What is a good lens to be "coupled" for macro shots?


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mpenza

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I'm thinking of getting a 50mm (could I use other focal lens?) lens and coupled it to my digital camera for taking macro shots. Do you have any good and cheap (less than $200) ones to recommend? I prefer Nikon mount cos I may "migrate" to one in the future.

Also, how much does a macro coupling adaptor cost?
 

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My friend got his Nikon 50mm1.8 for 170$. You may want to consider 50mm 1.4 as the larger the aperture the less vignette for reverse lens. Macro coupler should cost less than 20$, but im not sure whether available in Spore.

Before you reverse, make sure you set the focus to infinity and open the aperture to the largest.
 

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hi guys.....

could someone explain to me how this macro coupler works?
 

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I've tried 35mm b4, so yes, should be able to use other focal length besides 50mm... though mine is using DSLR... yup, nikon's 50mm f1.8 is $160-$180 thereabouts
I used stepup/stepdown rings and stick them together ... total abt 2x$8=$16... :)

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Originally posted by mpenza
I'm thinking of getting a 50mm (could I use other focal lens?) lens and coupled it to my digital camera for taking macro shots. Do you have any good and cheap (less than $200) ones to recommend? I prefer Nikon mount cos I may "migrate" to one in the future.

Also, how much does a macro coupling adaptor cost?
 

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I only use a reverse mount a 50mm f1.8 directly on my 350D. Works well but working distance is very near. Need to set the aperature smaller for more DOF. I bought the reverse mount from PQ23 @$28. Lens is only $135.
 

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