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In2Photos
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I finally have some shots of my rig. Seen here is my XT w/ grip, Canon 100 macro, all 3 Kenko tubes, a Tamron 1.4x TC, a 430EX w/ StoFen and off-shoe cord, and my $5 homemeade bracket until I can get the Delta Bracket.

Yes, I remove the lens cap before shooting.;)

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Dec 14, 2006 10:50

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AirBrontosaurus wrote in post #2465171external link
Theoretically, I think 3:1, but there comes a point when you can't add any more tubes. For instance, if I add a full set of tubes (68mm) to my 17-40mm L, I should get a huge magnification. However, the focus point is actually inside the lens, so I can never get anything into focus.

I only have one set of tubes on my 100mm macro, and the minimum focusing distance is pretty close to the end of the lens. So, I'm not 100% sure how well it would work.

I think it could work, look here; 2 sets on a 60mm!:eek:

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Discussed this rig in this thread:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=253173

In brief, Delta flash bracket with headlamp on flash to light subject to assist in focussing.

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Jan 05, 2007 19:28

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Hiya All,

Here's my 400D/ Sigma 105 Set-up.

As you can see I have a Delta Flash Bracket to which I've added a Canon Remote switch set into the foam grip, this makes life so much easier for me as I've only one hand ( left )

The Auxiliary lighting unit is made from a piece of old Aluminium Fishing Rod Rest cut to fit in the Delta Bracket, A piece of white plastic Rain Gutter, heated to flatten it out then cut to make a fixing plate for the Headlamp.

The light itself started out as a Petzl Myo 3 Headlamp, all I did was strip out the headband then fixed it to the Aluminium Bar.

Oh yes most important of all Super Glue & Cable ties, as Big Al said " where would we be without these"

Job Done, it seems to work reasonably well so far, I just need practice to fine tune things.

Cheers for now
Mark :D :D

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Jan 06, 2007 09:34 as a reply to BigAl-SA's post 14 hours earlier.

Bandit 1 :razz:
Canon EOS 400D,
Sigma 105 Macro,
Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro,
Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Sigma 500 DG Super,
Home made Lighting Unit :lol:

All shots one handed or "Stump-Bracket " held :lol:

http://s75.photobucket​.com/albums/i318/bandi​t1_2006/external link

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IMAGE: http://www.pribe.net/images/macro/rig2.jpg

Stick a 20d (30d if my wife is shooting) on the end of that...Canon Bellows and 130MM fixed Hoya. Hey, it works:

Sample:
IMAGE: http://www.pribe.net/images/macro/sample_web.jpg

Some more macros on my flickr pageexternal link

Jan 09, 2007 23:15



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Jan 10, 2007 01:02 as a reply to jpribe's post 1 hour earlier.

Cameras: Canon 7D, Agfa 8x10, Cambo 4x5, Noblex 150, Hasselblad 500 C/M,
Canon lineup: 17-55 f/2.8 IS, Sigma 30 f/1.4, Sigma 50 f/1.4, Sigma 85 f/1.4, Canon 85 f/1.8, Canon 100 f/2.8L macro, Canon 135 f/2L, Canon 70-200 f/4L, Canon 100-400 L, Canon MP-E 65/2.8 1-5x macro, 580EX, MT-24 EX

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Nothing spectacular here:

350D
50mm f/1.8 + Jessops tubes (65mm in total)
430EX and Off Shoe Cord 2


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Jan 12, 2007 16:21

Canon 40D[FS]|EF-S 10-22[Sold]|17-55 f/2.8 IS[Sold]|70-200 f/4L[Sold]|Kenko 1.4xTC[Sold]|430EX[Sold]
Panasonic GF3|20mm f1/.7
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Well here goes mine. 180mm and MPE with all the gizmos. Depending on the subject I sometimes throw on the 100mm instead

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Thought I would share this in this section too. Someone may find it useful. I'll also include a pic of the modifications I made to the Delta Bracket.

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Feb 23, 2007 06:27

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Canon 20D; Canon 50mm Compact Macro + lifesize converter; kenko extension tubes; ST-E2 + 580EX; benbo 1 tripod; kenko ballhead + manfrotto macro rail; (not shown) anglefinder C.

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Feb 28, 2007 21:26

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Here are a couple pics of a 7 inch Delta, Full set of Kenko extensions, 100mm. I find this set up perfect. You can also turn the bracket slightly to give you additional reach if needed.
One thing I did is add thisexternal link to the bracket. Adds more flxibility.

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Mar 06, 2007 16:48

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and one more:

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Mar 06, 2007 16:49 as a reply to Crypto's post 56 seconds earlier.

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devil350 wrote in post #2824146external link
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com ...EG&addedTroughType=​searchexternal link I don't know if the 18" is needed...

I am at a loss to imagine why would you need the extra 11". And if you ever do, I think that Crypto's suggestion is a lot better solution with the Giotto head. It is very cheap and will add more flexibility.

Just MO.

Mar 06, 2007 17:05

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I also switch to this every now and again. I sometimes needed it with my 24-70 and full set of extensions. It adds an xtra 1 1/2 inches to the reach

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Mar 06, 2007 17:10 as a reply to corinto's post 5 minutes earlier.

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I think I'm in love with that Delta!

Mar 06, 2007 17:59

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