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    Default Issue with Closeup filters

    If I buy one +4 closeup & one +8 closeup filter, will the image quality degradation more seriously for a +8 than a +4?

    Will the image get worse if I stack both together?

    Thanks!
    Noob of closeup filter...

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    Default Re: Issue with Closeup filters

    Quote Originally Posted by oTaRu View Post
    If I buy one +4 closeup & one +8 closeup filter, will the image quality degradation more seriously for a +8 than a +4?

    Will the image get worse if I stack both together?

    Thanks!
    Noob of closeup filter...
    I doubt you can find a +8 closeup filter.

    Quality will deteriorate when you stack.

    Better to get a +10 (2 element) closeup filter; $86 for a 55mm

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    Default Re: Issue with Closeup filters

    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    I doubt you can find a +8 closeup filter.

    Quality will deteriorate when you stack.

    Better to get a +10 (2 element) closeup filter; $86 for a 55mm
    just an example... because it been a long time didnt expose to filter stuffs... dunno got what items nowadays...

    Is that from Hoya brand?

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    Default Re: Issue with Closeup filters

    This is taken with a 18-55mm kit lens. Stacked a HOYA +3 over a HOYA +4

    No PP and no cropping.


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    Default Re: Issue with Closeup filters

    This is taken with a HOYA +10 closeup lens; condition same as above.


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    Default Re: Issue with Closeup filters

    sorry. but i see that the +10 one abit soft then the one +3 & +4 stack....
    is it due to some handshake?

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    Default Re: Issue with Closeup filters

    Quote Originally Posted by oTaRu View Post
    If I buy one +4 closeup & one +8 closeup filter, will the image quality degradation more seriously for a +8 than a +4?

    Will the image get worse if I stack both together?

    Thanks!
    Noob of closeup filter...
    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    I doubt you can find a +8 closeup filter.

    Quality will deteriorate when you stack.

    Better to get a +10 (2 element) closeup filter; $86 for a 55mm
    Eh no, I use a +8 closeup filter. Quite easily found actually.. unless we are talking about different things!

    Quality will deteriorate when you stack, but I'm not sure if it is even possible to stack a +8 and +4. Never handled +4 filters extensively, but do I know my +8 filter has a protruding front element, so it is probably impossible to stack anything over that...
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    Default Re: Issue with Closeup filters

    Quote Originally Posted by oTaRu View Post
    sorry. but i see that the +10 one abit soft then the one +3 & +4 stack....
    is it due to some handshake?
    They are both taken with a tripod with 2 seconds delay to prevent camera shake.

    Maybe my focusing for the +10 is a little out.

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    Default Re: Issue with Closeup filters

    Quote Originally Posted by candycaine View Post
    Eh no, I use a +8 closeup filter. Quite easily found actually.. unless we are talking about different things!

    Quality will deteriorate when you stack, but I'm not sure if it is even possible to stack a +8 and +4. Never handled +4 filters extensively, but do I know my +8 filter has a protruding front element, so it is probably impossible to stack anything over that...
    You can stack the +8 over the +4

    HOYA do not produce +8 closeup filter; you must be using some other brand.

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    Default Re: Issue with Closeup filters

    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    You can stack the +8 over the +4

    HOYA do not produce +8 closeup filter; you must be using some other brand.
    Ohh, I didn't know this thread was specifically asking about HOYA.
    Olympian

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    Default Re: Issue with Closeup filters

    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    They are both taken with a tripod with 2 seconds delay to prevent camera shake.

    Maybe my focusing for the +10 is a little out.
    oic...

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    Default Re: Issue with Closeup filters

    Quote Originally Posted by candycaine View Post
    Ohh, I didn't know this thread was specifically asking about HOYA.
    No, we're not just talking about HOYA.

    Uncle only know about HOYA (mountain tortoise)

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    Default Re: Issue with Closeup filters

    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    You can stack the +8 over the +4

    HOYA do not produce +8 closeup filter; you must be using some other brand.
    Victor, raynox 250 is a +8 diopter aka closeup filter.

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    Default Re: Issue with Closeup filters

    Quote Originally Posted by GRbenji View Post
    Victor, raynox 250 is a +8 diopter aka closeup filter.
    I somehow never relate the Raynox to a closeup filter.

    Mental block

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    Default Re: Issue with Closeup filters

    Hoya has a +10. Get those dual element ones better image quality.
    Stacking will yield poorer results

    for interest, there is also a high quality +12 dioptre close up filter by zoerk

    Ryan

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    Default Re: Issue with Closeup filters

    hey guys just wanted to check if anyone has tried this before

    http://www.amazon.com/Zeikos-ZE-CU45...5776895&sr=8-5

    quite cheap
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