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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Useful filter!

    posted by ChicT on 04/06/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Very useful if you need to photograph very small objects very close. No need to buy a separate macro lens, this thing turns your normal lens into a macro lens! Well packaged, nice and solid small plastic box.
    Cons:
    The surface was dirty or dusty, I clearly noticed some smudgy lint on it. Could be 1-2 dollars cheaper for this quality -- the ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    A must have.

    posted by Grunf92 on 02/09/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Did not have great expectations for this lens, it was cheap and I thought it will bi a gimmick, but I was surprised. For this kind of money you get a great macro effect, sure it is not the best, but with extensions and this filter on a lens you get some rea...
    Cons:
    There are not really cons, but this is not a filter for a semi or proffesional photographers.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    useful and inexpensive

    posted by spl1nters on 11/28/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Proven and Macro with standard portrait lens.
    Cons:
    Almost nothing: it's a very good product for that price. Maybe the case could be better, as it is a simple plastic box with a s...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great for people that only take marco occasionally

    posted by ttheobal on 06/20/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    WOrks great! WAAAAY cheaper than purchasing a Macro lense.
    Cons:
    No cons.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Easy-to-use, ok for the occasional user

    posted by nilsfinken on 04/18/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    Well-packaged. Easy to fit onto Nikon lens (Nikon D5100, using 52 mm thread) or onto existing filter. Shallow depth of focus. Makes it possible to get within 4 cm of motive.
    Cons:
    Obviously only for close-up jobs. No landscapes here! Seems to require extra care when metering the light.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Simply Great

    posted by CoryV on 06/21/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    At this price it's a real steal! Useful both for serious and experimental/funny photography.
    Cons:
    Apart from the expected aberrations that start around 20-25% around the center of the picture, nothing really. Well, maybe some...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Stunningly good macro 'filter'

    posted by Vatharian on 05/27/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Build quality is very good, thread is solid and the ring feels heavy. Glass is well housed and has no visible defects and optical quality of filter is good enough. It's extremely quick to deploy if you ever happen to find something small and interesting.
    Cons:
    you have to be very careful while handling this filter - lens are thicker than the ring and you may easily scratch them with a ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Good for a beginner

    posted by whizkris on 08/07/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    I was in doubt when I ordered if this will fit my Nikon D40's package 18-55 Non VR lens . . and when I received this item, it fits perfectly into the groove of the lens. The camera doesn't seem to auto-focus when this filter is fixed. But I guess the manual...
    Cons:
    There are no major cons to this product considering the amount which we pay for this lens. I received the article in around 2 w...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Decent Quality

    posted by drinkmorejava on 02/21/2009 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    *Cheap *Great for trying out macrophotography *Easy to carry around
    Cons:
    *some chromatic aberration *limited barrel distortion. If you're using it on a cheap telephoto, it's definitely noticeable, but...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Distorsion free filter

    posted by StoneFellow on 02/01/2009 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    The filter comes in standard twist apart filter cases keeping it protected from scratching. Combined with the A570 filter adaptor (which also fits the 590) offered at DX it fits perfectly on my A590IS without any kind of interference with the camera's lens...
    Cons:
    Filter doesn't seem to be multi coated however the camera is so close to the subject that there isn't much chance for weird ref...
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