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Macro extension tubes and diy reverse mount

dprworld

Minneapolis, US
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dprworld Registered since 28th Feb 2013
Tue 12-Mar-13 04:45 PM

Hello Nikonians!

I'm looking for some thrifty solutions to break into macro photography and I thought I'd bounce some ideas at the experts here first.

I see 4 options here, 3 really though the last is intriguing.

1. Extension tubes. I saw these macro extension tubes (Item #14235043 at overstock.com) and thought this might be a good place to start with a very small investment. I'm sure there are better products and I'm all ears at this point. Can extension tubes give a decent glimpse into macro? (Just for reference, I currently have a d7000 with Nikon 35mm & 50mm prime f/1.8)

2. Buy a new/used macro or rent one. This is the obvious path but I'm still searching out other areas of photography and don't want to invest too much money into one area before I'm sure it's for me. That Nikon 105mm micro f/2.8G looks truly amazing. Rental may be the way to go.

3. Find someone locally here in the Twin Cites (Mpls/St. Paul MN) who would be will to show me the ropes, but I don't really know of any. I did join the Twin City Photography group so I might eventually run into someone.

4. DIY reverse mount. I found this article and it looks a bit dangerous but the sample pics are amazing. http://photo.tutsplus.com/articles/hardware/a-poor-mans-guide-to-budget-macro-photography/

Thank you for any input,
David P. Randall

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