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Pro 1: 500D Macro Filter

If you're thinking of this filter, it's useful but remember that the extended zoom means less light so you'll want a Monopod or a Tripod. I think a Monopod would be less restrictive. There's absolutely NO zoom range with this filter when the Pro 1 manu is set to "500D" so the slightest movement back or forth is going to mess with your area of focus. Manual focus is also handy although the best results are obtained after setting the camera's AF to "Continuous".

The 500D filter has a LIMITED range of uses but for those people photographing jewellery or small items such as postage stamps or insects, it's quite invaluable. You'll probably need to make your own mind up as to how useful you might find this lens. I'll need it if I want to continue taking shots like these for whatever purpose. Note that I attempted to photograph a steak on a plate and was only able to fit in the end of it since standing back too far means the camera is unable to focus. Optimal shooting distance is a little over two feet. Any closer or further away will not enable the camera to focus at all. (see below for an update for usage)

The quality of the glass used in this filter is exceptionally high.

Note that I edited these images on a laptop for scale only. I did not adjust any other features such as contrast or sharpening. Use the grains of sand in some of the images to determine scales involved (see Brick Mortar)

UPDATE: 500D Closeup Filter can be used WITHOUT setting the Pro 1 to the accessory Mode. This gives the user a more versatile zoom range to play with.
Orb Weaver (500D)
Orb Weaver (500D)
Tiny Skink Family
Tiny Skink Family
Orb Weaver 2 (500D)
Orb Weaver 2 (500D)
Super Macro Mode (for comparison)
Super Macro Mode (for comparison)
Riding the Crest
Riding the Crest
Gate Lock
Gate Lock
Abloy?
Abloy?
Laptop Key
Laptop Key
Laptop Key 2
Laptop Key 2
Tiny Beetle
Tiny Beetle
Sydney Water Sign
Sydney Water Sign
Windy Grass
Windy Grass
Plant Detail
Plant Detail
Congress Of The 1mm  Ant
Congress Of The 1mm Ant
f4.0
f4.0
f8.0
f8.0
Red Petals
Red Petals
Leaf Detail
Leaf Detail
Yet Another Spider
Yet Another Spider
Keichousaurus  Yuananensis
Keichousaurus Yuananensis
After Shave
After Shave
Amber (illuminated)
Amber (illuminated)
Bubbles in Amber
Bubbles in Amber
Insects in Amber
Insects in Amber
Coprolite (Dino Poo!)
Coprolite (Dino Poo!)
Crinoid
Crinoid
Fish Fossil
Fish Fossil
Lobster Fossil
Lobster Fossil
Mosasaur.jpg
Mosasaur.jpg
Poplar Leaf
Poplar Leaf
Sand Dollar
Sand Dollar
Shark Tooth
Shark Tooth
Tutankhamun Tomb Bone
Tutankhamun Tomb Bone
Trilobite
Trilobite
Trilobite Closer
Trilobite Closer
Trilobite Full
Trilobite Full
Wooly Rhino Tooth1
Wooly Rhino Tooth1
Wooly Rhino Tooth2
Wooly Rhino Tooth2
CanadaCoin
CanadaCoin
Plasma
Plasma
GoldWatch.jpg
GoldWatch.jpg
Nero.jpg
Nero.jpg
RipCurl.jpg
RipCurl.jpg
Tisot2.jpg
Tisot2.jpg
Tissot1.jpg
Tissot1.jpg
Tissot_Tint.jpg
Tissot_Tint.jpg
electronics1.jpg
electronics1.jpg
electronics2.jpg
electronics2.jpg
BeeLanding.jpg
BeeLanding.jpg
BeeFloating.jpg
BeeFloating.jpg