Cheap Macro: Tubes, Adapter or Legacy Lens?

Started Jul 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
jalywol Veteran Member • Posts: 9,284
Re: Cheap Macro: Tubes, Adapter or Legacy Lens?

jeffharris wrote:

jalywol wrote:

KirillM wrote:

I'd like to get some cheap macro going with my OM-D. I have the 14-42 II, 40-150 and 20mm lenses (as well as Canon 50mm 1.8 FD and Canon adapter).

Should I go with MCON-P1 (to use with 14-42 & 40-150)

Extension tubes (Kenko, or similar)

or a legacy macro lens, such as Canon 50mm f3.5 FD?


There have been a LOT of threads on this in the past couple of months. Here are links to a few to get you might want to use the search function to find more, too:

Buy a manual macro lens and adapt.

For what you'd spend on extension tubes, you could buy a very good lens like a Nikon 55mm f2.8 AI-S.

I actually have, and love, my Nikon 55mm f3.5, and use it all the time.  However, the cheap extension tubes which I bought this year (Fotga, about $50) that allow the use of native M43 lenses and retain AF and metering, have given me absolutely terrific results on my zooms, and are really a whole LOT of fun to use.  I have no hesitation about recommending either (or both) options.....


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