55mm Macro Magnification Filters

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TheVyper06
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55mm Macro Magnification Filters
May 14, 2013

Do the set of 4 filters that magnify your picture by +1, +2, +4 and +10 work? I'm considering buying them for a easy and cheap way to get some close-up shots

Edward Sargent
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In reply to TheVyper06, May 15, 2013

TheVyper06 wrote:

Do the set of 4 filters that magnify your picture by +1, +2, +4 and +10 work? I'm considering buying them for a easy and cheap way to get some close-up shots

I have 2 sets that I used on my 707 and film cameras many years ago. They seemed to work fine then but have not tried since.

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TheVyper06 wrote:

Do the set of 4 filters that magnify your picture by +1, +2, +4 and +10 work? I'm considering buying them for a easy and cheap way to get some close-up shots

http://kurtmunger.com/hoya_close_up_setid232.html

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In reply to zakkix, May 15, 2013

Thanks for the review, I believe I will be buying the $15 set I found on ebay then since it will be a great start for me

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In reply to TheVyper06, May 16, 2013

TheVyper06 wrote:

Do the set of 4 filters that magnify your picture by +1, +2, +4 and +10 work? I'm considering buying them for a easy and cheap way to get some close-up shots

They work, but it is a better idea to buy one or two good ones, 2-element achromats like Canon 500D (+2), 250D (+4)... Which diopter depends on the lens you have. Longer tele lenses work better for this and with low diopters.

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In reply to _sem_, May 16, 2013

A lot more expensive but that is why I'm not using the Macro Magnification Filters any more, I use Maurmi Macro 200 (+5) and sized to fit most my lens filter diameters (77mm)

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In reply to TheVyper06, Jun 2, 2013

Thanks again for all the  suggestions. I went ahead and got some cheap ones to just see what they do (paid less than $5 for a +1 +2 +4 and +10) and I liked them, I will probably upgrade to better quality ones in the future but these are fine for now on my limited budget.

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In reply to TheVyper06, Jun 2, 2013

They will be fun to play with while you save for a true macro lens, which is what I really recommend if you want good macro shots.

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