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Hoya 52mm 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 52mm 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 52mm
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 52mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52mm
Hoya 52mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated)
  • Soft Case
  • One-Year Warranty
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    Hoya52mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated)
     
    4.6

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Clear optics (4)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Firm mount (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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      5.0

      Good product at a nice price

      By Oldfogey

      from Sandy, Utah

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Hoya 52mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

        These close up lenses are a hoot. Multi coating is a must in my opinion and few products have it at this price. These diopters add many options to my existing lenses at a very low cost. I am having loads of fun experimenting with my new toys. B&H surpassed my delivery expectations and I am happy with the product.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Up close and Personal

        By jad

        from North Carolina

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Hoya 52mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

          I really like the fact that if one filter is not close enough you can always add another. Great low tech macro photography.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great product

          By Joey's Studio

          from Bayonne

          Comments about Hoya 52mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

          For the price it is WELL WORTH IT. ... I'm able to get some awesome shots with them...

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          4.0

          Very convenient for macro photos...

          By gedeonpr

          from San Juan, Puerto Rico

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Macro Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about Hoya 52mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

            I use this product for macro photography of flowers,insects, etc.
            A good option for macro phtography without hurting your wallet.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Product

            By Gary S

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Image Manipulation

              Comments about Hoya 52mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

              Making the transition from film to digital after many years. These filers are easy to work with and provide an easy and relatively inexpensive means of doing close up work. Multi-coating is the way to go. No noticable distortion regardless of the combination of filters being used.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Love.

              By Emily

              from Arizona

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Close Up Filming
                • Shooting Indoors
                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Hoya 52mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                I love that I can get super close to just about anything and get a very cool & detailed shot. Close-ups are my favorite and these filters offer great options and fantastic macro shots.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good product but

                By Big Bear Tommy

                from Big Bear City, CA

                About Me Advanced amateur

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • 3 separate lenses

                Best Uses

                • Close up

                Comments about Hoya 52mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                I bought the 3 lens kit and it comes with a very nice folding lens storage wrap. It is exactly as described but, I wish that I had bought the single +3 closeup lens. It would do almost everything that the 3 lens kit would do for me. I don't need the extreme of a +4. I was not aware that a single +3 was available.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works as expected

                By VictorS

                from West Orange, NJ

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about Hoya 52mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                  Headline tells everything. It is not a replacement for a real macro-lens (due to embedded magnification) but if you are willing to take occasionally few close-ups - this is what you need.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great kit! exactly what i was hoping for

                  By BradSut

                  from Santa Rosa CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Lens Protection

                    Comments about Hoya 52mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                    I use these for macro photography of flowers and insects. Im on a tight budget because I am only a student so high quality new lenses are out of the question. I ordered these thinking they would be a good in between until I save enough for a dedicated macro lens. But when I tried these on the two lenses I have. My kit lens and a 55-200mm zoom lens I was astounded by the quality. The DOF is reduced. But the quality for the price is uncomparable. I would highly reccomend this kit to anyone who's on a budget and is looking for a macro lens.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Amazing cheep alternative to a Macro len

                    By smikloz

                    from Copenhagen, Denmark

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Hoya 52mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                        I recently bought these lenses to test on my Canon 7D with a 50 mm 1,8 lens. the filters works amazingly on the lens and I can now make some great macro shots with nice auto focus ability.

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                        • No

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        High quality as expected from Hoya

                        By Bora Baysal

                        from Istanbul, Turkey

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Close-ups

                          Comments about Hoya 52mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                          I've been testing these filters with a Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 Macro lens and a focusing rail, clear optics have given me very good results. The DOF is pretty shallow with these filters, so I'd recommend focusing rail and focus stacking technique to get decent DOF.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Inexpensive macros

                          By Markphoto

                          from Roanoke, VA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Poor case

                          Best Uses

                          • Close up work

                          Comments about Hoya 52mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                          This is the way to get some macros without spending a lot of money. I only do macros occasionally so didn't want to spend a fortune on a macro lens. I purchased the close up kit along with a Nikon 50mm f1.8 and have had very good results so far. My only complaint is the case that came with the filters. The filter in the pouch near the closing flap has a tendency to fall out if you are not careful.

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