After all my grumbling - Meritar 50/2.9

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Ching-Kuang Shene Veteran Member • Posts: 5,393
Re: Meritar 50/2.9 on Bellows for Macro Work -- Sample Images

D Cox wrote:

Those macro shots are very good. You will likely find that diffraction sets in at f/11, so being limited to f/16 is not really a problem.

Yes. After some test shots, I found the smallest aperture I can accept is f/11.  So, I shot these images at f.11.

It is remarkable how good a three-element lens can be when you stop down and use only the centre of the image.

This surprised me too.

If your Novoflex bellows is the model with a focus rack you can do some stacking.

The Novoflex bellows I have us a very simple one that is not suitable for stacking.  Of course, I can mount the whole thing on a macro rail such as the Minota or Velbon macro rail, or adapt this lens to M42 and then to Nikon so that I could use PB4 or PB6 (this being my next try if I have enough incentive to do that).  But, stacking would defeat the purpose of showing the real basic capability of this lens.

CK

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