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Hoya 58mm 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 58mm 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 58mm
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 58mm
Front Lens Cap Size 58mm
Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated)
  • Soft Case
  • One-Year Warranty
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    Hoya58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated)
     
    4.9

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (16)
    • Strong construction (13)
    • Clear optics (10)
    • Lightweight (10)
    • Firm mount (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (8)
      • Macro photography (4)
      • Wildlife photos (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (12), Enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (18)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Opens macro world to G9 camera

      The "macro" setting of the basic camera isn't very useful for nature work, because it must be used at wide angle, limiting magnification, and the working distance is so close that...Read complete review

      The "macro" setting of the basic camera isn't very useful for nature work, because it must be used at wide angle, limiting magnification, and the working distance is so close that the subject is often in your own shadow. With the close-up lenses screwed onto the Canon lens adaptor, focus is possible at full telephoto setting and the working distance is increased several fold. Image quality is excellent, rivalling that of dedicated macro lenses for SLR cameras. Highly recommended.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good quality for the price

      If you don't need super high definition and you are on a tight budget, this may be a good option for you.

      The quality of the rings is excellent.

      Having...Read complete review

      If you don't need super high definition and you are on a tight budget, this may be a good option for you.

      The quality of the rings is excellent.

      Having multiple focal ratios let you experiment by combining them.

      Need to close the apperture on long focal objectives to get a clear image (requires strong light or long exposure).

      Limited magnification on standard objective.

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      5.0

      Superb quality from Hoya optical, Japan

      By Christopher

      from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography-extreme

        Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

        Extreme closeups and medium macro photography.

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        4.0

        Good Starting Point

        By Amy

        from Iowa

        Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

        I purchased these as I do not have the money for a true macro lens at this point. I am practicing with them and finding that there is very little margin for error in focusing distance where your subject is in focus. When I get the shot, I feel it to be good quality, but I get many that are just a touch out of focus. It is definitely something that you will want to practice with quite a bit, but I think it's a good stepping stone until I can get a true macro len.

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        5.0

        I can capture a world full of details.

        By Sis

        from Cody, Wyoming

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Wildlife
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

          I like to take closeup pictures of small things in nature and now I can get up close and get a great shot. All for hundreds less than a macro lens! I love them.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Wonderful! Just wish I had them sooner!!

          By Trish-delish

          from Baton Rouge LA

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Durable Carrying Case
          • Easy to Use
          • Good Video Quality
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Lightweight
          • Protective Carrying Case

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bug "portraits"
            • Fine Print Magnifier
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wedding Ring "portraits"
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

            I use these 1X, 2X and 3X power magnifying filters to shoot little things up close, like tiny little plants and bugs...in fact, anything little that I want to magnify is a good candidate for using these magnifiers.

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            5.0

            Fitting adjunct to great lenses

            By blue fox

            from dallas - fort worth, texas, usa

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Image Manipulation
              • Near-macro Photography

              Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

              I use these with my m4/3s 12-35mm zoom and 75mm prime lenses. They are simple to use and allow me to get quite close to small subjects. They are not a substitute for a good macro lens, but they work well at near-macro distances and magnifications. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close-up_filter for technical information about using these filters.

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              5.0

              Ideal close-up lens set for beginners

              By Enrique

              from Montevideo, Uruguay, South America

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                I'm a beginner in the field of macro photography.. These close-up lens set are excellent, since they allow to approach in great form the world of the small things, achieving images of very good quality.

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                5.0

                Great buy

                By the pearl lady

                from Lowell, MA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Image Manipulation
                  • Lens Protection

                  Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                  Just add these to your lens and they are almost as good as a macro lens. inexpensive solution if you need to take very close up photos.

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                  5.0

                  Macro On A Budget

                  By Landscape Lover

                  from Largo, FL

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography

                    Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                    I am fairly new to the DSLR world & currently have a Canon T3i. I really enjoy Macro photography, but at this time just can not afford a designated Macro lens. I have other Hoya filters & so really like them. I haven't used them a lot at this point, but did get some great pictures of snails at a park yesterday. I even stacked the whole set & got a great clear picture. Inexpensive way to get started with Macro.

