Wanting to take macro shots

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  1. lkWinnipesaukee

    lkWinnipesaukee TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys,

    I was thinking of purchasing a Canon EF 50mm 1.8 (or at least I think that's what it is). However, I want to do some macro shots as well. How would the quality of the pictures be if I cheaped-out and got an extension for that lens? The (closely) similar lens, except with the macro feature is about $250...


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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The 50mm F1.8 with extension tubes would be a very good combination for macro. Extension tubes don't add any glass, so they don't really affect image quality they way a teleconvertor does.
     

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