I'm looking for macro options for a DSLR camera.
First up, how do those 'switchable' macro lenses work?
I've seen a few that are say 35-135mm but have a macro switch or something on the side? That seems like the best of both worlds, 1 lens for multiple tasks. Those numbers are normally associated with a versatile small telephoto type lens, so how do they become macro lenses as well, and are they any good?
The other options seem to be macro extension tubes. They seemed well priced and would allow me to use my existing 18 - 50mm standard manual focus lens.
Is this is good option to get my feet wet?
Any experiences much appreciated.
Example of photography I'm looking to achieve:
(Please note this is not mine at all, it's flogged from google images...)