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Help me create a Macro Lens :D

 
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Jun 07, 2013 20:56 |  #1

Hey,

Recently, I have been wanting to test out macro photography and after browsing through this awesome forum, I have gotten a general idea of teleconverters, close-up filters, extension tubes etc...

However, I still can't really pinpoint which lens/what type of conversion I should use. But here's my gear, and I am open to any suggestions on how to construct a macro lens.

60D
50 1.8mm Canon
70-200mm F4L IS Canon
17-50mm F2.8 IS Sigma
10-20mm F4-5.6 Sigma
430EX II Canon

Should I use a teleconverter, a teleconverter + extension tube, and on what lens?
I will be shooting mainly objects in doors (food, clothing, etc) and perhaps nature.

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Jun 07, 2013 21:42 |  #2

buy a used 100mm 2.8 macro??


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Jun 07, 2013 21:46 |  #3

Get tubes, or get a used vintage lens. I picked up a K mount Promura 28mm 2.8 that does 1:4 for $16 and the adapter was only $8. Love this lens!

Here's a set with it:
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Jun 07, 2013 22:07 |  #4

Thanks for the replies. I will take a look at the 100mm and the Vintage lens. However, if I wer to buy tubes, what size should I get and for what lens?




  
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Jun 07, 2013 22:11 |  #5

The tubes will be EF mount, so they'll work on all your lenses.
Most people buy the 3 piece set that has 3 sizes you can stack.


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Jun 07, 2013 22:16 |  #6

the tubes will work on any of your lenses...get ones with electrical contacts...and then experiment on which ones work best for you, and on what lenses...typically for magnification it'll be focal length/focal length of the tubes...

so longer lenses won't give you as much magnification, but they'll give you more working distance


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Jun 07, 2013 23:21 |  #7

I use my 60D with 70-200F4l IS with extension tubes and I'm very happy with that setup.


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Jun 08, 2013 01:47 |  #8

A set of Kenko tubes should do well with your 50mm prime.


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Jun 08, 2013 09:02 |  #9

You could pick up a reversal ring for your 50.


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Jun 08, 2013 11:34 |  #10

There are used macro lenses that are sharp and sell for $100, $200, I had a Vivitar 100/3.5 plastic macro lens. New it was $170(?) and was indeed sharp.


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Jun 10, 2013 21:05 as a reply to  @ gasrocks's post |  #11

Thanks for all the tips. I have ordered the Kenko tubes. Cheers




  
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