cheaper macro lens instead of $1000 Nikon

Started Jul 16, 2013 | Questions thread
OP HappyPooPants Forum Member • Posts: 61
Re: cheaper macro lens instead of $1000 Nikon

D Cox wrote:

You don't want to be shining bright lights or flash at a new baby.

I suggest using a close-up lens (Raynox or similar) on a standard lens, as this avoids the big loss of light given by a macro lens or by extension tubes. You also retain auto-focus and stabilisation.

(A macro lens is basically a lens with built-in extension tubes.)

yeah I was worried it 2.8 would be good enough for indoor shots without a flash.
I'm looking into the Raynox as they're fairly cheap and have seen some good shots with this..
but i've also seen some bad ones.. I'm going to try and test one in a shop.

since it's just like a magnify glass, i'm worried i will lose quality.. 
but it seems ;

-extension tube - lose light and some qaulity

-filter - lose quality.

do you think putting this on a 50 1.8 would be ok? As I don't believe I will be able to focus any closer, or am I not understanding this right?
Thanks again!

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