1) take a 50mm lens. reverse it and hold it to your lens mount. - cost: free
2)take a cheapo sigma (macro) zoom lens, the **** sort that really doens't do macro but about 1:2.5 and attach a 2x converter on it.
- cost: if you have the stuff this should be free too. If not, a 2x converter is useful. the lens can be bought and sold 2nd hand according to project.
3)Get an extension tube - you lose infinity focus, difficult to reconcile with the rest of your setup. -cost: about $30 - 50
personally my favourite approaches are 2 followed by 1, with 3 being the last.
otherwise, just get a macro lens and be happy with the incredibly sharp images it will produce.
well, can someone explain the concept of this guy DIY method?
a 50mm is still need for his project..so actually he just use a pringle can to increase the distance from lense to camera. Is this distance help to make us possible to go near to the object?
By able to go nearer to the object, so the object is bigger right?