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Dr.Jay Apr 1, 2003 2:28 PM

Macro lens
I purchased Hoya +4,+2,+1 macro setup but I want something even more powerfull.

I have Canon G2 49mm.

Any ideas

Jay Luto

shene Apr 2, 2003 1:42 AM

Re: Macro lens

Originally Posted by Dr.Jay
I purchased Hoya +4,+2,+1 macro setup but I want something even more powerfull.

There are three alternatives.

First, you can use two close-up lenses to increase the power. For example, a +4 and a +2 would give you a +6 = 2+4. But, make sure your close up lenses are good ones. I would suggest Canon products for better quality.

Second, you could buy higher power close-up lenses. Raynox may be a good alternative. Check this link:

Third, if you have a good SLR normal lens (does not have to be of Canon brand), you can reversely mount it on your G2 to get even higher magnification.

My Nikon Coolpix 2500 user guide has a Close-Up page on some basics about close-up lenses. The "Threads and Rings" page in the "Filters" section of my Nikon Coolpix 950/990/995/4500 user guides discusses the necessary stuffs for mounting a SLR lens reversely for higher magnification.

Hope this helps.

Nikon Coolpix 950/990/995/2500/4500 user guide

JimHunt Apr 10, 2003 12:36 PM

If you're happy with the Hoya quality, they also have a +10. Beyond that, you can look at ways to attach your camera to a microscope.

fterhaar May 2, 2003 11:43 AM

hi there,

check this web page for more info.
This is a article from some one who succeded very well.

Good luck.

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