Macro SX40?

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Lionswings
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Macro SX40?
Sep 12, 2012

Is there an attachment lens to do macro with the sx40?

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In reply to Lionswings, Sep 12, 2012

There probably is, but in my experience, you dont really need one. I have the SX 40, and I found that it did macro pretty well for a point and shoot.

If you really want one, or are an experienced shooter and the macro it does now is subpar, I would take a look around Amazon for such things. There were several attachments you could get for filters, a 2x lens kit, so I wouldn't be surprised if there was.

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James Cafferty
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In reply to Lionswings, Sep 12, 2012

Lionswings wrote:

Is there an attachment lens to do macro with the sx40?

This might help:

SX40 (excellent Macro shots)I've been traveling and taking pictures instead, mostly with my SX40. And I continue to be amazed by its ability to zoom in with the 2.0TC from 4½ feet away to get up close and personal with a wonderful world of little creatures. My EF 100mm Macro is getting very jealous.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1010&thread=42187309

There is a Digital Tele-converter built into the lens. See p.84 and 85 in the Powershot SX40 HS User's Guide. Follow this link to Canon USA site:

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/other_powershot/powershot_sx40_hs#BrochuresAndManuals

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Lionswings
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In reply to James Cafferty, Sep 13, 2012

Thanks so much for the info!

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In reply to Lionswings, Sep 13, 2012

Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro Lens fits 52 - 67mm

http://www.lensmateonline.com/store/raynoxDCR250.php

This is the best macro addon for sx40 and more over it is universal and can be used with almost any camera. and there is no need of any filter adapter with it.

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In reply to Lionswings, Sep 13, 2012

Hi, i have a SX40 and a Polaroid 4 lens kit and i just got a Raynox 250, (haven't had the oportunity to test the raynox outside yet)

What i can tell you is that the SX40 is very capable without a macro attachment, but if you have a macro lens, it will help make it even better, now the problem with cheap lenses (like the Polaroid 4 lens kit) is that the quality is not the best at high magnification (+4 and +10 diopter), you get alot of chromatic aberration as you can see in these examples below:

but on the lower diopters (+1 and +2) it is practically inexistent and these are very useful to get macros from far away as you can see in the next example:

(on the wide angle you can see vignetting because both the polarizing filter and the close up lens were attached, if the polarizing filter wasn't on there wouldn't be any vignetting even at wide angle, these are 67mm lenses)

Right now i have a Raynox 250 to substitute the polaroid high diopter lenses, from what i've tested on "not living" subjects (toy cars and such) the quality is much superior to the polaroid ones, there are no chromatic aberrations and the quality of the photos comes out much sharper than the polaroid, it does have alot of vignetting at wide angle but those macro attachments aren't supposed to be used at wide angle anyway so as soon as you start to zoom in the vignetting starts to disappear, as soon as i get some proper shots i will post it on "My SX40 works" thread.

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In reply to James Cafferty, Sep 13, 2012

James Cafferty wrote:

Lionswings wrote:

Is there an attachment lens to do macro with the sx40?

SX40 (excellent Macro shots)I've been traveling and taking pictures instead, mostly with my SX40. And I continue to be amazed by its ability to zoom in with the 2.0TC from 4½ feet away to get up close and personal with a wonderful world of little creatures. My EF 100mm Macro is getting very jealous.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1010&thread=42187309

There is a Digital Tele-converter built into the lens. See p.84 and 85 in the Powershot SX40 HS

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I gave this a try and it does seem to work quite well. It gets the camera back off the subject. Intend to give it some more testing
Don V. Armitage

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