I know what you might be thinking. Why replace my dedicated 1:1 macro lens with extension tubes for my 50mm prime? Well here is the thing. I rarely use the full functionality of the lens and I hardly shoot at the 1:1 reproduction ratio anyways. So would I really miss having the lens? Probably not. My idea is to sell the lens and use the money to pickup a set of Kenko AF extension tubes so I can still have the ability to shoot close up objects which is not often. I think I jumped into macro way too soon. I should have just bought extension tubes to begin with to see if macro photography was something I would be interested in before I made that big purchase. I'd then use the rest of the money to buy a compact camera which will most likely be the Sony RX100 Mark 3 so I can have a good camera with me more often and allow me to take more photos. I think this might rekindle the passion I once had for photography. I don't think the RX100 would replace my DSLR but it would be a companion. Good or bad decisoon? I don't know. If it helps to get my mojo back and get me back in the game, then it's a good decision right?