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Hoya 49mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated)

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Product Highlights
  • Contains +1,+2, +4 Filters
  • Reduces Minimum Focal Length of Lens
  • Filters Can Be Used Alone or Combined
  • Produces Shallower Depth of Field
  • Hoya Multi-Coating (HMC)
  • Most Cost-Effective Way to Shoot Close
  • Black Aluminum Filter Ring
  • Hoya Optical Glass
  • Includes Soft Storage Case

The 49mm Close-Up Kit from Hoya permits your lens to focus closer than normal. 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. A +1 combined with a +2 will equal a +3, while a +2 combined with a +4 will equal a +6, and so on.

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. They are multi-coated to minimize reflection at the filter surfaces which reduces flare and ghosting. When using these filters, either together or separately, your depth of field becomes quite shallow. Whenever possible, use of a small aperture will produce better results. In addition, as a result of the shallow depth of field produced by these filters, use of a tripod is strongly recommended to avoid "shake" and "blur" when photographing up close.

Hoya is one of the largest manufacturers of glass in the filter industry. In collaboration with its parent company, Tokina Optical, Hoya continues to strive to produce some of the best glass on the market. Currently, they hold 40% of the world's market for optical glass.

The advantage of most Hoya filters is that Hoya puts, at least, one layer of anti-reflective coating on each side of their glass. It is not bare glass. Even if the glass is not multi-coated, this kind of production tends to minimize flare and ghosting.

Close-up filters are the least expensive way to achieve macro photography
The resulting shallow depth of field requires use of a tripod to ensure the image remains sharp
Hoya multi-coating provides an average light transmission of over 97%
Multi-coating produces sharper contrast and well-balanced color
Type Close-Up Kit
Size 49mm
Grade +1, +2, +4
Filter Factor Not Specified by Manufacturer
Multi-Coated Hoya Multi-Coating (HMC)
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect Permits your lens to focus closer than it normally would
Application Macro photography
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Hoya Optical Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 49mm
Front Lens Cap Size 49mm
Hoya 49mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated)
  • Soft Case
  • One-Year Warranty
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    Hoya49mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated)
     
    4.5

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    5.0

    Works as advertised.

    By Self Involved

    from Birmingham, AL

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    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Easy To Use
    • Firm Mount

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hoya 49mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

        I was skeptical at first about this product that I read about in Outdoor Photography Magazine. But after reading some reviews and a tutorial on You Tube I was sold. I took delivery, unpacked and inspected for quality and threaded them on to my 50mm 1.8f Sony Lens....Bang I have a macro lens for under $ bucks. Great Buy!

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        4.0

        Nice product

        By counselornyc

        from Brooklyn, NY

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro

          Comments about Hoya 49mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

          really easy to use, really well made. the only thing is that you need a large lens to attach the kit. but for the money, instead of buying a macro lens, this is the way to go!!

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