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Showcase Minolta 50mm 1:1 Macro lens

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by davect01, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Makes me wanna get this lens even more!!! A macro lens is a great tool for those rainy, cold, stuck at home days ;)
     
  3. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    I don't think the lens goes to 1:1 magnification by itself. You'll need a 25mm extension tube to get to 1:1.

    There're two color markings, one for without extension, one for with.
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Ya, I do need some lighting help now.

    True. These were simply messing around with the lens itself.
     
  5. ztryfe

    ztryfe TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2014
    Mexico
    Vic

    Lighting help and a tripod... and a remote..... I am missing the remote but a simple gorillapod is awesome when using this lens, specially when using the 1:1 tube.
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I do have a regular and mini tripod which I rarely use.

    Need to figure out what kind of lighting I want to go with.
     
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Outside ones

    And a few outside, good lighting shots.

    I have yet to take any descent shots with the Macro extension attached. Waiting for some quite time to set up tripod and do a proper Macro test.

    Still, I am in love with this lens by itself. The only wish was that the F stop was lower than 3.5

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  8. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
    Wisconsin, USA
    Suzanne
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  9. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Nice additions Suzanne

    This lens is also becoming my, "I don't want to take off this lens," lens.

    My only desire is that it had a lower F Stop.

    An actual Macro shot. I am not very good at these yet, still waiting for some proper lighting to come in the mail.

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