Depth of field is tricky with the mag filter, so I'll have to work on that. Chains, 50mm +4 mag, f/8, 1/125s, ISO 5000.
I have a 100mm macro lens that I like. It's big and heavy, so lugging it around is not always easy. But with magnifying filters, I can take the 50mm lens (small and light) and have the versatility of using it alone or with one of the four different mag filters. The filters were inexpensive and come in +1,
+2, +4, and +10, and they can be combined for even more magnifying power. So I'm starting to play around with them.
This first time out I used only the +4 filter. With it attached to the lens, I have to get in real close to the subject to get a focused shot (which I don't have to do for the 100mm macro lens). But so far I'm liking the effect. Watch for more experiments in the days and weeks to come.