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02-01-2015, 12:06 PM   #1
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close up filter result with hd 55-300mm lens

hello everybody!
wanted to know about the quality of pictures if a pentax hd 55-300 mm was combined with a close up filter. wolud love to see any sample photos .
Also wanted to know how 18-135mm pentax lens would score with such close up filters.
I dont have budget for a dedicated macro lens.
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02-01-2015, 12:22 PM   #2
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The magnification you get from close-up filters depend on the focal length of the lens you attach them to. I don't have any examples at hand, but I have a Raynox DCR-150. This one works well on the 55-300 and will give you ~1.4:1. The depth of field is very narrow, though.

The 18-135 won't give you a lot of magnification with the 150, and it vignettes quite a lot.

There are lots of budget options for macro photography, though. This article by RioRico is an excellent place to start: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/54-pentax-lens-articles/152336-cheap-macr...lose-work.html
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Some shots with K-5ii s, HD 55-300 and Raynox 150. Tripod and manual focus.
(First time I upload pictures, I hope they're not compressed to much!)
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02-01-2015, 03:28 PM   #4
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These are with a Raynox 250 and non HD 55-300 (not that that would make any difference).
Pretty impressed with this combination and would still use but I now have a loverly FA 100 f2.8 macro which is more convenient to use and better - sometimes.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwi_jono/4348605150/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwi_jono/4375645722/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwi_jono/4394091590/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwi_jono/4393324601/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwi_jono/4393323925/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwi_jono/4393324925/

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