The Vivitar 77mm Close Up Lens Set includes +1, +2, +4 and +10 close up lenses. The high quality optical magnifying lenses are diopters for close up photography, which shorten the close focusing distance of the lens. It allows the lens to go closer to the subject than before and to achieve a larger image scale. Lenses can be used individually or in combination for maximum effect.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I bought these close up filters for close-up ring shots at weddings. I'm not a huge fan of removing my lens while shooting and couldn't justify a dedicated macro lens simply for ring shots. I know there are more expensive and less degrading filters but for the price I had to try it out. Even if they didn't work, I spent less than $20. They work. The significantly degrade the image quality of my canon L glass, though. However, for what I'm using them for they work really well. I'll eventually upgrade to a more optically superior set of filters that don't degrade the image quality as much but for now, these are just fine. They work as promised, they come in a decent carrying case. When I received these filters they were very dirty from the factory. But for less than $20 for a set of 4 close-up filters, you really can't beat it.
I love the macro Filters. Have them for a short lense too. However, these are a diffrent brand. I have a problem getting the 4x to let you add the 10X. but this I can live with. Also, I get a vignette with the 10x and when I use more than one at 18mm. Yes I can zoom out and get rid of this but it can be irritating. With the lense I bought them for I find that the macro is better on the lense than with the filters. However, they are still a life saver for me.