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    I do believe that is the photographic equivalent of "ricer"
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    hey as long as it works
    that's a good idea, i may try it
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    Quote Originally Posted by chanwahyaoh
    I do believe that is the photographic equivalent of "ricer"

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    Wow horrible DOF...and you risk breaking your lens if you want a better DOF.

    I can understand that people always want to save money, but if there's one thing I've learned, in photography, 90% of the time you have to pay big money to get the best results. Not so much when it comes to cars...but even a "budget" 12-24mm lens will still cost you $500. This homemade macro makes me cringe
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    you don't necessarily need $3000 worth of eqipment to take gereat pictures.
    you have to remember that it's still the photographer that composes the picture, and even $5k camera won't help you if you don't know what you're doing. My whole equipment is not worth more than $500 and that includes camera, 2 lenses (1 tele/macro), flash and 2 filters.
    i have pictures that i've taken with a magnifying glass to make it a nice makro
    for what that "home made" lense produces for the small cost, you can spend 20 in PS and crop it to exclude the crappy DOF
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    Well, I'm talking about one lens in particular, not all your gear...I don't think there's any $3000 marco lenses out there

    If something homemade is cheap and it works...go for it...but I really don't like the idea of putting your lens at risk, like this particular article states. Granted, a 50mm f/1.8 is a pretty inexpensive lens, but $100 is $100...why risk it? You can save up and spend around $300 for a decent Sigma macro lens that'll work better and you don't put one of your existing lenses at risk. Hell, I'd even use macro filters before I'd do something like this.
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    for 70 bucks you could get a Kenko extension tube that you can use with the EF 50mm f/1.8 II and it will get you much better results.
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