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Old Mar 30, 2005, 3:49 PM   #1
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Would one of those 500D close up lenses on a 70-200mm IS f/2.8L be anywhere near as good as a dedicated macro lens?
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Old Mar 31, 2005, 11:18 AM   #2
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The simple answer is "no".
But they aren't bad. Focusing with them is a little odd (maybe you can get used to it?)

I photographed butterflies for a morning switching between my 100-400L + the 500D and the 180 Macro. The 180 produced better pictures and was easier to use. Now, some of that might just have been me getting better at shooting them. Don't know.

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Thanks. I'll save my money and go for a proper macro eventually then
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