Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Canon 500D Close-up Lens

While visiting Laura in Virginia recently, she had me try out her Canon close-up lens. This "lens" just screws on to the end of your lens like a filter, not sure why they call it a lens? Anyway, what a cool gadget! I used it on my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens and it acts almost like a macro lens. It is manufactured by Canon but seeing as it screws on to the end of a lens, there is no lens mount to worry about so us Nikon shooters can use it too.

I loved the fact that I could carry the lens (filter) in my pocket and put it on and take it off easily. Much easier than carrying around a Macro lens and changing lenses all the time.

I loved it so much that I immediately ordered one up for myself from B&H Photo Video.



Canon 77mm 500D Close-up Lens

Canon Close-up lenses are for quick and easy close-up photography. The close-up lens is screwed on to the front of a lens like a filter. Close-up lenses 250D and 500D have two achromatic elements to correct chromatic aberrations. They do not degrade the high optical performance of EF lenses. Close-up lens 500 has only one element, making it more affordable.



Shooting with a close-up lens makes you view the world around you in a much different way. You start to notice details and textures that would normally be overlooked because they are normally so small and insignificant. But the beauty of Mother Nature should not be over looked, it is incredible!

Milkweed seeds














Nikon D3 - 70-200mm f/2.8 lens - ISO 800 - 1/400 second - F/22
Manual exposure mode

Sycamore Leaf













Nikon D3 - 70-200mm f/2.8 lens -  ISO 800 - 1/320 second - F/8
Manual exposure mode


Poison Ivy vine














Nikon D3 - 70-200mm f/2.8 lens - ISO 1600 - 1/400 second - F/5
Manual exposure mode

Frozen Hosta leaves














Nikon D3 - 70-200mm f/2.8 lens - ISO 800 - 1/320 second - F/8
Manual exposure mode


Conch shell














Nikon D3 - 70-200mm f/2.8 lens - ISO 1000 - 1/500 second - F/22
Manual exposure mode


Water














Nikon D3 - 70-200mm f/2.8 lens - ISO 1600 - 1/400 second - F/8
Manual exposure mode

A piece of rock from my husband's rock garden














Nikon D3 - 70-200m f/2.8 lens - ISO 1600 - 1/400 second - F/18
Manual exposure mode


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1 comment:

judy said...

You sold me on this lens. I can't wait to go and purchase this tomorrow hopefully.
Judy