Hoping some of you may have some advice for a project I want to undertake.
I recently came across this article on wide angle macro, and it sounds pretty cool. Once I started looking into it, it seemed like it would be a fairly low-cost venture to get started. But given I am relatively new (ie digital only) to photography, I’m hoping for a few tips.
I’ve explored several options, but what I have decided is the most likely way forward is to mount a wide angle Nikon F-mount lens (something like a 24mm manual lens can be picked up on ebay for $50-$100) onto my Canon 5D MkIII body. This will be done via a Nikon to EOS adapter (something like this Fotodiox adapter) with a simple extension tube to produce the macro effect. Vello are now making sets for quite cheap which include a 7mm tube, around the thickness needed.
I do of course realise that I’ll be in full manual mode with very little metering or info available through the lens. Manual focus, manual aperture – all good.
So, my questions:
- Does anyone know if a manual aperture Nikon mount lens will interfere with the internals of the Canon full-frame body? I know the aperture lever sticks out the back of the lens a bit... and keeping in mind there will be an adapter and an extension tube at least 7mm long in between...
- If I put a 24mm focal length Nikon mount lens onto an adapter then onto a Canon body, will the focal length be 24mm? Or is there an adjustment factor depending on the thickness of the adapter?
Hoping someone out there has fiddled with a similar setup so can provide some guidance