Close Up Lenses

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Close Up Lenses
4 weeks ago

What is your experience using close-up lenses for macro. I don't have any dedicated macro lenses but I've been getting some decent result using my 14-42II since that lens does have some macro capabilities. But I've been thinking about buying some close-up lenses for my Panasonic 45-150 or my Olympus 45mm 1.8. I've been looking at some Hoyas or Tiffen

I have extension tubes but I don't like the fact that when they are mounted the lens only works well at really close distances. Do close-up lenses work like this? I would love something that can be attached to lens for closeups but if I want to take a non close-up image I don't have to removed it from the lens.
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Bill

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