Canon Powershot A710IS

Superman

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I've had this camera for a while and it's able to take some decent photos, however I'd like to take some more close-up shots of the fish and plants in my tank.

I don't really know much about photography and not sure what I do with the ISOs and F numbers. I just point and click. I do use the manual focus.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-PowerShot ... =de_a_smtd

I'm wondering if I should invest in the macro lens

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-CU58250D- ... 206&sr=1-1

Along with the lens adapter

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-DC58G-Len ... 206&sr=1-1

Do you think it'll be worth it?
 

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I use a set of close up macro filters on my lens for extra close shots, but thats a total rip off, you can get a full set on ebay like mine for less than £20.

Here is the kit I have: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/58mm-Close-up-Mac ... .m14.l1318

You might be able to find the adapter ring on ebay too, with that set you have 4 different filters and you can use each on its own for diferrent levels of macro or you can even use them all one attached to the other for maximum zoom ;)

Hope that helps
 

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Ah right, so I don't need to buy the Canon filters. As long as I get the conversion lens that'll fit my camera (58mm), I can get any 58mm filters?
 

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Some photos taken with those close-up filters:

Coins:






Remote control button:


Grain of salt:


;)
 

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Superman said:
Ah right, so I don't need to buy the Canon filters. As long as I get the conversion lens that'll fit my camera (58mm), I can get any 58mm filters?
Yep exactly ;)
 

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JAmesM said:
Ooooh, good stuff... any of these available for my Fuji S5700? Do I need an adaptor or anything? :?
I got my set originally for my Fuji S5500, just make sure you get the 55mm thread ;) they will clip into the exiting ring around the lens you won't need anything else ;)
 

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LondonDragon said:
JAmesM said:
Ooooh, good stuff... any of these available for my Fuji S5700? Do I need an adaptor or anything? :?
I got my set originally for my Fuji S5500, just make sure you get the 55mm thread ;) they will clip into the exiting ring around the lens you won't need anything else ;)
55mm?

Mine is 46mm... where the lens cap fits, right?
 
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