Canon 18 - 55mm Reverse engineered in to an ultra macro lens

Started by Kharak, September 03, 2014, 12:42:23 PM

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Thought I'd share this.

Turns this cheapo lens in to a beast of a macro lens.

And shots from the same guy:

Now imagine using this lens with 3x Crop
once you go raw you never go back



Quote from: caculo on September 09, 2014, 01:02:22 AM
a cheap chinese extender is easier!

you missed the point...

Thanks for sharing this Kharak, I loved it!


Quote from: dpjpandone on September 09, 2014, 08:33:05 AM
you missed the point...

Thanks for sharing this Kharak, I loved it!
Awesome tinkering project, but...
What is actually the point?
If construction / modding lenses, then sure, it's great, but in regards to it's general usefulness caculo has a point.
I mean, you can get the same IQ, or even better with a macro-extended prime, isnt it so?
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the point is this guy is an awesome hardware hacker and not only did he execute a very useful hack/mod to this lens (that everybody got with their camera, but never uses) and made it useful again. Not only that, but he made an awesome video with lots of really cool macro shots...

I'm sure he is well aware of cheap adapters...



Why? Just because.  I just love these tinkering hacks.  8)
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