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Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens

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Canon Close-up lenses are for quick and easy close-up photography. The close-up lens is screwed on to the front of a lens like a filter. Close-up lenses 250D and 500D have two achromatic elements to correct chromatic aberrations. They do not degrade the high optical performance of EF lenses. Close-up lens 500 has only one element, making it more affordable.

The 250D is suited for lenses with a focal length anywhere from 30 to 135mm. The 500D and 500 are geared for lenses with a focal length anywhere from 70 to 300mm.

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Canon52mm 500D Close-up Lens
 
4.9

(based on 43 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (36)
  • Clear optics (31)
  • Strong construction (24)
  • Firm mount (23)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Image manipulation (9)
    • Macro photography (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (26), Enthusiast (7), Photography student (4), Casual photographer (3)
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    5.0

    It is doing great job!

    By ISv

    from Honolulu, Hawaii

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          Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

          I needed higher magnification than my Micro-Nikkor 105 f/2.8 D was providing but didn't want to compromise with the picture quality.I have seen very positive reviews for Canon 500D close-up lens and decide to give it a try. So far very good results: I got the additional magnification, and so far don't see any deterioration of the image quality. The dept of the field seems little bit more shallow (result of the increased magnification?), and MAY BE less color aberrations (very good if true!) but this should be more seriously analyzed. I still have not calculated how much magnification gain I got, from my first impression it looks like ~20-30%.The only loss is that you CAN NOT focus on distant objects (more than 30-50 cm away), you need to remove the close up lens to regain this ability!

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          5.0

          Very Happy with this filter

          By Ron

          from Manchester, NH

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

              I have not used this much. When I received it I used it on the 50mm and my 200mm lense. It gives me great details on small objects. Spring is coming in the northeast and I am looking to playing with this more.

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              4.0

              Affordable close up option

              By AV

              from Chatham, NJ

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              Pros

              • Decent Optics
              • Easy To Use
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                  I use this on my Nikon 55-200 VR lens. It gives good quality photos with reasonable magnification. It even works on my 35-1.8 AFS lens, though the magnification produced is minimal. I like the fact that the close up lens can be easily fitted or removed as required.

                  Caution: The depth of field reduces dramatically when this is fitted.

                  In hindsight, I wish I had bought the version with 77 mm threads. While more expensive, the 77 mm would have been compatible with all my lenses when used with adapters.

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                  5.0

                  Great for macro beginners

                  By C Cummings

                  from Denver, CO

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Firm Mount
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography

                    Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                    A high quality, but inexpensive way to start macro photography. Have tried in studio with good success and look forward to carrying on hikes this spring to get macros of wild flowers.

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                    5.0

                    clean, clear, and crisp

                    By rich porter

                    from so. cal.

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                      for close ups on the fz200 nice clear images, fun and easy to use, set to manual and focus. a tripod or at least a monopod is recommended. comes with a nice case too.

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                      5.0

                      Does a good job for what it is

                      By Kirk

                      from Denver, CO

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                          It's not a macro lens, but it does do a pretty good job for an add on.

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                          5.0

                          Very handy lens to have!

                          By Pammiepi

                          from Green Cove Springs, FL

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                          Pros

                          • Decent Picture Quality
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Inexpensive
                          • Light
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                            I use this product on my Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM so I can get close-up shots, making my lens more flexible. The 500D lens is small and light, so is easy to carry around. Using manual camera settings I was able to get some pretty amazing close-up shots of flowers and insects. While it can't replace a true macro lens, considering the price, portability, and great picture quality (once you get used to it :-) ) I am very happy I bought this lens.

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                            5.0

                            Amazing

                            By Manish Dwivedi

                            from London, Ontario, Canada

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                              I used this product on Nikon 55-200mm
                              It went good with all closeup photograph.
                              Easy to use and compact so easy to carry as well.

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                              5.0

                              Pproduct does exactly what I need

                              By jombo

                              from MA

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                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro Photography

                                Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                Use lens with 18-55 lens. works great

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                                5.0

                                I love it!!

                                By Jolly by the Willow

                                from Hazelhurst, WI 54531

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                  I first learned about this lens from a book by Scott Kelby. As I am a "newbie" to DSLR cameras and on a limited income "retired", this really sounded like a great fix for using a macro lens at a low price. My pictures are "great". I make and sell photo greeting cards and the pics turn out awesome. Thank you especially to the person I talked to at B&H, your agents are wonderful!!

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                                  4.0

                                  It does a good job

                                  By fr8linr

                                  from Tucson, AZ

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                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Image Manipulation

                                    Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                    An inexpensive way to get the macro shots you want. It works well with telephoto was a worthwhile and beneficial addition to my camera bag.

