52mm – 49mm step down ring on dp3m?
It works. This photo is taken with DP3 + step down to 49mm (cheap off fleabay) and the AML-2
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Lightwriting with Sigma
Thanks! Thinking about using this in conjunction with a Ricoh gr, x100s or god forbid another Merrill. With the ability to share batteries and filters the Ricoh is looking good.
I hand-held a 46mm on the DP3M and it did not vignette. The initial Sigma close-up, the AML-1 (46mm for non-M DP's) is an extremely high-quality lens probably as good, if not better than anything on the market. I haven't tried the 49mm. If I remember correctly, it was a +7 or +8. A 10x will give you significantly larger macro capability. Attached is a shot with the AML-1 hand-held. A 10x will show just the whole quarter on the vertical axis. It is that much stronger.
As far as 10x goes, there are t wo that I know of. The B+W which is not considered that good by the few I have talked to. I have that and agree with their opinions. Also the Sonia, which I have and am very satisfied. It may be hard to find their lens but is worth going after and reasonably priced. If interested, I would google them to find their distributor in the US.
I use the same setup at times and did not notice vignetting either. Detail is gorgeous. What Rick does not mention though is that handholding this combination can be a challenge as DOF is minimal and any shaking and swaying will be punished. It's worth it though if you can get it right.
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