Beercan plus cheap close-up filter

Started Jun 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
SouthElginDad
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Re: Beercan plus cheap close-up filter
In reply to Bart7D, Jun 10, 2012

Can your close-up lens(es) get to 1:1? That would be their actual and only advantage.

Well, gosh, I don't know. As far as I know, I was fully zoomed to 210 (although the metadata suggests otherwise), with a +4 diopter close-up lens. According to something I found on Google, that should be pretty close to 1:1. I do know that I was able to get a lot closer to the subjects (which are actually quite small in real life) than I was able to without the close-up lens.

Maybe the metadata is right, and I was only at 75mm instead of 210mm. Not sure how I could make that mistake -- I turned the lens in the direction that made the image bigger, then physically got as close as I could and still focus. Clearly, I have a lot to learn, and any advice is greatly appreciated.

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