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15mm Body Cap Lens + 90mm of Extension Tubes

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by mister_roboto, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    637
    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Dennis
    I've always had an affinity for macro anything, but can't quite justify a Nanoha x5 macro lens (which I would love to play with... just not very often), SO I tried a poor man's version (slow Sunday and all :wink:), and decided to stick my kenko macro extension tubes + my "dumb" ยต4/3 tubes on to the 15mm f8 oly body cap lens, and took a photo of my E-M5 key chain with my E-M5 (I'm all meta like that).

    Key chain taken with the 12-50mm kit lens:
    OMD38384.

    with about 90mm of extension tubes behind the 15m:
    OMD38378.

    I think I hit about 3 1/2x to 4x. I suppose the Nanoha would have better image quality eh?
     
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  2. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    You've got to give us a pic of the extension tubes on the body with the lens!
     
  3. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    637
    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Dennis
    Behold Frankenlens! (uh, sorry about quality, my only other digital camera is weird, it has a phone in it):

    20130303_182033.

    Final verdict: NOT POCKETABLE.
     
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  4. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    I dunno. It looks like an all-black Pringles can or something. Or a can of really cool tennis balls :)
     
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  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Awesome shot - interesting setup. Very creative! :thumbup:
     
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  6. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

    518
    Sep 25, 2012
    You know how Pringles used to let you mail in for a Pringles cap with a speaker in it? I think they should do a new thing: let us mail in for a Pringles cap lens! Haha. :)
     
  7. kadamnation

    kadamnation Mu-43 Regular

    125
    Feb 13, 2013
    Boston, MA
    This is hilarious and awesome, thanks for posting! I'm a big fan of the BCL, DxOMark notwithstanding, and this is an awesome way to push it a little bit (90mm give or take) out of its comfort zone!
     
  8. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    What about a shot of a coin? I am not sure what in the image is degradation of the keychain, and what is from the lens.