Macro or Closeup Lens


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SkyWalker

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I am a Olympus C5050Z user.

For taking closeup of insects, what type of addon filters or lens I need ?
 

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SkyWalker said:
I am a Olympus C5050Z user.

For taking closeup of insects, what type of addon filters or lens I need ?
Close up filters.. +2, +4 or +8
+2 will limit the focusing distance to around 50cm
+4 will limit the focusing distance to around 25cm
+8 will limit the focusing distance to around 12.5cm.
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I have tested this camera b4 , u need at least 2x closeup +4 filters to have the magnification.
 

steely

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hoya and vitacon has macro filter sets of 4 - +1,+2,+3,+4
you can use them individually or stack them for +10
they can be bought individually as well, there are also +10 filters
I'm sure there are other brands like tiffen and kenko

stacking in this order - camera>macro filter>wide-conv will take you even closer , but at the expense of DOF

there are a few older threads on Macro here in this section as well that are good references...

PS a mistake that i only learnt to rectify after reading up in CS - disable Macro Mode when you use a filter
 

SkyWalker

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Olympus does sell a macro lens for C5050.

May I know what is the difference between the macro lens and closeup filter.

majere2sg said:
Close up filters.. +2, +4 or +8
+2 will limit the focusing distance to around 50cm
+4 will limit the focusing distance to around 25cm
+8 will limit the focusing distance to around 12.5cm.
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