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Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens

B&H # CACUL500D72 Mfr # 2823A001
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Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens - 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.

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

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Canon72mm 500D Close-up Lens
 
4.9

(based on 37 reviews)

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    (32)

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    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear optics (26)
  • Easy to use (26)
  • Strong construction (22)
  • Firm mount (18)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Image manipulation (9)
    • Macro photography (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (14), Enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Great for Close-Up

    By Apeek

    from Texarkana, Texas

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image Manipulation

      Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

      I tried this out on my Canon 35 mm... just love it. Easy to work with. Gives me my close up without having to purchase a micro lens.

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      5.0

      Perfect for the price

      By Phil

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

          This lens is great to use when hiking and you don't want to carry a lot of extra equipment. I use it mostly on flowers, insects, small lizards, etc. It was recommended to me by a pro who knew what he was talking about.

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          5.0

          Fantastic lens

          By PGraphx

          from Central Massachusetts

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography
            • Studio

            Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

            I purchased this on a recommendation at a class I took. Pictures are crisp, focus is wonderful, and all at a cost that is fantastic. Great alternative to an expensive dedicated lens. Can take a minute to align correctly when screwing onto main lens. I have found it easier to screw into a dust lens attached to the main lens.

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            5.0

            The Best

            By David-eye

            from Texas Hill Country

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Limited Focus Range

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

            This close-up lens is a fine piece of optics and is a convenient stand-in for a Macro lens. There is virtually no loss of IQ. You will be amazed at how well it works for dedicated macro work. It is Razor sharp on my Nikon 135mm f2 DC lens from f4-f8. The limitation with this unit is the limited focus range. Depending on the lens, when it is installed you can only focus in (+/-) range of 12-24", so unlike using a macro lens, You can't catch a shot at a distance beyond the macro range without removing it from your lens.

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            5.0

            Excellent

            By Nelson

            from Somerset, New Jersey

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

              I use the product in my Nikon

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              • No

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              5.0

              A good addition to my setup

              By Silverfox

              from Missouri

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                I use my 40D for moving shots mostly, but I also make jewelry as a side line hobby and got this lens to do really close up stills of gem stones and settings. So far it has been great, in fact the before unseen dust particles on the surface of my stones are a problem now in my shots! Now that's a lot of detail.

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                5.0

                72mm 500D Close-up Lens by Canon

                By DH Miller

                from near Boston but living in Brooklyn

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                  THis is a great product that can increase your macro working distance while maintaining high quality optics; I have two other sizes of this lens and used on a non-macro lens such as the 24-70, it can take the place of a dedicated macro. But combined with something like a 105 or 150 macro, you can get very close and personal.

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                  5.0

                  Great prices and shipping!

                  By Dinky Doo

                  from Santee, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                      I bought this in place of purchasing a macro lens and it works great!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great addition to your camera bag

                      By Karin

                      from Lyons, IL

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

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                            Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                            Great for close ups. Works with most any lens. Get the largest size and then get the step down rings to match all your lenses.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I will buy this product for a 58 MM SIZE

                            By Cy

                            from Chula Vista, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusist

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                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Indoors
                              • Shooting Outdoors
                              • Upgrade

                              Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                              I used this lens on my 18mm-200mm non-macro lens. The difference was most inmpressive. I now do not need to buy a separate micro lens. I itend to buy another one for a smaller diameter lens.I would resommend this lens to most anyone.

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                              5.0

                              Great compromise!

                              By O.Lamalice

                              from Quebec, Canada

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Image Manipulation
                                • Macro

                                Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                While it's not as cool as a macro lens, this close-up lens is part of my travel bag. It produces sharp images. A must for people who want to do some "macros" while traveling.

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                                4.0

                                Great Value for close up

                                By The wire

                                from Charlotte, NC

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Image Manipulation

                                  Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                  Great value to add close up to my Nikon 18-200 VRII. Works great, and is cheaper and much less to carry than a macro lens

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                                  5.0

                                  I'm pleased with the images I get

                                  By MikeS

                                  from Juneau, AK

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                      Always a bit leery of add on lenses, still I wanted to see if I could add macro capabilities to my Panasonic GH1 and the 14-140 mm lens. With a lens filter thread of 62mm, I used a step-up ring to attached the 72mm 500D.

                                      Zoomed all the way (which is how one generally uses macros and zoom lenses), I found no obvious problems across the frame, flat field, no aberrations, sharp focus. The minimum focus distance at 140mm is about 8 inches from the front of the macros lens. The magnification is about 1:1 (in 35mm terms), with the image being 35mm wide in the short dimension of a 3:2 format image. (This compares to an image width of 23mm with my Olympus Zukio 50mm Macro lens, which can focus much closer.)

                                      So while this is not specifically what Canon had in mind, it works nicely with the Panasonic GH1 and 14-140mm lens with my .

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                                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Amazing Build and IQ

                                      By tedwca

                                      from Sacramento, CA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Spontaneous macro shots

                                        Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                        Fantastic build and quality. It let's me get near macro shots with my 70-200 f/4 L lens without having to pack a separate macro lens. Very sharp!!

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great for Macro

                                        By Quyen

                                        from Norman, OK

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                            I heven't actually tried a dedicated macro lens, but was very pleased with macro shots taken with this on my Canon 28-135. The DOF seems narrow, something I was expecting. I'm very pleased with the clarity and the convenience of being able to take it on and off as needed. It fits nicely with my Canon lens hood.

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                                            4.0

                                            I would purchase this lens again.

                                            By 7562 Guy

                                            from Alexandria, Va

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                                This lens is a useful addition to the camera bag. It allows some really tight close ups that I would otherwise miss, without the bulk of carrying a full macro around all the time. The shots so far have been crisp with good definition and clarity. So far, no complaints.

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                                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Great

                                                By JP

                                                from Chicago, IL

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                                    Works great on my Nikon 18-200

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                                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Great Macro Attachment

                                                    By Wildcat2000

                                                    from Orlando, FL

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Clear Optics
                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Strong Construction

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Soft on the outside edges

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                                      This is a great macro attachment for your zoom. It is softer on the outside edges than a dedicated macro lens but for the price & versatility a great product.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      GREAT!!!

                                                      By Debbie P

                                                      from Midlo, VA

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

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

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Image Manipulation

                                                        Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                                        Bought both the 58 & 72mm close-ups and could NOT be happier. Easy to use great addition for close up/macro pictures!

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                                                        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        The perfect prtable close-up lens

                                                        By BLEE

                                                        from Guelph, Ontario

                                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

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

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens:

                                                            Used with Nikon 70-300 VR, 18-200 VR on D300. Fantastic close-ups.
                                                            Portable with sturdy case that fits in a pocket.
                                                            Good build, heavy and sharp.

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