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Using closeup filter together with a macro lens

You can get pretty darn close to an object with 68mm of extension tube & a regular 50mm lens. Any shorter & the lens will actually appear to focus inside itself, so you end up pushing your ...
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Is it worth it to purchase extension tubes instead of a dedicated macro lens?

Tubes are not quite as good as the other methods; slightly inferior to reversing the lens & a lot inferior to a dedicated macro lens, but they're straightforward, cheap & fun to experiment ...
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How to take macro photos of microscopy?

Consider using a microscope-camera adapter. You can search your favorite auction site for "microscope camera nikon adapter". I just wanted to double check my reducing set-up before I went ahead and ...
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What "Reverse Ring" specs (size..etc) for my Canon 600d for Macro Photography?

If you want the highest magnification possible, then the 18-55 might yield that at 18mm. But if you want better image quality, the 50mm f/1.8, being a prime will probably yield that. BTW, there are ...
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Using closeup filter together with a macro lens

No real harm if you experiment and mount a supplemental close-up atop your macro. Most quality close-ups are two element achromatic lenses (free of color error). Close-up's get a bad reputation that ...
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Using closeup filter together with a macro lens

Most closeup lenses (filters) add some aberration, both chromatic and spherical. That said, most macro subjects are rarely completely planar, so some parts would always be out of focus. Extension ...
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What type of lens can I add to my webcam for closeups 5-20cm away?

Let me take Ryan's answer a step further. I also have a C310 and had a closer look at the lens: There's a little spot of hot glue or something. I used a razor to cut this loose and then found that ...
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Can we combine extension tubes and diopters for greater macro magnification?

Yes, macro photography can be done by using and combining multiple cheap methods (diopter rings, extension tubes and reverse mounting lenses) and here is an amazing example of what Alexey Kljatov ...
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What are these two devices both called "macro adapters"?

Some cameras will allow close-up photography without the need to purchase any paraphernalia. Most modern cameras work in close by allowing you to select a “macro” mode. This is a menu item or button ...
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Close up photos obscure the outside edges of vertical objects in the scene. How can I fix this?

Yes, increasing the distance is the most practical solution. You can use your existing lens from any distance to determine at what point the perspective is suitably overhead/parallel. You would simply ...
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What is the Advantage of a macro lens compared to a macro tube?

The macro lens being a fixed-length lens(*), is usually sharper (less compromises to make) It doesn't "eat light" like a tube But mostly with a true macro lens you still have the ability to focus far ...
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What is the Advantage of a macro lens compared to a macro tube?

Are there any other Advantages than this to a special Macro lens compared to just a macro tube with a lens? There can be and usually are. Most macro lenses are highly corrected for field curvature. ...
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How can I take macro-style images of butterflies with my superzoom camera?

Regular (+1, +2, +3, +4, +5 and +10) diopters are available from low to reasonable price. Special (+1/8, +1/4, +1/2, +3/4) diopters are available for much larger diameter lenses (so you'll need to ...
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How should I use close up filters?

The numbers, +1, +2, +3, etc., are diopters—units of refractive power equal to the reciprocal of the focal length in metres for any given lens. In simple terms: When placed in front of a lens, the ...
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What is the point of converter lens settings in a camera?

Another reason a camera might want this information would be in order to use correct profiling for any software corrections of lens distortions. This would almost certainly be the case for any recent ...
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Can we use both extension tube and closeup filter at the same time.. Is that possible...?

If the question is: "can I put an extension ring at one end of my lens and a close-up filter at the other" the answer is yes. But what would be the point. Their effect are similar, the extension rings ...
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Should I get extension tubes or a close-up macro converter for macro photography?

The distance from the lens to film/digital sensor is a variable based on subject distance. When the camera lens focuses on a far distant object (infinity – a far as the eye can see symbol ∞) the ...
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Is it worth it to purchase extension tubes instead of a dedicated macro lens?

A macro lens is best if you are doing close-up photography. A typical camera lens is optimized to work subjects that are far and slightly compromised when tasked to work close. A macro lens is ...
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Is it worth it to purchase extension tubes instead of a dedicated macro lens?

Additional answer. If you shoot in nature, tubes (and close-up add-on lenses) have an inconvenient: they make your lens myopic, because it can only focus to close things. So you can't back off to have ...
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Would it be viable to use my camera as a low power microscope?

Consider getting a reverse ring to try to reverse the 50mm or the kit lens. There are really cheap options, without aperture control (you have to remove the lens while holding the aperture preview ...
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Would it be viable to use my camera as a low power microscope?

No, you cannot get 6 inches of working distance with your lenses and close-up adapters. For a test, I put a 10 diopter close-up on my 50mm lens. The working distance is about 3 inches, too small for ...
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How to support tiny objects like earrings for macro photography from multiple angles?

To succinctly answer your question... Wimberly makes a product line called the "Plamp", which is primarily designed to hold more delicate things than jewelry (flowers that one would not like to ...
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How to support tiny objects like earrings for macro photography from multiple angles?

For something that can be held from the bottom, use a clip underneath cloth. For something that needs to be held from the top, you would need to build a structure so the clip is on the top. For a full ...
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What is the point of converter lens settings in a camera?

The tube mounts the converter in front of a moving lens element, not on the lens directly. Some conversion lenses contain protruding rear elements. Zoom and focus movements must be limited to prevent ...
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How should I use close up filters?

You want to take a close up picture. Your camera will not focus close enough. You mount a supplemental close up lens (also called a close up filter). This lens fits before your standard camera lens. ...
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What are these two devices both called "macro adapters"?

As mentioned by the other answers, the items in the video are extension tubes. From the answer to the question, What are Extension Tubes?, They're a tube that fits between the lens and camera body to ...
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What are these two devices both called "macro adapters"?

The first one is not a "Macro adapter" it is an additional lens used on fixed lenses cameras. Think of it as a magnifying glass. The ones on the video are not "Macro Adapters", they are extension ...
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