Excerpt: I recently purchased the 500D lens for my Canon S5IS Powershot camera. My first opportunity to use it was for a close up picture of a wild bird (Cedar Waxwing) that had flown into a house window, was found alive (but stunned) and was placed on a backyard bird feeder.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
good help for closeup pics w/o need to carry heavier ...
24 February 2015
Summary: good help for closeup pics w/o need to carry heavier macro lens. Much easier to carry step-up rings with close up lens than all the bulkier gear. Can take good closeup with several carry around lenses
Excerpt: I was so happy to try this.Very professional when it works with what you use as a tool.Yes it is sharp all over and aligns perfectly with my 77 mm threads.Have been enjoying the excellent working distance and clarity .With this on my telephoto, a lot of close up benefits are with camera support,...
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.
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!