Use of close-up accessory lenses?
There are close-up accessory lenses available for 35mm photography which screw onto the filter threads of a main lens. Some of these will actually take you to the sacred 1:1 image size with remarkable quality. The basic reason for going this way is to achieve a reasonable lens to subject distance allowing for lighting the subject and not spooking small critters you may be photographing. Is there any reason these could not be used on digital cameras, and has anyone tried it?..

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Can anyone help me. Preparing to purchase a new camera and have it down to the Olympus C-2100 or the C-700. I shoot mostly outdoor shots of wild critters. I saw in one site that the C-700 needs a step-up ring to attach additional lenses and filters. Does the 2100 also need a ring? Thanks anybody for some help.


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I'm getting a cheap set of close-ups in about a month so I can't help you yet. You might want to check they hook up anything to a digital camera. I've got an S404 and am waiting for an extender barrell (so the weight of add-ons won't be hanging on my motorized lens) and won't buy anything else until I know what step up rings I'll be using. On my camera I'll have the option of going from 35.5mm to 43 or 49mm. Not sure what will givee best results. A cheap way to test filters is by going to garage sales or using ebay.

I paid $8 for a set of 4 Zeiss color filters that were made in the 1960's- but had never been out of their packages- I don't know how much I'll use them- but for $8 it was fun...

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Those are great suggestions and great resources you pointed out. Thanks. The lens barrel extender certainly would do it, if photosolve made one for my Nikon 990. Nikon has their own tele and wide lens accessories that screw on the front of their main lens. I have these, and am thinking of just trying close-up filters on the end of the tele. I'll post what happens. If you think of anything else related, please write...

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I have an Olympus 4040 which uses 43 mm accys and I bought a 43 - 49.

Adapter to use close up lenses and they work fine. The adapter was necessary because close up lenses and other filters, like polorizers are made in 35 mm sizes. The most common are 49 mm and 52 mm.

   Good luck and have fun,.


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I just saw some samples of someone using the Hoya +1,+2 and +4 on a Minolta D7i and they were awesome- 0 vignetting, your'e able to get a good macro shot and still back off enough to get light on the subject. Of course the D7's have huge lenses... 49mm or 52mm? I just don't know about the Nikon 900 series cameras- I know Nikon makes nice lenses for them- I just don't know how other company stuff works...

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I would like info on a 35mm slide copier attachment for my digital Sony DSC-F707. I understand nikon has a good one for their coolpix, is there a good one out there for my camera?thanks-Tom..

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