Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 34

Thread: How to increasr magnification for macro photograohy?

  1. #1
    Member Xie Zhichun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    229

    Default How to increasr magnification for macro photograohy?

    Hi I am currently using the 100 mm l f2.8 on a 7d but I'm abit confused with telecovertor and extension tubes, I want to increase magnifications to 2:1 2x lifesize so what should I buy in order to achieve that?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    sing
    Posts
    3,353

    Default Re: How to increasr magnification for macro photograohy?

    Bellows.

  3. #3

    Default Re: How to increasr magnification for macro photograohy?

    Raynox.

  4. #4
    Member Xie Zhichun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    229

    Default

    Thanks for the replies, u mean extension tubes for the two brands or?

  5. #5
    Moderator Octarine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Pasir Ris
    Posts
    12,422

    Default Re: How to increasr magnification for macro photograohy?

    Did you check wgat 'bellow's and 'Raynox' mean?
    EOS

  6. #6
    Moderator daredevil123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    lil red dot
    Posts
    21,627
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: How to increasr magnification for macro photograohy?

    This is a bellows (the thing with folds that can extend or retract):
    http://www.rainydaymagazine.com/RDM2...AndLensBig.jpg

    This is a Raynox closeup lens convertor:
    http://www.mcgill.com.sg/shop/images/dcr-250-1.jpg

    Teleconverters gives you magnification by "extending your focal length" and also increase your working distance.
    Extension tubes and bellows gives you the ability to focus closer, so your camera/lens can get physically closer to the subject, thereby giving you greater magnification by letting you get closer.
    Some macro folks use both at the same time.
    Last edited by daredevil123; 11th January 2013 at 09:28 AM.

  7. #7
    Member Xie Zhichun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    229

    Default

    Oic so the bellow looks too big, I think I will go with the extension tube and extender. Any nice brands to recommend? Im only looking at 2xlifesize magnification..

  8. #8
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,901

    Default Re: How to increasr magnification for macro photograohy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xie Zhichun View Post
    Oic so the bellow looks too big, I think I will go with the extension tube and extender. Any nice brands to recommend? Im only looking at 2xlifesize magnification..
    how big is your final output? what size of print?
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  9. #9
    Member Xie Zhichun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    229

    Default

    I don't do prints I usually just crop out but it's still too small that's y I wanna have 2x magnification

  10. #10
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,901

    Default Re: How to increasr magnification for macro photograohy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xie Zhichun View Post
    I don't do prints I usually just crop out but it's still too small that's y I wanna have 2x magnification
    you already have 7D and a 100mm marco lens, which able to to 1:1,

    you can't crop out a 2:1 from a 18MP camera?

    since you are not doing any printing, how big are the images you want to fill on your monitor?
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  11. #11

    Default Re: How to increasr magnification for macro photograohy?

    To achieve 1:1 magnification, set your lens to Manual Focus and turn the focusing ring to minimum distance. Move your camera and lens to focus the object till sharp and snap.
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

  12. #12

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
    To achieve 1:1 magnification, set your lens to Manual Focus and turn the focusing ring to minimum distance. Move your camera and lens to focus the object till sharp and snap.
    Yeah but that's not what he's asking. :-)
    Alpha

  13. #13

    Default Re: How to increasr magnification for macro photograohy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Yeah but that's not what he's asking. :-)
    I know

    But not many people know abt it.
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

  14. #14

    Default Re: How to increasr magnification for macro photograohy?

    How about combining both tubes and Raynox? Does anyone have any experience with both together? Thanks

  15. #15

    Default Re: How to increasr magnification for macro photograohy?

    How small are your subjects? You can fill a subject that is 22mm in your entire frame at 1:1.


    Without raynox by Edwin Tan (Schmike), on Flickr


    With raynox by Edwin Tan (Schmike), on Flickr

    If 2x is what you need, attaching a raynox dcr250 at the front of your 100mm is all that you need.

  16. #16
    Senior Member oceanpriest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Ghim Moh
    Posts
    3,454

    Default Re: How to increasr magnification for macro photograohy?

    get MP-E 65?

  17. #17
    Member louieyasashi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Sembawang Singapore
    Posts
    524

    Default

    howdy! since that other members answered your questions already. I just want to share my setup for my macro. well im using 5dm2, 100mm f2.8L, kenko 25mm ET and a raynox 250 which gives a good output.for flash im using a small flash for your case use your popup flash and a diy diffuser. pm me for questions.cheers

  18. #18
    Member Xie Zhichun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    229

    Default

    Ok I will upload my pictures later because 1:1 is abit too small I wan to see more details in the bugs

  19. #19

    Default Re: How to increasr magnification for macro photograohy?

    TS,
    you can try :
    1. extension tubes
    2. raynox
    3. reversed 50mm, 35mm with you 100mm macro using a reversed ring
    4. MPE-65


    Quote Originally Posted by oceanpriest View Post
    get MP-E 65?
    No, the answer in in the 'Q'

  20. #20
    Member Xie Zhichun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    229

    Default

    The raynox seems to make the picture become quite blur if I use extension tube the auto focus will not work anymore right ?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •