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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D5000/D3000 series (Public) topic #5935
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moonlight1811   US  Registered since 19th May 2012 Sat 19-May-12 08:56 PM
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"Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm Lens + Close-Up Macro Lens Set"



Hello everyone,

I'm very very new to the DSLR World and just bought my Nikon D3100 a couple of weeks ago. The only lens I have right now is the 18-55mm lens that came with the body when I purchased it.

I don't have the cash for an additional lens right now, so my mom thought she would do something nice and got me a "Close-Up Macro Lens Set 55mm" from amazon.com. Now, I don't know if I'm just an idiot or what the deal is...but none of the lens attachments in the lens set seem to fit. I thought you would just need to screw them onto the top of the camera lens. Perhaps I'm doing it wrong?

If anyone would hep that would be really awesome. Thanks.

-Melissa

  

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Seattle, WA, US  Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006 Sun 20-May-12 01:03 AM
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#1. "RE: Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm Lens + Close-Up Macro Lens Set"
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You have the right idea. You just need to make sure you have the correct filter sizes. The 18-55mm lens takes a 52mm filter (check your manuals to be sure).

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 D,
17-55mm f/2.8 DX, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

  

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moonlight1811   US  Registered since 19th May 2012 Sun 20-May-12 01:12 AM
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#2. "RE: Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm Lens + Close-Up Macro Lens Set"
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Thank you.

I did some more online research and it is indeed 52mm, but there are adapters for about $3-$4 that will allow me to use the 55mm ones from what I understand.

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Sun 20-May-12 04:52 PM
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Hi Melissa,

Welcome to Nikonians!
You will need a 52mm to 55mm Step-Up Ring adaptor.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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lakey   US  Registered since 26th Mar 2012 Tue 22-May-12 02:33 PM
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Let us know how your Macro Lens Set works out. I would love to see some photographs with the Macro Lens. I can't afford another big lens and have been thinking about adding a macro fliter lens to what I already have.

  

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