Beginner Looking into macro

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David
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Hi all
Only had my camera for a week ( Olympus OMD mk II) so I'm a bit green.
I'm trying to find out the best ways to acheive macro shots without buying an expensive lens.
I've got two macro extension rings a total of 26mm, I can reverse my 40 -150mm lens. All help but I not sure what to expect.
Can I increase the 26mm. If so how much?

Looking forward to the better weather so I can get out and try lots of things.

Thanks for reading this, and any advise given in the future.
 
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droj
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Don't be too diffident - look after the gear, but play around.

Macro lens extensions reduce the effective aperture - reduce the light getting in, proportionally to their extension.

To up your iso to compensate, if you're hand-holding, to give you a useable shutterspeed / aperture, will increase the granularity of the image that will gradually overtake any sharpness that you were hoping for. Many macro photographers have traditionally used extra lighting to work tripod-free, but of course that makes it more complex and more expensive!

But experiment with what you have to help learn your own floating boundaries.
 
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That makes sense.
A long way to go, but I'm looking forward to it.

Thanks for your help.
 
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