Anybody use Hoya close up lenses?

Started Apr 11, 2005 | Discussions thread
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Babylon1023
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Anybody use Hoya close up lenses?
Apr 11, 2005

Hi,

I'm starting to wonder if there are any noticable image quality differences between Canon's 500D and quality multicoated single element close up lenses, like Hoya HMC's. The kit comes with +1, +2, and +4 lenses so the versatility intrigues me, yet I'm concerned about the image quality and/or performance of these lenses since the whole kit costs quite a bit less than a single 500D which locks me with a +2 diopter strength. I can't afford a dedicated macro lens so I'm looking for the next best thing in terms of something that will allow my 70-200 F4L to 1) focus closer than 4' for indoor tele shots of pets, etc and 2) allow me to focus real close for macro shots of plants, bugs, and the like. Whatever the solution, I'm also hoping that the 70-200's excellent image quality won't be degraded. That said, what do you think?

Thanks!

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