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Old Apr 10, 2011, 12:45 AM   #1
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Not extensions tubes, not screw on, not bellows, but Macro lens.
What would you recommend for under $150
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 1:22 AM   #2
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If you can find one (they have been discontinued), buy a Phoenix 100 macro. It comes with a matched adaptor to make it 1:1. The lens was sold under a couple of names, Promaster etc. It's lightweight plastic but the optics are excellent and they were under $150 new several years ago.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 5:41 AM   #3
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If you can find one (they have been discontinued), buy a Phoenix 100 macro. It comes with a matched adaptor to make it 1:1. The lens was sold under a couple of names, Promaster etc. It's lightweight plastic but the optics are excellent and they were under $150 new several years ago.
fofa ... Hariets recommendation is a good one, You should find it under several marks all made by Cosina ( Phoenix, Vivitar + several others I don't recall).

There are BTW 2 models one AF and more expensive, and one manual, and the lens AF mechanism is high geared which can put a strain on the AF motor in

the camera, manual focus is preferred by most macro shooters. There's good info on the lens in the link below. ... Jack

http://www.dyxum.com/columns/article...cro_review.asp
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Old Apr 14, 2011, 2:17 PM   #4
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Tamron Sp 90mm macro can be had used for around $150 tops now though it will only be 1/2 if you don't have the tube it was designed to be used with.

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Old Apr 16, 2011, 11:14 AM   #5
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Thanks, I'll have to keep an eye out for those.
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