longer reach for macro


enewmen

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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!
 

enewmen

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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!
 

zac08

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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!
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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