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Hoya 72mm 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 72mm 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 72mm
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 72mm
Front Lens Cap Size 72mm
Hoya 72mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated)
  • Soft Case
  • One-Year Warranty
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    Hoya72mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated)
     
    4.4

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

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        5.0

        I will tell friends to buy this product

        By grandfa

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Filter Protection
          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

          it makes better result when take picture

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          4.0

          Surprisingly good product

          By caledesign

          from New York, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Magnification

            Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

            I was pleasantly surprised with this product. I actually was shopping around for a macro lens for my SONY camera when I came across this product. I started reading reviews on macro filter lenses and watching youtube videos on how to use them and what types of lenses are best to combine them with. These filters worked great with what I want to do for macro photography. Really great performer when combined with a 50mm or 85mm prime lens. The focus is really sharp in the center and produces really shallow depth of field with great bokeh. I did notice when you start stacking the lenses you have to play with your distance a bit more to get the image to focus well. I stuck with the 4x magnification for what I was doing.

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            4.0

            Nice alternative to a Macro Lens

            By Ron

            from San Antonio TX

            Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

            I like to shoot macro from time to time but not enough to purchase a true macro lens. Did a little research on close-up kits and decided to make the purchase of Hoya's set of three. There are a lot of choices but for the price I had to try Hoya's. They work beautifully. Once you know how to use them with your lens you can fantastic results. I've used them separately and stacked (always use they highest power closest to the lens first) and results are great. DOF gets pretty shallow so use smallest aperture possible. Focusing is a trick but experimenting is a must. I find it best to set your lens focus first then move the camera back and forth for critical focus (a tripod and a macro focusing rail is best for focus sharpeness). I highly recommend this item if you are on a budget but, nothing will beat a good macro lens...

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            5.0

            They are the best.

            By Cutchogue Cutie

            from Cutchogue, New York

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                I've used these close up lenses in the past and had great results. I get the detail I need without having to carry separate heavy lenses.

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                4.0

                Does the job.

                By the Media Archivist

                from DC Metro Area

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Chromatic Aberration

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                This was exactly what I expected. The filters are *not* achromatic, but are not advertised (or priced) as such.

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                4.0

                Exceeds expectations

                By the Media Archivist

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Firm Mount
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                    These filters work as expected, do a search for "diopters" or "close up filters" and this is just such a product.

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                    4.0

                    Good value filter kit

                    By Jary

                    from Australia

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                        I bought these filters because my Z7 standard Ziess lens has very limited close up capacity. Just the 1X gives me much more latitude.

                        Images are very crisp.

                        Get a bit of vignetting with the X4

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                        5.0

                        Nice Kit

                        By A_R_S_A

                        from Bloomington, IN

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Hoya 72mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                        Just as described

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