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Old Apr 7, 2010, 6:43 PM   #1
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Old Apr 7, 2010, 6:50 PM   #2
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The canon 500D lenses is a pretty decent lens. It does the job. But you need to always remember to take it off like a extension tube. It is design for working up close. But an canon extension tube is a bit less then the lens at 120 dollars.
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One of the things you need to remember with close-up lenses, close-up filters, and extension tubes, is that they all magnify the flaws in the lens you use them with. If you use any or all of them with a not-so-great lens, the results will be not-so-great squared. And when you add to that any flaws in the optics of the close-up lenses and filters, the results can get even worse. To be sure, the Canon 50D Close up lens mentioned in the video is very good, but if the lens you put it on isn't top notch, then the results might not be great.

This, btw, is why macro lenses are expensive. They are already top notch lenses, and they don't need the macro add-ons.
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the DOF one gets using the 500D is very thin. I use a 500D with my 70-200. It is so thin and i almost need a good flash to stop down and get a macro.

But the moment i mount my 150mm sigma, things are lot different.

As TCAV said, dedicated macro has lots of advantages.

Image quality wise, sharpness wise a dedicated macro will be a few steps above. 500D and extension tubes, the sharpness depends on the lens you use it with.

My 70-200 at F2.8 (@200mm) with 500D is tooo SOFT. I am usually at F8.

The only lens with which 500D worked well for me is the 90mm TS-E. The 90mm TS-E is one of the sharpest lenses canon has produced. The macro one gets using the 90mm and 500D is very sharp and u can get a tilt effect too.
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... The macro one gets using the 90mm and 500D is very sharp and u can get a tilt effect too.
That sounds pretty cool. Do you have any samples you can post?
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Some samples from the lens..THese shots didnt use Shift, but definitely some degree of Tilt..






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Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
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