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Old Apr 18, 2012, 10:21 AM   #21
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nevermind... found my answer... macro tubes allow some macro functionality out of non-macro lenses, this explained it pretty plainly;

http://www.shutterfreaks.com/Tips/ExtensionTube.htm
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 10:34 AM   #22
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Tubes are an excellent way to get closer than a lens will focus on its' own. I have been using the Olympus EX25 tube with my DSLR tele zooms for a long time shooting closeups. It's why I have been hoping to see such a tube from someone to use with my E-P3 and 75-300, and Kenko answered the call with two fully compatible tubes that are supposed to be available some time this month. As soon as I see them somewhere like B&H or Amazon, I'll be buying, probably both of them.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 8:26 AM   #23
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Thanks. Do you know a source that has an auto extension tube for the E-PL2?
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if you go the manual focus lens plus adapter route you might consider these macro tubes

http://www.rainbowimaging.biz/shop/p...id_product=484

I am thinking about getting these myself but don't fully understand macro photography just yet. I am confused as to whether I still need a macro lens if I use the tubes, seems from what I have read the tubes can turn any lens into a macro lens but I am not sure if this is true or if you really need a macro lens plus tubes?
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James........ the EX-25 with your FT adapter or wait on the Kenko devices, any of the eStores.
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Thank you Bob. No FT adaptor yet. I'm undecided at present. Perhaps the best move would be to wait for the Kenko adaptors to come out.
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