close-up vs micro


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coldman

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Hi Pro,

:embrass: Help needed.

I was thinking of getting a close-up or micro filter to shoot ants.
Currently a prosumer cam user, panasonic FZ10, i need something that can fit my camera.

1) Is there such a thing as a micro filter? and what is the different is it from the close-up filter?

2) Saw in some of the threads that there is such a thing as x1, x2, x3, and x4 version. Which is the best to use? If i stack the filter, will it produce a dimmer photo?

3) I need the ants to be enlarge as much as possible, so what combination is better?

4) Roughtly how much each of the filter costs.

Thanks in advance. :embrass:

Rgds,
coldman.
 

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coldman said:
1) Is there such a thing as a micro filter? and what is the different is it from the close-up filter?

2) Saw in some of the threads that there is such a thing as x1, x2, x3, and x4 version. Which is the best to use? If i stack the filter, will it produce a dimmer photo?

3) I need the ants to be enlarge as much as possible, so what combination is better?

4) Roughtly how much each of the filter costs.
1) I guess they are the same.

2) It is +1, +2, +3 and +4 diopters. More info, read below links
http://www.earthboundlight.com/phototips/20030608.html
http://www.seapix.com/lens5.htm
http://www.toledo-bend.com/gallery/index.asp?request=diopter
http://www.blackrabbit.com/closeups.htm

3) Longer focal length with high diopter value

4) HOYA 52mm one should cost abt $14 more or less.
 

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