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03-03-2016, 01:47 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Quick and dirty macro ring

I throught I needed to share this idea. Not good for shooting insects, but here is closeup of SD card adapter, lens used: 5-15/2.8-4.5 at 8 mm

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03-03-2016, 04:57 AM   #2
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mmmh... light leaks?
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I am starting a slow clap for you.....

This was a great idea. Probably not ideal, but very creative.
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It is quite creative alliumnsk. This reminds me of freelensing or lens whacking which has been discussed here on the PF before. It most often appears to be done with a lens from a larger format and longer back focus than normal lenses for the taking camera. One holds the lens in front of the camera freehand possibly shifting or tilting a little and intentionally introducing light leaks for an ever changing artsy effect.
Your take on this, however, is the first I've seen where a lens from the taking camera is used only to increase magnification. Your method of keeping the lens in place to reduce the variables of freehanding is really inventive. Keeping the magnets fairly small may help contrast reducing light leaks from getting so large they make any photo unusable. As long as it's not overdone maybe you won't need to get some kind of extension tube adapted to the mount.
So have a "ball".

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I'd be a bit concerned about what those super-strong magnets might do to the electronics.
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It is quite creative alliumnsk. This reminds me of freelensing or lens whacking which has been discussed here on the PF before. It most often appears to be done with a lens from a larger format and longer back focus than normal lenses for the taking camera. One holds the lens in front of the camera freehand possibly shifting or tilting a little and intentionally introducing light leaks for an ever changing artsy effect.
Your take on this, however, is the first I've seen where a lens from the taking camera is used only to increase magnification. Your method of keeping the lens in place to reduce the variables of freehanding is really inventive. Keeping the magnets fairly small may help contrast reducing light leaks from getting so large they make any photo unusable. As long as it's not overdone maybe you won't need to get some kind of extension tube adapted to the mount.
So have a "ball".
light leaks might be easily eliminated with black paper, which I didn't do because I am lazy and because I wanted to show leaks aren't that major (there was a window to the left, if it was curtained you wouldn't even see light leaks).

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I'd be a bit concerned about what those super-strong magnets might do to the electronics.
apparently nothing xD
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QuoteOriginally posted by alliumnsk Quote
apparently nothing xD
I personally wouldn't bet my gear on it.
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I personally wouldn't bet my gear on it.
come on, you live in Canada where average social benefits are larger than average salary of skilled worker in Russia LOL

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come on, you live in Canada where average social benefits are larger than average salary of skilled worker in Russia LOL
Let me know if your mercedes floats.
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Do those zircon-encrusted, neodymium magnets repel raindrops and dust? If so, you have a winner! :P

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QuoteOriginally posted by alliumnsk Quote
come on, you live in Canada where average social benefits are larger than average salary of skilled worker in Russia LOL
Funny but Ouch. I just keep feeling how much more in taxes we pay in order to get some back in those social benefits.
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