Macro photography does not demand that you always use expensive lenses; though using a dedicated macro lens can make your work easier. All you need is your basic camera with its kit lens and some additional equipment. Capturing true macro images can be difficult and challenging because at higher magnifications, depth of field gets very shallow and lighting the subject becomes an issue. At the same time, macro photography is very satisfying.
If you are on a limited budget, and cannot afford a dedicated macro lens, one way to achieve higher magnification is to attach a close-up filter to your lens. These are available in various strengths. I personally use Raynox DCR 150/250 close-up filter attachment to my kit lens or a medium telephoto lens. Raynox close-up attachments come with several attachment rings from 52 mm – 67 mm.
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