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Old May 12, 2011, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default Hoya 52mm close up add-on

The 45-200mm, with a minimum focusing distance of 1m, is not good for close up. I don't feel comfortable to spend $70 or more on a LC55 or 500D for a simple piece of glass. Found this Hoya for $23, used like new, on Amazon and they work very well on the 45-200mm. Auto focus works, minimum distance reduced to 30cm or so, depending on which one of the 3 lenses.

Before this Hoya, I tried a $10 Zeikos Wide Angle Lens. It is supposed to do both macro and wide angle, one stone, two birds. I do like to widen the 45mm end in addition to macro. Sounded too good to not try for $10 and reviews on Amazon are pretty good. Turned out cannot produce usable photos on neither. The macro lens is "O" shape; the Hoya are "^".








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Old May 12, 2011, 10:52 PM   #2
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These are some quick shots, directly out of GF2's jpeg, auto focus, handheld. I believe Saly and LZT can do much better with this Hoya, as good as with their LC55.













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Few more shots with the +4. I learned that focus should be always at the the center, because edges and corners are not the strength of these lenses. Also better not to go over 150mm.










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Old May 14, 2011, 10:08 PM   #4
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scds - there are some really beautiful shots here. I really love the look of GH2, sharp but not harsh. Very nice job. The flower closeups are awesome!
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