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Cheap macro with diopter filter close-up lenses

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Diopter close-up lenses are small, thin lenses that you can screw on to the front of a standard lens like a filter. They allow the lens to focus much closer than normal, so you can get macro / close-up photos without a real macro lens.

Dragonfly photo taken using a close-up diopter lens
I Love Rain (Explored #15, Front-Page) by Yogendra174 on flickr (licensed CC-BY)

They have a couple of main advantages:

  • Can be used on cameras without interchangeable lenses, such as bridge cameras
  • Much cheaper than a macro lens
  • Small enough to carry in a pocket
  • No light loss (unlike extension tubes)
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Written by Discover Digital Photography

February 27th, 2012 at 3:01 pm