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Offline Bish

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macro screw on filters
« on: February 10, 2015, 08:11:08 AM »
Has anybody any experience with these, been offered a set to play with. 52mm thread, so fit nice on my 50mm 1.8
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Re: macro screw on filters
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 09:00:19 AM »
Has anybody any experience with these, been offered a set to play with. 52mm thread, so fit nice on my 50mm 1.8

No I haven't seen these in use.  Take lots of pictures so we (ok, me specifically) can see how those perform!
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Offline Tartlaghan

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Re: macro screw on filters
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2015, 10:50:51 AM »
Have a set and used them quite a bit before buying a macro lens - they are ok and a bit of fun, don't cost a lost and like you used them on my 50mm 1.8 lens.

Can't access the shots I took but I was well enough pleased at the time.  If I remember I got a lovely shot of a ladybird which is on my flickr page but it is near the start so good luck finding it.

To be fair they gave me the bug to shoot more macro and save for a macro lens so beware lol!
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Offline Tartlaghan

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Re: macro screw on filters
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015, 10:57:58 AM »
IMG_1473 by DLG PHOTOGRAPHY UK, on Flickr

I told you a fib - I used them on my kits lens :(
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Re: macro screw on filters
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2015, 12:18:39 PM »
Wow,impressed i am
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Re: macro screw on filters
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2015, 10:17:18 PM »
You call them filters, but are you talking about extension tubes? That move the lens a little further away from the camera? Or actual lenses that add to the front of the lens? Hmmm... perhaps you mean the latter, because you used the word 'filter', and that's where a filter goes.

At least you can still live view focus, and change the aperture with that type.

From the scientific perspective, rather than the artistic one, I found that both cheap solutions achieved macro by letting you focus really close to the lens. The down-side of that is that you end up with a crazy narrow depth of field. Some people like that effect, I like more of my photos in focus.

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Re: macro screw on filters
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Re: macro screw on filters
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2015, 03:33:06 AM »
Looks like it.

Well, first go, and quite impressed, depth of field is amazingly shallow, so f22 it was, but came out fine for a first quick effort.

Have uploaded a shot on my project365 day 42
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Re: macro screw on filters
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2015, 09:17:03 AM »
Looks like it.

Well, first go, and quite impressed, depth of field is amazingly shallow, so f22 it was, but came out fine for a first quick effort.

Have uploaded a shot on my project365 day 42

Yes, not bad.  And shockingly shallow DOF for f.22!  Looks like fun.  My next photo project is to try some macro by reversing my 50mm.  I've heard it's a little difficult, but the results look pretty sharp, and a $10 investment for a reversal ring aint bad to get into the macro game.

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Re: macro screw on filters
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2015, 12:40:00 PM »
I use the macro filters  made by Cokin, the filters themselves don't actually screw onto the lens though the filters slide into a holder that screws onto the lens instead, makes it much easier to change filters on the fly.


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