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    where can we get kenko tubes in sg? anyone knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309
    wah uncle fai you're really too free! haha
    Old already bo si mi tai chee cho...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawnz
    where can we get kenko tubes in sg? anyone knows?
    Get it from www.eBay.com.sg

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    Default Re: How to find Macro magnification of picture (1:1 or 2:1)?

    Hey uncle my new macro setup, handheld (now is it 3:1 or 4:1?).
    No editing except resize and brighten a bit (Full Frame).

    Last edited by commonjunks; 4th September 2011 at 11:07 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by commonjunks
    Hey uncle my new macro setup, handheld (now is it 3:1 or 4:1?).
    No editing except resize and brighten a bit (Full Frame).
    Nice... So what's the new setup?

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    Default Re: How to find Macro magnification of picture (1:1 or 2:1)?

    3 Kenko Tube, 1 Reverse Ring, 35-70mm lens with Aperture ring.




    I tried doing reverse 50mm macro but DOF was so thin that it was not able to get anything in focus. But using this lens i can set aperture with moveable ring.
    Now i need a good macro arm and diffuser for my 580EXII, then i will be good to take some newbie shoots .
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    Default Re: How to find Macro magnification of picture (1:1 or 2:1)?

    Here is another handheld test.
    Not very popular pupil in the class .
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    It definitely has a learning curve. It's up to you if you think it justifies the high price and if you have the patience to master it's controls.

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    The whole setup for super macro cost less than $250. Am I right TS? The price is not high and the macro magnification can vary from 1:1 to maybe 4:1. I'm going to try that out too. Have all the parts to do that. Cheap fun.

    Lens - $80
    Reverse mount $20
    Set of extension tube $150

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    @Ronken, you are absolutely right. It is very steep learning curve and require a lot of patience.
    I was planning on buying MP-E 60 but end up having this setup, which giving me quite promising result given that i can understand light.

    @shierwin, you are right.
    You will need
    1- Extension tubes. (175$ kenko set from ebay, around 200$ from cathey).
    2- Reverse ring (around 5$ from ebay, maybe 10+$ from peninsula plaza?)
    3- 28mm prime lens with Aperture control (check this video, really some thing ) (<100$)
    4- Flash with softbox (i order my softbox today @ 6$SGD from ebay).
    5- Flash bracket (trying to get one, don't know if can get a cheapo deal or not).
    175 + 5 + 100 = 280SGD


    In contrast if you get MP-E 60mm it is around 999USD from B&H + 48.46USD UPS charge= (exchange rate 1.2136) 1271.2 SGD + 7% GST (182) = 1452SGD.

    280SGD Vs 1,452SGD
    All figures are rough estimate.
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    Default Re: How to find Macro magnification of picture (1:1 or 2:1)?

    To complete the record of this thread, below are the links to old posts in reverse lens macro photography by an old master:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389402

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389715

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390063

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    Default Re: How to find Macro magnification of picture (1:1 or 2:1)?

    Quote Originally Posted by commonjunks View Post
    Inspiring! Must practice harder!

    Thanks TS!

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    Default Re: How to find Macro magnification of picture (1:1 or 2:1)?

    Now can this shoot be improved using better light?



    BTW here how the light setup look like (Ikea light to get the subject infocus)
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