Extension Tube or Macro Lens?

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
KM Legacy Senior Member • Posts: 1,955
Re: Extension Tube or Macro Lens?

Macro lenses are corrected for close-up work, unlike normal 50mm lenses. Also, with a macro you can focus from infinity to 1:2 (1:1 with some lenses), whereas once your extension tube is mounted on a normal lens, you are locked into a specific close range. Macro lenses are excellent general-purpose lenses unless you really need the high speed of "normal" lenses; they are usually among the sharpest lenses in any mfr's line.

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