> I can do about 5ft as well, but I have an extension ring which should get me
> closer. However, hand-holding with manual focus that close is not going to
> work, I think.
I do it all the time. Not necessarily the easiest thing to do, but it
works. Who knew how much a person rocks back and forth until you try
to handhold macro.
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