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Hi, I'm rather new to DSLR and have been dabbling with different lens ideas, I want to get a close up filter and am really leaning towards a hoya +1+2+4 close up lens filter, But have seen another close up filter with 4 lens's ~" +1+2+4 & MACRO +10 CLOSE UP LENS FILTERS" But, I believe the name on these lens's are mandie, Which I am not farmiliar with. ~Has anyone used close up lenses that they could tell me about/ Are happy with?? It seems that the macro +10 would get closer then the Hoya +1+2+4, But, quality of lens makes a big difference too. Any help would be appreciated..
I did and still use them - I also have some other specialty filters I am going to start using - for special effects - haven't had much time lately to play with the camera - I am still a beginner as far as I am concerned
Hey ya Iris - I see my buddy Becky's already helped you out some. Just an FYI many of sellers have other sizes avail - just message them. Additionally, you can buy "step-down" or "step-up" rings that will allow other sizes to accommodate your lens size. I have all of those that you listed and I've found them useful...just be very careful to remove all dust from filter. Here's one I took yesterday with the +10, I think...may be the 20...can't remember. These are screw on's though so not as easy/quick to put on as Becky's. I love her's!!!
Chantell, Thanks for the up-date, I know about the step up rings, I try to keep all I'm buying at the largest size so that I will only need 2 step up rings for using my smaller lenses. I've heard many say that the +10 gives too soft of a look, But, Your picture with the +10 looks nice. Both are very nice photo's, What kind of plant is that?? Also, What make are your close up filters? ( Just curious)
Thank you, Iris. Just looked at my filter & it's actually a +20. It only says IT Macro on it. I'll try to do a search on my ebay to see if I can find out who the seller was...and I'll post here.
The plant is a Hoya Bella...one of my favs to take pics of. :)
I'm confused. Are these close-up filters only for SLR cameras for which the whole lens part can be swapped, or do they also work for digital cameras that are not SLRs, and for which I thought you didn't swap out the lens? We're thinking of buying a camera, and I want it to work for closeups, and in fairly dark settings, plus this and that . . .
Mine is an actual filter...if your digital has "threading" on the front or has accessibility to the use of an adapter which has threading then you can use any of the filters that are used on film cameras - just need to make sure you've got the right size to match the adapter (but you knew that already)
Canon Adapter: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/463322-REG/Canon_1593B001_LA_DC58H_Lens_Adapter.html
An after market one: http://www.lensmateonline.com/newsite/G7.html
I'm not familiar with other camera brands...so I'm not sure what other ones have these. Now if you're not using a better "point and shot" and going with a DSLR then obviously you could just use an actual macro lens...with or without a marcro filter. Clear as mud?
Thanks, Chantell. I don't want a DSLR -- weighs too much. But I want to be able to take good close-ups. I didn't realize the non-SLR digitals would take filters. They don't take replacement lenses, do they?
When wanting to do close ups - you want one that has a "super" macro - image stabilization helps on close ups as well as when you're using your optical zoom at full power. Then if you can get one that either has the threading on the built in lens or allows for an attachment w/threading then you can add a macro filter to increase magnification. Just remember w/these you have to be right on the subject they won't work from a distance in my experience.
I can certainly vouch for the G9 - I love it for it's bells & whistles and ease of use!!! Excellent indoors & out, fabulous zoom and macros are awesome - 12.1 pixel :-) It also has an adapter so you can actually use regular filters on it :-)
Nope, not at all - I originally bought it to be the "purse camera" & use my FZ50 for all other photos - But, I find myself using the G9 most of the time - has everything and some & it's so light and easy to use, & no need to lug around the big camera bag - if any complaint it would have to be I still haven't figured out all it can do!