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    leica 90mm f/2.8 elmarit-m & close up filters

    I finally purchased a good used leica 90mm f/2.8 elmarit-m, and am eagerly waiting for it to arrive.

    Which would give me better/closer macro, a set of multi-coated close up lenses, or a helicoid adaptor like hawks or VM? I recall reading that the adaptor option won't give me much more of a closer focus, I think 70cm vs 100cm?

    I do very little macro work, and just want the capability on hiking trips if i come across something interesting to shoot.

    I use my close up lens on my voitlander 90mm for canon and it seems pretty good.

    Thanx

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    Re: leica 90mm f/2.8 elmarit-m & close up filters

    The VM adaptor is good and well made though somewhat on the heavy side it will give you the possibility To focus closer though it hardly turns it into a macro lens

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    Re: leica 90mm f/2.8 elmarit-m & close up filters

    I have the VM close focus adapter from Voigtlander and it gives marginal improvement in close focus for the 90/2.8.

    That said my experience is that with the amazing 'cropability' of the A7R sensor you can crop down to fine detail which the close focus adapter does somewhat improve.

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    Re: leica 90mm f/2.8 elmarit-m & close up filters

    As stated, while the Hawk's or VM will reduce the minimum focus distance of the 90 it will not get you into macro range.

    Since you already have a closeup lens, why not mount it and give it a go?

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    Re: leica 90mm f/2.8 elmarit-m & close up filters

    No, that is the thing, i don't have any yet. Just wanted to see if anyone had used them.

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    Re: leica 90mm f/2.8 elmarit-m & close up filters

    I have a 39mm close up lens on my voigtlander 90mm lanthar.

    Does anyone have any idea how this equates the various 1-4 diopters close up filter kits?

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