Poor Man's Macro

Started Dec 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Steve Throndson
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Re: Poor Man's Macro
In reply to amosf, Dec 12, 2012

Enlarging lenses from the film darkroom era make great macro lenses because they are designed to be sharp at close range.

The rig shown below will go from about 1x to 3.5x magnification with a 75mm lens, and to more than 5x with a 50mm.  A lot of macro for not much money. All the parts shown here are available cheaply on eBay, etc.

Hope this helps.

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