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GREAT for the low-cost alternative to high end macro lenses.
on October 18, 2015
I recently purchased a Sony A6000 digital camera. I do primarily product photography for online vintage products. I also have an interest in outdoor macro photography.
With all of the cost in a new camera, the two lens kit + the 35mm 1.8 lenses I purchased, I needed a macro lens for those ocassional close ups of markings on pottery, silverware, and other details that prime or zoom lenses won't pick up. I considered the Sony 35mm macro at $250, but would prefer a longer focal length of 60+ so that if using for nature macro, I won't disturb the insect by getting so close.
In comes this inexpensive Opteka close up attachment. It did a good job for my needs, though it is by no means a high end lens. I used it recently on my Sony 35mm 1.8 prime lens just to experiment on some nature photography. These were all handheld in auto mode.