Fuji XPro1 ƒ5.6 1/50s ISO320 55mm-200mm with 11mm extension ring…
Back to the future!
The first closeup device I ever used years ago, was a x2 close up lens, on a none coupled range finder style camera. It was a bit, well hit and miss even though a tripod and a tape measure was used to carefully measure from the subject to the film plane. With my first SLR a Praktica came extension rings. A set of three rings was a gigantic leap forward for closeup image capture, the kit lens at the time was an M42 Domiplan . It was a fine kit lens at the time, I might try it on the Fuji when I get around to buying an adaptor at some point. I sold the camera but kept the lens! However the Domiplan was nothing like the more up market Zeiss Tessars which still stand up well fifty years after being manufactured in then Soviet East Germany. The difference between then and now is that Fuji lenses are some of the best ever manufactured anywhere at any time and certainly Fuji’s lens coatings are the equal of the best.
Up until comparatively recently I would have said that the only way to take closeup photographs would be with a dedicated macro lens in the last ten years or so zoom lenses have become so good that there is almost no difference between a prime lens and a zoom, so an extension tube or tubes is likely all that is needed to capture quality close up or even true macro images.