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 Post subject: Macro options...
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:53 pm 
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I'll start by saying I don't want to buy a macro lens because I'd have to lug around a 3rd lens in my backpack on long dayhikes. I carry an 18-55 kit lens mounted, and a 75-300mm macro lens packed away. I want a lightweight option to give me a little more macro ability when I find an unusual insect or flower. The lightest option would be a Raynox DCR-250, which just snaps onto the end of any lens. Most people give it very high remarks and it costs around $80. The cheapest option is extension tubes. I know you lose AF, which I don't care about because you'd be doing MF in macro anyway. But I have read a few people say their SLT cameras refused to function with extension tubes. Anyone here ever come across that? I'm open to suggestions so I'm hoping someone here has some experience with this. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Macro options...
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:01 am 
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Assuming your particular camera model has a "Release w/o lens" menu option (some models do, some don't), I see no reason why it wouldn't work (in full manual, obviously. i.e. not only no AF, but no IS, no electronic aperture control, etc.).

Conversely, if your camera does not have that option, I can see why it wouldn't work - Mark


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