My husband and I picked up some inexpensive extension tubes so we could experiment. On my first round of experiments, I got the best results with my 50MM lens and using a flash. Next time, I’ll also use a tripod. I didn’t bring one with me and quickly found I should have.
It’s going to take a bit of getting used to but so far, I like it. I’m not used to looking at things at such a macro level. The extremely shallow depth of field is also something I’ll have to get used to.
If you’d like to see the results, I posted a full set of my first experiments on Flickr.