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Hoya 52mm Multicoated Close-up Lens Set

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Hoya 52mm Multicoated Close-up Lens Set

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Product Highlights

  • Creates Macro Effect
  • Decreases Minimum Focus Distance
  • +1, +2, and +4 Diopter Strengths
  • Dual-Thread Design for Combining Lenses
  • Multicoated
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You Pay: $34.95

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The Hoya 52mm Multicoated Close-up Lens Set is a set of three close-up lenses for use in achieving macro-like results with almost any camera lens you pair them with. Close-up lenses are magnifiers that optically decrease the focal length of a camera lens it is placed on. This effect lessens the minimum focus distance between your camera lens and an object. Magnification can then be obtained while photographing an object by moving the front of the camera lens close to it.

The magnifying power of each close-up lens is indicated by its diopter strength. A close-up lens with a higher diopter number provides more relative magnification and can be combined with other close-up lenses to increase or fine-tune its effect. These lenses are multicoated to help reduce flare and improve light transmission.

Close-up lenses decrease the minimum focus distance of almost any camera lens, providing macro-like results.
+1, +2, and +4 strengths allow you to vary and modify your desired close-up effect.
Dual threading permits you to combine the close-up lenses together or pair them with filters.
Type Close-up lens kit
Size 52 mm
Filter Factor None
Multi-Coated Yes
Effect Decreases minimum focus distance on a camera lens
Construction Optical glass
Front Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52 mm
Hoya 52mm Multicoated Close-up Lens Set
  • Soft Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Hoya52mm Multicoated Close-up Lens Set
     
    4.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Clear optics (4)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Firm mount (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro photography (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Reviewed by 17 customers

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      5.0

      Work as specified

      By Subaru Lou

      from Summit, N.J.

      Comments about Hoya 52mm Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

      These filters allow you to get closer to subject and reduces minimum distance and still be in focus. A great tool for table top and macro shots. We use these for photographing items for our portfolio.

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      5.0

      great buy

      By Rick

      from Utah

      Comments about Hoya 52mm Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

      I have been very happy with my purchase. I got exactly what i wanted in a timely manner!

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      5.0

      52mm Multicoated Close-up Lens Set by Ho

      By Mac at the end of the valley

      from Caraz Ancash Peru

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Hoya 52mm Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

        Exactly as advertised good value delivered quickly. I will buy from them again and can recommend them highly.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        As Advertised

        By Mode

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hoya 52mm Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

            I'm not a pro photographer, but I love that I can get macro shots at a great price with these. Yes, they do cause aberrations but I find their performance to meet or exceed my expectations. I have a lot of fun with these.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            What fun

            By dog mom

            from Tillammok, OR

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Hoya 52mm Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

              Once again B&H came through for me. I can't afford the expensive stuff but love to play with all aspects of photography. The kind gentleman at B&H turned me on to these filters and I am having so much fun taking close-ups of everything.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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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 Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

                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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • 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 Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

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

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By Joey's Studio

                  from Bayonne

                  Comments about Hoya 52mm Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

                  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 Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

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

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • 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 Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

                      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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • 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 Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

                        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 Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

                        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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                        • No

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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 Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

                          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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                          (2 of 2 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 Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

                            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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                            • No

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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 Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

                                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 Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

                                  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 Multicoated Close-up Lens Set:

                                  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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