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The Ran wrote in post #13966826external link
You can by holding the depth of field preview button whilst removing the lens from the camera body, just set the desired aperture in Av.

I don't like that idea!

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There's nothing wrong with it, no chance of damaging anything. I've done it quite a few times before, usually when using EF lenses on my NEX-3 via an adapter.

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The Ran wrote in post #13968875external link
There's nothing wrong with it, no chance of damaging anything. I've done it quite a few times before, usually when using EF lenses on my NEX-3 via an adapter.

Well Ill stick with my macro lens thanks, with a manual pentax 50 reversed onto it if I need more mag.

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fredygump wrote in post #6740410external link
I have a subtle variaton to the Canon 40D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8, kenko extension tube, sigma 1.4x TC, mt-24ex. It comes in at up to 2.8x magnification.

(Camera not included in photo because I needed to use it to take this image...and my camera phone is the worlds most efficient image noise generator in the world..I'm absolutely convinced.)

My diffusers make a significant improvement for lighting with the mt-24ex given the min. focusing distance. It's not as adaptable as I'd like... The way the 24ex is set up stock, the flashes are too close to the lens, in my opinion, in relation of the min focusing distance of the 150mm lens--even with the tubes.

Just give me time and give me bugs--I'll learn to do this macro thing one way or another... (I just put this together, and now it's winter... Arrrrrgggg.....)

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I like how you used the electricians tape. I wasn't sure how to finish off my DIY, now I think I know. Thanks, man.

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The Ran wrote in post #13968875external link
There's nothing wrong with it, no chance of damaging anything. I've done it quite a few times before, usually when using EF lenses on my NEX-3 via an adapter.

You're right, you won't hurt anything. But it is a lot less convenient. You loose the ability to have the aperture wide open for framing and focusing, and have it automatically stop down. That said, it's a great way to do macro with things you already have and can use for other things, rather than buying a $500-$1000 dedicated macro lens. I used this method for quite a while before finally biting the bullet and getting an MP-E.

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My "rigged" rig. 50mm 1.8 reversed on a 70-300mm. It works quite nicely.

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For all you Facebook peeps, I entered a macro photo contest. If you like the photo please click "like". Much appreciated! Link below.

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My DIY Set Up... Manfrotto 190XPro, T3i, Tamron 90mm Macro, Speedlight 430EXII, and DIY Diffuser made from B&H box, blue tape, alum foil, old bed sheet, and black electrician's tape. The flap helps reduce shadows.

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Boy, looks like you used a lot of electrical tape, facedodge! Looks like it would work really well.

Post #788, Mar 03, 2012 12:40:57


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pelooyen wrote in post #13595532external link
SUre - Try thisexternal link, but typing "dual macro flash bracket" into ebay will give a few hits

Will it hold a 580EXII?

Still working on a flash bracket of some kind, Despite having my Sigma macro flash, the 580EXII i find to be better "controlled" and just overall a better flash...

Not that i wont keep using the Sigma, i just prefer the 580EX and would like the option to use it as well...

Post #789, Mar 09, 2012 19:16:13


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facedodge wrote in post #14014823external link
My DIY Set Up... Manfrotto 190XPro, T3i, Tamron 90mm Macro, Speedlight 430EXII, and DIY Diffuser made from B&H box, blue tape, alum foil, old bed sheet, and black electrician's tape. The flap helps reduce shadows.

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That thing would do wonders on a sailboat.:D

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I have added sto-fen diffusers to the MT24-EX and on top of that some cheap pop-up flash diffusers.

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Early tests indicate even I should be able to snap a few shots...

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@BasAndrews - Where did you get those pop on diffusers? They look like Gary Phong but larger. Are they really cheap? Larger would be great to increase Apparent Light Size.

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@BasAndrews - Where did you get those pop on diffusers? They look like Gary Phong but larger. Are they really cheap? Larger would be great to increase Apparent Light Size.

thanks

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Note they didn't seem to work that well, but I now have some kitchen paper in between the sto-fen and the puffer, and am quite pleased with the resuls so far.

I have also removed the brackets and an use elastic bands to hold the puffers in place.

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Hi...these are my macro rigs for now :)
the first one is 100 macro with 430EX II diffused with lumiquest soft box. The othe one (which I used most) the MP 65 with MT-24EX twin flash and diffused with gary puffer with secret ingredient inside :cool:

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60D with 100mm f2.8L and 430EX slave mounted on Boling C-shaped bracket, Lumiquest diffuser

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