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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:51 pm    Post subject: FAQ: List of close-up lenses Reply with quote

This list concentrates on the higher quality, multi-element achromatic lenses. Some single element designs are listed for reference, especially where a manufacturer makes both (Canon, Nikon, Scheider) and buyers might be confused.

There are many more single element lenses from Hoya, Kood, etc which are not listed here. For photomacrography with a close-up lens, a high quality achromat is strongly recommended.


Canon
Single element. The "D" series is better.
500 +2.0 52mm, 58mm, 72m, 77mm
250 +4.0 52mm, 58mm

Canon
2 elements in 1 group achromat (D) lenses.
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/infobank/lenses/close-up_lenses.do
sample price, 250D 58mm, USD 130
500D +2.0 52mm, 58mm, 72m, 77mm
250D +4.0 52mm, 58mm

Cosina Voigtländer
two element multicoated lenses sold with specific objectives
The close-up lenses screw into special hoods on these lenses,
http://www.cosina.co.jp/seihin/voigt/english/sl2-e.html
With Ultron 40mm f/2 SL2 +1.37 39mm
with APO-Lanthar 90mm f/3.5 +1.125 39mm?

Heliopan
single element close-up lenses in "the most popular screw-in sizes". Schott glass. SH-PMC multicoated.
http://www.heliopan.de/Heliopan-Filters.pdf
http://www.heliopan.de/produkte/nahlinsen.shtml (in German)
At least these sizes seem to be available:
28mm, 30.5mm, 37mm, 39mm, 40.5mm, 48mm, 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 72mm, 82mm, 86mm
plus some bayonet mount.
6001 NL 1,0 +1.0
6002 NL 2,0 +2.0
6003 NL 3,0 +3.0
6004 NL 4,0 +4.0

Heliopan
single element split close-up lenses in "the most popular screw-in sizes". Schott glass. SH-PMC multicoated.
Half of the glass has a diopter. Will affect AF!
http://www.heliopan.de/Heliopan-Filters.pdf
http://www.heliopan.de/produkte/nahlinsen.shtml (in German)
7401 NL 1,0 +1.0
7402 NL 2,0 +2.0


Heliopan
two element apochromatic close-up lenses in "the most popular screw-in sizes". Schott glass. SH-PMC multicoated.
http://www.heliopan.de/Heliopan-Filters.pdf
http://www.heliopan.de/produkte/nahlinsen.shtml (in German)
6602 NL 2,0 +2.0
6603 NL 3,0 +3.0
6604 NL 4,0 +4.0
6605 NL 5,0 +5.0

Kenko
single element lenses, multicoated, large diameter
http://www.kenko-tokina.co.jp/imaging/eq/eq_camera/close/closeup/f_series.html (in Japanese)
f3,000 +0.33 86mm,95mm,105mm, 112mm
f1,500 +0.67 86mm,95mm,105mm, 112mm
f1,000 +1.0 86mm,95mm, 112mm

Kenko
single element lenses, multicoated
http://www.kenko-tokina.co.jp/imaging/eq/eq_camera/close/closeup/mc123.html (in Japanese)
MC No.05 +0.5 72mm
MC No.1 +1.0 40.5mm, 43mm, 43.5mm, 46mm, 48mm, 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm
MC No.2 +2.0 40.5mm, 43mm, 43.5mm, 46mm, 48mm, 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm
MC No.3 +3.0 40.5mm, 43mm, 43.5mm, 46mm, 48mm, 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm
MC No.10 +10.0 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm

Kenko
two element achromatic lenses, multicoated
http://www.kenko-tokina.co.jp/imaging/eq/eq_camera/close/closeup/ac345.html (in Japanese)
AC No.2 +2.0 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm
AC No.3 +3.0 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm
AC No.4 +4.0 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm
AC No.5 +5.0 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm

Konica Minolta
two element achromatic Macro lens
originally for the Minolta Dimage 7, A1, A2 and A200 bridge cameras
http://www.konicaminoltasupport.com/Zubehoer.3040.0.html?&L=0
CL49-200 +5.0 49mm

