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Hoya 77mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens

You Pay: $41.44

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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Hoya77mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Clear optics (8)
  • Strong construction (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Image manipulation (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A great product for macro photography.

    Whether you are looking to do macro photography at a low cost or, dont want to fork out cash for a macro specific lens or want some flexibility in the field for macro shooting...Read complete review

    Whether you are looking to do macro photography at a low cost or, dont want to fork out cash for a macro specific lens or want some flexibility in the field for macro shooting that wont add much weight to your pack this is a great solution to all. You can achieve some great macro photos with these lenses at a cost that wont break the bank.
    The 4X is good for most insect/flower work. I tried it out on a spider that was about 1/100 the size of a sunflower seed combining all 3 lense combos and was able to still make out some great detail even though the spider was basically the size of an aphid and he was a bit camera shy and was bouncing on his web. With all 3 lenses combined you will have very little DOF.
    The only downside I can see is limited DOF but well then you should expect that if placing bifocals on a 200mm zoom lense. I think it adds character to the photos when you lose a focus plane and if you slow down and take your time you will get some great photos.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    WORKS AS ADVERTISED

    BOUGHT FOR USE ON A CANON L LENSE FOR CLOSEUP WORK IN PHOTO/NEGATIVE/SLIDE DIGITIZATION (DAM). IT DOES WHAT I NEED IT TO DO IN GETTING CLOSE, BUT THE EXTRA GLASS DOES...Read complete review

    BOUGHT FOR USE ON A CANON L LENSE FOR CLOSEUP WORK IN PHOTO/NEGATIVE/SLIDE DIGITIZATION (DAM). IT DOES WHAT I NEED IT TO DO IN GETTING CLOSE, BUT THE EXTRA GLASS DOES DARKEN THE END PRODUCT SOME. I AM USING THE SETUP FOR MY FAMILY STUFF, NOT PRO, SO I'M A HAPPY CAMPER. I HAD HOYA DIOPTERS AND FILTERS ON MY FILM AE1 PROGRAM BACK IN THE '90's, AND TRUST THE BRAND.
    WORD TO THE WISE, DON'T OVERTIGHTEN!! THE ALUMINUM THREADS CAN BIND VERY EASILY AND HARD AT LARGER DIAMETERS.

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    5.0

    Great Diopters

    By James Bond

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color Correction
      • Filter Protection
      • Image Manipulation
      • Lens Protection

      Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

      I bought these due to the fact they are stackable.. My use for them is for mounting them onto my Anamorphic lens. Pretty sturdy

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I like these better than extension tubes

      By Al

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

          Good for macro work. Allows me to get within 4" of the object photographed. The +4 lens allows a 1 to 1.5 magnification ratio on my 300mm lens. I couldn't see any degradation of my image quality.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          WORKS AS ADVERTISED

          By welltried

          from COLUMBIA, SC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

            BOUGHT FOR USE ON A CANON L LENSE FOR CLOSEUP WORK IN PHOTO/NEGATIVE/SLIDE DIGITIZATION (DAM). IT DOES WHAT I NEED IT TO DO IN GETTING CLOSE, BUT THE EXTRA GLASS DOES DARKEN THE END PRODUCT SOME. I AM USING THE SETUP FOR MY FAMILY STUFF, NOT PRO, SO I'M A HAPPY CAMPER. I HAD HOYA DIOPTERS AND FILTERS ON MY FILM AE1 PROGRAM BACK IN THE '90's, AND TRUST THE BRAND.
            WORD TO THE WISE, DON'T OVERTIGHTEN!! THE ALUMINUM THREADS CAN BIND VERY EASILY AND HARD AT LARGER DIAMETERS.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            works as promised

            By Gshub77

            from NYC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

                It is exactly as advertise, the DoF of course is massively reduced but that is a known issue, and of course auto focus is unusable at higher levels.

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                4.0

                Works as promissed

                By Greg

                from New Jersey

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

                    the depth of field is minuscule when you get to the +4 but that is to be expected. other than that, great cheap solution.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great accessory for stock photo

                    By stakee

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Inconsistent Effect

                    Best Uses

                    • Cheap Macro

                    Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

                    I bought this to do close up/macro photography using my 70-200mm F2.8 lens. Considering how much macro lenses cost, this was a cheap & good alternative.

                    If you are using the same lens, be sure not to zoom out, since it seems to add unwanted blurriness. I usually shoot between 100-130 range to get deeper dof, combining multiple shots with varying focus in Photoshop to get a better result.

                    Stacking filters is a no brainer once you look through the finder, just remember that changing focus on the lens itself will alter the zoom range.

                    If you are shooting indoors, I recommend to get a decent flash kit (ring light or cheap flash heads/adaptor, or Alien Bees with soft box).

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A great product for macro photography.

                    By JG

                    from Townsend, MT

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Magnification

                      Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

                      Whether you are looking to do macro photography at a low cost or, dont want to fork out cash for a macro specific lens or want some flexibility in the field for macro shooting that wont add much weight to your pack this is a great solution to all. You can achieve some great macro photos with these lenses at a cost that wont break the bank.
                      The 4X is good for most insect/flower work. I tried it out on a spider that was about 1/100 the size of a sunflower seed combining all 3 lense combos and was able to still make out some great detail even though the spider was basically the size of an aphid and he was a bit camera shy and was bouncing on his web. With all 3 lenses combined you will have very little DOF.
                      The only downside I can see is limited DOF but well then you should expect that if placing bifocals on a 200mm zoom lense. I think it adds character to the photos when you lose a focus plane and if you slow down and take your time you will get some great photos.

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      As Advertized!!!

                      By Bill

                      from Philadelphia, PA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

                          As usual, B & H delivers another great product.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Does as advertised

                          By Chief photographer

                          from Atlanta, GA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

                          Thought that I would experiment with this before I bought a macro lens. The kit does very well and will do just fine until I can decide if the bigger lens will get used much.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          77mm Hoya Closeup Lenses

                          By joe the photographer

                          from eau claire wisconsin

                          About Me Technically Challenged

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Close Up Filming

                            Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

                            Used them to take photographs of old slides to digitalize them

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                            • No

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                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            77mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens by Hoy

                            By wayne

                            from Austin TX

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Image Manipulation

                            Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

                            well built - a cheaper way to do Marco

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                            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            77mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) by Hoya

                            By Jaxunk

                            from Ellenton, FL

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Focal length restricted

                            Best Uses

                            • Image Manipulation

                            Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens:

                            High Quality glass and well manufactured as you would expect from Hoya. Nice carry case for quick and easy install and removal. However, I was not able to get the +4 filter to work on my 28-300 lens at all.

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