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Smc 1 verses plus 10 macro lenses.

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#1 steve c r

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 05:06 AM

Hi all and thanks in advance for any input.


I am looking at buying new macro lenses, I already own Reefnet plus 5 and plus 10 lenses which i use on a Nikon d7100 in a nauticam housing .(crop sensor)

My question is this , which is most powerful the smc1 or the plus 10?  I want a more powerful lens with a good working distance if possible. Its difficult to get to compare these lenses myself without purchasing first due to where i live. Oh nearly forgot will be using with 105 and 60mm nikon lenses. 

Cheers steve.


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 05:41 PM

Well you are going to run into some laws of physics issues.  The SMC is stronger than +10, it is about a plus 12 or 12.5. The CMC is stronger, the SMC-2 is stronger still, BUT as you add diopter power working distance and DOF will both get smaller. With the 105 the +10 will give you about 2.2 magnification, while the SMC will give you about 2.5 x.  WIth the 60 the +10 will give you 1.5 x and the SMC will give you about 1.7 x.  



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