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Old April 4th, 2004, 06:47 PM   #1
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WD-58H and macro

hello

i just found this forum, and it's been very helpful with
the questions that i have about shooting macro (and
yes, i've read all the previous threads.)

i'm doing a video close-up of a person, with a coverage
area of about the size of the eye. i can get this with
the normal macro (zoomed out, about 2 inches from
the face), but it would make things a bit easier if i
could be a little further away (i'm worried about casting
a shadow, and actually bumping into the subject.)

does the WD-58H have ANY effect on the standard
macro function? even a little bit would tip the scales
towards me buying it, since i want it anyways. or is
my only real option one of the century precision optics
diopters (a little expensive at $210)? any advice as
to which one, +2, +4 or +7, would be best for all-around
use?

thanks for your reply, and for all the help you've (collectively)
already given me!

scott
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Old April 5th, 2004, 02:06 AM   #2
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The WD-58H will lessen the minimum focus distance compared to the standard internal lens. The downside is that you can't get as tight (since you're starting with a wider angle.)
A diopter is always the better way to lower your focus distance.
Still, the WD-58H is a nice piece of glass - much better than the cheaper alternatives, so treat yourself anyway. You won't regret it.)

Robin
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Old April 5th, 2004, 02:30 AM   #3
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Yup, WD58 here - excellent lens .. used it recently for a "tight" shot . . made all the difference for the client and has already paid for itself over the last 1 year. Don't use it all the time but when I do I'm always amazed at the quality and the "lack" of peripheral "bending" . . .technical term is ? .. . Anways it works for me and it look-s-kool on the front of the cammie too!

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