Do I really need a macro lens?

Started Apr 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Do I really need a macro lens?
Apr 23, 2012

I'd appreciate some advice on this subject. I'm new to macro work and have some extension tubes that seem to produce pretty good macro images. The question is: what are the advantages of a true macro lens over extension tubes and will I see a marked difference in image quality?
Chris

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