I’d love to own a macro lens someday, especially since starting my new ETSY store which requires me to take super close up shots of my jewelry. Before I am able to get a Macro lens, my husband gets top priority over the next lens purchase, which apparently will be 85mm f/1.8.
Thanks to my dear mother-in-law, I received this inexpensive set of macro filters for Christmas, which are turning out to be tiny little miracle workers. Of course I did a little research before I put them on my Christmas list as you can find sets online at a variety of different price points. I went with a 67mm size set as that is the largest filter size of the lenses that I own. My other lens (the Canon 50mm f/1.8) uses a 52mm size filter, so I will have to purchase an inexpensive Step Up/Down Ring which will allow me to use the filters on all of my lenses.
The set that I received came with 4 filters, labeled +1, +2, +4 and +10.
I am still learning my way around these filters remembering that I cannot “zoom” with my lens, but that I have to adjust my settings and positioning in order to get the images in focus. Here are some examples (using Mr. Angry Bird) to show you how close I was able to get with each filter.
Here is another shot using the +10 filter. I got a nice shot of Luna's blonde eyelashes.","engine":"visual"}" data-block-type="2" id="block-f7f9e3266e17e1842658">
You can see with this last photo where I focused my camera; the middle of his eyes and his angry eye brows. Using the +10 filter I was practically touching him on his nose with my lens.
Here is another shot using the +10 filter. I got a nice shot of Luna's blonde eyelashes.
I can see myself having a lot of fun with these new filters! Have you ever used macro filter sets before?