Sometimes you don't have macro with you ...

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Tord S Eriksson
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Sometimes you don't have macro with you ...

I have three macro lenses, so that should be enough, but sometimes you haven't got one when you need it, and then a close-up filter (aka closeup lens) is a nice addition that doesn't take much room. Raynox makes nice ones, as do other manufacturers like Canon and Nikon.

But how good are they?

I typically shoot macro at f/16, so I tested my excellent Sigma 105/2.8 OS HSM DC macro against the little unassuming AF-P 70-300 VR, with a Canon 500D (58mm version fits perfectly).

So I shot a little statue (about 4" across) using both my Sigma, and my Nikon, but the latter with its Canon reading glass — no crop or PP of any kind used:




And a comparison a shot with my Nikon 85/3.5 VR (different lighting, and angle, though):

Can't say I see a huge difference, they are all OK at f/16. A little more punch in the 85 shot, but that has been cropped and PP a little bit, so not an exact twin.

But Canon closeup lens on a Nikon AF-P is OK, at least for me!

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