B+W 58mm Close-Up +5 SC NL 5 Lens

B+W 58mm Close-Up +5 SC NL 5 Lens

B+W 58mm Close-Up +5 SC NL 5 Lens

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Product Highlights

  • Creates Macro Effect
  • Decreases Minimum Focus Distance
  • +5 Diopter Strength
  • Single Coated
  • Schott Glass Construction
  • F-Pro Brass Filter Ring
  • Plastic Case
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The B+W 58mm Close-Up +5 SC NL 5 Lens offers the ability to achieve macro-like results with camera lenses that have 58mm front filter threads. A close-up lens is a magnifier that optically decreases the focal length of a camera lens placed behind it. This effect lessens the minimum focus distance between the camera lens and a subject. Magnification can then be obtained by decreasing the distance between the subject and the combined camera lens and close-up lens.

The magnifying power of a close-up lens is indicated by its diopter strength. A close-up lens with a higher diopter number provides more relative magnification, and can be combined with other close-up lenses to increase or fine-tune the macro effect. This close-up lens has a diopter strength of +5. Diopter strengths of +1, +2, +3, or +4 are also available where this close-up lens type's effect becomes progressively stronger with each diopter strength number increase.

To prevent internal ghosting and reflections, each glass surface of this lens includes one layer of anti-reflection coating. B+W close-up lenses are constructed from Schott glass for increased optical clarity. This close-up lens features an F-Pro brass filter ring for durability as well as jamming prevention.

The B+W Close-Up +5 SC NL 5 Lens possesses a front surface with a high degree of curvature and no front filter threads. To combine this B+W 58 Close-Up +5 SC NL 5 Lens with other close-up lenses or filters, it must screwed onto the very top of any combination of stacked close-up lenses or filters.

Offers macro-like results for camera lenses that have a 58mm front filter threads
Can be screwed on top of separately available close-up lenses with +1, +2, +3, or +4 diopter strengths and 58mm front threads, which allows the desired close-up effect to be varied and modified
Constructed from Schott glass for optical clarity
F-Pro brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength
Plastic case included for storage and transport
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B+W 58mm Close-Up +5 SC NL 5 Lens
  • Filter Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Type Close-up lens
    Size 58 mm
    Dioptric Strength +5
    Effect Decreases minimum focus distance on a camera lens
    Construction Schott glass
    Front Filter Thread Size None
    Front Lens Cap Size None
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.7 x 3.7 x 0.9"
    58mm Close-Up +5 SC NL 5 Lens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Good! I use this filter on my Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens, which has a focal distance of about a foot and a half, but with this filter I can focus just a few inches away. It's very easy to use and produces great images. The only flaw is that the pictures aren't very sharp. If you like a soft focus, it's okay, but if you don't, it's easy to sharpen the pictures in post-editing. It also sometimes takes a while to get the focus right, but that's proably because I just got it and haven't used it too much and need more practice (especially with f/1.8 - f/2). I would strongly recommend it; it's pretty great, especially for the price. :)
    Date published: 2013-02-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Low cost Macro, with zoom lens I use this with a 55-300mm zoom lens. at 300mm, the edges are very blurry and not usable. At 55mm, the image is sharp across the entire frame. The depth of field is very narrow, (even moving the focus ring on my lens, I can only move a few centimeters in/out from subject, so basically you only get one size of zoom magnification. If you want different sizes, you need to buy more close up lenses (not move closer or further). Case is too large, lens only uses 2/3 of width of foam cutout, so it bounces around inside the big case (seems like B+ W believes one-size-case fits all filters). Overall, I'm happy with the quality of the lens, with its limitations.
    Date published: 2014-05-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for pime lenses, but... For what it is the B+W +5 Close-up Lens works great on my Sigma 105mm macro lens. Results are clear and pretty sharp, and magnification is noticably >1:1. minimum focusing distance is 4. Not bad at all. Works as well on my other Pentax / Sigma SLR lenses. A great option for some applications. However, when I try it on my Fuji HS10 mega-zoom all-in-one camera - not so good! The HS10 won't autofocus. If you focus manually either the center is focused or the outside is focused. You can't get both.
    Date published: 2010-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic, Great Magnificent This filter is great for someone who cant afford a macro lense but wants to get really close. If you have a macro lense even better for you.
    Date published: 2008-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very clear! The B&W +5 close up filter is very well made, especially given its low price. I use it on a 50mm f1.8 afs Nikon with a d3100. It is extremely clear. I have had more fun with this set up than should be allowed! Focusing is not as close as other lenses but is still close enough for insects, flowers and the like. It is a challenge. You will not go wrong with this filter!
    Date published: 2011-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great close up Just what I was looking for in a close up lens. Use it on my Canon G12!
    Date published: 2011-08-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Images sharp in middle w/ blurred edges I first used this lens a few days ago to photograph some Oregon grape leaves (approx 1 x 3) with great fall color. I used a tripod and a Nikon D5100 with Nikkor 55-300 lens set at 92 mm focal length and f11. Even when expanded to fill the 21 monitor of my Mac, the images were exceptionally sharp in the middle, but had significantly less clarity around the edges. Some of that probably resulted from the slight concavity of the leaves, and some from the optics of single-element close-up lenses such as this one. Depending on the effect you're looking for, that's not necessarily bad. If you want the entire subject to be in sharp focus, then this lens probably would be best shooting something very small that occupies only the center of the image.I used manual focus, which was quite manageable, particularly because the camera allows you to use the autofocus mechanism to tell you when you have achieved sharp focus manually.
    Date published: 2012-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a difference! I'm a lazy photographer who doesn't like to take time swapping out filters, but taking the time to put on this filter when taking up close photos was well worth the extra minute. Using this filter turned my normal lens into a macro and I was so pleased at the results.
    Date published: 2012-05-31
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