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08-08-2008, 04:53 PM   #1
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Kit lens as a "macro"

Just messing about with my old version I kit lens.
Did nothing out of the ordinary just used it normally.
I think the main thing is the high res on the K20D sensor the allows this much cropping.


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I have the same question. Can I add a extension tube between the lens and camera to make the lens as macro?
Theortically it should, I guess.
08-09-2008, 07:22 PM   #3
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I have had some very nice close ups with the kit lens and K10D. I have been very happy with that lens, no complaints at all.
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Impressive, well done. I've never owned the kit lens, so this is quite an eye opener.

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By the best, it is close up. I guess the word macro could be used loosely these days.

Nice shot with good crop. Kit lens really amazed me some time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ohce Quote
I have the same question. Can I add a extension tube between the lens and camera to make the lens as macro?
Theortically it should, I guess.
Yes, but AF tubes are hard to find.
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I guess I am guilty of using 'macro' loosely - here's a shot from earlier today, K20/Sig 105/T'ron 1.4 TC, cropped.........
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QuoteOriginally posted by ohce Quote
I have the same question. Can I add a extension tube between the lens and camera to make the lens as macro?
Theortically it should, I guess.
If you could find one a tube that support the aperture linkage. Since the kit lens has no aperture ring, if the tube doens't do the aperture linkage, you're out of luck.

Far easier would be a good quality closeup lens like the Raynox 150 or 250.

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Here is a little "Kit lens macro"

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