Working with close-up lenses


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Working with close-up lenses

As you saw in the last movie, extension tubes can get you closer to your subject, but you will definitely pay an exposure price when you use them, because they will darken your image, and require you to use slower shutter speeds and lighter apertures. For close-up photography, extension tubes can also sometimes be overkill, because they will get you all the way into that macro range. If you find that you're wanting to get just a little bit closer, then instead of an extension tube, you might want to consider a close-up lens. This is a special attachment that screws onto the end of your camera's lens. But unlike an extension tube, a close-up lens is actually an optical element. There is glass in here, and that glass gives you extra magnifications.

Now, there are a lot of close-up lenses on the market, and some of them are very inexpensive, and for the most part, you want to stay away from all of them, but two different close-up lenses. The problem is that the glass in most close-...

Working with close-up lenses
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Working with close-up lenses provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Macro and Close-Up

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