Do we need a real macro lens for shooting macros? No.
Can we shoot macros on a budget? Yes.
I bought some closeup lenses so that you don’t have to. I shot some macros for this month’s abstract challenge and I used closeup lenses for them.
In this video, I compare them to my set of macro tubes that I tested previously in these two videos:
“How much macro will I get with extension tubes?”:
“Shooting moss with macro tubes”:
“Black & white conversion in Lightroom”:
You can find some of the photos I made on
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Music: March of the Spoons Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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