Canon Powershot A710IS

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Superman, 25 Jul 2008.

  1. Superman

    Superman Member

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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?
     
  2. LondonDragon

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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
     
  3. Superman

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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?
     
  4. LondonDragon

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    Some photos taken with those close-up filters:

    Coins:
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    Remote control button:
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    Grain of salt:
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    ;)
     
  5. LondonDragon

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    Yep exactly ;)
     
  6. Superman

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  8. Superman

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    Yer as it had the adapter lens with it thought it was too good not to buy it plus they have great feedback
     
  9. JamesM

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    Ooooh, good stuff... any of these available for my Fuji S5700? Do I need an adaptor or anything? :?
     
  10. LondonDragon

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    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 ;)
     
  11. JamesM

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    55mm?

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

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