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Macro Lens Alternatives and Attachments

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There are some cheap alternatives to using expensive macro lenses which are discussed here. They can also be used with macro lenses to increase the magnification of a macro lens.

Getting professional quality macro photographs using your existing equipment for about $20 can be invigorating. You get do to something for cheap that you thought would cost you a lot of money! I remember using my first lens to lens stacking filter attachment. There were incredible size images! Suddenly no insect was safe; all insects found were subjected to having their picture taken! Minuscule small flowers that normally don’t make good photographs like a single violet filled my whole viewfinder and suddenly had my full attention! For $15! There is a real beauty in small natural objects we normally miss as we go about our busy lives.

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