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06-08-2007, 06:48 PM   #1
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I received my FA 50/1.4 today!

I've really been wondering how it would work as a macro lens w/extension tubes. I know I need a true macro lens but will have to save more money to get one. This is my first nice quality prime for my K10D and I'm excited to have it:-). I'll take it fishing tomorrow and see how it does outdoors.
Anyway, I took this picture with all three tubes at F/11 on a tripod.
All comments good or bad would be appreciated. Does the focus point and depth of field work for anyone?

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06-08-2007, 06:51 PM   #2
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Nice fly.

I surf fish alot. I dabbled a bit with salt water fly fishing but I wasnt very sucessful
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Looks great to me, sharp as a tack, and nice fly !! what type of nymph is that anyway?, all i can tie is the good ole' Hares ear !!
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Nice fly all right. I wish that I still had a vice ands what not.
Although i get my flies at a good price, and the local tackle shop sells my work so I should support him anyways.

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Thanks guys:-).
This is a size 14 scud pattern I tied this winter. This photo is not cropped at all. Now I have to try something in the #20 size, it won't fill the frame without a bit of cropping but it should work. This level of magnification is brutal though, I kinda could see that little tag of thread hanging out at the head with my naked eyes but this pic really shows it up.
Ok, so here we have the FA 50mm/1.4 lens, 72mm of extension tubes with a crop factor of 1.5 on the K10D, does anyone know how to calculate the magnification factor of this pic?

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