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Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set

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Product Highlights
  • Decrease Minimum Focus Distance
  • Creates Macro Effect on Almost Any Lens
  • +1, +2, and +4 Diopter Strengths
  • Dual Thread Design for Combining Filters
  • ColorCore Technology

The Tiffen 52mm Close-Up Lens Set is a set of three close-up lenses for use in achieving macro-like results with almost any lens you pair them with. Close-up lenses are essentially diopters that you place over your lens in order to lessen the minimum focus distance by the amount specified on the filter. You can combine the filters together to increase their strength and to fine tune your close-up settings.

These filters are constructed from premium ColorCore glass for optical clarity and feature an aluminum filter ring with dual threads for ease when combining with other filters.

These filters decrease the minimum focus distance of any lens, providing macro-like results.
+1, +2, and +4 strengths allow you to vary and modify your desired close-up amount.
Dual threading permits you to combine the filters together or pair with other types of filters.
Type Close-up lens kit
Size 52 mm
Filter Factor N/A
Effect Decreases minimum focus distance on any lens
Construction ColorCore glass
Front Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52 mm
Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set
  • +1 Close-Up Lens
  • +2 Close-Up Lens
  • +4 Close-Up Lens
  • Storage Pouch
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    Tiffen52mm Close-up Lens Set
     
    4.6

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (16)
    • Clear optics (15)
    • Firm mount (13)
    • Strong construction (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (9)
      • Macro (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (10), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great kit for everyday use.

      This was a replacement kit for our digital slr. We had a similar kit for our film system. This is a great kit for the average enthusiast photographer. It provides numerous options for...Read complete review

      This was a replacement kit for our digital slr. We had a similar kit for our film system. This is a great kit for the average enthusiast photographer. It provides numerous options for taking close-up images. I would highly recommend it for the average photographer

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      good for the money

      must use a tripod, hard to focus due to lack of depth of field, i would recommend getting extension tubes instead

      must use a tripod, hard to focus due to lack of depth of field, i would recommend getting extension tubes instead

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By Angel

      from Central Florida

      Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

      Great quality and value! Deciding factor was warranty and build in USA.

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      5.0

      A Fix for Reading Glasses

      By Dave

      from Acton, MA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

          I actually purchased this set to use with my Sony EX3 viewfinder. I screwed one onto the viewfinder so I no longer need my reading glasses when I shoot with the camera.

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          5.0

          Nice to have in the bag!

          By Nikon Jeeping

          from Warwick, NY

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

            I purchased the Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor Lens while purchasing this 3 pack. I figured I would be able to play around with my other lenses and still be able to take close ups. I didn't realize that once you add one of these... you lose the ability to use the lens any in any other way... My lack of knowledge... no fault of the lens set... still have gotten use... for me...it's easier to change the lens than using these... but time will tell... still overall a great set

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            5.0

            i like

            By Micael Lima

            from Indaiatuba SP

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast / accurate auto-focus

            Cons

            • Difficult to Clean

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

            vry cool

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Works great!

            By Gunner

            from Kansas City

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Firm Mount

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Filter Protection
              • Image Manipulation

              Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

              Not as good as a dedicated lens, but the filters work great! I'm very satisfied.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome Close-Up Lenses

              By jcfreak6363

              from Resaca,GA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use
              • Firm Mount

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro

                Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

                Excellent for macro photography. Nothing negative to say.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great Intro to Macro Photography

                By Mitch

                from Stoneham, MA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Easy To Use
                • Good price value
                • Great picture quality
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro

                  Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

                  Great addition to anyone on a budget looking to get into macro photography. I've been very pleased with the results. Actually, won a photo contest with a shot taken with the +4 lens! The case they came in was an added bonus.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Pretty, pretty good

                  By Patrujo

                  from Pittsburgh

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

                      I bought this as a gift for my girlfriend's mother who like to take pictures of insects but can't get close enough with her kit lens. I tested them and they are really very good if you don't want to invest in a true macro lens. I would give them five star but noticed that the plastic wrap that each lens is packaged in had left very slight marks on the surface. It was noticed when there was a bit on condensation on the front. I didn't have my lens tissues there ,but it probably would have cleaned up easily. It was very slight and didn't affect picture quality.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      Works like expected!

