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Macro rig

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Tecpatl4, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 16, 2010
    Midwest
    Here is a picture I took messing about with my odds and ends. These are the keys on my cell phone. Distance was about 2 inches. Overhead flourescent light and handheld at f1.8

    closeup_keys.jpg

    Sorry about the quality of this one, only other camera I had available was my phone. E-P1, lens is a Zuiko OM 50mm 1.8. Extension tube is a Vivitar 3x teleconverter with the innards removed.

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  2. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 16, 2010
    Midwest
    Same setup except it is a Quantaray 135 2.8 lens, distance about 2 feet. The object is a refrigerator magnet, the head is a half inch across

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  3. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    On the first one, I don't know what the scale of your phone is, but I think I can get something comparable with the 14-42 kit lens. Not handheld though, in lower light I guess you would have slim hope of any macro clarity with the kit lens. But is there often a need to do macro handheld?
    What's the performance of your lens in a more ideal macro situation?

    These shots are EPL-1.
    Lit by a not overhead 60w equivalent bulb.

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  4. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 16, 2010
    Midwest
    I should have noted, the photo I posted is not cropped. I resized to save space, but you are seeing the original composition.
     
  5. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    It would be handy for you to show the scale of the whole object otherwise for all we know you have a massive phone.
    What's the performance of the set up in an ideal macro situation (eg. tripod and good light)?
    What's the closest you can get without the bokeh?