Hoya 72mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens

Hoya 72mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens

Hoya 72mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens

B&H # HOCUS72 MFR # B-72CUS-GB
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Have you ever wished that your lens could focus closer than it does? 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, and so on. These lenses can be used individually or in any combination to achieve ultra-close focus. 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.

This kit consists of a +1, +2, and +4.

NOTE: A +1 combined with a +2 will equal a +3, while a +2 combined with a +4 will equal a +6, and so on.

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Hoya B-72CUS-GB Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.4 x 4.6 x 1.5"

Hoya B-72CUS-GB Reviews

72mm Close-up Kit (+1,+2,+4) Lens is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Hoya Filter Lenses I use lenses on my Contax 645 when I need to get slightly closer, for wedding portraits, for smaller details. These lenses are so sharp and do not compromise the magnificent Zeiss glass already in my lense. I was just able to photograph a queen bee on a flower, detailing its wings, that I could not have focused more than 3 feet close to. Of course the downfall to lenses is that they must be stored carefully as to avoid scratches, but when you get your images back of close details that are tack sharp, it is worth the pain!
Date published: 2010-07-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sent them back I was expecting better. The 4+ was ok. The 1+ and 2+ made very little difference. I sent them back and ordered the 5+. I am hoping it will be better. I have a D300 w/ the 18 to 200 zoom. I tried stacking the 2+and 4+, there was too much distortion
Date published: 2013-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A reasonable alternative to macro lenses I'm very happy with these close-up filters. I use it for detail/product shots and it delivers. Normally I stack these filters and image quality is kept intact. I actually still have the 58mm version but needed the bigger filter size for my other lenses. Hoya makes great products and B&H is awesome, making this available this to us from anywhere in the world.
Date published: 2012-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This just saved me hundreds of dollars. I thought I was going to have to buy a macro lens in order to use my DSLR for macro photos until I read about Close-up Lenses. I haven't owned the kit for too long but the lenses seem to allow the camera lens to get much closer to subject. My only gripe is that I think they could send some literature along with this product to recommend ways to best use the product.
Date published: 2010-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not what I was hoping for I was looking for a less expensive way to experiment with Marco photography but the results I achieved were less than I had hoped for so I wound up returning this Filter set.
Date published: 2013-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good practical alternative for macro Just started using it. Works well and makes closer shooting possible. Manual focusing definitely makes it better. Stacking two or more together is a little trickier. All in, unless you are a serious Macro shooter, this is a practical solution in terms of size and price.
Date published: 2010-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A light-weight, practical alternative Best used with lens on manual settings, these light-weight add-ons provide an opportunity to photograph subjects up close without breaking the bank. Be patient and you will find them quite satisfactory when travelling light.
Date published: 2011-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great addition If you like close up photography, this is a must have in youor camaera case. Great qua;ity, versitle with the set of three.
Date published: 2011-09-05
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