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02-03-2013, 02:58 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by radub85 Quote
is the SMC Pentax-M 50mm F4 better than 50 1.7 for reversing? sharpness i mean.
Here are two threads you might want to explore:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/143736-el-nikk...acro-test.html

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02-03-2013, 03:22 PM   #17
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As i see it the pentax smc 50 f4 is very very close to the el-nikkor so i think it is a way better solution than the 50 1.7. thanks baro-nite for all your help
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I know its not the same but you can get some macro filters and make just about any lens macro. Thats what I did and I got some good photos with these filters. They don't work well for shooting my shrimp in the fish tank. I would like a better macro for my aquarium photography.

Here are some photo with the marco filters.

These are my shrimp. I took these photos with an old Ricoh 50mm with a x10 marco filter on it. I used a tripod too. The light was low I need to use better lighting next time.






This was taken with the same old Ricoh lens with a +1 macro filter on it. I love the detail in the eye.



The macro filters might not be the best but you can have some fun with them.
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