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05-16-2012, 04:07 PM   #31
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I've always wondered about this. I have an Olympus Lifesize converter from a decade ago with 49mm threads, really good quality converter. 49mm threads? I tried it once on the FA43 and couldn't get it to work right so I gave up. Maybe I should try again and harder this time.

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Diopters are huge.....I need compact option........price not an issue
If money is no issue, the addition of a DA 35/2.8 macro LTD and D FA 100/2.8 WR macro is the ticket to add to the existing LTD lenses.

However, the Kenko PZ-AF Uniplus tube 25 would work well with the LTD primes and maintain all contacts including AF. The trick will be finding one. There is also a set out there.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/accessoryreviews/kenko-pz-af-uniplus-tube-25.html
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RioRico has written THE book on the topic. His link is the one to check out.

For what it's worth, you might try scoring a used Promaster 100mm f:3.5 macro lens. (The "Plastic Fantastic") I have the manual focus version & I think it's absolutely awesome. I bought mine for $65 here on the forum. Just make sure it comes with the 1:1 screw-on diopter.

You could also try buying a cheap lens reversal adapter & mounting one of your existing lenses on your camera backwards for seriously close-up stuff. Cons: no auto functions. Pros: Good image quality & it's dirt-cheap. (like $10 or so.)

I'm really enjoying macro. It's my new shooting obsession.

Cheers & have fun,
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QuoteOriginally posted by wjjstu Quote
I've always wondered about this. I have an Olympus Lifesize converter from a decade ago with 49mm threads, really good quality converter. 49mm threads? I tried it once on the FA43 and couldn't get it to work right so I gave up. Maybe I should try again and harder this time.
How didn't it work right? Possibly you need to mount it on a longer lens than a 43mm. I see here (Olympus Conversion Lenses) that the Olympus Lifesize is a +7.7dpt achromat similar to the Raynox DCR-250 (+8dpt). On your FA43, magnification is 43*7.7/1000= 0.33x or about 1:3 at infinity focus. I usually don't use my DCR-250 on anything shorter than 100mm.

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RioRico has written THE book on the topic. His link is the one to check out.
Shameless plug: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-lens-articles/152336-cheap-macro-b...lose-work.html

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