Best close-up lens: 6 top models tested and rated

    | Accessories | Reviews | 06/06/2013 00:01am
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    Best Close-up Lens: 06 Tiffen Close Up Set

    Best Close-up Lens: 06 Tiffen Close Up Set

    Price: £80 (58mm)  Buy it: www.tiffen.com
    Tiffen’s Close Up Set is available in thread sizes from 37mm to 77mm, and contains three lenses at +1, +2 and +3 dioptres.

    Stacking all three filters therefore gives +6 dioptres of magnification, which is slightly less than the Hama kit, and substantially less than the SRB-Griturn kit.

    Sharpness and contrast are very good, and the build quality is reassuringly high.

    However, there’s nothing to make this kit really stand out from the competition, so it struggles to justify its comparatively high asking price.

    Our verdict

    Pros: Well engineered; delivers very good image quality
    Cons: Much more expensive than competing kits

    Score: 85%

    PAGE 1 – Best Close-up Lens: 01 Cokin Close-up P103
    PAGE 2 – Best Close-up Lens: 02 Hama Macro Lens Set
    PAGE 3 – Best Close-up Lens: 03 Hoya Close Up +3

    PAGE 4 – Best Close-up Lens: 04 SRB-Griturn Close Up Lens Set

    PAGE 5 – Best Close-up Lens: 05 SRB-Griturn 10x Close Up Lens

    PAGE 6 – Best Close-up Lens: 06 Tiffen Close Up Set

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    Posted on Thursday, June 6th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Accessories, Reviews.

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