Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens

Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens

Canon 72mm 500D Close-up Lens

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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.

UPC: 082966543340
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Canon 2823A001 specs

Diopter Strength +2
Shape Circle
Circular Size 72 mm
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet None
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.47 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.9 x 3.9 x 1.9"

Canon 2823A001 reviews

72mm 500D Close-up Lens is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 50.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I saved a lot of money! I bought the 500D for my Nikon 18-200VR lens on a D300 - Wow! It extends my photographic reach 2X at least for the small things of beauty around us! Just screw it on and take pictures and you will be impressed.You really must use a tripod or set the camera on something stable as the DOF is so small and any slight shake will blur your picture. But when you can see the veins and fluid in leaves - wow!I was looking at macro lenses...this is incredible and I don't need the macro lens.
Date published: 2008-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great NIkon Accessory I just ordered the second unit, my wife won't share HER Canon 500D with me she uses this on her Nikon D90,with her 18-105 and 70-210 f4.0 and does not use a macro lens. I like it because it is a great addition to my Nikkor 55mm F2.8 Micro lens. It gives great clarity and sharpness in wildflower photographs. Gives another range of view with only carrying 2 lenses. I ended up wishing I had it today while out shooting Colorado Columbine close up's. Great addition I have used it with my D300 and the 16-85mm lens with great results. Have also used it with the 70-300VR NIkon lens.
Date published: 2009-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth Every Penny - Simply Outstanding Expensive but worth it! I bought this mostly to use on my Panasonic FZ200 and my Canon SX50 since they are fixed lens cameras. I got the 72mm so it would fit most of my DSLR lenses too. I already had the Hoya multi-coated close-up set and I can say that the Canon 500D is by far a much better close-up lens, as it should be considering the price. No loss of sharpness or contrast and no color fringing. A purchase you won't regret. The photo below was taken with the FZ200 and the Canon 500D. Don't forget your stepping ring.
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from economic option over a true macro lens I'm not a macro-photographer, but I do admire and respect the shots people get with the functionality of a macro lens. That's when I discovered and purchased the Canon Close Filter 500D. First thing you notice out of the box is the heftiness of the filter - it has impressive build quality and is solidly constructed. That being said - when it is coupled with your telephoto lens, there is a noticeable increase in weight. After testing the filter with several shots, I was very pleased with the results. The pictures are very sharp and the small depth of field gives a natural, artistic blur to your background - especially when taken at a low F-stop. Alternately, the shallow depth of field can make hand-holding somewhat difficult. I recommend a tripod, if possible, and manual focusing. This can pose a unique challenge when photographing wildlife. One thing I was slightly disappointed in was the magnification ratio is only 1:1. In other words you do not get the larger than life sense of your subject you can get with other dedicated macro lenses with a higher magnification ratio. All in all I would have to say I'm pleased with my purchase of the Canon Close Filter. It has added additional capabilities to my existing equipment without outlaying a pile of cash for a dedicated macro lens. I do feel that someday I will want to add a full blown macro lens to give me more verstatility - but this is a great introductory tool to begin taking photos I otherwise would never have been able to get.
Date published: 2008-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect prtable 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.
Date published: 2009-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good way to get closer This is a high-quality 2-element close-up filter that screws onto the front of any lens you are already using (provided it has a 72mm filter ring or an adapter to that size). It has the effect of allowing you to focus closer and shoot close-ups (at least more close-up than with the lens alone). In combination with extension tubes, you can do just about anything you could do with a dedicated macro lens -- just a little less conveniently. I think these give better image quality than the single-element cheap ones. Compared to other quality two-element ones, such as Nikon, there is no comparison because nobody else seems to make one in sizes as big as 72mm! (I'm sure Nikon ones are great in the sizes they do make). The Canon ones go up to 77mm that I'm aware of. This filter seems way overpriced to me, but it's still cheaper than a macro lens. It's also much easier to put into a camera bag and have handy for the occasional need than a dedicated macro lens. Just pack and carry it however you do the rest of your filters. One warning: it is surprisingly heavy for being just another filter It's a hefty piece of glass compared to a skylight filter or polarizer. It helps that 72mm is a relatively common filter size for Canon lenses. If you have several lenses with 72mm filter rings, you will have the choice of what lens to use this filter with. Hopefully including a lens you brought with you when you left home not thinking about doing any close-ups. For non-Canon users, this filter works just as well as for Canon users. It's just a 72mm filter, so it can go on the front of any lens of any manufacturer with a 72mm front element. This 500D is probably best with longer focal length lenses. With shorter focal lengths, the magnification isn't very strong. You might want the 250D instead, or extension tubes.
Date published: 2008-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An indispensible superzoom/telemacro add-on I use the Canon 500Ds close-up lens with a Nikon P900 zoomed out to its maximum 357mm optical (2000mm equivalent), to do telemacro work. (The close-up lens needs an adapter ring.) I am happy with both its ease of use and quality of results. Without any add-ons, my set-up has a minimum focus distance of about 15'6, and with the 500D added on, the mfd reduces to 19. The image is larger, by better than 2X, comparable to what I can get using the P900 lens alone, in its macro mode, but the greater working distance is great for lighting, etc..
Date published: 2016-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Build and IQ 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!!
Date published: 2011-01-04
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