these are my abandoned macros. I started macro photography with a set of macro extension tubes, a kit lens and a 35mm manual lens.

The truth is, it was a great first look into the field of macro photography and quite cheap as well. Below I’ll list affiliate links to the equipment I used for the photos in the following gallery:

Automatic Macro Extension Tubes for Micro Four Thirds mount:

Panasonic Lumix GX9 with Kit Lens 14-140mm:

Meike 35mm manual lens for Micro Four Thirds mount:

Kit Lens 14-140mm Stand alone:

I got really good results, given a bright natural light and a relatively calm and cooperative subject. As soon as the light got weaker or the subject moved without telling me upfront, I had to raise the ISO level resulting in either blurry or grainy images.

So, if you want to start with macro photography without knowing for sure, that you’ll stick with it, this is probably the simpliest and one of the most cost effective solutions.

BTW.: The extension tubes help me achieve a 2x magnification even with the new macro lens from olympus. So there was no money lost at all.

By now I invested into a macro ringlight/-flash and my new favourite lens, a olympus 60mm macro. You’ll see the results here shortly.