Author Topic: I want to do macro now!  (Read 2586 times)

Octavio79

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I want to do macro now!
« on: June 06, 2013, 03:36:05 AM »
So I was bored and wanted to try out macro. But I don't have the equipment. So I held together an 18-55mm to my 50mm and tested it out with my T2i. Now I want to do it again using a real macro lens and tripod. And maybe even use my 5D and film it in RAW

KSphoto

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Re: I want to do macro now!
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 03:43:35 AM »
That was captivating!
5DC, 5D2, 5D3, EOS M, too many lenses.

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Re: I want to do macro now!
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 03:47:46 AM »
Macro ring and tubes are cheaper than a dedicated macro lens.

LeviBetz

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Re: I want to do macro now!
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 10:20:36 AM »
I just bought a set of extension tubes. I went on amazon to get a nikon adapter and an extension tube set sent the price just into free shipping range (as the shipping was going to be as much as the difference anyhow). Should be interesting to see what it does with my 300mm old ghetto lens.

Virindi

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Re: I want to do macro now!
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013, 12:05:00 PM »
Good idea, macro is really fun.
Tubes are cheaper but not as good. I did a lot of stuff with reversed lenses and stacking lenses together etc. Finally I bought a real 100mm macro USM and I won't go back. If you can afford the L IS, it's probably the sharpest lens on the market

When I want to play, I reverse my 50mm 1.8 in front of it. For photos I get a magnification around 4:1 still good quality.
I'll play with in video mode one day.. in x5 zoom I tried and got like 4 tiny grains of salt in the whole frame of live view probably between 1 and 2mm from left to right.... it's crazy.