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Discussion in 'Macro Photography' started by NateS, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. NateS

    NateS TPF Noob!

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    Very cooperative damesfly
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    All shot with the Tamron 180mm + Kenko pro300 1.4tc (not the usual 68mm tubes)
     
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  3. Arkanjel Imaging

    Arkanjel Imaging No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I like that last one the best. :thumbup:

    Are you getting a little more working distance with the 1.4? Man Im finding that Ive got to be so unbelievably close to get 1:1. Critters are so skiddish closer than about two feet!
     
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    Yes and no. With the 1.4TC my maximum magnification is 1.4:1 (actually it's 1.475:1 based on my measurements) compared to 1:1 without the TC.

    My minimum focusing distance does not change though....so with just the lens...at 1:1 I have 18.5" working distance. With the TC at 1.475:1 I have 18.5" working distance.....so if I choose to stay in the 1:1 range, yes I have more working distance. Works great for butterflies, but I still have the option to get closer than 1:1 if I need too...though 1.5ish:1 is a little shaky at 252mm and I usually switch to the tubes if I know that I'll be shooting mainly beyond 1:1. (With the tubes I lose infinity focus though so if the bugs are too far away, I just flat out can't focus from those distances...with all the tubes I have to be within about 3 feet or bust).
     
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    Its amazing how little shake it takes to get blur! I thought I had a pretty steady hand.

    Im still guessing Ill get tubes first. Just because I dont want any more glass in the way.
     
  6. D-B-J

    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    WOW. grat shot
     

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