Macro on Fuji 50r

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JimKasson
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Re: Macro on Fuji 50r

Macro guy wrote:

David Mintzer wrote:

I'm thinking of purchasing the Fuji and was wondering what lense(s) you guys are using for macro photography. Thanks in advance.

The Fuji system doesn't have native macro capabilities much beyond lifesize. If you need to go beyond that, you're looking at adapting something or other whether an enlarging lens, a microscope objective, a reverse mounted lens, or whatever else.

Most enlarging lenses are designed to, well, enlarge, so they’ll need to be reversed, too.

Look into adapting Mamiya, Pentacon Six or Bronica or Novoflex bellows onto the Fuji and then adapting whatever objective lens to that. You might also want to look into adapting Canon MP-E 65mm lens, which will allow you to go to 5x lifesize without any other accessories, although I don't know if its image circle is large enough to cover 33x44 sensor, although it should be at higher magnifications.

All of these options are not difficult to do, but it's not the same as having native macro support beyond 1:1

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