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    Hello, newbie in Macro here
    I have a tamron 90mm right now, am satisfied with it.
    I believe if I want to get closer shot (eyes of dragonfly, fly, ants)
    which tools do I need to pair my tammy?

    Which is best for my setup? ext tube or raynox 250?

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    Not a pro at macro...But, I think most people will recommend ext tubes since tammie 90 can already focus at short distance. + raynox is another piece of glass infront of the lens which will in a way degrade image quality. But for the ext tubes, you will likely be losing at least 1 stop of light.
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    Reverse mount

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    1 stop is not that bad.

    @Luna, reverse my tammy??

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    reverse mount + a 50mm or 18-55mm mounted in reverse on ur tammy
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    I think you don't need anything else. Just work on 1:1 you'll still see details in DF and flies' eyes..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    I think you don't need anything else. Just work on 1:1 you'll still see details in DF and flies' eyes..

    sorry what's DF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Wade View Post
    sorry what's DF?
    Dragon Fly

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    hmmm 100% crop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Wade
    hmmm 100% crop?
    The DF eyes are really big. Even when it's lower than 1:1 you can see the compound eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    The DF eyes are really big. Even when it's lower than 1:1 you can see the compound eyes
    actually eyes of DF are compound one, meaning from two big eyes that we see there's a lot inside of it.
    that's what I want to capture =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Wade View Post
    actually eyes of DF are compound one, meaning from two big eyes that we see there's a lot inside of it.
    that's what I want to capture =)
    Yup, like I said, they are really big compounds, nothing like a weevil's. Very easy to capture.

    This is not even shot at 1:1 and the compounds are already obvious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86

    Yup, like I said, they are really big compounds, nothing like a weevil's. Very easy to capture.

    This is not even shot at 1:1 and the compounds are already obvious.
    Care to share what is your setup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boyet View Post
    Care to share what is your setup?
    Thanks.
    D7000 with Tokina 100mm macro, SB-400 and DIY diffuser.

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    Suggest you join a few outings to get a feel of it before buying anything else based on recommendation alone. LOL (guilty of this)
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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    D7000 with Tokina 100mm macro, SB-400 and DIY diffuser.
    is in 90 and 100 can already this, wow, nice shot there, with victor diffuser I assume hehe
    Just finished mine, but haven't had a chance to use it yet.

    so this is 75% crop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Wade

    is in 90 and 100 can already this, wow, nice shot there, with victor diffuser I assume hehe
    Just finished mine, but haven't had a chance to use it yet.

    so this is 75% crop?
    Yup you can already do this with your usual macro lenses. Hmm this was before I made the victor diffuser I think, that's why the eyes are kind of blown out. It would look better with the victor diffuser.

    I forgot how much I crop it by but there wasn't much cropping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Yup you can already do this with your usual macro lenses. Hmm this was before I made the victor diffuser I think, that's why the eyes are kind of blown out. It would look better with the victor diffuser.

    I forgot how much I crop it by but there wasn't much cropping.
    thanks, this is really nice
    hope I can take something like this

    I would stick with my lens first then think about something else later

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    guys.. pls advise

    if i want to try reverse mount, which one of below lenses will yield a good result?

    • 18-55mm kit lens - max magnification 0.34x
    • 50mm f1.8 - m.m 0.20x
    • 100-200mm f4.5 - m.m 0.12x


    thanx in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by intrance
    guys.. pls advise

    if i want to try reverse mount, which one of below lenses will yield a good result?

    [*]18-55mm kit lens - max magnification 0.34x[*]50mm f1.8 - m.m 0.20x[*]100-200mm f4.5 - m.m 0.12x


    thanx in advance
    The 50mm f1.8 would be good. The aperture ring really helps a lot and your working distance isn't that bad.

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