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Extension Tube vs. macro lens

 
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Apr 05, 2010 18:41 |  #16

Do you already have a flash?

Lyndon Chen wrote in post #9936666 (external link)
Tubes do cost you image quality.

you're the first person i've ever heard say that...i don't see why they would since there are no more elements added, just air


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Apr 05, 2010 18:47 |  #17

Get a used macro lens, it'll be worth the investment. We take a few ring shots at every wedding, the 100mm macro USM (non-IS) is a real gem.


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Apr 05, 2010 22:26 |  #18

DreDaze wrote in post #9939371 (external link)
Do you already have a flash?

Yes, have a flash -- Speedlite 430 EXII.


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Apr 05, 2010 22:50 |  #19

DreDaze wrote in post #9939371 (external link)
you're the first person i've ever heard say that...i don't see why they would since there are no more elements added, just air

Read the article I linked to in post #10, it explains why.


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Apr 05, 2010 23:17 |  #20
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I recently bought a set of tubes AND a macro.
I would get the Macro lens, it allows a bit of working distance and convenience .
With the Macro AND tubes, that is when Macro work really shines.

When I first got my 100 2.8 macro I was a bit disappointed at not being able to get close enough to ants and waterdrops, but with the tubes everything is now a lot better.

Just make sure you use a flash, because you do lose quite a bit of light with those tubes.
the only problem I run into is it's EXTREMELY hard to hold still at 1:1 magnification and beyond.


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