Macro attachments

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  1. neogfx

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    It's not my favorite way to get into macro, but they will work. I prefer extension tubes.
     
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    I am not a huge fan of the filters either but it really depends on what you can spend...

    I would definately look into extension tubes... you can get a single tube for around $60-80 or $160 for the set of three and it will work with any of your lenses... generally the cheapest and easiest way to get into macro shooting is with the Canon 50/1.8 and 20mm kenko tube...

    http://www.adorama.com/CA5018AFU.html

    and

    http://www.adorama.com/MCET12EOS.html

    http://www.adorama.com/MCET25EOS.html

    http://www.adorama.com/KNAETSDEOS.html
     
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    So an extension tube just allows you to plug your existing standard lens straight into the end for a macro equivalent? Does it enable you to use your autofocus and camera TTL meters as normal?
     
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    The extension tubes go between the lens and the body, and just move the rear of the lens further from the film/sensor. It enables you to focus much closer than normal. Autofocus and TTL metering should work fine, but it probably depends on your camera. I use a set of 3 Kenko extension tubes with my Canon 20D and I have AF and metering. AF is really unusable though, because you do lose quite a bit of light with tubes, and the DOF is so shallow, that you really need to manually focus.
     
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    OK, thanks very much for your help guys. I'll have a look at these systems and see which suits me best.
    Thanks again.
     
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    With the Kenko tubes the autofocus on the 20D still works. With another brand the autofocus does not work on the EF lenses.
     

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