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Zeikos Lens Filters for D5000


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becomemylife

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becomemylife Registered since 16th Sep 2011
Fri 16-Sep-11 09:40 PM

I just ordered a lens filter kit for my D5000. It includes +1, +2, +4 and +10 close up filters. I can't seem to focus on anything (near or far, zoomed in or zoomed out) with the +10 filter on. I was using my 55mm-200mm lens. Is there some sort of trick to the filter that I need to know?

mklass

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#1. "RE: Zeikos Lens Filters for D5000" | In response to Reply # 0

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Fri 16-Sep-11 08:33 PM

Those types of filters really minimize the depth of field and shorten focusing distance to the extreme. You may have a very hard time using the 10X handheld. (Image quality with this magnification is another issue)

I suggest you experiment with the lower powered filters and also try stacking one or two of those until you begin to get a feel for it. You may find that the stable platform of a tripod helps whle you manually focus. If you are trying to auto-focus you will get pretty frustrated. At extreme magnifications, a focusing rail can almost become a requirement.


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MEMcD

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#2. "RE: Zeikos Lens Filters for D5000" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Fri 16-Sep-11 10:57 PM

Please make any responses to this question in This Duplicate Thread in the New to Photography forum.
Thank you.

Best Regards,
Marty

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