                      By Jayson

                      from DES moines Iowa

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Firm Mount

                      Cons

                      • Weak Construction

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro

                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

                      These filters work great and are just what I needed as a hobbyist to help grow my small pack of equipment. It evens comes with a nice case. They do feel a little flimsy, but don't let that hold you back. Quality of pictures are fabulous for helping increase my macro capabilities when I cant afford the $600 lens I really want.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      3.0

                      good for the money

                      By naftoli

                      from ny

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

                            must use a tripod, hard to focus due to lack of depth of field, i would recommend getting extension tubes instead

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                            4.0

                            52mm Close-up Glass Lens Set

                            By David Boniche

                            from NY,NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Image Manipulation

                              Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

                              Fun to play with...

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                              5.0

                              excellent package for the price

                              By Markus Hartel

                              from NYC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Image Manipulation

                                Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

                                surprisingly low distortion, used on EOS 50mm f1.8, fun close-up set for a low price. excellent quality

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Perfect for extreme close-up

                                By Rickfurter

                                from Montréal, QC

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Image Manipulation

                                  Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

                                  Perfect for macro-photography and stop motion animation work.Goes well with Canon lenses.

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                                  4.0

                                  Super Close for less $$

                                  By Rob from canada

                                  from Toronto, Ontario

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Macro

                                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

                                    You can't beat this for an inexpensive macro alternative. I put the '+4' these on a 55-200 Nikon lens for some flower shots. The pictures turned out well (even hand held a couple shots). No significant blurring or softness at the edge of the picture.

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                                    4.0

                                    Not a Macro lens, but fun!

                                    By Andy S.

                                    from Los Angeles

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Close up magnification

                                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

                                      While I am saving my pennies to get a macro lens, I went ahead and purchased these as a tease of magnified photo opportunities to come. I use them in shooting my salt water reef aquarium coral, as well as insects and flowers up close. I have had decent results. Resolution is good, no noted distortion until I stack multiple filters together, and then it shows a circle of shadow on the perimeter of the photo (duh, I'm shooting through a tube up front in that configuration), but the center of the photo is still okay. I am pleased with these lenses as a step closer to macro photography as my macro piggy bank grows. [...]

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                                      5.0

                                      Makes any lens a macro lens

                                      By Jones

                                      from Carrol County MD

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Image Manipulation

                                        Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

                                        I love these lenses they have helped me get many great pics

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                                        5.0

                                        I can photograph bugs on flowers now!

                                        By Stephanie Suesan Smith

                                        from Hunt County, Texas, USA

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Image Manipulation

                                          Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

                                          These are great for macro photos of flowers and bugs. You can stack them in any combination from 1X to 7X. Using them does magnify any shaking so you may need to use a tripod, and windy days make things tough. The only thing I didn't like was they tightened up when screwed on and were hard to get off.

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                                          5.0

                                          GOOD

                                          By Chao

                                          from NY

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • UV Protection

                                            Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

                                            It is great for my Da50-200 for the micro things

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Get this item!

                                            By Israel traveler

                                            from NC

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Color Correction
                                              • Filter Protection
                                              • Image Manipulation
                                              • Lens Protection
                                              • UV Protection

                                              Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

                                              My wife uses our Nikon D60 daily & needed more variety in lens, this item greatly improved her close -up options.

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                                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Great kit for everyday use.

                                              By Terry

                                              from Elgin, Il.

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Image Manipulation

                                                Comments about Tiffen 52mm Close-up Lens Set:

                                                This was a replacement kit for our digital slr. We had a similar kit for our film system. This is a great kit for the average enthusiast photographer. It provides numerous options for taking close-up images. I would highly recommend it for the average photographer

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