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I am looking for a closeup lens for my 70-200 4L lens, with 67mm

fdnave
Contributor

I don't seem to be able to source a 67mm closeup lens for my 60D even though Canon claims to have one.  Is there an acceptible option?

Thanx

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diverhank
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You can use a step down ring (72mm-67mm) with a 72mm close-up lens.

 

However, you should consider investing in extension tubes instead.  They are generally cheaper and without IQ degradation.

 

For magnification factors and focus distance, check this link out:

http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/eosfaq/closeup.htm

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If I went from 77mm to 67mm with step down would that work and which ext. tubes do you suggest. Of course Canon is always a bit pricier.
Thanx

I use extension tubes with prime lenses but prefer close up lenses with zoom lenses because with extension tubes your focus changes with zooming. So, if you're really close, whenever you zoom a bit you've got to move your setup to refocus.

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Great point Thanx, I think I'll go wit Hoya at this point, any thoughts?


@fdnave wrote:
Great point Thanx, I think I'll go wit Hoya at this point, any thoughts?

The step up ring from 67 to 72 would be a good option so you could use the 500D. But as long as a third party option is a 2 element, coated lens it probably will perform well. I'm not familiar with all the options as I use the 500D.

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cicopo
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I don't know anything about how well they work but besises using a step up ring there are choices available.

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?atclk=Circular+Sizes_67mm&ci=158&N=4207499338+4294955266

 

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Thanx for your help

Carnac
Contributor

Or use one or more extension tubes (no glass - fits between the lens and the body). Allows closer focusing. Canon tubes cost a bit but are excellent quality. Others have had good luck with third party brands.

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