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18-55mm lens....raynox dcr 250 and extension tubes ?

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    wattley
    wattley  4 United Kingdom
    28 Feb 2010 - 10:22 AM

    Would this combination get reasonable macro shots.I`ve just bought a Canon 450d,can`t really afford a good macro lens just yet,but need something to get some decent shots this summer.Someone mentioned this raynox thing,just wondered if it would work with extension tubes aswell.
    cheers
    kath

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    wattley
    wattley  4 United Kingdom
    28 Feb 2010 - 10:23 AM

    Getting caried away here,it`s a 400d..Tongue

    cameracat
    cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
    28 Feb 2010 - 12:36 PM

    I would try your 18-55mm lens with the extension tubes, Before adding anything else into the mix.

    Or if you don't have extension tubes yet, Try the reverse mounting technique, All you need is the reverse mount adapter.

    For budget macro projects, Tubes or reverse mount are a good introduction to macro, Without the expense of a true macro lens.

    That said there is nothing to compare with a dedicated macro lens, Once you get serious about macro.

    NikLG
    NikLG  91736 forum posts England
    28 Feb 2010 - 9:47 PM

    I use extension tubes on my 50mm 1.8 ( Nikon gear.. ). I have tried them on a mid zoom ( 18-70 ) and don't them too useful on that. They do work, but not as well as the fast ( ish ) prime.
    They are relatively cheap to pick up though, so may be worth a try....

    discreetphoton
    discreetphoton Site Moderator 93453 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
    28 Feb 2010 - 10:50 PM

    Remember that extension tubes are useless on wide angle lenses, and this is the one area where the close-up lenses are useful. If you are going to try tubes, use them at the 55mm end.

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