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                    5.0

                    Great Close up kit!

                    By Steve "Smack53"

                    from West Milford, NJ

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                      I got these close up filters for my Canon PowerShot G12 camera and I am absolutely satisfied with the results! The macro photos come out amazingly clear with tremendous detail. So far I can't find any fault with them. The carry case is a real nice bonus too!

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                      5.0

                      close up kit

                      By Kiteman

                      from Lincoln, Nebraska

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Filter Protection
                        • Image Manipulation

                        Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                        I am not a professional photographer, but I do like to make photos that have some life to them, and great detail. I use this kit mostly on insects and flowers, and whatever else comes along that suits my fancy. these close-up lenses do a remarkable job, and the price is right for what I do. I certainly would recommend them to a friend.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent diopters

                        By Rick

                        from Oakland, ca

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Firm Mount
                        • Strong Construction
                        • To shoot wide and close

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                          I purchased this kit to use with my Rebel T3i and the kit 18-55mm lens. Contrary to most photographers, I like to shoot close-up food shots with a wide lens. With the #4 diopter I can do just that, visually embracing an object about 5" wide, edge to edge. The glass is clean and clear.

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                          5.0

                          This kit will hook you!

                          By Lee the Mom

                          from Pinewood Springs, Co.

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Image Manipulation

                            Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                            Love this set. I bought this to get a feel for macro and they do well, but they leave you wanting that dedicated macro lens. Perfect size, easy to carry.

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                            3.0

                            Good quality for the price

                            By Sylvain Ouellette

                            from Val-d'Or, Canada

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great ring

                            Cons

                            • Single element

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro

                            Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                            If you don't need super high definition and you are on a tight budget, this may be a good option for you.

                            The quality of the rings is excellent.

                            Having multiple focal ratios let you experiment by combining them.

                            Need to close the apperture on long focal objectives to get a clear image (requires strong light or long exposure).

                            Limited magnification on standard objective.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Does a great job

                            By Big Bear Tommy

                            from Big Bear City, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Details

                            Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                            Close ups of nature

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            "Fun stuff to play with!"

                            By Lee the Mom

                            from Pinewood Springs Colorado

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Flowers
                              • Ice formations

                              Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                              This close-up kit is fun to play with. I think if you are really into macro a dedicated lense would be a better choice, but for those wanting to experiment a little before investing in a lense, these are great and it comes with three so you have some choices.

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                              5.0

                              Great Kit

                              By GlobalAdventurer

                              from Florida

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Picture Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                                  Great filter kit. Just can't understand why so expensive? Used the kit on a recent dive with my underwater housing and the results were great!

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Loving the Great Close Up Photos

                                  By Kriegs Hammer

                                  from Amish Country, Pa.

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Picture Quality

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Close Up Filming
                                  • Shooting Outdoors

                                  Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                                  I like the way you can use them together or individually.
                                  They work well with the camera and other filters.
                                  They clean easily, and have resisted scratching thankfully.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  I LOVE these close-up Filters

                                  By RP

                                  from Ottawa, Canada

                                  About Me Professional Artist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • In The Studio

                                    Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                                    Thes 3 close-up filters are the best [$] I've ever spent for video gear. My flower and insect close-ups are simlly spectacular!!

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Pretty good kit

                                    By CiberlexMedia

                                    from México

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Image Manipulation

                                      Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                                      I bought this kit to use with my set of Zeiss ZF primes, mostly for shooting video and it works great, reduces the focusing distance without distortion, I havent tried it for photo, but for video it does the trick quite well.

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                                      5.0

                                      Opens macro world to G9 camera

                                      By Al the Shutterbug

                                      from Casper, Wyoming

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Optics top notch
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Macro Photography

                                        Comments about Hoya 58mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                                        The "macro" setting of the basic camera isn't very useful for nature work, because it must be used at wide angle, limiting magnification, and the working distance is so close that the subject is often in your own shadow. With the close-up lenses screwed onto the Canon lens adaptor, focus is possible at full telephoto setting and the working distance is increased several fold. Image quality is excellent, rivalling that of dedicated macro lenses for SLR cameras. Highly recommended.

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