Convert my lenses to Macro - CANON

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by matteusclement, Apr 3, 2012.

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    matteusclement

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    I need to allow my current lenses to shoot macro. Is there an attachment for that? I do NOT need auto focus as it is for video. What kind of part would I need to do that?
    I have a canon 50mm 1.8 and a sigma 30mm 1.4
     
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    fitshaced

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    Kenko extension tubes
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Raynox Macro Adapters do a surprising job. Just make sure to select the correct one for your lens focal length.
     
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    matteusclement

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    i don't follow. what do you mean?
     
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    There are two ways to go

    (1) extension tubes, these are just hollow tubs with lens mounts that go between the lens and body

    (2) screw-on diopters. These look and work like filters. More like "reading glasses" Both Canon and Nikon make good version of this and either brand works on either camera. Many others make them too but the Canon or nikon brand is the best
     
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    Vudoo

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    If you don't need true macro, but just close-up then I would recommend the Canon 500D close-up lens to convert your existing lenses.

    By the way, which Victoria are you in?
     
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    matteusclement

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    I have a canon t2i I am using.
    VIctoria, BC, Canada.

    I think I am going to look at the tubes first.
     
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    I can definitely recommend kenko tubes, they work great with the 50 1.8. I took the following with the above on the 500D body (t1i) :)

    Flower Macro Photography
     
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