DIY: NX AF Macro Tube Set: Design and Real Parts

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ihkim Regular Member • Posts: 451
DIY: NX AF Macro Tube Set: Design and Real Parts
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I am DIYing AF-Macro tube set for NX system.

First 3 pictures show the design of the macro tube. It is 22mm. I am planning to make 14mm and 32mm tube, too. So, it will cover tube length from 14mm to 70mm.

Rest 3 images are real part from the design. It is made of plastic, but strong enough for real use.

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OP ihkim Regular Member • Posts: 451
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NX 18-55 lens + 22mm Macro Tube

NX 18-55 lens + 22mm Macro Tube

NX 18-55 lens + 22mm Macro Tube

NX 50-200 lens + 22mm Macro Tube

NX 50-200 lens + 22mm Macro Tube

NX 50-200 lens + 22mm Macro Tube

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tecnoworld
tecnoworld Veteran Member • Posts: 7,232
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interesting. If used with the 60mm should it produce more than 1:1 images?

can it also be used with 50-200mm lens? what's the magnification factor at 100mm?

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OP ihkim Regular Member • Posts: 451
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tecnoworld wrote:

interesting. If used with the 60mm should it produce more than 1:1 images?

can it also be used with 50-200mm lens? what's the magnification factor at 100mm?

I am not familiar with the magnification factor. Basically, with the tube, you can focus closer objects. Thus the object will be shown bigger and bigger.

Yes, it can be used with any NX lens.

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tecnoworld
tecnoworld Veteran Member • Posts: 7,232
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if you can focus closer, and since the 60mm is already 1:1 macro, then with this extension tube it will give a magnification factor higher than 1:1. This is nice. The only drawback with tubes is that dof gets tiny and it's very difficult to keep items in focus.

what will the cost of this tube be, more or less?

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Michael Barker Senior Member • Posts: 1,966
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Are you 3D printing this?

paulhome Contributing Member • Posts: 841
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cool stuff. Looks very well made as well. If i saw it on ebay i'd want it

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OP ihkim Regular Member • Posts: 451
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Yes, I am.

Michael Barkowski wrote:

Are you 3D printing this?

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v12nut Regular Member • Posts: 293
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What is the material used for the contact pins? and are they spring loaded?

Good job!

Tom

Michael Barker Senior Member • Posts: 1,966
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Cool! Does the OIS work also?

OP ihkim Regular Member • Posts: 451
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v12nut wrote:

What is the material used for the contact pins? and are they spring loaded?

Good job!

Tom

They are pogo test prove which are usually used for testing electronic circuits.

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OP ihkim Regular Member • Posts: 451
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Michael Barkowski wrote:

Cool! Does the OIS work also?

Definitely! All mount contacts are alive. OIS, DMF, AF, AE.. you name it.

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I agree. I believe this would be very saleable.

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tecnoworld
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Will you sell them?

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ellepi New Member • Posts: 20
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Excellent work.
I'm very interesting in this and into your other project: the AF adapter ring.

Daniel1977
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Desverger Regular Member • Posts: 124
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3D printers, FTW!

Looks good! I'd certainly want one. Obviously it would be quite time consuming for one person mass producing them (or even producing just 50 of them). Any plans to release the schematics and allow anyone with a 3D printer to print these off? Some assembly would still be required of course... As long as the cost is less than the 60mm macro lens, it would make sense.

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Alexramos
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tecnoworld wrote:

interesting. If used with the 60mm should it produce more than 1:1 images?

can it also be used with 50-200mm lens? what's the magnification factor at 100mm?

Using a 60mm Macro lens with the 22mm extension tube will offer a 82mm macro with a magnification higher than 1:1.

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Excellent job... just let me know when they sill be sold...

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monkeybrain Regular Member • Posts: 424
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Really brilliant! I'd really like to get my hands on one of those too! It's great that samsung are writing about it too.

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