Extension Tube or Macro Lens?

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Letsgokoulos Senior Member • Posts: 2,165
Re: Extension Tube or Macro Lens?

GaryR60 wrote:

These aren't particularly sharp, but they're not all that bad, either. After further research, though, I have decided against extension tubes and I am still debating the merits of getting a legacy macro lens versus getting a 2-element close-up lens. Since the prices can, in some cases, be about the same, the issue is one of quality.

Just a few examples below :

Close-up lenses :

Sony E 18-200mm f4.5-5.6 + Marumi DHG 330 (+3)

Sony E 50mm f2.8 + Marumi HDG 200 (+5)

Minolta MC Rokkor-PG 50mm f1.4 + Raynox DCR-250

Dedicated macro lenses :

Vivitar 100mm f3.5 Macro (1:2)

Kiron 105mm f2.8 Macro (1:1)

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