Close-up Filter or Extension Tubes ?

Started Nov 17, 2017 | Questions thread
TheBlackGrouse Senior Member • Posts: 2,480
Re: Close-up Filter or Extension Tubes ?

Ah, you have a Voigtlander

Not answering your question directly, but I did try extension tubes and decided to buy the Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS instead.

Why? It's all about perspective. The Canon 100-400 II that I have is famous for its minimum focus distance, but Dragonflies at 1 meter look like ones that are preserved by a drunk. The perspective is not right, other photographers must see it too but I seldom hear about it.

If you are serious about macro, buy that Canon, it is ridiculously good: sharp, fantastic colors, smooth bokeh (and lightweight). In the Zoo it's the only lens I carry.

Of course, for perspective other macro lenses will work too.

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