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    hi.

    i got a question here.
    for lens like 38-76mm, what can it be used for?

    if i wanna take macro shots ( for eg like insects..), what type of lens shd i go for? budget constraint though.

    thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by attitudee02 View Post
    hi.

    i got a question here.
    for lens like 38-76mm, what can it be used for?

    if i wanna take macro shots ( for eg like insects..), what type of lens shd i go for? budget constraint though.

    thx
    If you want to take macro shots, you need a macro lens. If on a tight budget, a macro converter like Raynox, or close up filters will be the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    If you want to take macro shots, you need a macro lens. If on a tight budget, a macro converter like Raynox, or close up filters will be the way to go.


    also if you want macro shots, there is a way
    which is to reverse your lens :P ~
    correct me if i am wrong, coz i heard this from somewhere before, but hasnt try it :P ~
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    Quote Originally Posted by axis90x View Post


    also if you want macro shots, there is a way
    which is to reverse your lens :P ~
    correct me if i am wrong, coz i heard this from somewhere before, but hasnt try it :P ~
    Reverse your 50/1.8. Make sure it is older lens with aperture ring. It is easier done if you buy a reverse lens mount adapter.

    Or your can reverse mount the 50/1.8 to a macro lens to go super close, to get super magnification.

    Downside? clean freaks will die here, coz you are exposing rear element to open air (aka dust).

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    Quote Originally Posted by attitudee02 View Post
    hi.

    i got a question here.
    for lens like 38-76mm, what can it be used for?

    if i wanna take macro shots ( for eg like insects..), what type of lens shd i go for? budget constraint though.

    thx
    38-76mm?? - tats a mid range zoom lens.. it can be used for anything if u know hw to use it.
    tats said, its neither wide or mid tele.. i will forsake it and look elsewhere..

    For macro, u shd get a dedicated macro lens that render 1:1 life size images (reproduction ratio), if nt like DD123 suggested, get a close up filter in the likes of Raynox..

    There's other alternatives as well in extension tubes, reverse lens etc..

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    how much does a macro lens cost? second hand. approx?

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    Quote Originally Posted by attitudee02 View Post
    how much does a macro lens cost? second hand. approx?
    Can look for yourself in the buy and sell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by attitudee02 View Post
    how much does a macro lens cost? second hand. approx?
    There is more than one macro lens. Please specify focal length at least. Best to read up before you even ask about prices.
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    [QUOTE=daredevil123;6251341Downside? clean freaks will die here, coz you are exposing rear element to open air (aka dust).[/QUOTE]
    Or better: turn the object into a shapeless organic smudge at the rear element
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