Macro photography: Pana-Leica 45, Oly 60 or Kenko extension tubes?

Started Oct 29, 2012 | Questions thread
OP PdL59 Forum Member • Posts: 61
Re: Macro photography: Pana-Leica 45, Oly 60 or Kenko extension tubes?

Thanks for all valuable feedback! I got a lot of different suggestions to choose from.

I think I will spend some time looking for legacy macro lenses on ebay (or "blocket" as it is called in Sweden) and a corresponding m43-adapter. If I find something which is inexpensive it will be nice to test this path.

Otherwise I might buy extension tubes (Kenko or something cheaper) and use them with my present primes like the Oly 45/1.8 or PL 25/1.4 which I learned from the feedback should be good to use with extension tubes.

Of course I am a bit tempted to buy the Oly 60/2.8 Macro and perhaps the price will come down a bit in 3-4 months, partly for the Macro properties but also for being a really good portrait lens.

Whatever I buy I will be practicing macro photography at home during springtime so I feel comfortable shooting flowers, insects and things like that next summer.

Once again, thanks all for good advice!

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