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Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens

B&H # CACUL500D58 Mfr # 2822A001
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Product Highlights
  • Attaches to Front Element
  • Changes Close Focus Distance
  • Range: 500mm to Infinity (19.6" approx)

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 500D has two achromatic elements (the 250D lens also)  to correct chromatic aberrations. It does not degrade the high optical performance of EF lenses. Close-up lens 500 has only one element. The 500D is optimized for lenses of 70-300mm.

Note! For use with most EF lenses and PowerShot cameras. PowerShot will require Conversion Lens Adapter which is specific to each camera model

Lens Compatibility

EF 100 2.8 MACRO
EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
EF 100mm f/2 USM
EF 22-55 4-5.6 USM
EF 24-85 3.5-4.5 USM
EF 24mm f/2.8
EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
EF 28-80 3.5-5.6
EF 28-80 3.5-5.6 II
EF 28-80 3.5-5.6 III USM
EF 28-80 3.5-5.6 V USM
EF 28-90 4.0-5.6 USM II
EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III
EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
EF 28mm f/2.8
EF 35-135 4.0-5.6 USM
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
EF 600 4.0 L USM
EF 70-300 4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
EF 75-300 4.0-5.6 II
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
PowerShot S2 IS
PowerShot S3 IS
PowerShot S3 IS
PowerShot S5 IS
PowerShot S5 IS
TS-E 90mm f/2.8
Type Close-up lens
Size 58mm
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Not Applicable
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect Extreme magnification
Application Macrophotography
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 58mm
Front Lens Cap Size 58mm
Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens
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    Canon58mm 500D Close-up Lens
     
    4.6

    (based on 42 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily interchangeable (26)
    • Lightweight (23)
    • Strong construction (19)
    • Consistent output (17)
    • Durable (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro photography (23)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Low light (4)
      • Wildlife photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (19), Enthusiast (13), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Everything I hoped for

      I've tried regular close up lenses and they work up to about 85mm. They have the downside as you have to get with a few inches or to less than an inch. I've also...Read complete review

      I've tried regular close up lenses and they work up to about 85mm. They have the downside as you have to get with a few inches or to less than an inch. I've also tried extension tubes and they work OK but for macro you lose more that a stop of light. This lens works best on a telephoto zoom. Everything you photograph is at approximately 500mm away which give good working room. I use it on my Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 shooting at f/8 or f/11. Everything is tack sharp. Overall magnification is 0.67x at 55mm to 1.16x at 300mm.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      User Instructions

      Experimented inside, and followed the brief instructions on the sheet, but could not get it to focus on anything. Would be nice to have better instructions on how to use.

      Experimented inside, and followed the brief instructions on the sheet, but could not get it to focus on anything. Would be nice to have better instructions on how to use.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Not Quite, but almost a macro!

      By RVDigitalBoy

      from Clermont, Florida

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

        I have been reviewing and stewing about buying a macro lens for my Nikon D7100. A really good lens demands an investment of several hundred dollars.

        Recently another photographer suggested I buy the Canon 500D Close-up lens for a fraction of the cost of a macro. So I did.

        I ordered and received a 58mm Close-up lens about a week ago. I ordered that size as I wanted to use it on my Nikkor 55-300mm zoom, a lens I hardly ever remove from my bag.

        Upon arrival I removed the UV filter from my zoom lens and attached the Canon 500D. It threads on just like a filter and isn't much deeper.

        Boy am I happy! I've only used it a few times and there is a learning curve regarding depth of field. But, I am very happy. I'm not sure that I will ever need a macro lens.

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        5.0

        Great closeups for low cost!

        By MacroMan

        from Fort Worth, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Learnig Curve To Focus

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

        I use this with my Sigma 70-300mm zoom macro. The lens by itself already did well on its own, but with 500D, WOW!!! You really get close. The detail is sharp and crisp, even on crops.

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        4.0

        Works better than expected

        By chicoryman

        from New Bern, NC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

          Recomened by Scott Kelby in his book'The Digital Photography Book' If the cost of a real good macro lens is not an option at this time for you,this lens does get you with in 2/12 to 3 inches of a subject for a sharp close up. Plus, since you can just screw it to the front of a number of different lens it is a good alternate till you can save to get a macro lens.

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          5.0

          Great way to break into Macro photograph

          By Dane

          from The West

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

            Use this for macro photography; certainly less expensive than a macro lens and lighter to carry in the bag for travel.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great close up solution

            By pklages

            from Eau Claire, WI

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Low Cost
            • Well Made

            Cons

            • Requires Some Trialerror
            • Takes Time to Learn

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

            Great affordable close up option. Works well with my 200mm kit lens. Feels sturdy and is very well made.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            This will save you a lot of money

            By Botanist

            from Woodbury, CT

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Blurry Focus

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

            I wanted this for a substitute of a macro lens and the price was right. What's great about it is the price and the ability to just put it on my telephoto lens. I am still getting used to it and learning how to use it so that is taking some time.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            RolandR2

            By RolandR2

            from Santa Fe, NM

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

              Just made a test,
              Use it with 70-300 DO and Kit-lens 18-55, both are 58mm
              simple to attach and focus within a few inches. Great magnification.
              attached picture taken with 18-55 at 55mm, lens front 3" away from ruler.

