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01-17-2015, 11:54 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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MX-1 macro using a reversed lens ...

While experimenting on how to capture snowflake images, here's a variation of a method I found on the internet. I use a 2" to 2" rubber PVC connector with its hose clamps. This size connector fit an old Minolta 50mm lens I had lying around and it also fit snugly over the base on the lens on my MX-1. There's not enough material for the connector clamp to grab onto the MX-1, so even though it is snug you do have to hold it with your hand, otherwise the weight of the lens may cause it to fall. I extend the MX-1 lens to full zoom to maximize my magnification.

The image of your subject comes out within a black circle, but is easily cropped out. It didn't work as well for snowflakes as my K5 set-up, but I thought I'd pass along the method in case someone would like to experiment themselves. It's very inexpensive to try.

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01-17-2015, 12:26 PM   #2
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Impressive ingenuity! Thanks for sharing. The MX-1 is a wonderful machine.
01-17-2015, 02:16 PM   #3
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Very cool!
The MX-1 (now sold) is my favorite camera I've ever used as it is so versatile.
I hope to like my K50 as much some day.
01-17-2015, 02:51 PM   #4
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Wow, great idea

01-27-2015, 02:41 PM   #5
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Good idea. If get one of the 58mm filter adapter tubes you could screw on the 50mm lens directly for a neater setup. I'm gonna try it!
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QuoteOriginally posted by digital029art Quote
Good idea. If get one of the 58mm filter adapter tubes you could screw on the 50mm lens directly for a neater setup. I'm gonna try it!
Pentax MX-1 MX1 Digital camera Lens Filter Adapter Tube 58mm Metal Tube NEW | eBay
03-30-2015, 07:54 PM   #7
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Ripoff. Get it here much cheaper:

58mm Lens Adapter for Pentax MX 1 MX1 DC 58mm La 58MX1 | eBay

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