Leica
two element achromatic lenses.
The earlier ELPRO VI and VII lenses seem to have been replaced by ELPRO 1-4. However, only the ELPRO 2 is listed on the Leica site.
The Leica ELPRO 1 and 2 designed to be used with specific 50mm lenses: their optical diameter is smaller than 55mm (36mm diameter for the elpro 2) and the elements are mounted recessed in the filter mount, so you need a filter extension ring if you want to mount it onto a lens that has its front element close to the filter ring.
http://us.leica-camera.com/photography/r_system/accessories/lens_accessories/close-up_accessories/3832.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20050402053553/http://www.wildlightphoto.com/leica/close_up.html
Sample price, ELPRO 2, USD 160.
ELPRO 4 +0.75 55mm
ELPRO 3 +1.66 55mm
ELPRO 1 +2.5 55mm
ELPRO 2 +4.9 55mm

Marumi
two element achromatic lenses, multicoated
DHG Achromat Macro range
http://www.kenro.co.uk/productlist/3/503/Marumi%20Achromat%20Close-Up%20Lenses.html
Grade +3 330 +3.0 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm
Grade +5 200 +5.0 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm

Minolta
two element achromatic lenses, multicoated
sample price, No.0, EUR 59 second-hand
No.0 +0.94 49mm, 55mm
No.1 +2.0 49mm, 55mm
No.2 +3.8 49mm, 55mm

Nikon
single element. The "T" series is better.
discontinued, available second hand
No.0 +0.7 52mm
No.1 +1.5 52mm
No.2 +3.0 52mm

Nikon
2 elements in 1 group achromatic (T) lenses.
discontinued, available second hand
(further information)
No.3T +1.5 52mm
No.4T +2.9 52mm
No.5T +1.5 62mm
No.6T +2.9 62mm

Olympus
2 elements in 2 groups achromatic
discontinued?
sample price MCON-35, USD 94.95
http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/198_MCON-40.htm
MCON-40 +2.5 55mm
http://davidweikel.com/E10_samples/mcon35/mcon1.shtml
is/L A-Macro +2.5 49mm
MCON-35 +2.9 62mm

Olympus
3 elements in 2 groups achromatic, multicoated
http://www.alanwood.net/photography/olympus/close-up-lenses.html
is/L A-Lifesize Macro +7.7 49mm

Pentax
2 element achromatic, multicoated
discontinued. For Pentax 645 medium format cameras. Names include the focal length, in cm.
S33 +3 58mm
S56 +1.8 58mm
S82 +1.22 67mm
T132 +0.76 67mm
T226 +0.44 67mm

Raynox
3 elements in 2 groups achromatic, multicoated
sample price, DCR-250 USD 57
http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/dcr/dcr150/indexdcr150eg.htm
DCR-150 +4.8 52-67mm adjustable
http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/dcr/dcr250/indexdcr250eg.htm
DCR-250 +8.0 52-67mm adjustable

Raynox
pair of separable +2.0 (2 element in 1 group) and +3.0 (3 elements in 2 groups) achromatic diopters, multicoated
sample price, DCR-5320 Pro, USD 250
http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/dcr/dcr5320pro/index.htm
DCR-5320 Pro +2.0 72mm
DCR-5320 Pro +3.0 72mm
DCR-5320 Pro +5.0 72mm

Raynox
4 elements in 3 groups achromatic, multicoated
37mm mounting threads, plastic universal adapter. MSN-202 has plastic barrel, MSN-505 has metal barrel.
Appears to be sold for video cameras
sample price, MSN-505, USD 174.95
http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/video/hdrfx7/index.htm#msn202
MSN-202 +25.0 52-67mm adjustable
http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/video/hdrfx7/index.htm#msn505
MSN-505 +32.0 52-67mm adjustable


Raynox
set of multi-element achromatic, multicoated lenses
CM-3500 Micro Explorer
37mm lenses with adjustable 52mm-67mm holder, plastic.
discontinued
http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/35mmacc/egcm2000.htm#cm3500
6x +5.9 3 elements in 2 groups
12x +11.8 4 elements in 3 groups
24x +25 4 elements in 3 groups


Schneider
B+W Close-up, single element
sample price, NL4 52mm, USD 49
http://www.schneideroptics.com/info/handbook/pdf/B+WHandbook46_49.pdf
http://www.schneideroptics.com/filters/filter_search_bw.htm
NL1 +1 37mm, 39mm, 40.5mm, 46mm, 48mm, 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 60mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm
NL2 +2 37mm, 39mm, 40.5mm, 46mm, 48mm, 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 60mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm
NL3 +3 37mm, 39mm, 40.5mm, 46mm, 48mm, 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 60mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm
NL4 +4 37mm, 39mm, 40.5mm, 46mm, 48mm, 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 60mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm
NL5 +5 37mm, 46mm, 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 60mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm
Macro +10 37mm, 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm

