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    Anybody have experience w/ a macro lens and close-up filters?

    I've always been interested in macro photography, but I had some questions regarding close-up filters. The lens I'm looking at is the Nikon 60mm f/2.8D Micro. Are close-up filters even worth using? I know that the lens itself will give me a 1:1 reproduction, but I want to take pictures at greater detail. Are there any brands to avoid or are they generally the same? Thanks in advance. FWIW, this is for use on a D70.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hybrid-X
    I've always been interested in macro photography, but I had some questions regarding close-up filters. The lens I'm looking at is the Nikon 60mm f/2.8D Micro. Are close-up filters even worth using? I know that the lens itself will give me a 1:1 reproduction, but I want to take pictures at greater detail. Are there any brands to avoid or are they generally the same? Thanks in advance. FWIW, this is for use on a D70.
    You shouldn't need the filters. If you want greater than the 1:1 magnification with your lens, look at getting some extension tubes. I know Kenko makes extension tube sets that are pretty popular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chanwahyaoh
    You shouldn't need the filters. If you want greater than the 1:1 magnification with your lens, look at getting some extension tubes. I know Kenko makes extension tube sets that are pretty popular.
    I'm assuming that if I get those, I'll need to go completely manual at that point. Thanks for the response though. I'll research those a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hybrid-X
    I'm assuming that if I get those, I'll need to go completely manual at that point. Thanks for the response though. I'll research those a bit.
    when you lose that much DOF, you'd want to go manual anyway. Most do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chanwahyaoh
    when you lose that much DOF, you'd want to go manual anyway. Most do.
    True. My AF seems a little quirky at times and I find myself going manual more often.
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