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09-27-2016, 10:24 PM   #1
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macro lens filter for my 18 - 50 mm lens or 50 - 200 mm lens?

curious what would give me better magnification. I'm assuming the longer focal length lens but I'm not sure and any suggestions on a close up lens would be much appreciated as well

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Might want to look at what Raynox has to offer.

Best option would be a dedicated macro lens, bar none. Often, you can find cheaper ones like the Sigma 105 or the Tamron 90. If your budget allows it, the Pentax 100 WR is awesome!
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Another cheap and effective way would be to reverse-mount something like an M 50mm F2.

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Get a Raynox for the 50-200. You get to keep auto aperture and auto focusing. Raynox 250 will magnify more than Raynox 150

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Another cheap and effective way would be to reverse-mount something like an M 50mm F2.
I actually ordered a reverse mount ring a couple days ago off of ebay for a few bucks. I;ll have to put a little piece of cardboard or something to keep my lens aperture open but aside from that I think ill be able to get some good shots once i figure out a good lighting solution as well. I'm looking into the the close up lens filter because that would let me keep my aperture and control.

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Get a Raynox for the 50-200. You get to keep auto aperture and auto focusing. Raynox 250 will magnify more than Raynox 150
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