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Cheapest upgrade to achieve 5:1 magnification?

 
timcee
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Oct 05, 2014 13:23 |  #1

Hi,

I've been looking around the web for various methods to achieve around 5:1 magnification. I'm looking to do it cheap as opposed to spending £800 for the Canon MP-E 1-5x!! I think I know the various cheap(ish) ways to do it but I wanted some advice on what would be the next step on upgrades from my existing equipment. What I have so far is -

Tamron 90mm f2.8 SP Di USD
Kernel extension tubes - 31mm & 21mm (i do have the 13mm but the electrical contacts are bust)
I also have the Canon 50mm 1.8 which I'm thinking could be used somewhere in the equation?

I'm wondering whether buying a 28mm prime of some sort (to reverse) and bellows is a good idea and not using existing equipment...

Or is there another more efficient way to do it by adding to what I already own? I'm not over fussed about ETTL & aperture control but it would obviously be a bonus!

As a rough guide I was looking at this (I know it's nikon!) http://www.agataurbani​ak.com/photolog/gear (external link)

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

Just posted this in the sharing section as well by accident sorry!




  
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Oct 07, 2014 12:03 |  #2

Also curious about this and would like to add a stupid question.
I have a 125mm macro lens which has 58mm filter size, and OM 50mm & 21mm which has 49mm size.
When coupling these short lenses in front of the tele lens, I would need 49mm-58mm adapter.
Does this size difference cause any negative effects?


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Oct 08, 2014 00:32 |  #3

czar2000 wrote in post #17199231 (external link)
Also curious about this and would like to add a stupid question.
I have a 125mm macro lens which has 58mm filter size, and OM 50mm & 21mm which has 49mm size.
When coupling these short lenses in front of the tele lens, I would need 49mm-58mm adapter.
Does this size difference cause any negative effects?

Yes you would need a 49 -58mm male/male coupling adapter. It won't necessarily give you problems with vignetting
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Oct 08, 2014 00:39 |  #4

That will probably works. The only way to know, is trying it out.




  
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Oct 08, 2014 11:54 |  #5

I suggest a 5x Marumi Filter. Superb IQ with the Canon 100mm macro, but a tripod is essential I would say as DOF is miniscule. Retails in the UK at around £75. Marumi also have a 3x.

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Oct 08, 2014 11:58 |  #6

Thanks LordV


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