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#1 jmauricio

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:16 PM

has anyone tried the 50mm 1.8 attached to two extension tubes (http://www.amazon.co...3HTGN7IBF2TK1)?

 

any guess to the expected results?

 

 

 



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:28 AM

The worst of all options for trying to get more magnification because you have a very limited range of focus. Keep in mind that when you extend the length of the lens with the extension tube you also need to extend the length of the port to fit the extension tube. Because the focus will be so close and so limited you will need for the lens to come very close to the port glass, so for each extension tube length you will need an extension to match that length.

This is the reason people use macro lenses, they focus through the entire range from 1:1 to infinity and your native choices for Sony E mount are still slim. Sony 30mm macro and Ziess 50mm macro with a wide cost difference. You would do better with the 30mm than with the 50 F/1.8 and the tubes.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:03 AM

Thanks for the reply. Was just curious. I have the 30mm. Will continue holding out for whatever FE macro option is rumored for year end


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 11:43 PM

Would FE lenses work on a NEX? I thought not, but stand to be corrected.


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 05:11 AM

without a doubt they work

 

http://www.dpreview....m-post-53712948

 

am loathe to buy any e mount lens that is not FE at the moment. Hence I wanted to ask about the sony 50mm before buying



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 10:59 PM

Interesting, I didn't realise. Does the same 1.5 factor apply to focal length?

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:41 AM

yes, just like nikon ff lens on aps c. same crop factor. i.e the 35 2.8 would be 52.5mm and 55mm would be 82.5mm

 

So if Sony does indeed come out with a 100ish-mm macro for FE, as rumors suggest, then it would be similar to shooting a Nikon 105mm on a D7000.

The NEX series would then have 30, 50 and 100mm macro options and the FE line would just have 100mm. (or the others in crop mode). 



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 11:47 PM

Is this the rumour you mean?  http://www.sonyalpha...and-90mm-macro/


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:16 AM

there have been loads. 90-100mm seems to be the consensus. I'd be happy with either at the moment.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 11:14 AM

Will continue holding out for whatever FE macro option is rumored for year end

 

FE 90mm F2.8 OSS Macro G (135mm) was announced today!

 

FE Lenses as of today:

16-35mm F4 OSS Zeiss (24-53mm)
24-70mm F4 OSS Zeiss (36-105mm)
24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS (42-360mm)
28mm F2 (42mm)
28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (42-105mm)
28-135mm F4 OSS Power Zoom G (42-203mm)
35mm F1.4 Zeiss (53mm)
35mm F2 Zeiss Loxia (53mm)
35mm F2.8 Zeiss (53mm)
50mm F2 Zeiss Loxia (75mm)
55mm F1.8 Zeiss (83mm)
70-200mm F4 OSS G (105-300mm)
90mm F2.8 OSS Macro G (135mm)

16mm Fisheye Converter for 28mm F2
21mm Wide Converter for 28mm F2


Edited by A.Y., 15 September 2014 - 12:04 PM.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 05:44 PM

So how would the 90mm FE macro go on a NEX7, equivalent to 135? OSS good?



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:05 AM

Yes, but it says I think March 2015 and we know how that went with the Zeiss. So maybe Christmas 2016 for real.

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:16 AM

also lets hope there nex ports avail too along with fe. 



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 07:41 AM

I'm glad that the FE 90mm macro is a Sony G so autofocus and OSS should be silent - good for video, and of course no Zeiss Touit delay.

 

Photos of the 16-35mm F4 OSS Zeiss and the 90mm F2.8 OSS Macro G.


Edited by A.Y., 17 September 2014 - 07:57 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 08:18 PM

the 90mm is a big lens



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 10:17 AM

I have 30mm macro lens and I would say it is not the best one for macro, because very short focusing distance. For corals or stones it is ok, but for living creatures not so nice,

 

My colleagues get nice results with 50mm lens and additional wet macro lenses. The same 1:1 factor is possible to get at longer distance.

 

I just saw that the extension tubes will increase the focusing distance and some Nex users are satisfied with this solution.

https://www.youtube....h?v=umz91Bit6Ho

so I am just interested if this will work underwater, and maybe the combination of extension tubes and wet lenses will offer the magnification like 2:1

 

I know that Canon 100mm f2,8L macro lens with metabones can be better solution, but I am trying to work with what I have, without increasing the price of my setup by factor 2x  :) 



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 01:23 PM

There is picture taken with 30mm, short working distance.

 

sony_macro-1.jpg

 

This one is taken with 50mm + 2x Inon UCL330

sony_macro1-1.jpg



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Posted 19 February 2015 - 05:19 PM

I have one time mistakenly took 50 f1.8 as the 30 macro and used it with Subsee 10+

The results were stunning

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Macro lens options for e mount cameras include

30mm macro

50mm f2.8 Touit

Sony 90 mm f2.8 G


Forgot to mention,  I also have

1. add on dry close up lenses with 49mm, 67mm and 77 mm threads

2. Kenko close up extension tubes for Nex

3 A number of wet close up lenses


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Posted 20 February 2015 - 12:15 AM

Mark, did  You try  (and if not yet, then maybe You can :) ) combination of Kenko tubes and wet lenses with the 50mm lens?