• Cokin close-up filters bring details to life. For coin and stamp collectors, flower lovers, model makers, insect enthusiasts and those with a passion for tiny objects.
• Close-up filters are available in three diopters (strengths). Close-up +1 Diopter (101), Close-up +2 Diopter (102), Close-up +3 Diopter (103)
Reviewed by 2 customers
The Cokin +3 is great for hiking in the field. It cuts down on weight and bulk. However it isn't a macro lens or extension tubes. I highly recommend that you do use manual focus as auto focus gets confused when working close most of the time. The only problem I found was trying to stack two of the close ups together. There just isn't enough room. Also before you pack-up and go work with it at home first. Get use to it as you would anything.
I used this for a butterfly shoot at a local zoo with a Nikon D50. I tried it on several lenses and pictures came out sharp and clear w/o light loss, and autofocus worked perfectly with filter on. I have not done an enlargement over 5x7 but I believe the image would hold up to greater sizes. This is a great inexpensive alternative to a macro lens if you do not take a lot of close ups in your photography.