The less glass, the better. Apparently, the results from stacked glass are terrible. There are several accounts here in the forums from people that tried using these cheap close-up lenses, who have been very disappointed with them. Also, people have been disappointed with those cheap close-up lenses from ebay. Theres a reason why the Canon close-up lenses cost 90 bucks, and its not cause Canon is greedy..
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Hmm,I thought Bower was a decent brand?Am I mistaken?Canon Powershot S5is - CHDKNikon D-70 (Nikon AF-S 18-70mm)..
That +10 diopter will be a lot less useful than you think. DOF gets paper thin at +4. Getting critical focus with a +10 (or by stacking them all) gets very tricky..
But then too, so does focusing with a true macro lens at times..
I still think the set is more useful. +10 or +7 (all of the set stacked) will reduce your focus range a lot, requiring you to be very close to your subject..
For DSLR's I prefer extension tubes to close up filters. A 12mm extension tube on a 70-300mm zoom makes a great bug lens.Chefziggyhttp://www.pbase.com/chefziggy/lecream..
Theres areason why the Canon close-up lenses cost 90 bucks, and its notcause Canon is greedy..
If you are talking about a 500D where did you see one for $90? I thought they were closer to $150. Then too I was looking for the 77mm version. Smaller ones probably are a bit cheaper.Chefziggyhttp://www.pbase.com/chefziggy/lecream..
I've had good experiences with close-up filters. Even stacked..
You'll likely find +10 diopters quite difficult to handle. Focus will be very close and magnification will be so high that hand-holding will be hard..
In the high diopter range consider a reversed, fixed focus, fast lens..
Diopters = 1000/focal_length_mm..
What about an extension tube on my two lenses?.
18-70mm or a 50mm?Canon Powershot S5is - CHDKNikon D-70 (Nikon AF-S 18-70mm)..
If you are talking about a 500D where did you see one for $90? Ithought they were closer to $150. Then too I was looking for the77mm version. Smaller ones probably are a bit cheaper..
Yes, you're correct. I was thinking of the smaller 58mm version. The larger versions cost more..
I was thinking 58mm because the OP has a Canon S5...
I was thinking 58mm because the OP has a Canon S5..
He also has a D70 and kit lens, so 67mm for that. The reason I buy everything at 77mm is so I can use one filter for all my lenses by using step down rings. Much cheaper than having one for each lens.Chefziggyhttp://www.pbase.com/chefziggy/lecream..