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IHC Member 1090
Picture of Edward Kitner
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I have a Canon A520 and the adapter for other lenses.
Which would be the better choice for watch photos?
A macro lens + 10d or a set of 3 lenses and a macro.
Thanks
 
Posts: 1489 | Location: New York State in the USA | Registered: March 04, 2008
Picture of Ernie Loga
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I have a Canon 590. I bought the Macro +10 and an additional 3 lens, Macro +4,+3, and +1. There are times I have used all four to get the close-up I want.

Good luck.
 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
IHC Life Member

Picture of Jerry King
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Hey Ed, I have a A520 also and I didn't know you could get separate lens for them....I've been using mine as I explained to you in an earlier post and it does pretty well but I would like to be able to use additional lenses as well....

Where did you get the separate lenses...?

Regards,
Jerry
 
Posts: 2860 | Location: Chino, California in the USA | Registered: June 23, 2008
Picture of Ernie Loga
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Here is a link to set of lenses that will fit your Canon A520 on Ebay. You will also need to purchase an adaptor tube.

Maroc Lens Kit
 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
IHC Member 1090
Picture of Edward Kitner
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Jerry,
Here is a link to the one's I am looking at.

Jerry, I just scrolled down and looked at it closer. If the pics of the roses are all I can get, this is not what I am looking for


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA...IT&item=140304671970
 
Posts: 1489 | Location: New York State in the USA | Registered: March 04, 2008
IHC Member 1090
Picture of Edward Kitner
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Ernie,
Could you show us a pic of a watch close up you have taken?
 
Posts: 1489 | Location: New York State in the USA | Registered: March 04, 2008
IHC Life Member

Picture of Jerry King
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Ed, I agree....I can get that close with my camera as it is....

And the other one too, Ernie, That isn't the type of close up that I want....I'm not sure the A520 is going to allow the super closeups that we are looking for....

I have a Cannon 35mm camera that takes great shots of the Grand Canyon and I have three different lenses for it but I have to send the film out for development and that takes a few days at Sams....

Oh well, keep on looking....

Jerry
 
Posts: 2860 | Location: Chino, California in the USA | Registered: June 23, 2008
Picture of Ernie Loga
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Here is a photo with just the camera lens set on Macro. All photos were take holding the camera with my hands so some blur could happen from movement.

 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
Picture of Ernie Loga
posted
Here is a photo with Macro 10+ lens

 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
Picture of Ernie Loga
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Here is a photo with Macro 10+1+ lens

 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
Picture of Ernie Loga
posted
Here is a photo with Macro 10+1+2+ lens

 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
Picture of Ernie Loga
posted
Here is photo with Macro 10+1+2+4 lens

 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
IHC Member 1090
Picture of Edward Kitner
posted
Ernie,
The 10+1+2+4 is closer than I can get now. I would like to get a little closer, but for the price that will be good enough.
Thanks for taking the time to show us.
 
Posts: 1489 | Location: New York State in the USA | Registered: March 04, 2008
Picture of Ernie Loga
posted
Edward:

I think if one purchases two 10+ lens kits and add them together you will get real close. but you will need to use a stand for the camera as you cannot hold the camera still enough with your hands.

You will also need a light box or some form of indirect lighting. I used indirect lighting when I took the pictures above. Otherwise the adaptor tube shadows the item you are photographing and you get the shadow.

Good Luck.
 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
IHC Life Member

Picture of Jerry King
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Very interesting demo Ernie.... As I understand it you simply stack the lens on top of one another....Is that correct...?

Regards,
Jerry
 
Posts: 2860 | Location: Chino, California in the USA | Registered: June 23, 2008
Picture of Ernie Loga
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Hi Jerry:

You are correct. The lenses have female threads on one side and male threads on the other. They will screw into each other to form a stack. Each lens magnifies to the power listed on the edge.

I bought a kit for my camera on Ebay for around $25.00 with free shipping. I am thinking about purchasing another set of lenses to get larger magnifcation.
 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
IHC Member 1101
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Picture of Steve Middlesworth
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Ernie,

Can you shoot the same picture as in your first example with no lens and just macro mode in the highest resolution you have and the just crop the image using your photo editing software on your computer and get the same results? Just wondering as that is usually what I do.

Steve
 
Posts: 1975 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: March 18, 2008
Picture of Ernie Loga
posted
Steve

I tried it before I bought the Macro Lens kit. When I enlarged it, even with high resolution, it still got fuzzy. I get better results by far with the lens kit.

Here the first photo without the extra lens. I enhanced it with my photo program. Actually I was surprised at how well it came out.

 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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