2nd November 2004, 10:07 AM
500D with long telephoto primes.
How do telephoto prime lenses perform with the 500D macro filter/lens? I've heard that the 500D should be used only with lenses up to about 300mm, what's the reason that we can't put it on a canon 400/5.6 for example? Does the image quality degrade significantly? Has anyone had first hand experience with these kinds of combinations? What kind of reproduction ratio can we expect?
3rd November 2004, 05:31 AM
I use the 500D on my Nikon 70-200 F2.8 AFS and have heard of a few people using this lens/filter on the Nikon 80-400 f4.5-f5.6 with no problems what so ever. Obviously using the 500D will never be the same or create exactly the same results as using a dedicated micro/macro lens but to me it is a good compromise, especially on my zoom. The 500D will allow your lens to focus down to 500mm or 50cm but you wont get 1:1 reproduction.