Macro Focal length extender


enewmen

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Hi All.

With Macro photography, I need to get up really close to get a shot.
Some macro-lens have a long focal-length to get the 1:1 from farther away.

So, what can I do to have the same magnification from further away?
Anything like a tele-extender or barlow ?

I might be missing something basic.

ok thanks,
 

giantcanopy

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Teleconverters "magnify" the image of the existing macro lens without changing the working distance. But with added optics there will be some bits of IQ degradation

Bellow / extension tubes can achieve greater magnification as well but the working distance will decrease.

There are other options of achieving greater magnification such as reverse lens, reverse lens on a lens, dioptres etc but they will not get you increased working distance though.

Ryan
 

enewmen

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Hi,

Thanks for the replies.
It seems there is no way to increase the working distance without changing the magnification.
I just need to get a bigger lens...
 

jsprtan

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Hi,

Thanks for the replies.
It seems there is no way to increase the working distance without changing the magnification.
I just need to get a bigger lens...
Yes With Teleconverter and shot at 1:2 set on the marco lens. With that you can shot with the working distance of 1:2 and but you will still end up with 1:1.