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    hi. i'm a newbie in photography, and would like to ask whether it is worth it to buy those macro with wide angle filters that you attach to the lens? i went to simlim in singapore and the sales person was trying to convince me to get this seinzeiser macro for $S100. is this worth it? thanks!

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    We have guides about this, and you can search. Heavily discussed. NEVER worth it, total waste of money. It's a scam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mreyes View Post
    hi. i'm a newbie in photography, and would like to ask whether it is worth it to buy those macro with wide angle filters that you attach to the lens? i went to simlim in singapore and the sales person was trying to convince me to get this seinzeiser macro for $S100. is this worth it? thanks!
    These things are usually priced at $40-50 when the sales persons are not trying to con you. No, not worth your time at all.

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    An old thread, depending on your view settings you might now see it. Enable older postings and you will see a sticky thread in newbies corner:
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/newbi...ur-camera.html
    Last edited by Octarine; 21st March 2012 at 01:57 PM.
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    I won't buy them at any price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mreyes View Post
    hi. i'm a newbie in photography, and would like to ask whether it is worth it to buy those macro with wide angle filters that you attach to the lens? i went to simlim in singapore and the sales person was trying to convince me to get this seinzeiser macro for $S100. is this worth it? thanks!
    just tell them you don't want it =).. like what other said, totally not worth it =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyorange

    just tell them you don't want it =).. like what other said, totally not worth it =)
    I always, I don't believe in using UV or clear filter, then they will shutup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    I always, I don't believe in using UV or clear filter, then they will shutup.
    He's talking about the infamous macro/wide angle converters.
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    The only filter I consider for macro is the raynox.

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    If you are just trying out macro, Raynox is something you can experiment. However, nothing beats a proper macro lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruggink View Post
    If you are just trying out macro, Raynox is something you can experiment. However, nothing beats a proper macro lens.
    ditto that ..... also Hoya makes a couple of these filters too

    DO NOT pay $100 for these ....... reputable shops sell them $30 to 40 only

    Otherwise look in the Buy and Sell for a 2nd hand set OR search the vshops here among the online advertisers for an honest price

    eg here http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/buy-s...up-4-67mm.html

    and here ..... http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/buy-s...cro-shots.html

    and here ...... http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/buy-s...cro-shots.html

    ok there is a search button here ....... type in macro or closeup and you should have alot of info
    Last edited by ed9119; 26th March 2012 at 03:56 PM.
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