I have loved looking at macro photography taken by other people but was unsure if it was something I wanted to invest the money a good macro lens would cost. I looked at some alternatives like reversing your lens or a magnifying filter that screws on to your lens and macro tubes, the lens reversing technique seemed like too much trouble and the magnifying filter meant I would be adding poorer quality glass on the front of my lens so macro tubes seemed the best option to try. Macro tubes do not have glass, they just extend the distance of the lens to the sensor, giving you much closer focusing distances. There are issues with macro tubes as well, you need to get very close to your subject and focusing is an issue even with auto focus tubes but you have these same problems with the cheaper macro lenses.
I have been enjoying my play so far with my budget macro photography and Im always looking for interesting subjects to photograph. The image of the greenfly was taken with my 18-55mm kit lens with macro t
Welcome to my blog. My photography is on a tight budget like so many others out there, but through this blog I hope to show that great photographs can be achieved by all.