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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.