations?
I'm not sure, but think it is optical limitations. The lens appears to be a simple piece of glass. Important to me is that it is more compact than any shown in the first post. A clever part is the way it mounts. If you think you are going to use it, you screw a ring on the front. Then, when you need a wider shot, the lens snaps quickly snaps into the ring. You can zoom to about 3x. After that it is a blur.
It comes with a two part plastic case that easily slips into a pocket. If you are being a busy walk around tourist, where you are taking it on and off a lot, you might want a clean plastic bag in your pocket for a temporary and dust free place to put it while you are shooting at high zoom settings.
Is it technically a good lens? I don't know but I like the picture quality on my 55 inch flat screen. It is useful in small rooms with people - like for a granddaughter birthday. It is useful in my son's 19 foot boot where, unless I learn to walk on water, I can't get far enough away to get two people in the shot. And, I enjoyed using it for street scenes in Italy.
Is $90 too much? Everything in photography is too much! Just think how much you save by not buying film and processing. That was too much!