can i use a closeup filter to take long range shots?


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if i'm not wrong, close-up filters r used to magnify small objects like insects, etc rite? can i use it like a teleconverter, to take faraway objects?
 

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I don't think so.

Close up filters are like magnifying glasses, they have a fixed distance where they magnify the objects, beyond that everything is blur or if even further, inverted and very small.
 

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Originally posted by shuy
if i'm not wrong, close-up filters r used to magnify small objects like insects, etc rite? can i use it like a teleconverter, to take faraway objects?
nope, a close-up filter does the opposite actually. for long range shots, i think you're talking about tele-converters, which extend the focal length of a lens. that includes both SLRs and digicams.
 

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ic.. thanks for clearing that up. so if i use a closeup filter, can i still use autofocus and auto-exposure metering? wat brand should i buy?
 

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ic.. thanks for clearing that up. so if i use a closeup filter, can i still use autofocus and auto-exposure metering? wat brand should i buy?
yes u still can autofocus n autoexposure metering, but the autofocus will be limited to a small range only when it's zoom in the max.

remembered i tried taking using close up filter when zoom out all the way, seem like still able to take the pic but the quality is.... bad.... :thumbsd:
 

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actually, once i forgot to remove my +2 closeup, and most of the pics turn out pretty ok. as long as you're not talking about objects that are really far.
 

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hmm.... y would autofocus be limited to a small range only? how does zoom play a part in focus? newbie here lah... ;p


Originally posted by chenwei

yes u still can autofocus n autoexposure metering, but the autofocus will be limited to a small range only when it's zoom in the max.

remembered i tried taking using close up filter when zoom out all the way, seem like still able to take the pic but the quality is.... bad.... :thumbsd:
 

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