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  1. Dean_Gretsch

    Dean_Gretsch Always looking... Supporting Member

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    After watching this : Macro Photography Ideas to shoot in the Kitchen, I decided to break out the ext. tubes this morning. We had a rare morning ( one with more sun than cloud ;) ) and I got a few of our irises that I liked ok. Taken with the Lensbaby Velvet 56 and a 31mm tube.

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    Oops, forgot one

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    The Velvet 56 is a nice lens. Have you tried it with a 1.4 or 2x Tc?


    I have used the original Lensbaby with a converter, as well as the Lensbaby 2.0/ I have the Composer, but have not used it much.
     
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    Lovely close ups.........
     
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    I love flower closeups. These are great
     
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    This is the only Lensbaby I own, and have never used another. I have never used a teleconverter either on any lens. What will it do for the Lensbaby? Will it increase the macro ability? You have my interest now! Thanks!
    Thank you Jeff.
    Thanks so much Jon. The lighting really helps with them. Unfortunately, we had too much rain and not enough sun last year, and I hope to do more this year.
     
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    SNIP>>>a teleconverter either on any lens. What will it do for the Lensbaby? Will it increase the macro ability? >SNIP


    Well, a 2x converter will turn it into an effective 112mm, and a 1.4 will make about a 70mm effective focal length, both of which will increase image size compared to the bare lens, so in effect, it does increase the macro ability, as well as visually "compressing" the apparent distance, while narrowing the background angle of view, behind the main subject.

    A longer macro lens is sometime useful to minimize background distractions...
     
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    Thank you Derrel. A buddy bought a TC last year and didn't really like it. I may have to see what kind of deal I can get, lol.
     
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    Really like these, Dean. Well done.

    Still waiting on flowery things. Lol.
     
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    Thanks Ray. The Missus loves working in her flower garden and I get benefits of it, lol. We should have many perennials coming later.
     
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    The extension tubes were a great idea. Keep at it. Can't wait to see what the TC might do.
     
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    Thanks Ray. I used the ext. tubes last year quite a bit with insects, but they remain in the camera bag usually unless I read/view something that reminds me of them, lol.
     

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