Challenge 1 P ro verdict
"Given their low cost, it is easy to overlook the usefulness of close- up filters. They can be fiddly to use as you have to get so close to your subject. However, for garden subjects, they are very capable – as Ian ably demonstrates . His Harpur Crewe close- up is striking and the shallow depth- of- field suits the subject. Using a tripod and Liveview allows Ian to get the precision he needs. With arguably the most challenging close- up accessory mastered, Ian could look forward to the next challenge with confidence."