Macro lens or extension tubes?

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PhotographicPhil
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Macro lens or extension tubes?
Jan 7, 2010

I'm starting to dabble with a bit of macro photography. I am using a 30D with an old 28 - 80mm (originally sold with an EOS 100 film camera) and a set of three extension rings.

If I was to buy a dedicated macro lens such as an EFS 60mm macro, do you think the image quality would justify the expense? I have no doubt that the quality would indeed be better, but would it be that significant? Any advise would be appreciated.

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