Macro filters for non-macro lens?
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    Macro filters for non-macro lens?

    by fattyman » Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:31 pm

    Do macro filters actually let you take macro shots using a non-macro lens?

    According to this it claims you can.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ODS-Close-Up-Mac ... 53e5959596

    Also, is stacking all those +1 +2 +4 and +10 filters going to increase its macro ability beyond +10?
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    by Dug » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:49 pm

    Yes they do work

    BUT

    I would not waste your money as the quality is poor they are difficult to use and a good macro lens really does not cost much now.
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    by JazzXP » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:26 pm

    I have a set and yeah, they're a pain to use. I only got cheapies, which could be the reason, but they're extremely soft around the edges, even when shooting straight on.

    I'd suggest either get a reversing ring (and mount a 50mm on backwards), or save up and get a proper macro lens.
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