View Full Version : For a Nikon D40 which close up filter is good?

09-21-2007, 01:38 PM
Thank you for reading my post
I have a Nikon D40 camera and I like taking macro and telephoto photos.
I can not afford buying new lens but i read that some filters can be used to have telephoto and taking Macro photos.
I have kit lens (18-55), can you pleas let me know which filter is good for me, and whether you use filters or not?
Do you use filters yourself?
can you please share some photos taken using close up filters?


09-21-2007, 04:48 PM
The Canon 500D is very popular. It is supposed to be optically superior to the Canon 500. You can get it in a smaller size, such as would exactly fit your lens, or you can get it up to 77mm and get step up rings to fit all your lenses. Of course, you can't use a hood if you use step up rings. It's about $140 at B&H (plus step up rings), so that's about what you should pay.

09-21-2007, 05:50 PM

kenko extension tubes:

xailo and someone else bought some close up filters recently aswell and got very good results but i can;t find the threads.

09-21-2007, 08:01 PM
Lego is that you??? haven't seen you over at ALpha for a while. I picked up the hoya close-up set it's pretty cool. There are some samples in the "Some D40 Pics" thread.

09-22-2007, 02:12 PM
Thank you all for your reply.
I made some reaserches and I find some kind of cheap lens that i can afford.
Can you please let me know what do you think about these lens and whether you have experience with it?


another question, these lens are not completely match with D40, are they?
i mean for Auto focus.


09-22-2007, 05:16 PM
i would not buy either of those lens'. they don;t AF on a d40 for a start and they aren;t very good lens' either. i suspect an extension tube set or filter will produce results as good as eithe of those lens' for a fraction of the cost.

here are some options:

1. go for cheapest option of a filter or extension tube which will AF.

2 If you are OK with manual focus then spend the money and buy a decent macro lens like the tamron 90mm f2.8 or sigma 50mm f2.8. the tamron can often be found on ebay 2nd hand aswell. (i originally bought my tamron used.)

3. go for the sigma 18-50mm f2.8 HSM Macro lens which gets very good macro shots, (althought not true macro), and then you have an excellent everyday lens to match up with your d40.

4. if macro is really important to you then invest in a good macro lens which will AF on the d40 like the sigma 150mm f2.8 or nikkor 105VR.

5. get a filter for now and wait for sigma to introduce a HSM version of it's lower end macro lens'.