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    Default Newbie need help on close up filters

    Thinking of getting a close up filter
    How much will it cost?
    Saw in other post that around 25$
    Bt when I ask in a shop it around 120+
    It should be in different brands
    What brand should I go for? Any price range less that 50$

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on close up filters

    This is approximately $25 (depends on the diameter). It's only 1 element.



    This is $120. It's a 3 element close-up lens


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    Default Re: Newbie need help on close up filters

    This is $86. It's a 2 element lens.


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    Thanks for the infor

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelchew
    Thinking of getting a close up filter
    How much will it cost?
    Saw in other post that around 25$
    Bt when I ask in a shop it around 120+
    It should be in different brands
    What brand should I go for? Any price range less that 50$
    I think the $120+ one might be a raynox, if it's raynox then it will give you better image quality compared to the other brands

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on close up filters

    Oh I didn't ask abt the brand
    Bt that like abit off my budget.
    Mostly will stick on the Hoya type
    A single element is it enough if I wan to use on my 17-85 lens
    I thinking of taking something real close up like ants

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on close up filters

    Quote Originally Posted by kelchew View Post
    Oh I didn't ask abt the brand
    Bt that like abit off my budget.
    Mostly will stick on the Hoya type
    A single element is it enough if I wan to use on my 17-85 lens
    I thinking of taking something real close up like ants
    A cheap closeup lens will not give you sufficient magnification to photograph ants.

    Suggest you start of with something simple like flowers and grasshopper before thinking of shooting ants.

    It takes time to aquire the skill to shoot tiny subjects like ants.

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on close up filters

    I shot this with a +4 closeup lens on a 50mm prime lens. Picture is cropped.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    A cheap closeup lens will not give you sufficient magnification to photograph ants.

    Suggest you start of with something simple like flowers and grasshopper before thinking of shooting ants.

    It takes time to aquire the skill to shoot tiny subjects like ants.
    I see. Jus trying too see will it be that close
    Ok flower and grasshopper will take note

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on close up filters

    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    I shot this with a +4 closeup lens on a 50mm prime lens. Picture is cropped.

    Ok so using my 17-85 I should be able to take closer m I correct?

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on close up filters

    Quote Originally Posted by kelchew View Post
    Ok so using my 17-85 I should be able to take closer m I correct?
    You'll get higher magnification with the 17-85mm.

    Prime lens will generally give better quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    You'll get higher magnification with the 17-85mm.

    Prime lens will generally give better quality.
    Oh I see ok
    Ok will note abt that.
    Thanks for all the infor.

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on close up filters

    but where can i buy these close up filters? I'm considering either a raynox 250 or the hoya close up set. (+1, +2, +4). Is the closeup filter you mentioned in the post any good?

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on close up filters

    Quote Originally Posted by jrhellboy View Post
    but where can i buy these close up filters? I'm considering either a raynox 250 or the hoya close up set. (+1, +2, +4). Is the closeup filter you mentioned in the post any good?
    You can get the close-up lens at most of the photo shops in Funan.

    Be your own judge. Here are some samples for your appraisal.






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    Default Re: Newbie need help on close up filters

    Is there any clsoe filter for 67mm? Also, can it be use with Canon 100mm Marco Lens?
    Alan

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    Default Re: Newbie need help on close up filters

    Quote Originally Posted by ju5t4fun View Post
    Is there any clsoe filter for 67mm? Also, can it be use with Canon 100mm Marco Lens?
    The Raynox 250 will fit filter size of 52mm to 67mm.

    It will also fit the Canon 100mm Macro (Macro USM=58mm' Macro IS USM=67mm)

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