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B+W 52mm Close-up +5 Lens (NL5)

You Pay: $24.50
Product Highlights
  • Decrease Minimum Focus Distance
  • +5 Diopter Lens
  • Rugged Black Brass Filter Ring
  • Single Anti-Reflection Coating
  • High-Quality Schott Glass

The B+W 52mm Close-up +5 Lens (NL5) is a close-up diopter lens which allows you to decrease the minimum focus distance on any lens, in turn increasing the effective maximum reproduction ratio of your lens. Additionally, you can combine close-up lenses to increase their strength and to fine tune your close-up settings.

With a +5 diopter, the NL 5 serves for the seamless extension of the range provided by the NL 3 close-up lens on a 35mm main lens (up to approx. 1:3.5). If you can tolerate a small gap after the NL2 close-up lens on a 50mm main lens (approx. 1:4.4-1:4), then you enter a little farther into the macro range with the NL 5 instead of the NL 4 (up to approx. 1:2.6).

B+W filters are constructed from high quality Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. This filter has a single anti-reflective coating, which helps to improve light transmission to over 98% while preventing internal reflections and ghosting. Additionally, it features a brass filter ring for increased durability as well as jamming prevention.

This filter decreases the minimum focus distance of any lens, providing macro-like results.
The maximum magnification achieved with these attachments will depend on the focal length of your lens as well as the actual close focusing capability of that particular lens
Single anti-reflective coating helps increase light transmission to over 98% while reducing reflections, flare, and ghosting.
Constructed from high quality Schott glass for optical clarity.
Brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.
Type Close-up lens/diopter
Size 52 mm
Dioptric Strength +5
Filter Factor N/A
Multi-Coated Single coated
Effect Decreases minimum focus distance on any lens
Construction Schott glass
Front Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52 mm
B+W 52mm Close-up +5 Lens (NL5)
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    B+W52mm Close-up +5 Lens (NL5)
     
    4.8

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Durable (4)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro photography (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      4.0

      Nice close up filter

      By photogirl86

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about B+W 52mm Close-up +5 Lens (NL5):

          I wasn't overly impressed with the filter but it does allow me to focus at a closer distance and get better close up images than I could without it. There is no replacement for a true macro but this could help get you by for a little while.

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          5.0

          Poor Man's Macro

          By Sylae

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about B+W 52mm Close-up +5 Lens (NL5):

            This is a great solution to doing some macro photography for those who don't fancy selling their kidneys on the black market. It's solidly-built and well-designed.

            My only issue was that it did make my Nikon's autofocus slightly wonky, but it's definitely nothing worth griping about.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Alternative

            By Rebob

            from Chesapeake, VA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use
            • Firm Mount
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro

              Comments about B+W 52mm Close-up +5 Lens (NL5):

              I bought this filter as an inexpensive alternative for a macro lens. It also works as advertised. You can get quite close to the your subject. With the filter attached you cannot use the minimum focus distance of the lens. I knew that was part of the description before I bought the filter. I would highly recommend this filter and any other B & W close-up filter.

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              5.0

              Good lens with your patience

              By Hihala

              from CT

              About Me Casual Photographer

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                  Best Uses

                    Comments about B+W 52mm Close-up +5 Lens (NL5):

                    If you are not planning to buy a macro lens, this should be great for you. The quality is also great!

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                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Julie

                    from Blaine Tn.

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Firm Mount
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about B+W 52mm Close-up +5 Lens (NL5):

                        I love this filter great product from B+W got beautiful pictures of flowers with it and even some insects love it and B&H photo had very fast shipping have a bunch more stuff ordered from B&H very fast shipping and great product would definately buy from you all again and again

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        don't buy just one

                        By mojave rover

                        from Lakewood, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about B+W 52mm Close-up +5 Lens (NL5):

                          Very good optic for the money. A lot easier to pack along on a hike than a macro lens.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Perfect

                          By Photofalcon

                          from Alameda, CA

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about B+W 52mm Close-up +5 Lens (NL5):

                              works perfect... another well made B&W product... instant fan. LOVE IT!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Could Not See? Now you Can!

                              By Tiago Mundim

                              from Brasilia, Brasil

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro Photography

                                Comments about B+W 52mm Close-up +5 Lens (NL5):

                                See everything, everywhere!

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                                • No

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great for close-up studio shots

                                By Paul

                                from Jacksonville, FL

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Rugged
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • Not easy to focus

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro Photography

                                Comments about B+W 52mm Close-up +5 Lens (NL5):

                                If you have even basic studio lighting and the time and patience to get it right, this lens is great. Used with the (relatively cheap) Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens, I was able to get shockingly crisp product shots for an online storefront. However, this lens is not ideal for shooting in the field due to the attention it takes in focusing, with the possible exception of some close-up nature shots.

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                                5.0

                                macro replacement

                                By Fred

                                from Irvine, CA

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Rugged
                                • Sharp Focus
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • Difficult to Clean

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about B+W 52mm Close-up +5 Lens (NL5):

                                cheap replacement for macro, does the job for close up shots if you're not looking to spend a couple hundred on a macro lens, be sure to use a small f-stop to get maximum DOF

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