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Here's a cheap little macro macro tool which budding macro enthusiasts might be interested in, I've had one on loan over the last few days and it works very well for the money........I'm no way connected with the manufacturer or retailer, but thought I'd give folks the heads up on it as there seem to be regular threads about how beginners can get into macro cheaply.
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look similar to diopters
For about the same price, you can get a set of screw-in (or square) close-up supplementary lenses, which come in (normally) +1, +2 and +3. Each is stronger than the last and they can be used together to add magnification, and is much more flexible than a single high-magnification supplementary lens.
In addition, square ones can fit on any lens you have a holder for.
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I guess that's what it is really, but a x10 one, but the quality is really good for what it is and it even comes with a pouch, lens cloth and cleaning fluid.......I was surprised at how well it worked. Don't get me wrong it isn't a patch on my dedicated macro lenses, but it does work and it does give acceptable results especially when used with a flash or in good light. As I said a cheap way for a beginner to get into macro without busting the bank balance.
I have a set of close-up lenses. I think I've used them once or twice. The quality is not great - but I knew that would be the case, which is why I didn't pay much for them!
The cheapest close-up tool that I know is a coupling ring that allows an additional lens to be attached, the wrong way round, to the front of the taking lens. Just a couple of quid.
Yep, and if you really are cheap, you can make one by attaching 2 Cokin rings (wide flange ones) back to back. I made one by drilling 3 holes and bolting them together - 2x52mm ones to fit the front of my NA/I manual lenses.
But then you would need to buy a drill!
Quote: But then you would need to buy a drill!
Indeed - something I don't even own!
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