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Old 09-04-2008, 09:18   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone have any experience of these. eg MACRO Close Up Lenses for Canon EOS 450D 400D 350D 40D on eBay, also, For Digital SLR, Camera Lenses, Photography (end time 13-Apr-08 00:55:14 BST)

My pockets will not stretch to a prime Macro (100mm 2.8 was my thought) but these possibly as a stop gap? do not expect miracles but if results are dire I will not bother.
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:08   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Macro adapters.

They aren't dire, but they ain't worth 15 either

You certainly can't stack them without serious iq issues and even just a single high mag one can produce noticable CA.

You'd be better off sticking extension tubes on your best lens imo. While they are more expensive than these thing, the iq is unaffected and they are still way cheaper than a proper macro lens.
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Re: Macro adapters.

I agree with Orangepeel here, I got a loan of one of these close up lens once and sure enough it did its job but IQ was terrible though I'm not saying the brand your looking at will be the same. As Orangepeel said extension tubes on your best lens, you could pick up a set on Ebay cheaper if your lucky.
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Old 09-04-2008, 21:16   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Macro adapters.

Thanks peeps. Used tubes on my A1 so had wondered about them. Will forget about screw ons and maybe wait a while.
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Re: Macro adapters.

If you have a look at Foxesbrew's close up shots, I'm sure he uses the close-up screw on filters individually and together. I think i remember him saying they were a set of three.

Might be that they will do a job for you, even if it is in the short term. I'm sure they are not expensive.
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If you have a look at Foxesbrew's close up shots, I'm sure he uses the close-up screw on filters individually and together. I think i remember him saying they were a set of three.

Might be that they will do a job for you, even if it is in the short term. I'm sure they are not expensive.
I use fox filters ,set of four ,obtainable from e bay.I have had IMHO some good results using them.,One advantage is that they screw on the front of the lens ,so you dont have to keep removing the lens from the camera with the risk of dust on the sensor.
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I have used Hoya +1 +2 +4 on my Canon 50mm F1.8 MK2 lens with no problems
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Re: Macro adapters.

I got these for 10 including P&P 58mm Close Up Lens Kit +1, +2, +4, Macro for Nikon F80 on eBay, also, Filters, Digital Camera Accessories, Photography (end time 16-Apr-08 22:19:34 BST)

Less than the cost of 2 packets of ciggies.

Most of my Macro / micro pictures where taken using them
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Does anyone have any experience of these. eg MACRO Close Up Lenses for Canon EOS 450D 400D 350D 40D on eBay, also, For Digital SLR, Camera Lenses, Photography (end time 13-Apr-08 00:55:14 BST)

My pockets will not stretch to a prime Macro (100mm 2.8 was my thought) but these possibly as a stop gap? do not expect miracles but if results are dire I will not bother.
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Roger, I have exactly the same set as per that Ebay link:
Fox filters, 58mm, +1, +2, +4 and +10.

I don't think I have ever used them, or if I have it would have been very little. I've since got a macro lens so if you want them, you'd be very welcome.
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Re: Macro adapters.

Raynox do a variety of clip-on macro adapters/lenses which will work with the kit lens ... well worth checking out
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Thanks all for the replies. Thank you Ali for the offer of the filters. My other half has just bought a set of Kenko tubes on Ebay so we are (or will be) set up for macro. Probably a new lens one day, but for now...................
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