Best combination with extension tubes and close up lenses

Started Jul 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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cjed Senior Member • Posts: 2,039
Re: Best combination with extension tubes and close up lenses

Good advice from Mark P. and _sem_. Personally I'd go for all three tubes (68mm) and the 50mm lens. This gives you > 1:1 magnification and allows easy aperture control.

The working distance is quite small though, for a longer working distance, use the 70-300mm zoom at 300mm with the +2 or +4 close-up lenses. (+2 will give you less magnification, but longer working distance).

With the 50mm + tubes you can get results like these (these are cropped, but only use 2 tubes) :
http://www.pbase.com/cjed/extmacro

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