cheap occasional macro option with EOSD550 and Tamron 18-200?

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by carsten_wolff, Jun 12, 2021.

  1. Who has experience using this Tamron lens on a crop sensor EOS? A good friend only has this combo and wants to do strong closeups (near ~1:1) on a very limited budget. I wasn't sure if I should recommend extension tubes or macro-diopters for this lens. I was quietly thinking: May be get an old (even-MF) macro lens instead... Before you ask: No, he hasn't got any prime lenses. He lives 700 miles from the nearest camera shop in the Australian Outback. May be I just mail him an old +2 diopter I have.
     
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  2. Actually the diopter option is pretty good.

    No exposure compensation is needed, though that's not really a problem these days, and the quality can be good enough for government work.

    Here's part of an old Modern Photography article:
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