I got my Christmas present early (against my husband's desires). I bought a set of Kenko extension tubes. I've wanted true macro abilities, but without the price tag. This is a pretty good option. I used all three tubes stacked on my 50mm lens and focused about half an inch from the objects. That is one of the drawbacks, I guess. But, I don't know the normal focus distance for macro stuff...so maybe this is OK.
Any how, here are my first attempts.
1) 0.5 sec f/16 400
2) 0.5 sec f/22 400
3) 0.5 sec f/22 400
4) 0.8 sec f/22 250
This is the set I have: http://www.amazon.com/Kenko-Auto-Ext...2892616&sr=8-1
Very pretty, and that looks like a great set of stackers. I wonder how much more detail I could get out of insects using those PLUS my macro converter that I already use--wow I am excited to think about it! LOL
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