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post #8 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2013, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by houseofcards View Post
The filter could be a good alternative if the budget is very thin, but I think you'll be disappointed if you think your going to get the same magnification and the same sharpness as you would from a macro lens. Once you start to get really close the quality suffer greatly.
I certainly wouldn't expect it to be the same quality; especially not for $10.

Still, it might be fun to play around with while I look for a deal on a used nice lens. It seems the lenses everyone recommends are more in my budget when they are used.

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