Amateur 10X Macro lens evaluation

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Eugene Wendland, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Hi

    Santa brought me a new Canon Rebel XT, with the standard 18-55, 17-85 IS and
    70-300 IS lenses. I know that I'd be needing some form of Macro lens for
    close-up photography. While on ebay, I found a set of Macro lenses that
    screw in the front of the 18-55 (58mm) lens. There are many of these sets
    available for around $25. The set included a 10, 4, 2 and 1 times Macro.
    For the price, I thought I'd give these a try.

    I took a few shots and have them posted on the following site for those that
    might be interested. All my shots were with the standard 18-55 lens on AE
    and AF. No flaming my picture composition please - I was just trying these
    out. For me, these will do just fine for now. I suppose, as I develop (no
    pun intended) and expand my photography skills, a dedicated Macro may be
    needed, but for an amateur like me that'll need the occasional close-up, I
    highly recommend this alternative versus a $500 dedicated Macro lens.

    View comparison photo's at:

    When you "click" onto each thumbnail, you'll be taken to an x-large picture
    of the thumbnail. From there you may change the size of the viewed photo
    via the sizes shown on the bottom. There's also an option for "original"
    where you'll really be able to see the everything.

    Eugene Wendland, Jan 4, 2006
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  2. Eugene Wendland

    Taswolf Guest

    Lucky guy!
    I didn't take a lot of time checking your photos, but what I saw looked very
    interesting. Looks like the focus is very "tight" on the subject. I have
    wondered how these little things work, so now I know. I might just order
    for my 50MM prime!!
    Thanks for posting Eugene.

    Taswolf, Jan 4, 2006
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  3. Eugene Wendland

    U-Know-Who Guest

    The pictures are fine, but you may want to check the environment you keep
    your lenses in...appears rather dusty!
    U-Know-Who, Jan 5, 2006
  4. Eugene Wendland

    rlanza1054 Guest


    You said you found a set of macro lenses that screw in the fron of the
    19-55 that came with the XT Rebel for low cost.

    I've been wanting a Macro and like the idea of low cost, it's not
    something I am going to use everyday but want to play around with it to

    Can you tell me what you searched on to find these low cost alternative
    macro screw on lenses. A model number or store I can go to, what to
    ask for.

    Can these be purchase at B&H or similar store.

    I'm a new at this digital camera stuff (actually very unknowlegeable,
    but am taking as many classes as I can).

    What do I ask for.


    A internet link to these products would be helpful to get me started on
    searching for a place to purchase the item.

    Thank you again.

    rlanza1054, Jan 6, 2006
  5. Eugene Wendland

    Taswolf Guest

    Go to Ebay and search for "close up" or "macro" lens.
    You will find allot of them...
    Taswolf, Jan 7, 2006
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