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    Which close-up lenses for cheapo macro?

    Hi,
    I'd like to add a 77mm closeup filter to my camera bag for a simple way to do macro shooting. I understand that Canon's close-up filters are two-element like Nikon's (which I have but those are 62 mm only) and thus very good, but expensive at about $150.

    What about other makers like B+W, Heliopan, Hoya, does anyone have experiences to share?

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    Re: Which close-up lenses for cheapo macro?

    I have tried the Canon close up filter and it's pretty good but I find extension tubes to be a much better option for myself. I use my tubes all the time with all of my lenses and I feel the image quality is a bit better with the tubes over the filter as well.

    Ron

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