Close Up Lens for the 45mm 1.8

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by gugarci, May 5, 2013.

  1. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Bill
    I'm looking into buying a close up lens for my 45mm 1.8. I came across this lens from B+W. I would like to get as close as possible to 1:1. Since I don't have a macro lens I would like to use my 45mm for macro work.
    B+W 37mm Close-up +5 Lens (NL5) 65-023338 B&H Photo Video
    Do you guy think this filter will come close, or if not can you guys recommend me another one.
    Thanks.
     
  2. gsk3

    gsk3 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 29, 2012
  3. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Bill
    Thanks for that link. :smile:
     
  4. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Maybe you should look for extensiontubes instead, I have the Kenko 26mm (10+16) and they work great on the 45mm.
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  5. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Bill
    Thanks, I'll check those out also. :smile:
     
  6. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Bill
  7. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    You can find cheaper alternatives on ebay, but i´m not sure how good they are.
     
  8. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Bill
    No need. I've heard of Kenko extension tubes before today. I can wait. Since I never did much macro in the past I never bought them for my previous Canon and Nikon lenses. Thanks for reminding me about the Kenkos. :smile:
     
  9. edwardconde

    edwardconde Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Love the first shot.. I am sure they liked you photographing that session :) :thumbup::2thumbs:
     
  10. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    GRID, how much working distance do you get with 26mm extension tubes on the 45/1.8?
     
  11. fsuscotphoto

    fsuscotphoto Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2013
    St. Cloud, FL
    Ron
    How close we're you on the first one?
     
  12. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    I think it is fokusing on about 7-10cm from the front lens.
     
  13. voltcontrol

    voltcontrol Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 26, 2013
    A Fotga get of macro rings is 54USD including shipping from Ebay atm. Pretty do-able.
     
  14. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Daros
    For those of you who've used the AF-ing macro tubes, do the tubes affect the speed of AF at all? If so, by how much? Not that it really matters since I usually do manual focus anyway, but I was just curious.
     
  15. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    I havent noticed any difference, but then i havent been thinking about it or making any test either.
     
  16. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    DMC-G6 Macro Shots

    I was offered the opportunity to use a pre-production sample of the new DMC-G6. While it's not a final version, it's apparently close enough that I was given permission to share some photos. As soon as the weather turns sunny, I'll post some more traditional photos.

    For Macro work, when used with MF Assist, the focus peaking works very nice. I like photographing ball point pen tips, sometimes capturing some self portraits when you find a nice shiny one. Here's three, all shot using the Pana 45 mm:

    This one shot at ISO 3200

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wasabi_bob/8743305171/" title="DMC-G6 Pen Tip Macro 03 by Wasabi Bob, on Flickr"> 8743305171_b92093dc4c_c. "800" height="800" alt="DMC-G6 Pen Tip Macro 03"></a>

    This one shot at ISO 400

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wasabi_bob/8743305239/" title="DMC-G6 Pen Tip Macro 02 by Wasabi Bob, on Flickr"> 8743305239_cdb406627d_c. "800" height="800" alt="DMC-G6 Pen Tip Macro 02"></a>

    Another at ISO 400

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wasabi_bob/8743305327/" title="DMC-G6 Pen Tip Macro 01 by Wasabi Bob, on Flickr"> 8743305327_ec65c4f2da_c. "800" height="800" alt="DMC-G6 Pen Tip Macro 01"></a>

    Future photos will also be posted here:
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 - a set on Flickr
     
  17. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Hey Grid, I haven't tried my tubes on my 45, but I'm amazed that it retained that much DoF with the combination! Well done.
     
  18. kurt1968

    kurt1968 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2012
    Hi ,
    these 26mm Kenko tube , when coupled with the 45mmf1.8 , how wil this work for non-macro shots?
    Will the 45 mm become something in the range of 100mm f1.8?
    new epm1 body are 109 euro now , have ordered one , and the secondhand Kenko's are 100 euro too.
     
  19. xmsnx

    xmsnx Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 10, 2012
    Europe
    I just got these: eBay link

    Under $30 :D

    Mine are slightly different from the pics, called MEKE/MEIKE instead of skyblue but everything else is identical.
     

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  20. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    Great image of the bees, Grid!

    I have a set of the Fotga ext tubes en route from Hong Kong (about $55 on eBay)... looking forward to checking them out.