Close up Lens a Good Option?. C&C please.

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  1. gpardo64

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    We all know macro lenses are expensive; there are some other options like extentions tubes and close up lens which are cheaper. I decided to try a close up lens (canon 500D).

    Personally I like the result, what do you think?.

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    I like the result too :D
     
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    Me too.

    Noob question right there: What is the differenc between a makro- and a close up-lens?
     
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    A macro is a complete lens which includes all the necessary optic elements to magnify and mechanisms to focus.

    A close up lens is like a simple filter which you attach it to your lens.
     
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    I have the 250D, and while I like it, I am looking into some extension tubes as well. I don't think the 250D gets me as close as I would like.

    Nice pics though. ( If you want a 250D in brand new condition, I may throw it on ebay for like $50 ) 58mm thread.
     
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    Nice shot!
     
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    Thanks but my thread is 52 mm. You may want to post some pics when you get the tubes!.
     
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    Very nice.

    Closeup lenses, expecially the premium ones like the "D" versions from Canon, are excellent choices for "macro-wildlife/macro-landscape" work like this.
     
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    Looks good to me. :D
     
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    I like the photo as well. The lighting looks like the sun, and that is never easy, as the sun has it's own agenda.

    DOF is alway interesting on macro shots too.
    I wonder if with the shot you have, if it would be possible to keep the entire flower in focus?
     
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    Thanks! Yes it was using sun light.

    I am not sure but it will hard to get the entire flower in focus, as a matter of fact, I took some other pics focusing on the background (petals) and the stems show out of focus!
     
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    I have the canon 500d as well and I love it. I want to get a macro lens eventually but I am very happy with the canon 500d.
     

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