I am new to macro photography and I have a read dozens of threads and articles about it.
I came upon this:
http://forums.dpreview.com/...ms/readfl ... e=38183928
I have a 550D body and an 18-135 IS kit lens. I can not buy a dedicated macro lens right now so I want to maximize the use of my 18-135 IS kit lens.
Which is the best option:
1--use macro close up lenses/diopters?
which ones? what brand? what "+"?
2--use extension tubes? like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/...acro-Canon-exten ... 0476832818
3--use reversing ring?
I would first start doing inanimate objects e.g. coins, jewels, bolts etc. then flowers, then eventually move on to caterpillars, spiders maybe and of course those flying insects e.g. flies, dragonflies, bugs, bees.
Again I would like to maximize the use of my 18-135 kit lens.
Should I also use a ring flash?
or just an ordinary hot shoe flash?