Macro with the SX50

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Ken Croft
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Macro with the SX50
5 months ago

I guess that many folk are attracted to the SX50 because of its long zoom, but it has other uses. I am not particularly in love with my SX50 but sometimes it does surprise me. I had a macro shot that I needed to take of an electronic component board from a reversing camera that I had been mending. I do not have a macro lens for my 60D so that was no good, and my favourite little S95 is not a lot of use for real macro. I dug in the cupboard and found I had a Sigma macro "filter" lens and a Nikon 6T close-up attachment lens which with an adapter would fit the SX50. So I ended up with the SX50 with its permanent 58mm UV filter, then the Sigma glass, then the Nikon glass all tripod mounted pointing at the circuit board. It worked a treat. Have a look at the image and realise that the component in the centre with the 3 legs, is only about 1mm across!

Macro with SX50. The central component is 1mm wide!

SX50, Lensmate, Hoya UV,  Sigma macro, Nikon macro.

Ken from the UK now in France

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Canon PowerShot S95 Olympus XZ-2 iHS Canon EOS 60D Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM +1 more
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