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    Hi All.

    When taking macro photos, I'm trying to get a longer reach so I don't scare the subject and I allow more natural light in (less flash) - all while keeping the 1:1 magnification.

    So, can do this with a simple tele extender?

    Such as a Canon EF 1.4x Extender will increase the reach by 1.4x or have 1.4x more magnification at the same length?

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    Thanks for the link. Lots of good headers there.

    But it doesn't say how I can increase the distance.
    It also suggests to use a 200mm+ FL lens. The biggest normal lens I've seen is 180mm.
    So, can I just add a 2x tele-extender to a 100x to make it a 200x (increasing the distance) ?

    thanks!

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    Extension tubes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enewmen View Post
    I'm trying to get a longer reach thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by ismokeweed79 View Post
    Extension tubes?
    You end up with a shorter working distance with extension tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enewmen View Post
    Hi All.

    When taking macro photos, I'm trying to get a longer reach so I don't scare the subject and I allow more natural light in (less flash) - all while keeping the 1:1 magnification.

    So, can do this with a simple tele extender?

    Such as a Canon EF 1.4x Extender will increase the reach by 1.4x or have 1.4x more magnification at the same length?

    thanks!
    Use a TC to get the distance. It's multiple the focal length by the factor it is of. A longer focal length will enable you a longer reach. But note that you reduce the aperture by the same factor as well.

    Extension tubes will reduce the working distance.
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