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Canon 500D Close-up Lens

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Overall 10
10

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
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Overall 10
10

Nice addition to my gear

Mike, B&H Photo
18 December 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Really nice!

Ron, B&H Photo
21 October 2014
  • 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!
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon 500D Close-up Lens does the trick.

Golfer Bob, B&H Photo
29 September 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

CURT BROWN, Amazon
16 August 2014
Overall 10
10

Great image quality!

Steven Hageman "Hagtronics", Amazon
16 August 2014
Overall 10
10

It is doing great job!

ISv, B&H Photo
11 August 2014
  • 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?
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Overall 10
10

Works Great!

Cisco Kid, B&H Photo
23 July 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Quality build
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Overall 10
10

Not Quite, but almost a macro!

RVDigitalBoy, B&H Photo
17 July 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent closeup of Wedding Ring photos

Adrian the Artist, B&H Photo
13 July 2014
  • 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
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