|Hi Paul and thanks a lot for you very nice comments, my friend!
It's nice to hear you are thinking of expanding your field...macros are definitely something special :) I think you'll love it!
I've seen some of your latest photos are taken with the Sigma 70-300. Do you own that lens? Because if you do, it's a good starting point. What you could do (something i've been thinking about a lot recently) is purchase the Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG (12, 20 & 36mm Tubes). They help by reducing the minimal focusing distance and considering that the lens has a regular maximum magnification of 1:2...i'm thinking you'll get some pretty cool results :)
And it's definitely not an expensive option. Plus it's one with a very high versatility - you get one lens with some rings and a lot options in terms of minimal focusing distances and magnifications :)
What do you think about this? I would give it a try with a less-expensive option, and if you're really into it afterwards, you can always by a 100% macro lens later.
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