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DutchMuch 11-27-2017 02:32 PM

Macro lense help...
 
I need help deciding on a macro lense, I don't know what size mm to get?...
Been looking at this one. https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/c...ro-is-stm-lens
I like taking pictures NOT MICROSCOPIC but of small fish (nano fish) and of leaves and such of plants, what size mm will do best?

deepgreen 11-28-2017 11:24 AM

Re: Macro lense help...
 
If you are on a budget and already have a lens, you can try using extension tubes.
The principle and the pros and cons are explained here:

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...es-closeup.htm

DutchMuch 11-28-2017 11:37 AM

Re: Macro lense help...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by deepgreen (Post 951626)
If you are on a budget and already have a lens, you can try using extension tubes.
The principle and the pros and cons are explained here:

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...es-closeup.htm

thanks for the link!
interesting concept.

Only budget is what's listed, around 400$ /less.
More interested in just buying a fixture to attach to the body of my camera

NorCalnomad 11-28-2017 01:16 PM

Macro lense help...
 
Dutch another route you can take is getting an m42 adapter, this will allow you to use older lenses such as the Vivitar Series 1 90/2.5 . This is considered to be still one of the best optical lenses. Of course using an adapter you will need to set your camera to M and do everything manually but you can save a ton of cash this way. I would also highly suggest a tripod and macro focusing rail if you’re going to go super shallow.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...bb5769cdaf.jpg

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DutchMuch 11-28-2017 06:50 PM

Re: Macro lense help...
 
Ok wait, I am new to getting serious in photography so let me sort junk out before I just dive in lol!

Right now I have a Canon EOS T1i
And attached to that is a EFS 18-55mm lens w/image stabilizer, then in front of that is the ultraviolet lens, attached to the zoom lens.

OK got my parts situated and sorted out. I went on amazon and looked at some extension tubes, BUT thing with them is they seemed to not be as Focused? meaning they were a bit blurry I think on most of them, have yet to look at the m42 adapter, I have a VERY high grade/expensive/etc Tripod so checkmark that, I saw some of the rails ill look into that, but that isn't a "need" I don't think.
What if I got a lets say.. 60mm macro lens (cannon of course) and then attached extension tubes to that?
What I'm looking for is EXTREMELY good focus and very define close up images.

NorCalnomad 11-28-2017 07:55 PM

Re: Macro lense help...
 
What’s going to get you great focus and sharpness with macro is lots of light, super steady camera and the ability to fine focus. Of course good glass is going to help but ultimately you need to be super steady. I would also suggest a pocket diffuser so you can get a lower iso


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DutchMuch 11-28-2017 08:15 PM

Re: Macro lense help...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NorCalnomad (Post 951818)
What’s going to get you great focus and sharpness with macro is lots of light, super steady camera and the ability to fine focus. Of course good glass is going to help but ultimately you need to be super steady. I would also suggest a pocket diffuser so you can get a lower iso


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Do you suggest a pocket diffuser? link by any chance to one you think is really good? $$$ isn't an issue.

DutchMuch 11-28-2017 08:17 PM

Re: Macro lense help...
 
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PKS06S8...=6050026310801
would this be good?

NorCalnomad 11-28-2017 08:44 PM

Re: Macro lense help...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DutchMuch (Post 951834)



I was actually thinking more manual with the sun [emoji1] https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...isc_White.html


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DutchMuch 11-29-2017 04:48 AM

Re: Macro lense help...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NorCalnomad (Post 951842)
I was actually thinking more manual with the sun [emoji1] https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...isc_White.html


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hm.
like open the blinds or something? sorry I'm confused since I'm a noob :-?

And what will that do anyway? wanna know it all!!! lol

edit:
just saw the link I didn't see it before I feel dumb now lol.

So how would I use that? and how would I know where to position it?


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