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
This lens has revolutionized the way I do garden photography ...
6 July 2014
Summary: This lens has revolutionized the way I do garden photography. Teamed with my 18-300 mm Nikkor lens, it's all in one package. The only drawback that I can see is having to take it on and off, and sometimes it fritzes with the focus on the Nikkor. It takes some getting used to, but the results have improved over the course of three days, and I think it will be a powerful tool for me. Thank you, Canon.
Excerpt: This is a very well built achromatic doublet 1.5x magnifier that screws onto the end of your lens. A lens doublet is superior to a single element because two layers of glass can be used that have indexes of refraction that complement each other to help zero out chromatic distortion. It will allow you to reduce the distance from the lens to the subject for a larger object size at the sensor plane.
Excerpt: I think I'll use my macro lens. Sure, this is handy to carry around when space is limited - one walkaround lens + this Close-up lens. But it's a real pain to focus and screwing it off and on is no harder than screwing on my L-series macro lens. I'll keep it, but prob won't use it a lot except in dire circumstances.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Cons: Difficult To Use, Not Functional, Poor Design
Great complement for my Panasonic Lumix FZ-47 Bridge point-and-shoot
15 May 2014
Summary: Can't really find any negatives. The short focus range is something to get used to, but it's a price I'm happy to pay for enhanced macro photographs. Sharpness and clarity is really nice. I'm glad I got 500D as my first add-on macro lens--I plan on experimenting with 250D next for even more magnification (but even shallower focus range that's less forgiving).