Cost-effective Ways to Get Macro on Micro Four Thirds

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zucchiniboy Regular Member • Posts: 110
Cost-effective Ways to Get Macro on Micro Four Thirds

Hi all,

I could use your collective help here. I want to get a little bit more into macro photography, specifically for some gardening that I'm doing, and wanted your opinions. My lens list is below - right now my lenses range from 0.11x to 0.24x in magnification, and I'm usually using my 45mm 1.8 (0.11x) to take these shots, like this one:

I want to have some more options for macro without shelling out big bucks, so here's what I've come up with so far:

Get a 37mm close up filter for 10 bucks and stick it on my 45mm f/1.8.
Get a 58mm close up filter set for 10 bucks and stick it on my 40-150mm

Get a Nikon 55mm f/2.8 or f/3.5 AIS for around $75-$125 bucks and use it with my Nikon - m43 adapter.

Get a Nikon 60mm f/2.8D for around $200 and use it with my Nikon adapter. Added bonus would be autofocus with my Nikon D200.
Keep using my current lenses and crop.

Any thoughts, additions, edits, or other comments?


 zucchiniboy's gear list:zucchiniboy's gear list
Nikon D200 Nikon D700 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D +9 more
Nikon D200
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