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    Hi Any idea where i can get Raynox macro filter/adaptor and roughly how much it'll cost me? I tried them once to take pictures of insects and I thought it's actually not a bad idea to get that?

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    You can try Cathay Photo.

    Raynox DCR-250: $120

    HOYA +4 Close-up lens: $25.00 (55mm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    You can try Cathay Photo.

    Raynox DCR-250: $120

    HOYA +4 Close-up lens: $25.00 (55mm)
    Hi just wanna check does the Hoya +4 close-up lens come with other size other than 55mm? Cause i if remember correctly the raynox one can fit afew sizes like 52mm to 67mm or something.
    Current: 550D + EFS 18-135mm IS + EF 50mm f1.8 II

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    Quote Originally Posted by galmen View Post
    Hi just wanna check does the Hoya +4 close-up lens come with other size other than 55mm? Cause i if remember correctly the raynox one can fit afew sizes like 52mm to 67mm or something.
    There are many sizes of HOYA close-up lens and diopter (see chart at bottom of page).

    http://www.hoyafilter.com/products/hoya/oef-12.html

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    Roughly how much would a +4 hoya cost? Cheaper than a raynox? anyone just brought this? Can share the price?
    Current: 550D + EFS 18-135mm IS + EF 50mm f1.8 II

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    Quote Originally Posted by azieai View Post
    Hi Any idea where i can get Raynox macro filter/adaptor and roughly how much it'll cost me? I tried them once to take pictures of insects and I thought it's actually not a bad idea to get that?
    You can get it here
    Take the shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by galmen View Post
    Roughly how much would a +4 hoya cost? Cheaper than a raynox? anyone just brought this? Can share the price?
    A 55mm HOYA +4 Close-up Filter cost $25. A Raynox is about $120

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    just got a hoya pro 72mm at a wopping $200.should have add some money to buy a macro len instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funmatt View Post
    just got a hoya pro 72mm at a wopping $200.should have add some money to buy a macro len instead.
    A macro lens will cost 4 to 5 times more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    A 55mm HOYA +4 Close-up Filter cost $25. A Raynox is about $120
    Pardon my ignorance as i have never use the raynox or the hoya +4 close-up filter before, so does this 2 item do the same thing? Increase the magnification of the image? If so then how come the Raynox so X, the Hoya so much cheaper? hmmm Or are there differences in the 2 items thats why the cost differ by so much, can someone enlighten? Thanks.
    Last edited by galmen; 16th October 2010 at 11:48 PM.
    Current: 550D + EFS 18-135mm IS + EF 50mm f1.8 II

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    Quote Originally Posted by galmen View Post
    Pardon my ignorance as i have never use the raynox or the hoya +4 close-up filter before, so does this 2 item do the same thing? Increase the magnification of the image? If so then how come the Raynox so X, the Hoya so much cheaper? hmmm Or are there differences in the 2 items thats why the cost differ by so much, can someone enlighten? Thanks.
    HOYA: Single element (1 pcs of glass inside); not so good edge sharpness; they do have higher quality micro close-up lens with 2 element

    Raynox: Three element (3 pcs of glass inside);better quality; universal adapter can snap onto lens with filter size from 52mm to 67mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    HOYA: Single element (1 pcs of glass inside); not so good edge sharpness; they do have higher quality micro close-up lens with 2 element

    Raynox: Three element (3 pcs of glass inside);better quality; universal adapter can snap onto lens with filter size from 52mm to 67mm
    Thanks bro diavonex for the clear explanation, i'm much clearer now on which to choose if i'm buying one of these close-up filter
    Current: 550D + EFS 18-135mm IS + EF 50mm f1.8 II

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