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04-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #16
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Here's an offbeat idea; Buy a cheap AF film camera like an SF 1 or something like that, for around $50.00. Make sure the body works OK, maybe run a roll of film through it.
Give the 18-55mm and film body to a kid who's interested in photography. Donate it to a church or school, as a prize, or for their raffle sale.
Everyone will be better off.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rbefly Quote
Buy a cheap AF film camera like an SF 1 ...
Give the 18-55mm and film body to a kid ...
And the kid will quickly find out what VIGNETTING is.
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I bought a cheap wide angle/macro adaptor from a forum member, then realised I don't have a kit lens to attach it to.
Note to self: Always check existing equipment before ordering ancilliary gear.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tcbubbleleo Quote
4. Maybe for the furture, if you are into Macro/reverse mount macro with it's 1:35 magnification?
I happened to have a 52mm reversing ring and I tried it on the 18-55.
I have to say I am wowed by the magnification, but it sure is hard to negotiate the seemingly 10 micron DOF.

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QuoteOriginally posted by atekant Quote
I happened to have a 52mm reversing ring and I tried it on the 18-55.
I have to say I am wowed by the magnification, but it sure is hard to negotiate the seemingly 10 micron DOF.
The reversed kit lens works well for a wide range of macro magnifications. A piece of flexible tubing can be used to control the aperture lever (friction holds the lever in place).


The photo strips below the lens are images of an LCD screen showing magnifications - a 0.188mm repeating pattern.

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