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(based on 4 ratings)
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Canon 58 Close-up Lens 250D (for Lenses 50mm to 135mm)
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4 stars
(based on 4 reviews)
75% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

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Great for video use as well
By MarkVerified Reviewer from Jacksonville, Fl on 9/26/2010
Pros:
Durable, Sharp image
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Macro Videography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 58 Close-up Lens 250D (for Lenses 50mm to 135mm):

This lens works great as a close-up lens for my HFS100. If you plan on zooming in though, you will need a tripod/fluid head and a focusing rail. The magnification you can achieve by zooming in is just too much for hand held shots. I had ordered the Adorama focusing rail (part # MFRS) with the lens. The rail is smooth when adjusting focus during recording. There is no focus shift when zooming.

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Tags: Insects, 250D, HFS100, Videography, Mating, Made with Product, Using Product, Macro

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very useful to have
By SharonVerified Purchaser from Minnesota on 3/21/2010
Pros:
Durable
Best Uses:
Macro Photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 58 Close-up Lens 250D (for Lenses 50mm to 135mm):

I'm quite happy with my close up lens purchase. I'm not ready to invest in a separate macro lens yet, so this allows me to capture close up images with the lenses I already have.

It does take a little practice. Auto focus works well with the 18-55 lens (using the 55 end) but it struggles with my 55-250. I'd found it easier to just manually focus with that one.

There is a sweet spot with the close up lens. Slowly move the entire camera forward and back and you'll find the spot where the focus is sharpest.

 
Disappointed
By maakuADVerified Purchaser from Pasadena, CA on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 58 Close-up Lens 250D (for Lenses 50mm to 135mm):

It worked more or less as advertised to enable closeups with my EFS 55-250 mm telephoto zoom but the closest shots were more or less in focus but very grey and hazy.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
allows for wonderful details
By mickVerified Purchaser from Neptune Beach, FL on 7/23/2008
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Artwork
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 58 Close-up Lens 250D (for Lenses 50mm to 135mm):

I've been using this with Canon's 50mm primary lens to capture flower and insect detail. With a tripod and manual focus the images are glorious, rich and everything I hoped for. It fits the lens securely and is quite easy to screw on and take off.

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