Which Filter

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  1. Jane Hird

    Jane Hird New Member

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    Hi - I recently purchased a Compact Macro Lens EF 50mm 1:25 I am sure I saw a post saying if I wanted to do very close photography I required a filter. Does anyone know which filter I require please.
     

  2. Caladina

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  3. Craig Sherriff

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    Caladina, I have a variety of macro filters, screwing the filter on the end of the lens allows you to get closer than what the lens allows, the subject is larger in the frame, they range in size +1, +2,+4 etc. they have the same effect as tubes.
     
  4. Caladina

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    ah so they just like magnifying lens, would the tubes be better as they don't have the extra glass element?
     
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    I think that tubes are better as you can use them with any lens, where as you are restricted to the size of the screw in filter if you have lenses with different filter threads.

    Gary
     
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    Caladina, I have both and have noticed little difference between the two, You still have to adjust your focus the same way by moving closer or farther away and the image in both cases is the same or very similar.
     
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    I would also have to vote for tubes since they are not restricted by thread size and they do not add any additional glass to the situation. Cheap mismanaging filters will soften an image, and if your aim is macro its going to be more noticeable. In either case neither is a perfect match for a true macro lens which is one lens I feel is definitely worth the investment if your more than the occasional user.
     

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