2nd March 2003, 10:49 AM
Will a teleconverter help in Macro photography?
Using a +4 and +2 stacked, have to be about 20cm away in order to focus, will a teleconverter allow me to shoot from a further range?
2nd March 2003, 07:16 PM
wat you need is an extension tube not a teleconverter....
3rd March 2003, 06:43 PM
Yes, it will.
Some animals or insects need private space, if your lens closest distance is already 45cm. Then adding a close up filter or bellow might risk invading their private space. The insect may fleet for its life.
With a 2X teleconvertor, you can now obtain a 2X magnification and still maintaining the 45cm focus distance. With flash, the 2 stop loss in light is not an issue.
Extension tube or close up filter are more suitable for those lens with min distance >0.8m or for taking pictures of dead animals
3rd March 2003, 08:06 PM
I tried using the teleconverter with a +4 closeup and the max zoom...big mistake.....the dof is so shallow and the focal length is so long that a slight hand jerk and the subject is blurred.