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10-24-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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3:1 Macro Setup - $200

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3:1 Macro Setup - $200

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Looking to sell some stuff that doesn’t get enough (or in some cases any) use. I have positive feedback on Fourthirdsphoto, FredMiranda, Pentaxforums and GetDPI as Albino_BlacMan and on ebay as ctp046.

All prices include shipping unless otherwise noted. I accept most payment methods. All prices are negotiable and I'm happy to do package deal. If any of my prices are way out of line feel free to fire me a PM.

3:1 Macro Kit - $200 (But I’m open to offers) – This is probably the least expensive way you can get 3:1 macro and this will likely outperform most macro lenses out there. This a m42 kit that includes 1 Asahi Pentax Bellows unit II, 1 EL-Nikkor 50/2.8-N (this lens is known for killer edge to edge sharpness), 1x 40.5mm to 39mm reversing ring and 1x 39mm to m42 adapter. Both of these are high quality adapter.

Rear mount of the bellows unit is m42. You can an m42 to pretty anything you want on ebay. Also, you don’t have to worry about flange distance! You won’t be focusing at infinity with this so more distance just equals more magnification! Bellows are supple and light tight.

Like I said this is an inexpensive way to get some very high quality macro shots. My testing suggests magnification goes from about 1:2 to 3:1 so where a normal “macro” ends this one starts!

Bellows unit also has its own tripod mount which allows it move forwards and backwards, essentially giving it a built in macro rail.

Also comes with the bubble lens case for the Nikkor.







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I'll take it back if its not as described

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

10-24-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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I would love to see a sample picture or two. This setup is amazing.
10-25-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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I've mostly used it with film which a b***h to scan. I'm waiting on a m42 to m43 adapter and than I'll see what I can come with for examples from my E-3!
10-27-2012, 10:49 AM   #4
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Fogot to mention I'd throw in a Pentax 2x Eyepeice magnifier. It fits older screwmount and K-series Pentax bodies (KX and K2 and stuff). It could also probably be modified to fit newer bodies if you were handy with metalwork.



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Bump!
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Open to offers
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free bump for my favorite macro setup of old. Nearly all my studio stacks on my flickr are taken with this setup.
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Thanks Yeatzee,
Price dropped to $190

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So you'd need a m42 to K-mount to use this setup with a K-5 (Kaf2 mount, from memory)? And that would have to be manual focus, right?
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You would indeed need an adapter. I have a cheap m42 to k-mount adapter I can throw in for free if you like. It seems to work alright but it doesn't match the build quality of the other adapters offered.

You're correct that its manual focus but when you're doing macro this close than I don't think many people rely on AF anyways.
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I'm thinking that this would be great for imaging my coins, and it looks pretty much pristine.......i'll think about it for a while.............
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free bump. Same exact setup used for this photo




Its capable of much more as well
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Hmm....very interested....any more sample pics would be much appreciated.

Yeatzee,
How close were you to that bug to get that shot?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sage97 Quote
Hmm....very interested....any more sample pics would be much appreciated.

Yeatzee,
How close were you to that bug to get that shot?
Dont remember, the picture is over a year old. Im sure I was fairly close though... something that you can't really get around with high-magnification macro's.

I dont want to spam the op's thread so if you want more pictures with the lens just check

Flickr: Search yeatzee (Officially an adult, but still learning)'s photostream

its a small list of some pictures with the el nikkor I've taken.
 

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