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10-10-2018, 02:04 PM   #1
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Opinions on FA 200mm f2.8 with Canon 77mm 500D Close Up adapter for Macro work?

I just got a FA 200mm f2.8 that I have been liking a lot more than my FA80-200 f2.8. The major flaw with the FA 200mm was the lack of tripod mount, and I some what fixed that with Manfrotto telephoto lens holder.

It seems like the setup might make for a good poor mans FA 200mm f4 macro if I get a 77mm Close up adapter. I read somewhere that Canon's 77mm 500D adapter was pretty good.

Any opinions on this?

Would a 200mm with a closeup adapter get me closer than a 100mm macro?

What do I give up by using a close up lens?

I had been looking for a Pentax 67mm T132 Closeup adapter to work with my F 300mm f4.5 for a year now and haven't came across a single one, but know I can grab a Canon 77mm 500d closeup lens.

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The 500D close-up lens is a doublet. That is two lenses of different refractive indexes cemented together. It is the best quality you can get in a close-up lens. I have always had good results with this kind of lens but have not used it on the lens you are asking about.
10-10-2018, 09:29 PM   #3
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I've used it in the da* 200. What are you interested in exactly?

It works great. But it is a fixed ratio with limited focusing distances. Using a lens like this isn't like using a dedicated macro. The flexibility of a macro lens is infinitely varied framing and subject magnification and distances.

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