A&P Cheap macro for my 40D?

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  1. kmad86

    kmad86 Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09 OT Supporter

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    I don't know too much about lenses so hopefully you guys can help me out. I need a fairly inexpensive macro lens for my Canon 40D. Any suggestions?
     
  2. NOR*CAL

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    Budget?
     
  3. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    60mm macro
    50mm f2.5 macro
     
  4. Jcolman

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    Screw in close up diopters are cheaper than buying a macro lens. They don't give you the versatility of a macro but they work.
     
  5. nine

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    1. set kit lens to a small aperture
    2. hold DOF preview button and dismount lens
    3. hold the front of the lens on the body's lens mount
    4. move the camera back and forward to find focus
    5. ????
    6. profit
     
  6. g33k

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    take a wide angle lens and mount it in reverse
     
  7. mobbarley

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    I would take an extension tube over diopter filters or a reverse mount.
     
  8. Jcolman

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    Good point. Keep in mind that he's looking for an inexpensive solution. Also, reverse mounts don't give the flexibility of a couple of screw in diopters.
     
  9. ERock

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    I have kenko auto extension tubes

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