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    Close Up Lens Attachments - Your Recommendations Sought!!

    Hi All,

    Whilst i am saving for my 100mm macro, i have decided a close up lens attachment would be a good interim measure.

    i require a 62mm to attach to my new Tamron 70 - 300mm.

    Can anyone please recommend the best type of close up lens attachment.

    i have been told that Nikon no longer make the 6T.

    Thanks.

    Regards, Sonja

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    Apparently the Canon 500D close up lens is very good.
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    Hi Sonja.
    This question has been asked before but I couldn't find any thread quickly. I have had a few of these over the years, +1D, +2D, that's f=1000mm and f=500mm respectively.
    A CU lens (or filter) limits the maximum focus distance to that of the CU lens itself. They also allow you to get a bit closer to the subject.
    If you get a cheap one, a single meniscus lens, typically, you'll be almost sure to get some chromatic aberration (amongst others).
    If you opt for a corrected doublet type then the cost goes up.

    OK, so the "best" type would be a corrected doublet, but I would wonder whether it's worth it. Here's a link that will explain a bit more.
    http://www.alanwood.net/photography/...up-lenses.html
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    G'day Sonja

    Good set of Qs and one asked by many others in the recent past
    You may care to do a search for "close up lenses" - it will give you more results too

    1- am's on the button with his comments above too
    2- Have a sqwiz at:-
    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...read.php?70656

    hope this helps a bit
    regards, Phil
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