Schneider
Century Achromatic diopters
2 element achromatic lens
sample price, 58mm +4, USD 270
http://www.schneideroptics.com/ecommerce/CatalogSubCategoryDisplay.aspx?CID=1081
0AD-5820-00 +2.0 58mm
0AD-5840-00 +4.0 58mm
0AD-5870-00 +7.0 58mm
0AD-7220-00 +2.0 72mm
0AD-7235-00 +3.5 72mm

Sigma
2 elements in 1 group achromatic, multicoated
http://wendigo.vecchiaforesta.it/sigmaaml.htm
discontinued
sample price, USD 10
AML +1.6 58mm

Sony
2 elements in 1 group achromatic, multicoated
sample price, USD 69.99
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=11039950
VCL-M3358 +3.3 58mm


Zeiss
Master Diopters
2 element achromatic lenses intended for use with Compact Prime cine lenses
http://www.zeiss.com/C12575690045D103/EmbedTitelIntern/MasterDiopters/$File/MasterDiopters.pdf
+0.5 114mm clamp-on
+1 114mm clamp-on
+2 114mm clamp-on

Zörk
2 element aspherical achromatic lens, multicoated
sample price, USD 429
http://www.zoerk.com/pages/p_mcs.htm
http://www.zoerk.com/Zoerk%20info/product_guide_current.pdf
Makroscope +12 52mm


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, I haven't seen those on a list before.

Is any of the Olympus ones there this one?:
http://www.alanwood.net/photography/olympus/close-up-lens-170.html
That's something else I have, somewhere....!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisR wrote:
Cool, I haven't seen those on a list before.

Is any of the Olympus ones there this one?:
http://www.alanwood.net/photography/olympus/close-up-lens-170.html
That's something else I have, somewhere....!

Chris,

This is the comprehensive link, the ISL lens now being the one to use:

http://www.alanwood.net/photography/olympus/close-up-lenses.html

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From my own notes from trying various supplementary lenses:

"There are two wide-adapter lenses, the Superwide 0.42x and the Jessops Semi-Fisheye 0.42x, each with a rear Macro lens*. (The former, "Macro +8", has a 52mm and the latter a 49mm Series VII mount).

Using this on the 90mm Tamron, set at 1m, the following was found with full-frame 35mm film format:

No adapter: field ca 32cm wide

With Macro +8, field width ca 4.4cm wide, working distance ca 40cm from front of lens

With Jessops macro only, field width ca 2.2cm, working distance ca 7cm from front of lens."

The above indicates the Jessops one to give twice the magnification of the other.

This needs to be refined at some stage, the Jessops one not being to hand at present.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for this Chris – very useful information!

You could add the (discontinued) Raynox CM-3500 set. The most powerful of the three is identical to the MSN-202 diopter. The +12 lens in that set has become a real favorite of mine in combination with a 100/105mm macro lens and an APS-C sized sensor.

Scroll down on this page for mor info on the CM-3500: http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/35mmacc/egcm2000.htm
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minor updates, and I added the Raynox 3500.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a few remarks:

The Leica ELPRO 1 and 2 designed to be used with specific 50mm lenses: their optical diameter is smaller than 55mm (36mm diameter for the elpro 2) and the elements are mounted recessed in the filter mount, so you need a filter extension ring if you want to mount it onto a lens that has its front element close to the filter ring.

>Sigma AML +1.6 58mm
These were available in several sizes. I've got 52, 58 and 62mm ones.

This seems like a very low price to me:

>Minolta sample price, No.0, USD 15.95
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I last made a contribution to this topic I have been using a Marumi +3 regularly with my Tamron 90mm and images have been posted. (Not used for the current Sardinia series).

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dickb wrote:

This seems like a very low price to me:

>Minolta sample price, No.0, USD 15.95


It does. I see other more recent prices, like this one from 2009 at 59 eur second hand. I have updated the main article.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nice list of achromats found by Boomblurt:
http://fuzzcraft.com/achromats.html
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