Reviews and Problems with Canon 500D Close-up Lens
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As good as a macro lens
Alex from Oz, B&H Photo
5 days ago
Excerpt: This brilliant close-up lens is perfectly designed to be an accessory to Canon's 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II lens. I have the occasional desire to shoot macro, but could not justify the cost of a dedicated quality macro lens. This close-up lens converts this exceptional zoom lens into a superb macro lens for a fraction of the cost.
Pros: Easy to Carry, Easy To Use, High-quality, Performs Brilliantly
Cons: Can't Use The Lens Focus, Focus By Moving Camera, Needs The Right Zoom Lens
Excerpt: I bought this to replace a dedicated closeup lens that I found I rarely used and so far it hasn't disappointed. It's much heavier than I expected but still lighter and smaller than the 90mm lens. I have two lenses that this will work with, a 24-70 and 70-400. Very happy with this purchase.
Excerpt: Used this lens "officially" the first time recently while doing a wedding to photograph the rings. Matched with my 70-200 f2.8, I got some beautifully detailed, sharp images. Impressive build quality on this piece of glass, a great addition to my camera bag!
Excerpt: I've only been able to fool around with this lens a little bit but so far, I'm pleased with it. It accomplishes exactly what I wanted, compact, easy to carry and decent close-up pictures. It may not be quite as good as the true macro lens I had on my old Canon A1 but for the very few close-up pictures I take it definitely fills the bill.
Excerpt: I needed higher magnification than my Micro-Nikkor 105 f/2.8 D was providing but didn't want to compromise with the picture quality.I have seen very positive reviews for Canon 500D close-up lens and decide to give it a try. So far very good results: I got the additional magnification, and so far don't see any deterioration of the image quality. The dept of the field seems little bit more shallow (result of the increased magnification?
Excerpt: I use this on Nikon 17-55 f/2.8 on D7000, and with B&W 72-77mm Step-Up Ring on Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 (also on D7000), works exactly as advertised. I could get closer (i.e., greater magnification) with a macro lens or extension tubes, but hey, I'm not trying to take head-shots of a tsetse fly, this 500D is plenty good enough to get better close-ups of flowers and other small subjects.
Excerpt: I have been reviewing and stewing about buying a macro lens for my Nikon D7100. A really good lens demands an investment of several hundred dollars. Recently another photographer suggested I buy the Canon 500D Close-up lens for a fraction of the cost of a macro. So I did. I ordered and received a 58mm Close-up lens about a week ago. I ordered that size as I wanted to use it on my Nikkor 55-300mm zoom, a lens I hardly ever remove from my bag.
Excerpt: This filter I used on 24-70mm for Nikon and got in much closer to ring photos and very pleased with extra detail in ring shots showing cut diamond features etc. at brides home. I also tried this filter with step up ring adaptor on 85mm prime lens somewhere else. Did a great job on closeups of eyes in tests. I am pleased with results, of not having to bring along another lens in my bag already full of several lenses, as I have the 60mm macro as well.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable, Sharp