Shipment took 12 days, but heh, the ring was only $4.79 with free worldwide shipping, so I'm not complaining! (got it from dinodirect).
|the old Helios, the adapter ring and the 55-250mm|
|the entire thing mounted|
Fully extended, it's about 10 inches -- now if that won't impress the ladies, I don't know what will.
I do worry a bit about the weight of the (all-metal) Helios in front of the (pretty much all-plastic) Canon 55-250mm. It's a relatively cheap telelens, but -- being on a student's budget -- I still don't feel like ruining it.
As far as pictures go: I haven't had the opportunity to try the setup out 'in the field'. The damn wind won't go down.