Macro and Macro adaptor


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ykia

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Depends on your budget, how often you're going to shoot macro & how small is the subject.

If you have a limited budget and are only going to try out macro a few times a year and the subject is about butterfly sized, then stick to the adaptor. Otherwise, invest in an entry level macro lens like the 3rd party 90mm lenses.
 

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Depends on your budget, how often you're going to shoot macro & how small is the subject.

If you have a limited budget and are only going to try out macro a few times a year and the subject is about butterfly sized, then stick to the adaptor. Otherwise, invest in an entry level macro lens like the 3rd party 90mm lenses.

budjet is not a issue , just wanna ask around for those pro macro.. I've seen tchuanye website it was excellent and was dreaming to take a shot like that..He was using just macro adaptor n simple DIY flash diffuser.
 

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Don't know how much are Nikon lenses or adaptors.

For Canon, the screw-on lens adaptor (500D, 77mm thread) is about $300, the 100mm F/2.8 Macro lens is about $700 and the 180mm F/3.5 lens is above $2000.

For flash, if you have a shoe mounted flash, a simple white bounce card taped above will do quite nicely, or you could get the Macro Ring flash which will set you back about $800.

Since budget is no issue to you, get the lens & a ring flash.
 

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budjet is not a issue , just wanna ask around for those pro macro.. I've seen tchuanye website it was excellent and was dreaming to take a shot like that..He was using just macro adaptor n simple DIY flash diffuser.
budget not an issue? get the true 1:1 macro lens... not the macro adaptor or close up filters...
 

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A true macro lens will definitely be able to produce better image than a macro adapter. Try for a Tamron 90mm if you are not willing to spend too much. A second hand will cost you about $450?
 

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my advice is to start out with some extension tubes. these are quite cheap. a kenko set is going for about 100usd on ebay.

and then of course you'll need a flash. you dont need a fancy ring flash, just get a speedlite... i've seen some amazing macro shots where a person taped a tube to his speedlite so it gave a spotlight effect on the subject, was very new and interesting way of doing it. and then there's the option of just using a bounce card too

once you decide to buy a dedicated macro lens... stack it with the extension tubes for greater magnification.

i'd stay away from adaptors... i dont think the quality is quite as good.
 

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Go for the Tamron 90mm f2.8 if you have about 500 - 600+ to spare. And if you have more than 1.2k to spare, go for the Nikon 105VR
 

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