cheaper macro lens instead of $1000 Nikon

Started Jul 16, 2013 | Questions thread
Cliff Fujii
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Re: cheaper macro lens instead of $1000 Nikon
In reply to HappyPooPants, Jul 30, 2013

I'm glad to hear that you are happy with the Raynox.  Reversing a normal lens is an old way to get macro performance out of lenses that were not designed to be Macro Focus lens.  I used to reverse my 50mm f/1.4 Ai on my Nikon F2AS in the 70's.  It works great and Nikon even makes a reversing ring to allow this.  I was told that the rear element is pretty tough especially those with a coating on them.  It's just for $40, you can have a great macro lens.

Good luck with your gear.

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