Macro Conversion?

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by PachelbelsCanon350D, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. PachelbelsCanon350D

    PachelbelsCanon350D TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Seated, facing front
    Please pardon me if this is a stupid question or has already been posted....I didn't see it when I looked. :confused:

    I just ordered the f/1.8 50mm lens and i'm excited to use it because of its sharpness and huge aperture. But I'm wondering if there is any way to put a converter, or a filter, on it to allow it to shoot more macro-type shots. (I don't need to get ridiculously close, but I'd love to get close!) I saw some filters that refocus the lens to farther and nearer distances, like filters called +1, +3, +4 etc. that seem to just be magnifiers.

    Does anyone know if there's something that would cooperate with the 50mm to produce nice quality close-ups? Thanks!
     
  2. Rob

    Rob TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    6,217
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    London
  3. PachelbelsCanon350D

    PachelbelsCanon350D TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Seated, facing front
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,817
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The close-up filters that you mentioned are also an option. It's not the best option, in terms of image quality but they do work. I have a set of Hoya filters (+1, +2 & +4).

    I have also reversed my 50mm onto another lens to get really close macro shots.

    Extension tubes would be good because you are not introducing any other glass...so all you are shooting through is the excellent optics of the 50mm lens.
     
  5. PachelbelsCanon350D

    PachelbelsCanon350D TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Seated, facing front
    Thanks...like this?

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...047&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation

    What does this mean:
    This price is great, 60 bucks. Macro photography is among my favorites but I am broke, at least for another couple of years. If added to the 50mm lens it will produce nice CRISP macros, I may very well buy it. I just wish I knew what the above statement meant...magnifies 2x? Thanks so much for all your help and patience!
     
  6. PachelbelsCanon350D

    PachelbelsCanon350D TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Seated, facing front
    oh, and SO sorry but one more question! :blushing:

    there is a 25mm and a 12mm. the 25mm is more expensive by 20 bucks.

    Which would allow me to get closer? I'm having trouble wrapping my head around the concept of them. :lol:
     
  7. zedin

    zedin TPF Supporters Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Irvine, Orange County, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The more extention you add the closer you get (and larger the magnification). But keep in mind that you can add so much extention you are almost touching the subject with the lens and thus blocking a lot of light. If you are thinking of getting tubes you might look at a set of 3 (think they 12, 25, 35) that can all be combined in various ratios to give you just what you need. However if you are strapped for cash the 25 is good one.
     
  8. PachelbelsCanon350D

    PachelbelsCanon350D TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Seated, facing front
    Wow, really? Almost touching the subject even with a 50mm? Cool. That's close, just like I like it. :D Thanks for all your help!!
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

49mm macro converter

,
50mm what to use for macro converter
,
canon 50mm with macro comverter
,
canon d7
,

convert 50mm to macro

,
convert50mm lens to macro lens
,
how to convert 50mm to macro
,
how to use a macro converter lens with 50mm lens
,

macro converter 49mm

,
macro converter for 50mm canon