Reviews and Problems with Canon 500D Close-up Lens
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Not Quite, but almost a macro!
RVDigitalBoy, B&H Photo
7 days ago
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
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
Excerpt: It was recommended in Scott Kelby's book on Digital photography to buy this item instead of a close-up lens. I was skeptical, but my budget was tight. What a pleasant surprise! I use this with my Canon F2.8 70 - 200 Zoom and have already taken some amazing shots of flowers and insects with exceptional detail. It's not much bigger than a filter, so it's easy to keep in my camera bag so that I always have it with me.
Excerpt: Recomened by Scott Kelby in his book'The Digital Photography Book' If the cost of a real good macro lens is not an option at this time for you,this lens does get you with in 2/12 to 3 inches of a subject for a sharp close up. Plus, since you can just screw it to the front of a number of different lens it is a good alternate till you can save to get a macro lens.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have not used this much. When I received it I used it on the 50mm and my 200mm lense. It gives me great details on small objects. Spring is coming in the northeast and I am looking to playing with this more.
Pros: Clear Optics, Easy To Use, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use this on my Nikon 55-200 VR lens. It gives good quality photos with reasonable magnification. It even works on my 35-1.8 AFS lens, though the magnification produced is minimal. I like the fact that the close up lens can be easily fitted or removed as required. Caution: The depth of field reduces dramatically when this is fitted. In hindsight, I wish I had bought the version with 77 mm threads.
Pros: Decent Optics, Easy To Use, Strong Construction