Im currently using a 100mm 1:1 macro lens. Am thinking of getting a bigger magnification for insect shots, so was thinking which of the options above will be better?
I noticed that most people prefers using close up filters to increase magnification of their lenses for macro photography, can i know whats the advantage?
Among the 3 options, i thought that close up filters would be the worse, as the glass degrades IQ.
Using bellows = no degrading in IQ as there's no glass element right? So isnt this option better than using a filter?
For TC, while the glass degrades IQ, the TC has (as i understand) the advantage of maintaining the same focusing distance while increasing the magnification.
So with regards to the advantage offered by bellows and TCs, why is it that most people still prefers filters? Any reasons?