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04-23-2010, 01:42 PM   #16
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Don't be too hasty in deciding not to use extension tubes. I have an old smc 50mm f/1.4 from KEH for $60 in BGN quality and some vivitar auto extension tubes (no idea what the auto is for) for another $50. For $110, they can give some pro results.
Amazing shots!

I have a SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4. What extension tube would you recommend?

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Amazing shots!

I have a SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4. What extension tube would you recommend?
Whatever gets you to 50mm, they are just spacers. I don't think they will make an IQ differences.
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Whatever gets you to 50mm, they are just spacers. I don't think they will make an IQ differences.
Right, but it's hard for me tell which ones are made for M42 or made for current lenses. I assume I should get the latter since I have the adapter anyway. You can't adjust the aperture on the lenses that don't have an aperture ring, right?
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$8 closeup attachments generally perform like $8 closeup attachments. But the $40 Raynox 150 performs more like a $400 macro lens. See the Raynx Club thread in the lens forum for ton of samples.

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enoeske,

Beautiful pictures. If anyone needs to be encouraged into macro, these are a great advertisement.
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I haven't used (or even seen) them but I have seen auto extension tubes (auto aperture, not auto focus) advertised for Pentax K mounts, made in Poland and branded Kubisek.
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$8 closeup attachments generally perform like $8 closeup attachments. But the $40 Raynox 150 performs more like a $400 macro lens. See the Raynx Club thread in the lens forum for ton of samples.
Thanks, Marc.

After looking into the Raynox 150, I decided to give it a try.

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After looking into the Raynox 150, I decided to give it a try.
Me too! Thanks for the info Mark.

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I used the built in pop up flash is all but the 2nd one of those shots. I have a DIY flash diffuser that extends past the front of the lens. That way, the flash shoots forward, then gets diffused onto the subject in front of the lens, below the diffuser material.
i would be interested in seeing a picture for your flash diffuser
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i would be interested in seeing a picture for your flash diffuser
same here!!!
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i would be interested in seeing a picture for your flash diffuser
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same here!!!
Start with a generic or name brand drink mix tube from a local store. Look for ones that have the right translucent properties, similar to most flash diffusers.


Peel off the label. It doesn't have to be perfect.


Attach to camera with futuristic ring of rubber, that grips and holds it in place above lens. Pop flash and shoot into open end of tube.

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I love it ... cheap and useful! Good job.
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