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    Any good recommendation for closeup filter for size 52 and not so expensive..

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    Is for macro on a 50 f1.8

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    close up is not macro.

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    U can get a +10 macro filter to use on the 50f1.8 but do note that magnification will not be anywhere near 1:1...

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    As said earlier, a close up is not macro and only macro close ups is the +10 but macro is 1:1 or greater.

    A Hoya +4 for 52mm filter size will cost $25.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Note that you can stack more than 1 filter, meaning you can stack 2 pcs +4, depending on what you want to achieve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3in1c View Post
    Note that you can stack more than 1 filter, meaning you can stack 2 pcs +4, depending on what you want to achieve.
    Agree on that but stacking too many will degrade pic quality.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    I got +5 for around $40.

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    Default Re: Close up filter

    i got a +1, +2, +somthing else and +10 macro filter for $60+ ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Agree on that but stacking too many will degrade pic quality.
    Agreed. I have tried that. Max 2 pcs

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3in1c View Post
    Agreed. I have tried that. Max 2 pcs
    Yeah, i still do that now.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Whether the lens achieves macro level of 1:1 reproduction depends not only on the dioptre of the filter itself, but also the existing lens that you plan to use it on.

    For instance, the 70-180mm micro Nikkor needs a 6T to achieve 1:1

    But u will need higher dioptres for many other general lenses to get 1:1.

    Ryan

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    For using macro on 50mm lens, u need a nikon pk-13 extension tube to achieve a 1:1. however i'm using pk-13 on my 105mm, works pretty well also

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    where to buy Hoya Close up +4 filter

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvyn83 View Post
    where to buy Hoya Close up +4 filter
    Just abt any camera shops.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin79 View Post
    For using macro on 50mm lens, u need a nikon pk-13 extension tube to achieve a 1:1. however i'm using pk-13 on my 105mm, works pretty well also
    but is it hard to achieve focus with the 50mm? (especially if you used a MF 50mm?)

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    Is not a manual EF 50F1.8 But still can acheived right
    Last edited by melvyn83; 3rd April 2009 at 02:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvyn83 View Post
    where to buy Hoya Close up +4 filter
    Just take note though that with a +4 filter, your focusing distance is ard 25cm. And if mounted on any lens, be sure to adjust your focus distance to the minimum. This will allow you to get max magnification at any focal length.

    I have a friend who uses two Hoya +4 filters stacked to take flower macros on his 18-55 kit lens. So I'm not sure if the +4 filter will be useful on your 50f1.8 lens since I believe the 50f1.8 focusing distance is pretty near.

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    Just to illustrate, this is taken from my 50mm with 2 pieces of Hoya +4 close up filters and B+W MRC UV-Haze.

    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    A shot taken a long time ago when i was interested in macro :P. Past 1:1.
    25mm extension tube and +10 dioptre on a 50mm prime. The focusing distance was .. tiny


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