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Hoya 72mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens

You Pay: $42.00

Have you ever wished that your lens could focus closer than it does? Imagine that you could put a magnifying glass in front of your camera's lens. Close-up lenses work in this fashion and are the simplest and least expensive method of close-up photography. They are available in different "powers" (diopters). A +1 close-up lens will allow you to focus your lens somewhat closer than it already does. A +2 close-up lens will allow you to focus closer than the +1. A +4 lens will allow you to focus even closer than a +2, and so on. These lenses can be used individually or in any combination to achieve ultra-close focus. 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.

This kit consists of a +1, +2, and +4.

NOTE: A +1 combined with a +2 will equal a +3, while a +2 combined with a +4 will equal a +6, and so on.

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Hoya72mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens
 
3.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

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    (3)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    1.0

    Not what I was hoping for

    By CA

    from Central NJ

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

        I was looking for a less expensive way to experiment with Marco photography but the results I achieved were less than I had hoped for so I wound up returning this Filter set.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Sent them back

        By Steve

        from Logan UT

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

              I was expecting better. The 4+ was ok. The 1+ and 2+ made very little difference. I sent them back and ordered the 5+. I am hoping it will be better. I have a D300 w/ the 18 to 200 zoom. I tried stacking the 2+and 4+, there was too much distortion

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A reasonable alternative to macro lenses

              By Mr Ian

              from Manila, PH

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use
              • Firm Mount

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Detail Shots
                • Macro Shots

                Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

                I'm very happy with these close-up filters. I use it for detail/product shots and it delivers. Normally I stack these filters and image quality is kept intact.

                I actually still have the 58mm version but needed the bigger filter size for my other lenses. Hoya makes great products and B&H is awesome, making this available this to us from anywhere in the world.

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                • No

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                4.0

                great addition

                By hatch

                from houston, texas

                About Me Technically Challenged

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Close Up Filming

                  Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

                  If you like close up photography, this is a must have in youor camaera case. Great qua;ity, versitle with the set of three.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  A light-weight, practical alternative

                  By WLS

                  from Ontario

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

                      Best used with lens on manual settings, these light-weight add-ons provide an opportunity to photograph subjects up close without breaking the bank. Be patient and you will find them quite satisfactory when travelling light.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      This just saved me hundreds of dollars.

                      By EV

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Don't need macro lens
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good fit to lens
                      • Good value

                      Cons

                      • No user guide

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

                      I thought I was going to have to buy a macro lens in order to use my DSLR for macro photos until I read about Close-up Lenses. I haven't owned the kit for too long but the lenses seem to allow the camera lens to get much closer to subject.

                      My only gripe is that I think they could send some literature along with this product to recommend ways to best use the product.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good practical alternative for macro

                      By g2

                      from Vancouver, BC

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

                        Just started using it. Works well and makes closer shooting possible. Manual focusing definitely makes it better. Stacking two or more together is a little trickier. All in, unless you are a serious Macro shooter, this is a practical solution in terms of size and price.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Stunning Hoya Filter Lenses

                        By BedeliaPhotografia

                        from Virginia

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • Fragile

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Traveling
                        • Wedding rings

                        Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

                        I use lenses on my Contax 645 when I need to get slightly closer, for wedding portraits, for smaller details. These lenses are so sharp and do not compromise the magnificent Zeiss glass already in my lense. I was just able to photograph a queen bee on a flower, detailing its wings, that I could not have focused more than 3 feet close to. Of course the downfall to lenses is that they must be stored carefully as to avoid scratches, but when you get your images back of close details that are tack sharp, it is worth the pain!

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                        5.0

                        Great buy!

                        By scaquariumdiver

                        from Summerville, South Carolina

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

                          Great product at a good price.

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