Want a cheap way to do macro style pictures? Well macro filters or close-up filters is just for you. Close-up filters are available in different strengths(which is how can your filters zoom more). These lenses are attached in front of your DSLR lens and works like a magnifying glass. These are often sold in sets with a +1, +2 and +4 diopter lens. Two or more filters can be combined to increase magnification level.
- But note these filters is not high as a macro lens which cost more money.
- You can add up than +1, +2 and +4 (ex. you can add another +4 to make it +11 in total)
- I bought +1, +2 and +4 which costs around $20 dollars.
- Much cheaper than $200-300 dollars of macro lens.
- There are other ways to do macro photography using a Reverse Lens and Extension Tube but we will use Close-up filters instead.
Lets start by taking these filters off:
My macro filters are +1, +2 and +4
Start by putting your filters one by one:
(If you tried to zoom your lens and the outcome is this one, blurred subject.)
Normal lens without close-up filters:
By combining all +1, +2 and +4 filter and these will be the outcome:
Since I’m busy and I don’t have much time to take macro pictures, here are the other photos I saw on Google:
There are many wonderful ways how to take macro photos. Just shoot and learn many things, as my favorite quote says:
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” – by Henri Cartier-Bresson.