My name is James I live in Australia,
Yesterday i purchased my first camera (yes I am serious I have never owned a camera before) im probably the biggest photography noob you will ever meet but i learn super quick as i work with technology everyday (Telecommunications salesman) anyway I purchased a Nikon D5200 with the standard 18 - 55mm kit lens.
I was experimenting yesterday with various things and I am very interested in Macro photography so I called my local camera store and and enquired about Macro lenses to suit my camera and not surprisingly they were very pricey at around $600-$1000 for different lenses.
Then I stumbled upon these Macro lenses from eBay that basically attach to the end of your standard lens and the are dirt cheap mostly around $30-$40 dollars, I know its too good to be true so does anybody know the pros and cons of these cheaper attachments and will the quality of shots be drastically affected? or would this be a good way to get familiar with this style of photography?