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    I am a Olympus C5050Z user.

    For taking closeup of insects, what type of addon filters or lens I need ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyWalker
    I am a Olympus C5050Z user.

    For taking closeup of insects, what type of addon filters or lens I need ?
    Close up filters.. +2, +4 or +8
    +2 will limit the focusing distance to around 50cm
    +4 will limit the focusing distance to around 25cm
    +8 will limit the focusing distance to around 12.5cm.
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    I have tested this camera b4 , u need at least 2x closeup +4 filters to have the magnification.
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    hoya and vitacon has macro filter sets of 4 - +1,+2,+3,+4
    you can use them individually or stack them for +10
    they can be bought individually as well, there are also +10 filters
    I'm sure there are other brands like tiffen and kenko

    stacking in this order - camera>macro filter>wide-conv will take you even closer , but at the expense of DOF

    there are a few older threads on Macro here in this section as well that are good references...

    PS a mistake that i only learnt to rectify after reading up in CS - disable Macro Mode when you use a filter
    Last edited by steely; 3rd March 2004 at 01:18 PM.

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    Olympus does sell a macro lens for C5050.

    May I know what is the difference between the macro lens and closeup filter.

    Quote Originally Posted by majere2sg
    Close up filters.. +2, +4 or +8
    +2 will limit the focusing distance to around 50cm
    +4 will limit the focusing distance to around 25cm
    +8 will limit the focusing distance to around 12.5cm.
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