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New Close-up Lens for Macro Photography

Flower Headdress 35mm film, Canon 500D close-up lens, 75-300mm lens When I first began to explore macro photography, I did not want to spend the money for a dedicated macro lens. A friend acquainted me with the Canon 500D close-up lens. After attaching it to my 75-300mm lens, I was hooked. That was back in the 1990s when film reigned. Since then, Canon has discontinued the 500D and its less powerful companion the 250D. Thanks to Charles Needle Photography's Gear Guide , I found a replacement. These are the Promaster 3D and 5D achromatic close-up lenses available from Hunt's Photo . The 3D is a +3 strength and the 5D a +5 strength. These so-called lenses have two pieces of glass, so they are optically corrected and much sharper than the single element macro filters.  Lady Slipper Orchid Canon 500D close-up lens, 70-200mm lens Despite being called a lens, these are really just filters that screw onto the front of any lens. Then you can focus much closer to small objects than you

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