High-end bridge cameras: Sony RX10, Panasonic FZ1000 etc

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Lovely close ups Mike! What adaptor are you using for the Canon lens please? And what is the focusing distance please? Although I’m loving my RX10MK4, I do miss being able to use a dedicated macro lens, and had no idea your setup was possible! Many thanks!
 
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Thanks Marcia - it one of these: https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-500D-Close-up-Lens-Review.aspx which just screws straight on to the RX10 lens with no vignetting.

The focus distance is very good (relative to a normal macro lens) - I would guess about 60cm although I've never measured it properly. Auto focus works fine and the more focal length you dial in, the more magnification you get so it's quite a useful setup :)
 
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Thanks Marcia - it one of these: https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-500D-Close-up-Lens-Review.aspx which just screws straight on to the RX10 lens with no vignetting.

The focus distance is very good (relative to a normal macro lens) - I would guess about 60cm although I've never measured it properly. Auto focus works fine and the more focal length you dial in, the more magnification you get so it's quite a useful setup :)
By definition (from the lens's name) it's 50cm. Although that's with the camera's lens set to infinity. It should come down a bit if the camera lens is set to its minimum focus distance. I think the Canon 500D is probably the most useful close-up lens for the RX10 III/IV. It's not as powerful as the Marumi 330 and 200 (again, their MFD is in the name) but that makes it easier to use and 2 dioptres is often quite enough. It's also lighter than the Marumis so less strain on the RX10 lens mechanism.
 
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By definition (from the lens's name) it's 50cm. Although that's with the camera's lens set to infinity. It should come down a bit if the camera lens is set to its minimum focus distance. I think the Canon 500D is probably the most useful close-up lens for the RX10 III/IV. It's not as powerful as the Marumi 330 and 200 (again, their MFD is in the name) but that makes it easier to use and 2 dioptres is often quite enough. It's also lighter than the Marumis so less strain on the RX10 lens mechanism.
Good info Jonathan, thanks. I did try other close up lenses and found them too powerful to be used easily so the 500D is a good compromise as you say (y)
 
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