macro lenses

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    i usuilly dont trust those screw on lenses/converters whatever you wanna call them, except filters. you might be better off just buying the ef50mm 2.5
     
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    They are called macro diopters, they do the job and are similar to filters in terms of look and general design. Depth of field is quite shallow, but it is equally shallow with macro lenses. The true test is that visually you would not be able to tell the difference between a shot taken with a screw-on diopter and a shot taken with a macro lens.

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    Thanks for your help, does this go for the wide angle adapters also or dont they really do the proper job?
     
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    I have used the diopters on a regular 50mm lens and on a 200mm prime and they have worked well. I have not used them for wide angle but the only hesitation I would have about wide angle use is whether there would be light fall off or other problems toward the edge of the shot.

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