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Old Aug 3, 2011, 1:27 PM   #1
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I needed advice regarding a Nikon D3100 with an 18-55 NIKKOR AF.

I was wondering if you have an apparatus similar to an LA5-LC55 for the FZ40 for macro shots? Like I keep my standard lens but change its minimum focal distance somehow? Any one with any ideas or done this before?
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Old Aug 3, 2011, 1:32 PM   #2
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I've never done it myself... But, I've seen good results from folks using extension tubes.
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Yeah that was my prime concern. I use a tube. 52mm to whatever extension, what lens do you mount on top of that?
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They are called diopters though often referred to as close up lenses. They come in deferent strengths +2 +4 etc. You just get them in the size you need to match the filter treads on the front of the lens (52mm on your lens) These are fairly inexpensive and some times come in sets. But you should know, now that you have a DSLR there are better (but more expensive) options if you do a lot of this type of image. You should look in to macro lenses

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Yeah that was my prime concern. I use a tube. 52mm to whatever extension, what lens do you mount on top of that?
On a DSLR the diopter goes right on the lens (no tube) They do make extension tubes that go between the camera and lens for macro work

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They are called diopters though often referred to as close up lenses. They come in deferent strengths +2 +4 etc. You just get them in the size you need to match the filter treads on the front of the lens (52mm on your lens) These are fairly inexpensive and some times come in sets. But you should know, now that you have a DSLR there are better (but more expensive) options if you do a lot of this type of image. You should look in to macro lenses



On a DSLR the diopter goes right on the lens (no tube) They do make extension tubes that go between the camera and lens for macro work
I am still a PnS guy. I was asking it for a friend coz I was unable to help him out at all. And thanks a LOT. It was indeed very informative for me
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