m4/3s extension tube/s

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Yeah, the e-mail came pretty much at the same time. I hadn't realised that anyone else had approached RJ for just this adapter. Great to see him make it and I'm waiting for his T and/or M42 mount RMS microscope lens adapter.

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Ray
 

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Yeah, the e-mail came pretty much at the same time. I hadn't realised that anyone else had approached RJ for just this adapter. Great to see him make it and I'm waiting for his T and/or M42 mount RMS microscope lens adapter.

Cheers

Ray
Ray, I didn't approach RJ but I'm glad you did. I have just ordered a set. It is an obvious advantage to only need 1 set of macro rings which can be used with any lens in manual setting.

It is great that someone like RJ will respond to a need/request like this.
 

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Did I read the price right? At less than $40 it seems almost too good to be true!
 

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Great to see people ordering the tubes, it means that we're likely to get more attention for other accessories as time goes on.

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Ray
 

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Hi,

Are the new m3/4 lenses able to focus manualy with those tubes? i think my panasonic lenses need power so that the focus ring works.

thanks
Chris
 

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Unfortunately, no. These tubes should really be used with manual lenses, the only exception being the 4/3s 14-35mm which has manual focusing.

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WOW...
So I can mount my Leica M mount lenses (or any lens I have an ??>m43)... Just mount the M>m43 adapter on the lens end of x-tube...??

I think that was answered at the bottom of the page were the Q/A section is...

I just ordered a set that I will use with my ZM 50mm f/1.5 C-Sonnar..... :2thumbs:
Perfect solution for a macro lens on the cheap side..
 

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Any one have any results with this set yet?

Also, if I used the extension tubes with my 50mm OM macro, would I get even MORE than 1:1?
 

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Any one have any results with this set yet?

Also, if I used the extension tubes with my 50mm OM macro, would I get even MORE than 1:1?
Yes, you should...

With my 35mm I should get about 1.7x with 50mm of extension. But, it will be very close to the subject.
 

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Hi,

Are the new m3/4 lenses able to focus manualy with those tubes? i think my panasonic lenses need power so that the focus ring works.

thanks
Chris
No, you won't be able to focus, but for macro you don't need focus anyway. You can focus by moving the camera back and forth. With a m4/3 lens you can pre-set the aperture you want on the lens while it's normally attached (DOF preview at the desired aperture, then remove the lens while in preview mode). Then you could attach the lens to the end of these extension tubes and use it for macro work. You'd lose the benefit of in-camera corrections and EXIF information, but the 20/1.7 is a superb macro lens so it's worth it. With the full tubes you should get something close to 2.5:1 magnification on the 20/1.7 lens.
 
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