Foreword
Macro
Bellows
Extension tubes
Macro filters
Macro lenses
Reverse ring
LED ringflash
Sliderrail
Tripods
Barndoors
Beautydish
Light modifiers
Reflectors
Reflectors, std
Snoots
Homemade gel
Softboxes
Speedlight gels
Umbrellas
Umbrellas, white
Umbrellas, silver
Umbrellas, golden
Backgrounds
Cameras
My studio
Flashmeters
Night photography
Stands
Studio strobes
https://photography.webpages.dk/


Macro lenses
Talking macro photography, the best way is still a dedicated macro lens.
Macro lenses are generally of very good quality.
I have an 85mm macro lens, or micro as Nikon prefer to call it. It will take snapshots in a 1:1 ratio. In the past, I have had a set of extension tubes, and in the future I will buy the bellow, that I have tried many years ago, and remember as being really great. Also, I have just tried the reverse ring system with a lens I usually don't use. With that spare lens, I can take photos, at a much closer point of focus.
A genuine macro lens is also good for portrait photography, as they give very sharp pictures. Fixed focal tends to give you the sharpest results. A macro zoom makes it easy to crop the motif and they are cheaper, but the quality is a bit lesser.
A conclusion is; Buy a fixed focal length macro lens, if you can afford it, the quality is simply better, and it can be used for other kinds of photography.

Information A macro lens is the most expensive equipment for macro photography. The quality exceeds the other ways of taking macro photography, mentioned here in these pages. I will though also recommend both the bellow and the reverse ring, where the latter is described here in the next chapter.