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09-18-2017, 05:08 AM   #1
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macro +1 +2 +4 +8 +10 +20 diopter lens adapter

Did anyone use the macro diopter adapters?
What are your experiences?
what brands do you use?
is there any other good alternative for my 55-300PLM to be used as a macro machine??

links from Polish shop to a product I wanted to use:
fox adapters +1 +2 +4 +8 +10
FoxFoto Fox soczewka makro HD +20d 58mm (66958) - Ceny i opinie na Ceneo.pl

ZESTAW SOCZEWEK MAKRO 58mm +1 +2 +4 +10 (4832508988) - Allegro.pl - Wi?cej ni? aukcje.

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The 55~300mm has a 58mm filter thread. A canon 250D or 500D close-up filter in 58mm diameter would give the best IQ. These are achromatic = two element close-up filters and will provide much better IQ than single element units, especially at longer focal lengths.
WITH YOUR LENS SET @ INFINITY, NO MATTER WHAT THE ZOOM FOCAL LENGTH IS SET TO:
1) the 500D will reduce the focus distance to 500mm;
2) the 250D will reduce the focus distance to 250mm.
Obviously as you zoom out from 55mm to 300mm the FOV = macro effect will become stronger. The lens will also focus closer than 500mm with the 500D attached, and closer than 250mm with the 250D attached, but not by as much as you might think.

Recommendations 1) get the 500D because in general the IQ declines as the strength of a close-up filter increases; 2) try to keep your 55~300mm zoom in the 100~200mm range for the best balance of macro and IQ.

ALSO: If you want really extreme macro, consider the Raynox macro explorer, especially the 1.5X unit. This reduces your focus distance, with lens set to infinity, to only 8 inches (about 200mm). The Raynox units are achromatic, come with an extremely convenient clip-on device (no struggling to align filter threads) and the IQ can be competitive with a dedicated macro lens when the Raynox is on a good base lens. Check out the Raynox thread in this forum to see the results that are possible.

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We neither delete nor close threads that have useful information.

But I have a suggestion for your 55-300mm lens. Buy a Raynox DCR-150 and you'll have a macro lens with minimal amount of funds spent. I have this one and have used it on all my zoom lenses. Works great.
They can be found at Amazon, B&H, and Adorama in the states, I'm sure you can find them at stores in your areal.
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Many thanks again! for all of the usefull information
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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
We neither delete nor close threads that have useful information.

But I have a suggestion for your 55-300mm lens. Buy a Raynox DCR-150 and you'll have a macro lens with minimal amount of funds spent. I have this one and have used it on all my zoom lenses. Works great.
They can be found at Amazon, B&H, and Adorama in the states, I'm sure you can find them at stores in your areal.
I also recommend the Raynox. It has a clip-on mount that allows you to use on a variety of lens sizes from 52mm to 67mm. Also, you can just snap it on and off in a second when out in the field. These are very nice quality achromatic lenses that can produce fine images.

The DCR-150 Is 4.8 diopter and the DCR-250 is 8 diopter. With a 43-49mm step-ring you can stack the two of them.

If you want get really "macro-serious," Raynox also has 25mm and 32mm diopters. But I own neither and cannot comment on them.


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