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clenash Jul 24, 2004 2:47 PM


Could anyone please tell me how many close up filters i can put on my S5000 and do they need to be put on in any order?

thanks Clen

cowboy43 Jul 24, 2004 3:25 PM

That depends on the filter make, I know my hoyas will stack on top of each other and in any order.. Good luck Dale

clenash Jul 24, 2004 3:45 PM

I went to the local photography shop and i bought 1 close up filter +4, it was labeled as their own make but had made in Japan on the box. The results are quite good but i would like much greater magnification, could i add another +4 or does that not work?

p.s. I'm new to this, don't understand the technical terms yet.

thanks Clen

Mikefellh Jul 24, 2004 10:00 PM

Closeup filters are unique...they make the camera near sighted.

What they do is shorten the cameras focus range...for instance, with the focus set at infinity with your +4 diopter the camera can only focus a maximum of 1/4th of a metre or 25cm (9.8")...having two +4 diopters on the camera will mean at infinity the furthest distance away the camera will focus to is 1/8th of a metre or 12.5cm (4.92").

The real trick with using diopters is to use the camera's zoom...for instance, here's a picture I took using an Olympus C-700 with +7 diopter (+4, +2, +1 combined), I was 13cm/5" away but I had the zoom at 300mm:

Try zooming in.

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