Something between Macro and Reverse Macro?

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  1. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't want to spend the money on a true macro lens (600, right?), but reverse macro is very limiting, being that I can only be a certain distance from the subject...and DOF is uncontrollable.

    Is there something $200 or under that will help with extreme closeup capabilities?

    Here's what I've seen:
    -Extension tubes, 10 bucks a set on ebay
    -Canon EF12 - $60ish.

    Any other ideas? Has anyone tried these?
     
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    Closeup filter or extension tubes. The latter will prevent your lens from working at infinity while mounted but increases the near focus distance.
     
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    soylentgreen TPF Noob!

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    There is the venerable EF 50 f/3.5 Macro. An older model bust still very capable. Just lacks the USM and internal focusing.
     

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