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More magnification from 60mm?

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Hello,

 

I've been shooting video with an older DSLR for a while so have hit a wall as far as getting more magnification from a Canon 60mm. For stills I have used a 1.4X teleconverter and have been thinking to get a reverse macro ring(pretty much flip the 60mm and attach the 1.4X coupler at the end(?)), however, I'm not sure if this will work (plus in manual mode I will need a different focus ring). So before I start forking $ out again, I wanted to ask if anyone has done that or has any ideas?

 

I know I can buy a diopter (Subsee or similar) but have read a +10 would be overkill and a +5 would be more than enough?

 

Basically I need more magnification than what is shown in this video(mostly interested in showing more detail on slow moving subjects(i.e. sea slugs, crustaceans etc..)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iotatWtYFm0

 

Any info will greatly be appreciated.

 

Thank you.

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The 1.4 tele will not work on the Canon 60 (I don't think there are any EF-S teleconverters available as of yet, but there might be one soon). I would add a good quality (Marumi) lens to the front of the 60 inside the housing. That will be your best optical bet.

 

Bill

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Hmm, I completely forgot about it. I have a Marumi +10 diopter for my GoPro but I think it has a 55mm thread. Will need to look into buying one for the canon 60mm. Thanks!

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the teleconverter is only available over seas. search ebay for "NEW Kenko Tokina Tele Plus HD 1.4X DGX Canon EOS EF EF-S Teleconverter JAPAN F/S"

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I have a 1.4x Canon teleconverter (haven't used it in a long time) and in manual mode it's useless(only works with AutoFocus. I mostly shoot in manual mode(meaning with a manual focus ring).

 

Was just asking if by inverting the 60mm and attach the teleconverter on the outside, whether it will work. Thanks anyway.

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I am not sure what you mean by attaching the tele on the outside? If you want killer mag, get a cheap 25-70 zoom (or some such) and reverse it with a reversing ring.

Bill

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Thought I would try my new Nauticam CMC I got for my OMD cameras with my Canon 700D with Canon 60mm macro lens in Nauticam NA-600D housing with new vacuum valve and circuitry.

Nudi is a juvenile only about 10mm long.

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