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    Question Recommendations for a Macro lens

    I'm trying to take some close ups of capacitors, resistors on PCBs with my Canon 350D, with kit lens and of course failed miserably. Could anyone recommend me a pretty decent close up lens? Used to have Raynox 250 when I had my Fujifilm S6500fd and I'd say the pictures are . have since sold my cam and lens when i have this dslr.

    Thanks all!

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a Macro lens

    Do you mean a closeup filter?
    If yes you can try a Hoya closeup +4 on your kit lens.
    Can go quiet close...
    TO SEE, TO FEEL, TO PHOTOGRAPH.

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a Macro lens

    if it is just a record shot, just place it on a scanner and scan it

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a Macro lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenstars08 View Post
    Do you mean a closeup filter?
    If yes you can try a Hoya closeup +4 on your kit lens.
    Can go quiet close...
    ok sir. i will try to find it in B&S. many thanks...

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    if it is just a record shot, just place it on a scanner and scan it
    sir.. i dun get what you trying to tell me.

    i'm trying to do something like dis..


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    Default Re: Recommendations for a Macro lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenstars08 View Post
    Do you mean a closeup filter?
    If yes you can try a Hoya closeup +4 on your kit lens.
    Can go quiet close...
    Do you know of the street price for this lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eejal View Post
    Do you know of the street price for this lens?
    for kit lens sizes (52-58mm), its about $20+/-, but be warned that the hoya do the give as high quality and magnification value as the raynox 250

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    for kit lens sizes (52-58mm), its about $20+/-, but be warned that the hoya do the give as high quality and magnification value as the raynox 250
    thanks for the info bro...

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a Macro lens

    Since yours is a static subject, I would use Liveview on tripod with a Macro Lens like maybe a Tamron 90mm. If your intent was to show up the component flaws, I think this would work.

    ../azul123

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a Macro lens

    sir...i'm only using 350D with kit lens. unable to afford any lens at the moment..economy not so good.

    intend to take product pics for my company....

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    Quote Originally Posted by eejal View Post
    sir...i'm only using 350D with kit lens. unable to afford any lens at the moment..economy not so good.

    intend to take product pics for my company....
    buy equipment and charge to company

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a Macro lens

    Quote Originally Posted by vonlichenstein View Post
    buy equipment and charge to company

    Idea

    but sadly not claimable... i'm doing on my freewill. company has given me a lot of opportunities... less work

    i'm not asked to do but i find my company's website in pathetic state..

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a Macro lens

    un-mount the kit lens, reverse it, set to 55mm position, then try to hold it steady in front of the camera, then take the picture.

    reversed kit lens = FOC macro lens. of course if u want a proper adapter it would incur additional costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limsgp View Post
    un-mount the kit lens, reverse it, set to 55mm position, then try to hold it steady in front of the camera, then take the picture.

    reversed kit lens = FOC macro lens. of course if u want a proper adapter it would incur additional costs.
    the adapter (reversal ring) costs only like 20 bucks or so. at least, thats the price for nikon. but you can't auto focus and the focal length is fixed. so its tough. haha

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a Macro lens

    Quote Originally Posted by azul123 View Post
    Since yours is a static subject, I would use Liveview on tripod with a Macro Lens like maybe a Tamron 90mm. If your intent was to show up the component flaws, I think this would work.

    ../azul123
    Since when 350D got live view, deh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Since when 350D got live view, deh?
    u dunno meh? now got third party accessory that gives any camera live view!




    i wish there was such a thing. haha

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a Macro lens

    thanks dude..

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a Macro lens

    yes. I agreed that with a Hoya +4 will give you decent close-up, but frankly if you looking for SOLID close up with incurring $$$, then I'd recommend you to use a PnS instead. My wife's Sony T20, even my old Nikon S6 can get close to 1cm. Something which is even beyond a Hoya +4 or Tamron 90mm.
    If I really need to close up, using a Canon S3IS gives me good result also.

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