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Old 14th of December 2006 (Thu)   #46
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Default Re: Show us your Macro Rig

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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Old 30th of December 2006 (Sat)   #47
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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!
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Old 5th of January 2007 (Fri)   #48
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Discussed this rig in this thread:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=253173

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

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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
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All shots one handed or "Stump-Bracket " held

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Old 9th of January 2007 (Tue)   #50
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Stick a 20d (30d if my wife is shooting) on the end of that...Canon Bellows and 130MM fixed Hoya. Hey, it works:

Sample:


Some more macros on my flickr page

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Old 10th of January 2007 (Wed)   #51
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Old 12th of January 2007 (Fri)   #52
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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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Old 24th of January 2007 (Wed)   #53
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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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Old 23rd of February 2007 (Fri)   #54
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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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Old 28th of February 2007 (Wed)   #55
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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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Old 6th of March 2007 (Tue)   #56
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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 this to the bracket. Adds more flxibility.
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and one more:
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Old 6th of March 2007 (Tue)   #58
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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.

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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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I think I'm in love with that Delta!
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