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The term “Macro” photography has come to mean many things through time, such as very close-up images, life size representations of subjects, or photography of magnified subjects.
In reality, macro means something very specific and relates to only a small percentage of ideas associated with it. True macro gear is always found to quite expensive if not very expensive. As the saying goes, you only get what you pay for.
By learning the ins and outs of macro photography and having made a serious commitment including financial “it is like entering a totally new world”.
If you just want to put your toes into this, as a very economic test, can I suggest you consider a couple of close up rings which will screw on to the front of the lens.
Keep on clickin. John