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#1 tkr



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Posted 18 May 2007 - 03:12 AM

There must be a lot of knowledge on this question from wet pixel members but it's a little difficult to find a summary by searching.

If I get a Nikkor 105 VR with its 62mm filter thread what make and strength diopters are people using? The aim is to get more magnification than 1:1

I'm interested in something that you can actually go and buy rather than something that is no longer sold.


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Posted 18 May 2007 - 08:30 AM

I went through the same process a vew months ago, From what I understand, the Nikon duel element diopters are the preferred ones, but are not being made anymore. The 5T and 6T are 62mm, but are very hard to find. Occasionally pop up on ebay, but selling for alot. I found a 4T on Amazon for about $30. The 3T and 4T hae 52mm threads, but still works fine when used with a step down ring.

attached is a chart with good info for some diopters including the Nikons and a sample pic I tok with the 105VR and the Nikon 4T.

As a word of caution, especially for a new guy like me, shooting like this is a lot of work. My DoF is very small and shooting in Monterey with some swell in a bulky drysuit takes a lot of patience. I love the results though. A very powerful focus light helps alot.

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 08:36 PM

I got the Nikon 5T and 6T a few months ago at KEH for $30 each... They work great on the 105.


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Posted 18 May 2007 - 09:37 PM

I agree with the others. I use a 5T and it is very good. I don't have a 6T - although I do use my Canon 500D on a step-down ring, stacked with the 5T. This gives very good image quality - although the Canon 500D is very expensive.

People here have shown that the smaller 3T and 4T work well on step-up rings, too. Not tried those myself.


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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:41 PM

yes, don't go for the cheaper brands as the corner sharpness is not good. The dual element ones are much better

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