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Having tried my wife's patience in recent years with the bulk of my camera gear on flights, with both our carry-on baggage allowances of up to 7kg each, I have this year got it down to about one 5kg bag. OK, more than half was originally film gear and the pending trip will be digital only.
We are talking m4/3. The non-macro lenses are a Lumix 7-14mm AF, and Olympus 14-42mm AF and 70-300mm 4/3 AF (via adapter).
The macro kit, all manual focus, is based around a Kiron (Vivitar Series 1) 105mm f2.8 macro in Canon FD fitting (also great for general telephoto shots). I have the Kiron FD x 1.5 and x 2 TCs, the latter having arrived only this morning. There are also two achromat screw-on close-up lenses, a Marumi +5 and the Raynox MSN-202.
The above, with the lens at closest focusing distance, give me, according to the combination, a field of view (FOV) from 17.5mm down to about 2.5mm wide, at a working distance of ca. 140mm down to 30mm.
Some examples: with x1.5 TC FOV=13mm,: add a +5 Marumi and FOV= 7.5mm; alternatively, add the Raynox and FOV= 3mm.
The lens plus the x2 TC gives FOV=9mm. Using this TC plus the Marumi or Raynox is so similar to FOVs with the x1.5 that it is not worth swapping (unless the small amount of additional working distance is critical).
The camera is an Olympus OM-D E-M1, with an E-P2 as backup.
Although I have yet to try the x2 TC, I have been using some of these combinations for images posed here. For flash exposure I carry an Olympus FL-50R and an FL-300R, with the pop-up FL-LM2 to control them (off-camera) form the hot shoe.
I mention this kit on grounds of flexibility, portability and affordability, the more so if you can base it around Olympus OM mount version.
I hope this helps someone.