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#21 Stephen Williams

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 03:40 PM

yes, this sun-cure works amazingly good, I really love this lens, I was happy to get it clear again...
but what about turning the lens around? does this really give better results in macro? what is the exact difference?


Hi,

It allows you to focus very close to the object. Best to test it for yourself, will work with a stills camera too.

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#22 Bernhard Zitz

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 05:10 PM

It allows you to focus very close to the object. Best to test it for yourself, will work with a stills camera too.


I just tried it with my SLR, indeed you can go very macro


but:

do I get better results adding some macrorings in normal position?

or gives the turn arround trick better results?

or is the result the same?
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#23 Mike Rizos

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 09:29 PM

I just tried it with my SLR, indeed you can go very macro
but:

do I get better results adding some macrorings in normal position?

or gives the turn arround trick better results?

or is the result the same?


Yes, you would get better results by having the the lens reversed, when shooting larger than 1:1. For best results though, use a macro lens, with extension rings if more magnification is necessary.
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#24 Bryant Jansen

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 02:34 AM

The Canon Scoopic has a built-in macro (can't change the lens though) and it also shoots single frame. Last I saw they were on the cheaper side (under 2k, and probably even cheaper).
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#25 Zachary Vex

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 09:38 PM

true. i have a Canon Scoopic and i just did a test with it... using the macro setting on its extreme, i could focus a 3" high object to fill the entire viewfinder and a 2.5" object filled the "action area" rounded-corner guide markings inside the frame.

plus diopters are another approach, but they distort at the edges of the frame in a rather annoying manner. but they don't affect speed as much as tubes.

here's a pretty good rundown on approaches to macro and their advantages/disadvantages... i don't think anything at all is left out, including lens reversal, and there's succinct explanations for every method:

http://www.shutterbu.../lens_tips/172/
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