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    Default Questions about close up filter

    Hi guys, I'm not ready to go into macro yet so I'm thinking of buying close up filters..
    I chanced upon this seller :

    http://http://cgi.ebay.com/Close-Up-...#ht_1821wt_784

    Price seems reasonable. But I have a few question before I proceed...

    1) is the brand important? Should I pay more for brand like hoya?

    2) if i stack all 4 filters together, will the IQ drop by a lot?

    3) should I be better of with a single +10 filter?

    Thanks in advance!
    Alpha

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvolutionZ View Post
    Hi guys, I'm not ready to go into macro yet so I'm thinking of buying close up filters..
    I chanced upon this seller :

    http://http://cgi.ebay.com/Close-Up-...#ht_1821wt_784

    Price seems reasonable. But I have a few question before I proceed...

    1) is the brand important? Should I pay more for brand like hoya?

    2) if i stack all 4 filters together, will the IQ drop by a lot?

    3) should I be better of with a single +10 filter?

    Thanks in advance!
    Stacking that many filter will certainly degrade image quality, if you are looking for a good close-up filter, then check out Raynox DCR-250

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    Default Re: Questions about close up filter

    These pictures are shot with a $25 #4 HOYA filter/lens.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=767248

    Do not stack filter/lens; it'll affect quality and can cause vignetting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    These pictures are shot with a $25 #4 HOYA filter/lens.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=767248

    Do not stack filter/lens; it'll affect quality and can cause vignetting.
    Cool pics! Where u get ur hoya filter? And will I get better magnification if I use +5 and above?
    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Stacking that many filter will certainly degrade image quality, if you are looking for a good close-up filter, then check out Raynox DCR-250
    Hmmm.. Den I better dun. Yea. Dun have much cash for raynox now.

    Thanks.
    Alpha

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    Default Re: Questions about close up filter

    I think hoya makes some dual element close up filter at good prices. Raynox, Canon dual element filters will cost a little more. I have tried stacking 2 Canon 500d together and the IQ is slightly affected already.

    Ryan

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    Default Re: Questions about close up filter

    Quote Originally Posted by EvolutionZ View Post
    Cool pics! Where u get ur hoya filter? And will I get better magnification if I use +5 and above?.......
    HOYA Close-up filter (1 element) only have maximum +4 diopter

    HOYA Macro Close-up filter (2 element) available with +10 diopter

    http://www.hoyafilter.com/products/hoya/oef-13.html

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    Default Re: Questions about close up filter

    Quote Originally Posted by EvolutionZ View Post
    Cool pics! Where u get ur hoya filter?....
    I got mine from Cathay Photo. These lenses are also available at many other shops e.g. SLRR and MS Colour.

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    Anyone know the price of the Hoya +10?
    Alpha

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    Default Re: Questions about close up filter

    Quote Originally Posted by EvolutionZ View Post
    Anyone know the price of the Hoya +10?
    Call Seng Cheong (agent for HOYA) and ask them. Tel: 63363244

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    Default Re: Questions about close up filter

    Ok. Thanks for your help..
    Alpha

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    Default Re: Questions about close up filter

    Two shots taken with stacked filters/lens

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=780815

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    Thanks bro for sharing.. very nice shots.. will call up soon to see if i should get the hoya +4 or +10.. see the price difference.
    Alpha

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    Default Re: Questions about close up filter

    Quote Originally Posted by EvolutionZ View Post
    Anyone know the price of the Hoya +10?
    A 55mm +10 HOYA Macro Close-up lens (two element) cost $86.00; they don't have anything larger than 55mm.

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    Default Re: Questions about close up filter

    There are quite a few people that are using Raynox. Saw some good results. I believe it can fit onto 52-67mm filter size. Can do a serach.
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