Help with Buying Macro Lense

Discussion in 'Macro Photography' started by manuelkuhs, May 5, 2010.

  1. manuelkuhs

    manuelkuhs TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys,

    I'm pretty much a noob with photography and would like to ask your help.

    I have a Sony HDR-XR520VE and would like to purchase a macro lense for it that will give me the sort of magnification for taking videos as this photograph:
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    The scale bar equals 50 um.

    I would really appreciate the help.
     
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    Have you looked at Raynox lens. They screw onto your lens like a filter. They are good quality, and will give you several options without breaking the bank.
     
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    So in total that image is about 0.5mm in size correct?
    I know video cameras use a smaller sized sensor than digital cameras, but I think you are going to be hardpressed to get a lens to do that. From what I know the lens with the most magnification is the canon MPE65mm macro that goes up to 5 times life size on a DSLR sensor - you can easily full th frame with a bugs face so its getting close.

    However if you want more and for a video camera you might find that you need to start looking at microscope optics and custom mounts in order to get the magnification you require.

    I recall some forum based around that and I'll see if I can find it.
     

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