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    Hi,

    Can someone advise me the following,

    If I am using a AF 105 mm f/2.8D Micro (Macro) len and I need more magnification, working distance, etc
    should I use

    1. extension tube
    2. close up filter
    3. teleconverter

    Or when to use each of the above with the len mentioned ?

    Thanks in advance !

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    I'm using a teleplus 2x teleconverter with my 105mm micro-nikkor. Good thing about this is that it doesn't shorten the working distance, but your f-stops will suffer.

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    for increased working distance use a teleconverter
    but you will suffer from loss of light (f-stop)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweeper
    Hi,

    Can someone advise me the following,

    If I am using a AF 105 mm f/2.8D Micro (Macro) len and I need more magnification, working distance, etc
    should I use

    1. extension tube
    2. close up filter
    3. teleconverter

    Or when to use each of the above with the len mentioned ?

    Thanks in advance !
    magnification? i thot the 105 micro lens already gives 1:1 life-size magnification?
    http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...&cat=12&page=2

    to increase working distance, suggest the use of extension tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    magnification? i thot the 105 micro lens already gives 1:1 life-size magnification?
    http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...&cat=12&page=2

    to increase working distance, suggest the use of extension tube.

    ya, but somtimes its nice to have more then 1:1 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    magnification? i thot the 105 micro lens already gives 1:1 life-size magnification?
    http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...&cat=12&page=2

    to increase working distance, suggest the use of extension tube.
    from my limited knowldge, the extension tube only increases magnification and not working distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    from my limited knowldge, the extension tube only increases magnification and not working distance.
    dats a teleconverter, rite? i'm referring to those tubes without any glass in-between.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    dats a teleconverter, rite? i'm referring to those tubes without any glass in-between.
    eh .. I thought extension tube , theoretically , shorten the working distance . TC will double the working distance if shooting on 1:1 magnification

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    geez.. tell me, is there any other way to increase distance than using a TC???

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Lim
    geez.. tell me, is there any other way to increase distance than using a TC???
    to the best of my knowledge... no. Using a TC is the only way to get increased working distance; and that is only because the TC magnifies the image, so you can get a 1:1 image without shooting at the original working distance needed.

    As stated by the rest, closeup filters and extension tubes shortens the working distance to gain higher magnificication.

    There is no limit to what you can use in macro photography, and you can mix and match all of the techniques mentioned above, including a few more, such as using a bellows or reversing a lens. I normally use an teleconvertor + extension tube + long lens together for dragonfly pictures. For still life where working distance is not much of a problem, more things can be added for increased magnification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justarius
    to the best of my knowledge... no. Using a TC is the only way to get increased working distance; and that is only because the TC magnifies the image, so you can get a 1:1 image without shooting at the original working distance needed.

    As stated by the rest, closeup filters and extension tubes shortens the working distance to gain higher magnificication.

    There is no limit to what you can use in macro photography, and you can mix and match all of the techniques mentioned above, including a few more, such as using a bellows or reversing a lens. I normally use an teleconvertor + extension tube + long lens together for dragonfly pictures. For still life where working distance is not much of a problem, more things can be added for increased magnification.
    there's an other way ........ get a 180 or 200 macro lol

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