Handheld Macro for XT-2

Started Nov 1, 2020 | Discussions thread
MPg1 Regular Member • Posts: 292
Re: Handheld Macro for XT-2

Ok you got advice about the very best macto lenses so I will suggest another way to approach the thing. I would try a closeup lens or extension tubes, I personally have a couple of old but nice Nikon closeup doublets, the 3T and 4T and manage to mount them on my 18-55 with a stepdown ring. Cheap items and very light to bring with you. Then I have a couple of meike extension tubes, also very cheap and light. I find them very useful with the 18-55, and you still have af and OIS... I cant say if OIS is any good as  I am more a tripod guy, but you can try for cheap and see.

I also have some nice macro lenses and my current preferred is the 105/2.8 AF Nikkor. If I have a particular macro project I will reach for them, but the closeup lenses and tubes live in my photo bag and are always with me. And I am often surprised by the results I get with that 18-55 lens you already have.

Good luck, Marco

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