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Heliopan 52mm Close-up +3 Lens (Filter)

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Product Highlights
  • Rugged Brass Filter Ring
  • High Quality Schott Glass

The Heliopan 52mm Close-up +3 Lens (Filter) is the simplest and least expensive method of close-up photography. 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. With Heliopan Close-up lenses, you can dive into the world of macro photography with a minimum of expense and with a maximum of confidence.

Shoot your stamps, flowers in your garden, your jewelry collection and many other items. If you're thinking of insuring your collectibles, why not have a means of doing it without having to hire an expensive pro? Close-up lenses not only give you creative freedom to help show you a world up close that you never imagined, but also serve as a functional and valuable tool to safeguard your possessions.

Heliopan Lichtfilter-Technik of Munich, Germany, has changed their black anodized brass filter rings on most Heliopan non-rotating filters to their "slim" mounts. These slim mounts are made of black anodized brass stock and have so little rim in front of the lens (5.4mm) that they will not vignette with lenses as short as 21mm.

Heliopan offers a wide selection of sizes, screw-in, series, bayonet, square and rectangular filters including digital, video, center weighted, graduated, wide angle, Kaesmann polarizers, drop-in polarizers, etc.

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
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 +3 lens will allow you to focus even closer than a +2
A +1 combined with a +2 will equal a +3, while a +2 combined with a +3 will equal a +5, and so on
Heliopan cuts, grinds, polishes and coats their filters with the same techniques and equipment as used for the finest German camera lenses
All Heliopan screw-in type and series size filters are mounted in precision black anodized brass rings to eliminate binding or cross threading and to ensure optimal alignment
Filters still retain front threads for a lens cap, a lens hood or even stacking a second filter
The portion of the Heliopan slim filters that are in front of the lens have been reduced in thickness by 37% over the former mount
Type Close-up Lens (Filter)
Size 52mm
Grade +3
Filter Factor Not Applicable
Multi-Coated Hard coated on both sides
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect Magnification beyond what your lens achieves by itself
Application Nature, product, hobby and scientific photography
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Schott Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 52mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52mm
Heliopan 52mm Close-up +3 Lens (Filter)
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    Heliopan52mm Close-up +3 Lens (Filter)
     
    4.0

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    4.0

    Turns a 35mm into a macro lens

    By Bisera

    from Miami Beach, FL

    About Me Photography Student

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    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Loose Mount

    Best Uses

    • Image Manipulation
    • Lens Protection

    Comments about Heliopan 52mm Close-up +3 Lens (Filter):

    Although it is very good, I discovered that I was better off getting the 3 filters ser, because they mount on each other making the magnification even better. But other than that, this filter is great for close ups of anything. I use it with my 35mm and when I open the aperture to 1.8, it focuses beautifully and blurs out the rest of the picture.

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    4.0

    Heliopan +3 Close-up Lens a Bargain

    By Kirk Lawler

    from Chicago area

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Heliopan 52mm Close-up +3 Lens (Filter):

        The Heliopan +3 close-up lens is a quality accessory that is fun to use. It was tested on a Canon 60mm f/2.8 macro lens with a crop-sensor Canon 7D dSLR. The addition of the close-up lens did not prevent the use of the lens guard. When photographing flat objects straight on, best results were attained at f/9. When depth of field was needed, f/11 to f/13 worked well. With such small apertures, bright light is required to keep shutter speeds up when wind is a factor and hand-held shooting can be difficult. When used in the optimal aperture range, image centers were very sharp with only minor degradation towards the edges. Contrast was consistently first rate. Pincushion distortion was only slightly visible at the edges in images that featured prominent straight lines: for subjects like flowers this is not field-relevant. Stopped down as suggested, vignetting was not an issue. Bokeh was surprisingly soft given the small apertures required. Multi-coating ensured excellent glare control. The build quality is fine (although the carrying case is flimsy). This close-up lens has two IQ problems: color-fringing in high contrast areas can be pronounced near the edges (I would give it a 7 on a 10 point scale), and specular highlights get duplicated in a way that is unappealing so it is important to keep them out of compositions.

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