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Converters, adapters and extension tubes All those lens accessories that get in between the lens and the camera.

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What to get,no money etc.

I can't afford one of those nice macro lenses but i've looked at extension tubes and those screw on lenses but not sure which would be best to get me up a bit closer,i'll be using my 40-150 kit lens any advice gratefully received.
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Re: What to get,no money etc.

Keep your eye open on E-bay for one of these in a 58 mm thread, they are a double element apo filter and give astounding results, I use one on my m40-150mm instead of my Macro lens quite often.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SIGMA-52mm...item19f272376e

A few pics taken with it attached to the m40-150mm.







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Re: What to get,no money etc.

Wow thanks Paul that looks amazing i'll keep a look out.
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Re: What to get,no money etc.

Another good option is the Raynox 250. It gives pretty good IQ I think. I'm sure it would work very well on your 40-150.

http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/dcr/...exdcr250eg.htm

In fact, I have one in pristine condition that I might be persuaded to sell....
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I still have a set of Hoya "Close-up" lenses, that work quite well.

We are not talking Zuiko 50mm f/2 quality, but keep the subject in the middle of the lens and they are acceptably sharp.
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Re: What to get,no money etc.

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Another good option is the Raynox 250. It gives pretty good IQ I think. I'm sure it would work very well on your 40-150.

http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/dcr/...exdcr250eg.htm

In fact, I have one in pristine condition that I might be persuaded to sell....
These look good,i can't seem to find a 58mm adaptor ring they do a 37mm which would fit on the 14-42mm i wonder if this would give a good macro image.
Actually i might have got this wrong will the 250 fit without any adaptor.
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I still have a set of Hoya "Close-up" lenses, that work quite well.

We are not talking Zuiko 50mm f/2 quality, but keep the subject in the middle of the lens and they are acceptably sharp.
I'am going to check out the Hoya ones as well, thanks.
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Re: What to get,no money etc.

Andy, have sent a PM with a link which may give additional food for thought.
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Re: What to get,no money etc.

Pdk42, whats the cost of the Raynox clip on lenses ?
I quite like the idea of one of the wide angle converters, a lot cheaper than buying a special lense for something I would only use now and then
but on my 17-45mm it would give me that bit more f.o.v on the odd time I need it without taking up any room or adding weight to my bag
has anyone used one if so whats the IQ like
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