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Macro/Closeup other than 500D?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by AFS, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. Hi there.
    As founder and sole member of the Canon Inquisition, I was wondering if there were any other options other than a C@n0n 500D for an add-on closeup lens for my 70-200 VR? My 17-35 AFS focuses ultra close but its repro ratio is 1:8.9 (grimace). I can't really afford the 70-180 or 200mm micro nikkors, don't particularly like the 105 very much. I want longer than 60mm in this case though.
    Any thoughts/suggestions? or should I add another lens to my (growing rapidly) high priority lens list?
  2. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
  3. so you're sure it won't vignette? Good :) 
    It doesn't matter about the F3.....quite frankly, I simply can't use it....G type design, no aperture ring, no aperture control.
    I'm sure one day i'll be able to afford the 70-180 or 200/4.0, but until then, I think it'll be a 5/6t set.
  4. Harrison, I have used Paul's combo myself and find it very good. I have also used the Xtreme combo of 6T&500D (!!!) with great results, too.

    However, I feel that the 500D produces amazing results when used with care...

    Handheld with Nikkor (non AF-S) 80-200mm f/2.8
  5. I also ran a quick test some time ago...
    ...have a look...

  6. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    The 500D is an achromatic doublet (as, I believe are the Nikon closeups.) As it fits without a stepper ring (one more thing to keep track of) it's probably the best solution. I hear they make good copiers too.
  7. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
  8. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
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