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Love the old M50
Posted By: Snipes, 07-27-2013, 11:52 PM

You gotta love the old SMC M50mm f1.7! Who needs a macro lens, when you got this lens on extension rings :
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07-28-2013, 05:03 AM   #2
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Wow have to agree with that - tack sharp.
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Very nice looking, sharp and detailed pictures. No. 2 is my favorite.
I too like using ordinary, non-macro lenses with extension tubes - smc-m 135mm 3.5 and 20mm extension is my favorite (for butterflies).
It looks like you used flash and a very small aperture for these photos. May I ask what kind of flash and what distance you have from the flash to the flies? Do you hold the flash in one hand and the camera in the other?
I never use flash, but the large dof in your photos makes me think that maybe I should try it. Can you get the black/dark backgrounds in full sunshine?

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Those are really nice - have been doing some "macro" with extention tubes and M50 2.0 myself, it's nice, but would like a macro lens one day, preferable around 100mm
Thanks for sharing.

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Beautiful, well captured.

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QuoteOriginally posted by olepap Quote
Very nice looking, sharp and detailed pictures. No. 2 is my favorite.
It looks like you used flash and a very small aperture for these photos. May I ask what kind of flash and what distance you have from the flash to the flies? Do you hold the flash in one hand and the camera in the other?
I never use flash, but the large dof in your photos makes me think that maybe I should try it. Can you get the black/dark backgrounds in full sunshine?
This is my set-up, so yes, I use a flash most of the times:



Aperture is f16 for all 4 pictures.

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Those are really nice - have been doing some "macro" with extention tubes and M50 2.0 myself, it's nice, but would like a macro lens one day, preferable around 100mm
Thanks for sharing.
The disadvantage of using my set-up, is that with 3 rings you have to come very close to your object. Lesser rings, means less closer to your object.
These 4 pics are made with 3 rings and are just slightly cropped.
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Very nicely done with that combination.--charliezap

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