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Thread: Nikon 50mm F1.8 with Extension Tubes

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    Wink Nikon 50mm F1.8 with Extension Tubes

    I bought the above to try out budget Macro shooting. I realise the view finder is too dark when lens aperture is being set to F8 so I set to F2.8. However, depth of field is too shallow, any ideas what is the optimum set up?

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    Senior Member zac08's Avatar
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    Default Re: Nikon 50mm F1.8 with Extension Tubes

    Use tripods and cable release. Set the aperture to wide open for focusing and then stop down to shoot
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    Senior Member giantcanopy's Avatar
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    Default Re: Nikon 50mm F1.8 with Extension Tubes

    Unless u used the depth of view preview button, your camera is unlikely to stop down the lens aperture to f8. It should remain at f1.8 ( regardless of what aperture setting u adjusted) , and close down when u take the shot. ( unless u used it reversed and the camera loses all coupling with the lens )

    The dimming is probably due to some light loss from the extension. Especially when ur subject is also not the brightest. What extension tubes u using ?

    Last edited by giantcanopy; 10th November 2008 at 11:12 AM.


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