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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
 

daredevil123

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#2
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.
 

axis90x

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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.
:thumbsup:

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 ~
 

daredevil123

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:thumbsup:

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).
 

Numnumball

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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
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..

HTH :)
 

Apr 12, 2010
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how much does a macro lens cost? second hand. approx?
 

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