Macro lens adapters

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  1. xiangji

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    I wana have a bash at macro photography but I don't want to fork out for an expensive lens just at the moment.

    I've seen the cheap adapters on ebay and was wondering if they give good macro results.

    Has anyone had any experience with them?

    cheers
     
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    About the cheapest good macro filters/diopters/lens attachments are the Raynox brand - a DCR 250 would be a good starting point if you don't want to spend a lot on macro gear at the start.

    Extension tubes (kenko brand are the best) are another option, though I prefer the DCR 250 myself simply as it clips on and off the lens - quickly letting you get back your infinity focus, whilst tubes take a little longer to remove
     
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    lovely I'll take a look :thumbup:
     
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    So with the above extension tubes... I just use them with my canon 50mm 1.8??
     
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    Have you considered a reversal ring?

    Basically a ring that allows to lenses to mounted face to face via their filter threads. You'll be shooting through a lens mounted backwards.
     
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    uuum dunno about them but I already don't like the sound of them lol

    I might jsut save up and see about gettign a canon 100mm macro
     
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    Yes, it fits between the body and the lens. Cheap way to start doing some macro.
     

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