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#21 Alex_Tattersall


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 11:49 AM

The new Saga holders fit the SMC with the SMC adapter it comes with. The only problem I found was the unused diopter getting in the way of the strobe but apart from that, fliptastic :)


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#22 pdemaagt


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 04:44 AM

I also did a few tests:


In this first one the video camera is a similar crop to a 7D.



The images in this comparison were on a 5Dmk3 with a 1.4 so you can get a similar crop on your 7D:  http://nad-lembeh.co...-vs-mpe-65.html


Tomorrow i'm hoping to get the TC on the crop for crazy macro :)

Wauwwww. this is great stuff Simon!

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 05:03 AM

Will the multiplier actually be a product? I see no mention of it anywhere. Could be a rival for the Canon 65 


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 07:13 AM

Wauwwww. this is great stuff Simon!

As far as I see, the images are not really comparable, because the're shot with completely different apertures (F16 vs.F36)

In my experience there's a huge difference in diffraction.

Was it done for a certain reason?

Edited by waso, 12 March 2015 - 07:15 AM.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 06:12 AM

I used the SMC with my ReefNut flip. The trouble is that the SMC is a little smaller and won't clamp in the ReefNut clamp, I took a thick rubber band and put this around the threads then slid the SMC in the ReefNut clamp and clamped it down. I know sounds like $400 about to be lost but it really did clamp in very tightly and couldn't remove it without breaking the clamp. 

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:51 PM

On my Olympus 60 mm (m43 system) the Nauticam SMC has approximately the same field of view as my ReefNet SubSee +5 diopter! (approx 1,6 magnification).


So I need to replace it with a Compact Macro Converter insteed.


In any case I'm curious why the magnification is not greater on the Olympus 60 mm? (I expected 2.0+ magnification).

Edited by EspenB, 13 March 2015 - 02:53 PM.