Hi guys/gals. First time poster, been lurking a while. Great community. I've been getting as serious as I can with my cheap point & shoot for about a year now. Been chomping at the bit to step up to a more formidable weapon. Thanks to this year's tax return, I'm about a week or two out from finally pulling the trigger. Got my heart set on an epl2. I spend at least 75% of my shooting time in macro mode. A bit obsessive? Probably. But it's what I love. My question is this. What is the best general strategy to achieve a ridiculously close focusing distance with macro on the m4/3 format? Coming from my point & shoot background, I have developed a habit of doing macro with the lens stuffed right in the face of whatever it is I'm shooting. And truth be told, I like it that way. There is often no other way to achieve the kind of perspective / composition I'm going for. You can't get the underside of a one inch tall mushroom from a foot away. As you know, many point & shoots can focus tack-sharp on something that's one inch in front of the lens. Some get even closer. (Side note: I am not equating extreme close-up with extreme magnification. I understand the difference between the two. I could be happy at 1:2 on the sensor, so long as I get the composition I'm looking for.) So I'm looking for a way to duplicate this bad behavior with my soon-coming epl2. I suppose we can list the ways in which we do macro: native macro lenses adapted macro lenses extension tubes close-up filters reverse lens adapters teleconverters whatever else is escaping my mind right now I should add one last qualifier.. I'm hoping the answer is not a $$$ native lens. That's the one option that may be out of my reach. I'm posing this question in the adapted lens forum because I'm thinking and hoping the answer leans that way. Long-winded, I know. Sorry about that. Thanks for helping a new guy out.