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Old Jun 25, 2008, 1:56 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

i am using nikon 18-200 VR lens and i want to take more close-up photos. for the time being i could not afford a macro lens. so i wanted to try the filters

i searched a little bit and could not decide which one is more suitable for my lens. +2, +3 ,+4, +5 diopters???

Thanks for your help..
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 3:28 PM   #2
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You can buy a set:
-> Usually it comes as +1, +2, and +4 set and you can get the +3, +5, and +6 by the various permutations
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 3:30 PM   #3
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The larger the diopter number the closer you can get is how it works. The Canon closeup lenses are double element and are much better than single element closeup lenses.

You may wish to investigate extension tubes also. You get the close up without the added distortion of extra glass in front of your main lens. http://www.thkphoto.com/products/kenko/slrc-04.html for example. Nikon has them also but are more picky over what they will allow to be attached.
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Old Jul 16, 2008, 12:17 AM   #4
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I use Canon 500D close-up filter. It works very well with my 18-200VR and D200.
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