Elpro Close up lenses vs 60mm Macro Elmarit

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I am interested in Macro Photography and on the advice of this forum was and still am considering the purchase of the 60mm Macro Elmarit.

I was wondering however how the Elpro close up lenses compare in respect of image quality. Your further advices would be appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Tony Salce

-- Tony Salce (NadinaTony@bigpond.com), September 03, 2001


If you want the best from the 60 Elmarit, get a macro adaptor-R (extension tube). I suggest the current version even if the older, dedicated one will fot your 60, because the current one will fit other lenses also. If you want to use a close-up lens, Nikon's 3T/4T (52mm) and 5T/6T (62mm) are superb 2-element lenses, much less expensive than the Elpros. Either type will work fine on a 60 with the appropriate step-down or step-up adaptor. Early 60's took an E60 filter thread, later ones an E55.

-- Jay (infinitydt@aol.com), September 03, 2001.

Tony, the 60mm lens is much more convenient and will produce better image quality than a normal lens with Elpro or other supplementary close-up lens.

-- Doug Herr (telyt@earthlink.net), September 04, 2001.

Dear Doug and Jay, Thank you for your responses. Based on Doug's advice I will go for the Macro Elmarit.


Tony Salce

-- Tony Salce (NadinaTony@bigpond.com), September 04, 2001.

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