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I have a Nikon D5100 with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens.
I am an amateur interested in: 1. macro - insects, flowers, objects. 2. portraits- love blurry backgrounds, focused and unfocused body parts. 3. occasional landscapes
To avoid buying an expensive macro lens, should i buy filters, reversing ring, extension tube for macro?
I dont like the portraits I got with kit lens. Any suggestions, or must I buy a new lens? And would any of the above options improve portraits?