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    I was wondering how does macro lens +10 , +4, +2, +1 compare to the 6T, 4T ?

    I bought a set of 4 macro lens, and trying to make the best out of them. Does +4 and +2 add together to become 6T?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yzr500abe
    I was wondering how does macro lens +10 , +4, +2, +1 compare to the 6T, 4T ?

    I bought a set of 4 macro lens, and trying to make the best out of them. Does +4 and +2 add together to become 6T?
    These are called closeup filters. Different filter vendors have their own branding.

    For HOYA,
    HOYA closeup filter +1 (+1 Diopter)
    HOYA closeup filter +2 (+2 Diopter)
    HOYA closeup filter +3 (+3 Diopter)
    HOYA closeup filter +4 (+4 Diopter)
    HOYA closeup filter +10 (+10 Diopter)


    For Nikon,
    Nikon closeup Lens No. 3T IC 52mm (+1.5 Diopter)
    Nikon closeup Lens No. 4T IC 52mm (+3.0 Diopter)
    Nikon closeup Lens No. 5T IC 62mm (+1.5 Diopter)
    Nikon closeup Lens No. 6T IC 62mm (+3.0 Diopter)


    For Canon,
    Canon closeup Lens 250D (+4.0 Diopter)
    Canon closeup Lens 500D (+2.0 Diopter)


    A +2 and +4 closeup stack will give +6 diopter effect
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    Thanks megaweb for making such a detail reply.

    So to get a 6T effect i'll juz have to stack +1 and +2

    1 question for you if u dun mind..
    What's the difference and advantage of closeup lens over close up filters ?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by yzr500abe
    Thanks megaweb for making such a detail reply.

    So to get a 6T effect i'll juz have to stack +1 and +2

    1 question for you if u dun mind..
    What's the difference and advantage of closeup lens over close up filters ?

    Thanks
    There is no difference between closeup lens and filter. They are still filters.

    There is quality difference between good filters from Canon and Nikon and not so good filter from HOYA. Good filters are made of double element to reduce distortion at corners but heavy and expensive.
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    wow..if hoya is not so good, then my sonia lagi jialat liao.

    Btw how much are the nikon close up lens, any estimates?

    Thanks

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    A Nikon 6T can be gotten for approximately $70. Check out MS Color in AMK. U have to order in advance first though. I have no idea about the Canon ones though.

    Actually, it depends on what diameter you require. I'm sure a 4T would be cheaper than a 6T because of the smaller diameter.
    Last edited by karnage; 14th October 2005 at 07:25 PM.
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    The thread size for my extenstion tube is 52mm, i wonder whether it's better to use 4T (52mm) or get a 6T (62mm) + 52-62 stepup ring (if there is such an item)

    Edit to add:

    I've just called MS color. Only Nikon 6T is available now, 4T is out of stock. And there is such thing called 52-62mm stepup ring
    Last edited by yzr500abe; 14th October 2005 at 07:42 PM.

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