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I pulled out my Sigma 105mm Macro to get a shot of this old watch that I have from an era gone by. Were those simpler times, or is it just a faded memory? Detente, it's something we need in this World badly. I can read Cyrillic, normally, but I'm having a challenge with the stylized Cyrillic on the watch (Mir kVorts?). It's been obscured, but on the bottom it says "сделано в СССР" (Made in USSR). What does this shot need? Is there a such thing as a tripod that lets you slide the camera up and down (closer and farther) for close up shots? Manually focusing is a challenge for my eyes.

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I've got a macro focusing rail that fits on top of my tripod, something like this:


I've never actually used it, but it should allow fine tuning of focus distance.
 
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I've got a macro focusing rail that fits on top of my tripod, something like this:


I've never actually used it, but it should allow fine tuning of focus distance.
Thanks for the info! Looks nice. Wonder if there is one with a arca Swiss foot. Will do some research.
 

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That script throws me too; it looks like "квгрц" but I'd bet it turns out to be "кварц" (quartz). I never was good at Russian cursive so the first word really throws me. мир, т?, лу? Could be a brand name or logo too.
 

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Got it!
The first word is a brand name: Луч
(Looch or Luch)
Found it at 8:57 in this video:
 

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Nice shot, Jeff. Here's a macro focusing rail and Swiss arca plate that I bought off amazon. The plate is fairly long and works well for my rail. I don't know if you use it hand held but with the rail try using 'Live View', it helps a lot, you can really dial in the focus.


Thanks! I'm looking at the JJC MFR-3; it looks like what I need since it has the arca mounting system.
 

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I discovered that the telephoto lens on the Samsung S21 Ultra makes a pretty good macro lens:
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No,that's not the real thing. It's a copy of a 1960s-era Chinese Air Force pilot watch.
 
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Nice shot.
Thanks!
I discovered that the telephoto lens on the Samsung S21 Ultra makes a pretty good macro lens:
51825485723_fc95b7a09c_b.jpg

No,that's not the real thing. It's a copy of a 1960s-era Chinese Air Force pilot watch.
Yes, the iPhone 13 cameras are pretty decent as well.
 

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