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Oct 05, 2008 20:10 |  #376

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i used nova flex flash racket..cost 70£ tho :evil: dont buy it from here as its over priced but just to show u..very nice build quality. the thing on top unscrews http://www.adorama.com​/NVFGB.html (external link)

Thanks. It's pricey though. How about the one below? That looks more flexible.

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Oct 07, 2008 18:13 |  #377

this has seriously got to be the craziest thread i have ever seen


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Oct 07, 2008 20:44 |  #378

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extension tubes will allow you to focus closer...


Thats exactly what I am wanting but was wondering is there a certain brand or kind that will go with my sigma lens? Or does that not really matter?


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Oct 07, 2008 23:58 |  #379

many use the kenko set...it's about 120 off of ebay and comes with three sizes 12-20-36...you can use one or a combination of multiples...it allows you to autofocus still...there are the canon brand tubes as well...but one costs just as much as the kenko set does...and there is only air in them so you're not really getting much more

my recommendation is to go with the kenko's...they will work great with your lens


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Oct 08, 2008 07:59 |  #380

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Thats exactly what I am wanting but was wondering is there a certain brand or kind that will go with my sigma lens? Or does that not really matter?

set of kenko tubes will give you 2:1 life size


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Oct 08, 2008 09:09 |  #381

macro junkie wrote in post #6459148 (external link)
set of kenko tubes will give you 2:1 life size

DreDaze wrote in post #6457845 (external link)
many use the kenko set...it's about 120 off of ebay and comes with three sizes 12-20-36...you can use one or a combination of multiples...it allows you to autofocus still...there are the canon brand tubes as well...but one costs just as much as the kenko set does...and there is only air in them so you're not really getting much more

my recommendation is to go with the kenko's...they will work great with your lens



Okay thanks!


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Oct 08, 2008 16:20 |  #382

macro junkie wrote in post #6459148 (external link)
set of kenko tubes will give you 2:1 life size

ummm...i'm most likely totally wrong here...but i thought it would only give about 1:1...isn't the magnification normally calculated by mm in tubes:mm in focal length....so it'd be 68:70...right?...or is there a different way to figure it out?


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Oct 09, 2008 05:10 |  #383

DreDaze wrote in post #6461669 (external link)
ummm...i'm most likely totally wrong here...but i thought it would only give about 1:1...isn't the magnification normally calculated by mm in tubes:mm in focal length....so it'd be 68:70...right?...or is there a different way to figure it out?

That is the basic idea yes, but it depends on what point you're starting at, if you already had 1:1 then added another 70mm it'd get you too 2:1. The Sigma is a semi macro with around 1:2 (as far as I remember) and so you would likely get around 1.5:1 in reality.


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Oct 09, 2008 07:32 |  #384

DreDaze wrote in post #6461669 (external link)
ummm...i'm most likely totally wrong here...but i thought it would only give about 1:1...isn't the magnification normally calculated by mm in tubes:mm in focal length....so it'd be 68:70...right?...or is there a different way to figure it out?

macro lens is 1:1 allready..adding ful set of kenko tubes gives you 2:1 :cool:


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Oct 09, 2008 14:26 |  #385

macro junkie wrote in post #6465187 (external link)
macro lens is 1:1 allready..adding ful set of kenko tubes gives you 2:1 :cool:

Yeah but he mentioned the sigma 70-300 which is only semi macro, is it not? Sigma tend to use Macro as a buzz word rather than a technical spec.


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Oct 09, 2008 14:32 |  #386

The Sigma 70-300 APO focuses to 1:2.

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Oct 19, 2008 11:39 |  #387

Just got into this a day or two ago.

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Oct 19, 2008 11:55 |  #388

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Just got into this a day or two ago.

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lol..what life size is that>?


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Oct 19, 2008 12:00 |  #389

no idea how to work out the ratios etc yet..

here's a shot of a ball point pen, not great and a lot of halo'ing/fringing.. bare flash light though so i don't know if that was the problem.

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Oct 19, 2008 12:50 |  #390

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lol..what life size is that>?


He'll be able to get close to 3-4X possibly, I used to get close to 5X with my old Sigma 70-300 and Reversed 28mm, you'll get heavy vignetting between 70-135mm.
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