Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Macro
Thread started 29 Jan 2013 (Tuesday) 10:25
Prev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

Cheap Macro Setup

 
mrgooch
Goldmember
mrgooch's Avatar
Joined Dec 2008
Toms River NJ
Jan 29, 2013 10:25 |  #1

What recommendations would you give for an inexpensive camera and lens combo. I am looking for something out of date but still usable. I don't have any specialty just all around use. My price range is the very bottom.



LOG IN TO REPLY
ABbuggin
Junior Member
20 posts
Joined Jan 2013
Jan 29, 2013 13:25 |  #2

I think this is in the wrong section, but I'll give my .2c before its moved. :)


Take a quick look at some of the pictures I've posted. All taken with a 18-55mm kit lens (canon 350D) and some electronic extension tubes. I've had the same body/lens since '06, so I have learned how to use it to its full extent. Grab some used Opteka electronic extension tubes ($50ish) and a whole different world opens. :) BTW, you can use the $10 bare bones extension tubes, but IMO its not worth the hassle.




LOG IN TO REPLY
maverick75
Cream of the Crop
Joined May 2012
Riverside,California
Jan 29, 2013 13:31 |  #3

I have the $6 bare bones ones and they're extremely easy to use, and give great results. It's way better than reversing the lens or adding +1 type filters.

If you want cheap electronic you can usually find these lenses for $5-10, or even free from people who don't want them anymore.

EF 35-80mm for macro.

For body if you dont need high ISO you can go with a 10-20D or (their rebel equivalents)
You can pick them up for $100 or so, I got my 10D for $75 off ebay look at my flickr link below to see it's performance.


- Alex Corona Sony A7, Canon 7DM2/EOS M, Mamiya 645/67
Flickr (external link) - 500px (external link) - Website (external link)- Feedback -Feedback

LOG IN TO REPLY
mrgooch
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
mrgooch's Avatar
Joined Dec 2008
Toms River NJ
Jan 29, 2013 13:39 |  #4

I am really looking for auto focus.



LOG IN TO REPLY
racketman
Cream of the Crop
racketman's Avatar
20,645 posts
Gallery: 12 photos
Joined Oct 2005
Richmond Surrey
Jan 29, 2013 13:56 |  #5

used 40D and efs 60mm. Should work out about $550


Toby
6D, 80D, 100D & Olympus EM-1 MKII
Flickr collections (external link)
Gear

LOG IN TO REPLY

747 views & 0 likes for this thread
Cheap Macro Setup
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Macro


Not a member yet? Click here to register to the forums.
Registered members get all the features: search, following threads, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, settings, view hosted photos, own reviews and more...


AAA

Send feedback to staff    •   Jump to forum...    •   Rules    •   Index    •   New posts    •   RTAT    •   'Best of'    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.4version 1.4
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.00077 for 5 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.01s
Latest registered member was a spammer, and banned as such!
1044 guests, 511 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6106, that happened on Jun 09, 2016