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12-06-2008, 11:23 PM   #16
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Hmmmmm ... this is interesting ... wonder if it can be done with anything wider????
Not a bad price for the VIV macro focussing teleconverter ... does it have to be a macro teleconverter ... or does any TC work in this way????

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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxman Quote
Here is a picture of the 24mm reversed lens and macro teleconverter. It isn't so large considering that it will do 10:1. The focusing feature of the teleconverter make it much easier to use. This is actually as big as it gets - the focusing is racked all of the way out. This is also a very inexpensive setup - all you need is a wideangle lens of some sort, the reversing ring is about $10 - $15, and the macro focusing teleconverter is about $40 to $70 (depending on whether it is KA or K). In this case you really do not need the auto feature, so the K version is fine.
A focus rail might also substitute for the tc.
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Oh my god! These are incredible close up shots.

Thanks Pentaxman for the info on 200mm. I do not have a step up/down ring. I am thinking of buying a 49mm rev ring instead.
Yeah - a 49mm reversing ring would be a handy thing anyway since almost all of the Pentax-M lenses have 49mm filters.
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Hmmmmm ... this is interesting ... wonder if it can be done with anything wider????
Not a bad price for the VIV macro focussing teleconverter ... does it have to be a macro teleconverter ... or does any TC work in this way????
I have found the price to be all over the place on these. I recently bought the PKA version from a member on this forum for $70.

Any teleconverter will work, but the macro focusing converter will give you more magnification because it adds some extension when it is focusing. It also is able to focus, which is the main attraction to me. With a normal teleconverter and a reversed lens, the only way to focus is to change the distance from the lens to the subject - this is very difficult to do on a tripod. You can purchase a seperate focusing rail, but these are bulky and cumbersome to setup.

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A focus rail might also substitute for the tc.
I found one on Ebay - it is $60, though.

New 4 way Macro Focus Rail Slider for Canon Nikon Sony! - eBay (item 190269774123 end time Dec-26-08 12:02:23 PST)
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxman Quote
Yeah - a 49mm reversing ring would be a handy thing anyway since almost all of the Pentax-M lenses have 49mm filters.
Same with most of mt M42 Super Takumars as well ... would be interesting with the 28mm I have.
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Same with most of mt M42 Super Takumars as well ... would be interesting with the 28mm I have.
It just occurred to me that I have an old Nikkor 24mm F2.8 lens. I might have to try it out. I hope my Pentax forgives me.
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For someone looking for a Macro focusing teleconverter, this is pretty cheap. I don't know how Albinar rate optically:

PENTAX/ALBINAR 2X MACRO FOCUSING TELECONVERTER W/CAPS!! - eBay (item 270314405209 end time Jan-06-09 11:45:39 PST)

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Hehe, that worked better than I thought. I did this with an old Yashica 50mm reversed on the macro tele and I liked that pretty well. The cool part is the working distance that you get for that much magnification.

Cool shots BTW.
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