I know, it's not a macro (or, in Nikon terms, Micro) lens. But, want to use it that way sometimes.

Though, for budget's sake, i was considering a Tamron AF 70-300mm(F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro), but, ended up buying Nikon 55-300mm for overall value. I tried to utilize a closeup filter, but it was a frustrating experience.

Is there any to utilize for macro shot by using any technique, or any close-up filter, or any other way ?

Do you have any experience to share?

p.s. My camera is a D5100

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    \$\begingroup\$ If you look at the [macro] tag, there are links to a number of questions that will help. photo.stackexchange.com/questions/4741/… and photo.stackexchange.com/questions/9341/… in particular \$\endgroup\$
    – MikeW
    Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 7:56
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    \$\begingroup\$ You can try extension tubes, but 55-300 mm zoom seems awkward for macro use no matter what method you use. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 13:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ @OlinLathrop Bad news for me. Anyway, I also have a Nikon AF 50 1.8D. Is that good to go ? \$\endgroup\$
    – kmonsoor
    Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 17:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is not a duplicate, I wish stupid stack would not close these great questions redirect to a different barely related question. I wish someone would have answered this question. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 21, 2017 at 23:44


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