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                                    5.0

                                    Works as stated.

                                    By Daytripper

                                    from Laguna Woods, CA

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                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics
                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                        This lens has enabled me to get much closer to my subjects with great focal clarity.

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                                        5.0

                                        A must buy

                                        By Mike S

                                        from Bridgewater, MA

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                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Macro Photos

                                        Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                        Great product getting beautiful results even with my Nikon kit lenses

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                                        5.0

                                        Brings things in really close.

                                        By Daytripper

                                        from Laguna Woods, CA

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                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Light weight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Macros

                                          Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                          I use this Lens when shooting flowers up close. I've just started learning about the world of macros and, as such, don't have much to say that hasn't already been said better by other reviewers. This is a very light, travel-easy lens that one can put in one's pocket so, if a macro opportunity came along, you'd be able to get the shot without having had to tote your entire bag with you.

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                                          5.0

                                          as advertsed

                                          By mesamike

                                          from mesa,az

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                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                          • Wish They Had One In 67m

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Image Manipulation

                                          Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                          I recieved my lens quickly and as advertised....I have used B&H before, and will again.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great lens

                                          By Photo bug

                                          from Charleston, sc

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                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                              This lens does all that it is supposed to do. Easy to use. Good quality pictures.

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                                              5.0

                                              Great value!

                                              By llpisme

                                              from Milwaukee, WI

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                              • Single Focal Length

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Macro Subject Matter

                                              Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                              This product was recommended by Bryan Peterson, teacher and photographer. I trust his opinion but was skeptical that it would be THAT good. It's THAT good! A really great alternative if your macro lens fund is low. I was able to shoot intricate details from flowers with my Nikon d3200, with this lens attached to my zoom. I'd highly recommend it enthusiastically.

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                                              5.0

                                              52mm 500D Close-up Lens by Canon

                                              By Billy

                                              from Marblehead,MA

                                              About Me Casual Photographer

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                                              Pros

                                              • Clear Optics
                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Flower Photography

                                                Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                                I bought this lense from B&H for my Nikon D5100. I used it with the 55-200mm lense as an alternative machro lense for flower photography. It works out very well for me.

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                                                5.0

                                                Excellent Choice

                                                By StevenA905

                                                from Simpsonville, SC

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                                                Pros

                                                • Clear Optics
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Light weight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                                    I bought this lens to use for flower photography with my Nikon D3100 camera and AF-S 55 - 200 mm lens since I did not want to carry a macro lens into the field. It is great - sharp across the image. I did not like the results of AF so I recommend you use manual focus.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Exactly what I was looking for

                                                    By FJP

                                                    from Happy Valley, Oregon

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                                                    Pros

                                                    • Clear Optics
                                                    • Firm Mount
                                                    • Strong Construction

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Inconsistent Effect

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Canon 52mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                                      I have a Micro 4/3 (MFT) camera system (Olympus E-M5 and 6 MFT lenses). This includes the two currently existing MFT 1:1 macro lenses. So I did not lack true macro capability in my system. I also had the Panasonic 45-200mm MFT zoom lens that is an sharp inexpensive telephoto zoom lens at all focal lengths. But it only focused to three feet. Often I found myself in situations where I needed 200mm focused at about half that (18 inches) and thought this 500D Canon close-up lens would fill the bill.

                                                      Turns out that essentially it does. I've found it works somewhat in autofocus mode, but not as well as I had hoped, and so mostly I used it in manual focus mode. Focusing distance varies with the focal length and at 200mm it is about 18". I get about a 50% success rate in nailing the focus and then it is sharp from corner to corner without chromatic aberration.

                                                      Naturally the combination of 45-200mm lens and 500D close-up lens is not as easy to use as my Olympus 60mm native 1:1 macro lens, but it allows a working distance that the 60mm cannot approach and lets me tackle subjects impossible with the 60mm.

                                                      But the Canon 500D does works beautifully with the Olympus 60mm 1:1 macro lens itself and lets me photograph subjects at greater magnifications than 1:1. I've gotten some spectacular macro shots with the Canon and Olympus macro lens.

                                                      I also invariably use the 500D close-up lens with the Metz 15 MS-1 macro flash. This allows hand-holding the combination E-M5 body, 60mm macro or 45-200mm zoom, Canon 500D close-up lens, and Metz macro flash with the lens setting at f/16 and camera ISO 200, for clean, in-focus extreme close-up shots in razor sharp focus from corner to corner.

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