A few years ago, when I was shooting Canon, I rented a 100 f2.8 macro lens to take on a vacation to Palm Springs, CA. To say that it was hard sending that lens back is an understatement. Not only does it shoot beautiful macro images, but, it is also a pretty darn good portrait lens. I couldn’t see spending the money at the time on the lens and now that I’ve switched to Nikon, I have a few other pieces of gear on my wishlist, so the Nikon version will remain at #3 for a while!
Recently, I read about a fun, inexpensive little gadget that I just had to try out. Its called a macro filter. It is a collection of pieces with different curvatures that act like a macro lens that attaches to a regular lens: ALL FOR LESS THAN $16!!! A savings of about $1000 over a real macro lens. You can find the exact set that I bought HERE.
Now, don’t get me wrong, it in NO WAY replaces the beautiful macro lens that I drool over, but, my macro filters sure have produced some lovely images for me. Here are a few samples.
And, just for fun!
So the next time you want to get creative with your photography and don’t have a lot of money to spend, try some macro filters!!