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Macro Lens Alternatives and Attachments


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.