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Re: Macro lens or attachments to make my current lenses go macro?
« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2013, 05:37:35 PM »
I can't afford a true macro right now, so this is what I use for now: 55mm of cheap Chinese tubes (6$) and 30$ russian Industar 50-2 f3.5 (which is the smallest 50 I've ever seen) and chiped m42-EOS adapter (9$).

~100% crop


shot at f16 with of camera flash, iso 200. Basic sharpening and PP in LR.
Don't know how it compares with real macro lens but for the price seems like a great deal to me.
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Re: Macro lens or attachments to make my current lenses go macro?
« Reply #61 on: June 14, 2013, 03:04:18 PM »
I want to thank you all again for the lively debate and good advice.  I was at my local shop yesterday looking for a smaller shoulder bag and had extra time so played around with the three options - tubes, close ups...and the 100mm 2.8L ...

And yeah, I can definitely say that the 100L made me wish I had extra $$$ in my account!!!!

Test shots in the camera store.  Fun!  I just picked up a backup body, so not till later in the season, but by august I think this lens will be in my bag....thanks again!
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Re: Macro lens or attachments to make my current lenses go macro?
« Reply #62 on: June 14, 2013, 03:51:53 PM »
I'm still in love with my 100 2.8L IS


Such a versatile and sharp lens.
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Re: Macro lens or attachments to make my current lenses go macro?
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