What are you using for macro photography?

Started Jun 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
The Big One
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Re: What are you using for macro photography?
In reply to Nate8833, Jun 12, 2013

I don't do much macro, so I didn't want to spend money on a dedicated lens.  I currently use extension tubes (the ones with metal mounts which pass through electronic signals plus aperture) on my Sigma 50-150.  If I want crazy magnifications I will reverse mount a 50/1.4 AIS on the front of the Sigma.

Image quality is not as good as with a dedicated macro lens, but it does the job, and cost me $70 (for the tubes) + $2 (for the reverse ring).  I already had the 50mm.

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