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#1 Tim Nuttall

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 02:49 PM

Hi all,

I'm looking to do some close-up work on the human eye (similar to the images in Sunshine) and I'm wondering what my best options are in terms of macro lenses. Is an extender a good option? The format will be super16.

Thanks, Tim
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#2 Mitch Gross

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 03:48 PM

I would look into 35mm format macros, as I don't think anyone ever bothered to make them just for S-16. Depending on what you want to frame, a 100mm macro should do nicely.
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#3 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 08:04 PM

I have an m42 /pentax universal screw-on mount 35mm slide copier that rocks! The sharpest looking macros short of using a microscope! With a super fast (f1.2) single Pentax 50mm lens I can have beautifully selective focus AND zoom in and out to achieve the right macro without moving the camera/ tripod. I use it direrctly on a K3 or on an ACL with a specially made adaptor- Les Bosher makes them. I am sure you can find fairly cheap slide copiers in a variety of different mounts (and/ or adaptors) on ebay or your local photo equipment shop- if those still exist- depending on what camera you are using. It may be a little expensive for a one time deal, though. It depends what lens mount is on your camera, really. I would start from there . . .
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#4 Tim Nuttall

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 01:27 AM

Thanks for the info!
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