close up filters


glgl96

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I was thinking to get close up filters for macro shots.

Then i realise that there are +1, +2 and +4.
So do i get all 3 or just get either one of them.

please advice. thanks!
 

Diavonex

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#2
Try them all and pick the one that suits your requirement.
 

3in1c

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#3
Do note that stacking will degrade quality of images. Generally, you can always get one +4 first and try out.
 

ovaltinemilo

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#4
+1 magnifies abit only...+2 still nt enuff...+4 ok...+10 too close liao...but stack, IQ degrades...so I agree to buy +4 to try first..haha...but if can, buy a whole set to try out...
 

glgl96

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#5
raynox250 is +8, and the whole set is +1,+2 and +4, so can i say that using the raynox is better so i can stand further away?
 

Snoweagle

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Do note that stacking will degrade quality of images. Generally, you can always get one +4 first and try out.
IQ degradation depends on type of lens used and quality of the filter. The was taken with 2 pieces of Hoya +4 on my 50mm.

 

Numnumball

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raynox250 is +8, and the whole set is +1,+2 and +4, so can i say that using the raynox is better so i can stand further away?
No.. for close up filters being used, u must be very closed (within a few inches) of ur subjects to get in focus...
 

scruffy

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Hi there,need some advice.
Im planing to get a Hoya Close Up Filter +4.
For a sharper close up & greater magnification.
Should I get a Hoya Close Up Filter +4 for which of my lens ?

Canon 50mm f1.8
or
Canon 18 - 135mm f3.5-5.6

Thanks.
 

Snoweagle

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#9
Hi there,need some advice.
Im planing to get a Hoya Close Up Filter +4.
For a sharper close up & greater magnification.
Should I get a Hoya Close Up Filter +4 for which of my lens ?

Canon 50mm f1.8
or
Canon 18 - 135mm f3.5-5.6

Thanks.
Definitely a prime over a zoom.
 

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