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09-15-2010, 01:53 AM   #1
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Show off your Macro Lens

Hey all, I'm very interested in seeing what Pentax has to offer the macro world.

Please let me know what macro lens you use and share of photo you took with it

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Is this only for Pentax Macro lenses or any macro lens mountable on a Pentax body?
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Both will be appreciated
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The rare times that I do macro I use the amateur reversing lens technique. I don't have a photo of the setup, sorry, but you can get stuff like this out of it, which is a shot of the flowers on broccoli:



This is with a 100mm macro and a reversed 28mm. There some much more impressive shots using the same technique here on the forum so have a search around and look at the galleries etc.

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Sigma EX DG 180mm f/3.5

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Here's a few of mine:

This one was taken with 68mm extension tubes, then a reversed smc A 50mm f/2


The rest were taken with 68mm extension tubes and smc K 50mm f/1.4






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Wow, those bugs are ridiculously close. How close is your lens to the subject in those photos?

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probably around 2 inches or so, maybe less
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Looks fabulous. Will 40mm limited f/2.8 do for this kind of shots? I am thinking to get reverse 49mm adapter with it... would be yet another stimulus to get that lens.
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You won't be in as close as this with just a reverse ring. Also, you will want something with an aperture ring since the electronics won't be in contact with the body to set them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by enoeske Quote
You won't be in as close as this with just a reverse ring. Also, you will want something with an aperture ring since the electronics won't be in contact with the body to set them.
right, I forgot about that ...

but maybe it's possible to control aperture using exposed contacts? For example there is a 'screw' slot which controls focus .. maybe there is similar mechanical way to set aperture?

I mean, it's supposed to be set by camera and there is no motor inside limited lens, so there must be a mechanical way to set aperture...
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QuoteOriginally posted by olenl Quote
right, I forgot about that ...

but maybe it's possible to control aperture using exposed contacts? For example there is a 'screw' slot which controls focus .. maybe there is similar mechanical way to set aperture?

I mean, it's supposed to be set by camera and there is no motor inside limited lens, so there must be a mechanical way to set aperture...
Just use the aperture lever, and get good at knowing how far down its pushed = what aperture

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