A little help on macro


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Hi wanna shoot macro shots but dun have the cash to get a macro lens. Someone offered an alternative like a close up filter.

Will it really help me take good macro photos with my crappy kit lens? I know there will be picture degration but its a trade off im willing to take.

What dioper would you recommend? Mines a 14-45 Zuiko Digital Olympus. :sweat: Thks
 

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how can you calculate the amount of focusing distance reduced like using the dioper number? like for example a macro 150mm lens take around 38 cm minimum to focus and lets say a similar lens that is zoom 200 takes around 110 cm to focus, how much distance would the close up filter reduce? Thks ;p
 

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how can you calculate the amount of focusing distance reduced like using the dioper number? like for example a macro 150mm lens take around 38 cm minimum to focus and lets say a similar lens that is zoom 200 takes around 110 cm to focus, how much distance would the close up filter reduce? Thks ;p
You can find the answer at Macros & Close-ups FAQ # 7
 

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Hi wanna shoot macro shots but dun have the cash to get a macro lens. Someone offered an alternative like a close up filter.

Will it really help me take good macro photos with my crappy kit lens? I know there will be picture degration but its a trade off im willing to take.

What dioper would you recommend? Mines a 14-45 Zuiko Digital Olympus. :sweat: Thks
I'm also using closeup filters for closeup photography. I use 2 of them instead and results are fairly gd, but with a tad soft.
 

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Hmm read online that some pll buy filters larger than their lens size and size it down with a adapter to reduce noise and they always put the appectual very small. Will putting a larger close up filter reduce the distortion but also reduce the filter's effect? Thks for teh guild too ;)
 

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Say...how much do diopters for Oly ZD 58mm lenses cost nowadays? I don't recall seeing them on the 4/3 pricelist
 

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CLose up filters degrades your pictures and stacking 2 or more filters is :nono: for me... Best is still to use extension tubes!
 

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The image is definitely soft with 2 close up filters. For your case, perhaps a 50mm extension will do the job better.
 

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Yeah it is a tad soft but i'm fine with the results as i'm not so much into macro. By the way i focused on the body and not the eyes.
 

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