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Old Nov 21, 2003, 8:06 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I'm new here, and new to photography in general (other than point and shoot) :roll:

I'd like to try my hand at some close-up photography and would like some recommendations on what I'd need to buy. (ie. diopter lens etc.)

What do you feel is the best "bang for the buck" for my C750 with the CLA-4 55mm adapter tube. Brands and rough pricing I should expect to pay would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old Nov 22, 2003, 12:28 PM   #2
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Your cam has a super-macro mode which lets you focus down to about 1" from the subject. With macro capabilities like that, I can't think of any good reason to complicate matters with add-on lenses.
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Old Nov 22, 2003, 1:10 PM   #3
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Fenlander, depends if you want to get close without getting super close, say to an insect. I have a set of diopters which makes the camera nearsighted you you can focus on close things and enlarge them (standard macro doesn't allow you to enlarge). The distance you can focus with these are very close, and it depends on the marking on the diopter. A +1 will at the camera's infinity, focus to 1 meter (39inches)...that means the furthest you can focus from an object is 1 meter, and no further. A +2 at infinity can focus at 1/2 a meter, +4 at infinity can focus to 1/4 of a meter (it's always 1/diopter meter). Here's an example of what it can do:
http://www.volcano.photobucket.com/a...up/uspenny.jpg (+7 (+1, +2, & +4 combined) and the zoom was at 300mm)...can't get that close with macro (or super macro).
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 3:03 AM   #4
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Mike, yet again always informative. What would your suggestions be for add on lenses? Polarizer, UV ? Also where to find. Thanks Suzan
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 12:39 PM   #5
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Well, I keep a UV filter on the camera at all times to protect the lens and keep the dust out (unless I'm shooting with the internal flash at wide angle).

I use a polarizer at certain times depending on the effect I want, http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam...polarizer.html

I have a wide angle converter to give me more wide angle when I need it.

You can also get a tele-converter for more telephoto.

As to where to buy them, I bought all my equipment in local camera shops (living in a big city) but if you have to buy online you can get the filter adapter tube and some filters as well as lenses at http://www.2filter.com and all that and a lot more at http://www.bhphoto.com

Always check at http://www.resellerratings.com to see what other customers think about a store you wish to do business at.
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 5:54 PM   #6
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Mike,

I stand corrected - I wasn't thinking about all those frisky insects 2cm from the lens.

THe other considerations are 1) tripod and 2) lighting. Hand-holding at high magnification is as difficult as doing so at extreme telephoto and the standard flash is useless at very short ranges. The pro solution is probably ring-flash, but that's an expensive option and not available for many consumer-level cams.
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 11:09 PM   #7
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I've studied closeup photography, and in many cases a ring flash doesn't make for a good picture...personally I use a handheld slave (Metz 34-CS2).

Actually, you can get slave ringflash from Digislave (slaves are triggered by the light from your camera's flash firing).

In future I plan to get an FL-40 with a long cable.
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Old Nov 27, 2003, 12:08 AM   #8
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For basics, this seems to be a good start.
Raynox PLP-C70 MC Protector & Polarizer Filter Kit
this is at ecamerafilms.com. Suzan
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Old Nov 28, 2003, 9:26 AM   #9
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HI!
I am thinking about buying a tube adapter and some lenses for my Olympus C-750.
I'm considering Raynox as my first chioce, because Olympus is 3x more expensive.
Does anyone has those lenses? I'l thinking about the tube adapter RT5245C7 and DCR-250 (macro). what do you think of this?
Love, Andrea
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