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Hoya 77mm 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 77mm 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 77mm
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 77mm
Front Lens Cap Size 77mm
Hoya 77mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated)
  • Soft Case
  • One-Year Warranty
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    Hoya77mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated)
     
    4.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

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        5.0

        Love! Great alternative to a Macro Lens!

        By danafernandezphotography

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

          Love these! I didnt want to invest in a macro lens just for detail shots! The quality is great and I highly recommend! Can't beat the price!

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          4.0

          Easy to Use

          By Stewie

          from Texas

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              Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

              Quick and easy to attach to the camera and take a close up of Christmas Ornaments.

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              3.0

              Fun accessories for unusual macro shots

              By Bucky McBeaverbrook

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                Overall, these things don't feel or seem like essentials for photography. I bought them because I thought they looked interesting, especially after watching a youtube video by one of the online reviewers. They are not a substitute for real macro lenses. You cannot use autofocus properly, and the depth of field is so shallow that you basically will want to use them to focus on a particular point or plane and have everything else recede into incresasing blurriness. But that is a cool effect, and if you are tired of not being able to shoot stuff really close up, this is a kind of solution. Just be aware that, for example, if you photograph a flower or a leaf, you can expect to have only one flower or vein in very sharp focus.

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                5.0

                Good for close up

                By Central PA Shooter

                from Lewistown, PA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                    So far I have greatly enjoyed the close up lenses. With macro photography not being my main focus but rather a curiosity I opted for these over a macro lens. There are some draw backs such as some vignetting at wider views and some lose of light. A tripod is preferred and almost necessary on cloudy days. This is not a problem however patience is also required as if it is windy, you'll have to wait for the flower, insect or whatever you're shooting to be perfectly still. I also recommend using live mode so that your mirror is flipped up and will cause less vibration. I chose this over the canon close up lens because this comes with +1 +2 and +4 lenses whereas the Canon lens is only a +2. If macro photography has peeked your interest than this is a great way to test out the water. If macro is going to be your full time break and butter you will eventually want a dedicated macro lens.

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                    4.0

                    Easy to carry, great pictures

                    By photo bogota

                    from Bogota, Colombia

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                    • Easy To Use
                    • Strong Construction

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                        Comments about Hoya 77mm Close-Up Kit (Multi-Coated):

                        Sometimes can't carry all the lenses and this is an acceptable substitute for a macro, given weight/space.

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