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Macro photography on a budget.


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Stas

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DIY is alweys fun. There was a time when I wanted to go in for macrophotography, but I had no many for normal lens. Then I found this 

It was a funny decision and I decided to try it. I made this thing and began to test it. My Nikkor 18-105 mm and 35 mm gave so high zoom that I didn't understand what I'm trying to focuse on. I wanted to make a macro shot of human eye, but I couldn't find it through viewfinder. It was really fun) So I hope you with help of this video you will made an incredible macro. My problem is that I didn't find a lens, that I could use in such system, but system is workable. So try it and post here your results.



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That's a great video Stas.might have to give it a try



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Cool! That is something I'll have to try! Great vid, thanks for sharing.

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i have been looking at macro equipment the last few days. i might give this a try too. thanks for the vid.



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It is interesting to see how someone did this, but surely you can just use reversing rings to achieve a quicker and better quality effect ?

I used to use my 35mm equipment with a reversing ring to take VERY close pics of jewellery (for insurance purposes) and could get really close with excellent results ...... and TTL flash still worked too  ;)

I haven't tried it with my current setup (no reversing rings that fit), but I might invest a couple of pounds and try it.

Still, a good vid though.



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Stas

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First of all it money that you spend for it. The second is the length of rings (I couldn't found enough long rings). And the third it is an interest and fun of process) I like to do something by myself.

I'm glad that you like it. Hope to see your results)



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Great video. Will have to give this a go.

I just spent £20 on a set of 4 close up filters, The results are not to bad..



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Learning how to use my macro tubes. Any Tips bought the Polaroid autofocus kit

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i bought a fotodiox adapter kit for my 50mm lens nice and compact and it works. the kit i bough works on G type lenses which allows the aperture to be adjusted :)