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              5.0

              Excellent option!

              By Saikat

              from Allentown PA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                Its an excellent option for those who can't afford a macro. Works great for all macro photography.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Accessory

                By Clio7

                from Rockbridge,Ohio

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                  This is a fantastic accessory to carry in my pocket when I don't want to carry my Macro lens. I did need a friend to talk me through it. It only works when my 55-300mm is at 55mm. I need to put all controls on Manual and then I put my Nikon at A, which means my ISO is still automatic, but I control the focus.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great close up bang for your buck!!

                  By Cuz

                  from Plantation, Fl

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Nice Bokeh

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography

                    Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                    After reading a few reviews I decided to try this lens with my Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM. For those who cant shell out too much for a macro lens, this is a decent compromise. I have no regrets.

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                    5.0

                    Good Match To My Digital Rebel XTi

                    By Harold

                    from Knoxville, TN

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                      I am pleased with the quality of the lens itself and with the resulting photos. I use it mostly to document very small, component-level electronic printed circuit boards.

                      Great product for the price.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Optics for Macro on the Cheap

                      By Anthony

                      from Southampton, Bermuda

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                        The best closeup lens. Yes it is expensive that's because it is very well made and does a fantastic job of converting a standard lens into a macro. Highly recommended for those who cannot afford a descent macro lens. Also for those who want to lighted their camera bag but still have macro versatility.

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                        4.0

                        Good for the Money

                        By Sandy Newby

                        from Pittsburg, TX

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                            I love macro photography, and although this is not considered macro it is a place for me to start since I'm still a beginner with a small budget. It is easy to use and I liked the fact that it's really not that expensive compared to buying the new lens that is on my wish list. I am well satisfied with this product.

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                            5.0

                            Very Pleased

                            By Debbie

                            from Santa Clarita

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                  This lens has traveled to Africa where it is being used in for cancer screening. We send the photos to the US so the Dr.s here can diagnose the patients and relay the information back to Africa. This is the BEST lens and all the Dr.s here own t he Canon Camera with this Lens. Thanks B&H for getting us this Lens on time so we could send it with the Missionary going back to Africa.
                                  Debbie

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                                  4.0

                                  a valuable tool dispite the size

                                  By Bill the artist

                                  from Palm Coast, Fl.

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                    this will help me gain better reference photos for my close focus art work of nature.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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                                    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Everything I hoped for

                                    By Big Bear Tommy

                                    from Big Bear City, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Nice Bokeh
                                    • Rugged
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • NONE

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Macro Photography

                                    Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                    I've tried regular close up lenses and they work up to about 85mm. They have the downside as you have to get with a few inches or to less than an inch. I've also tried extension tubes and they work OK but for macro you lose more that a stop of light. This lens works best on a telephoto zoom. Everything you photograph is at approximately 500mm away which give good working room. I use it on my Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 shooting at f/8 or f/11. Everything is tack sharp. Overall magnification is 0.67x at 55mm to 1.16x at 300mm.

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                                    • No

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                                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Worth the $ if you like macro photograph

                                    By Chris in Dallas

                                    from Dallas, TX

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Macro Photography

                                      Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                      This is a great addition to any 58mm lens. On my EF 70-300mm lens, it cuts the working distance (how close I can get to the subject and still focus) from 6 feet to less than two feet. That's over 3X magnification for less than $ bucks. The clarity and color are not affected by the lens at all. It looks like a filter, but actually has two magnifying lenses fit into the ring. Fits any lens with a 58mm filter ring, which includes the 55-250 and 18-55 kit lenses that come with many Canon camera models.

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Excellent macro accessory

                                      By DCSwede

                                      from Silver Spring, MD

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Macro Photography

                                          Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                          An excellent and very reasonably-priced way of doing macro photography, with high image quality. The low weight and bulk are also a plus. You do (of course) lose infinity focus, and you also need to get the proper working distance to be able to focus correctly. A dedicated macro lens would be easier to work with and have higher image quality, but for those of us who can't justify a macro lens, it's a very good alternative.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Quality

                                          By PixelRat

                                          from Chicago, IL

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Output
                                          • Durable
                                          • Rugged
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                          • Heavy

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Indoors/Low Light
                                          • Macro Photography

                                          Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                          This is by far the best way to get a start with close-up photography. The quality of the lens is outstanding. It produces clear crisp close-up images. Keep in mind, this is for close-up photography, items in the distance will not focus. Also, be sure to check that this will work on the lens you want to use this on. I bought a separate lens specifically for this as I wanted a dedicated close-up lens. The weight will pull you telephoto lenses so be sure you have and use a lock on your lens.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Product for the Price!

                                          By Bont

                                          from Rexburg, ID

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Output
                                          • Durable
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                          • Tough To Attach

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Macro Photography

                                          Comments about Canon 58mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                          I use this product to take Macro Pictures
                                          It makes the picture sharp and crisp. An affordable way to take Macro pictures, but also works great on a macro lens.

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