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07-09-2008, 09:20 AM   #1
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DA 55-300mm with 500d?

AS anyone tried the 500D on the new DA 55-300mm yet? I'm curious how it would work. However, it would only change the close focus distance from 4.6' to 19" so I'm not sure how much of a gain that would be for $90. Anyway, me DA will be here Friday in time for the weekend.

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What's a 500d?
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What's a 500d?
Its a multi-element close-up lens that attaches to the filter threads and is made by C***n. You went and made me say the C-word.

Canon | 58mm 500D Close-up Lens | 2822A002 | B&H Photo Video

They can be had in different sizes up to at least 72mm. Adorama and B&H carry them as well as some other places. The other alternative is made by Raynox.
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Thanks Blue. I had heard of the Raynox but this off-brand closeup lens looks easier to install. ;~)

I'm very interested in this idea, but not for my 55-300mm. A 62mm closeup lens would suit my Tamron 70-300mm Di for maybe better than 1:1 and also my Pentax 18-250mm. Unfortunately it doesn't appear that the 500D is available in 62mm. I'll have to keep looking for an alternative

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