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p.17 #1 · Shooting with Tubes


Thanks Samy.

As already commented on the MF thread, impressive fine details on the leaves with the 180/2.8 plus 108mm (!!) of tubes.



Nov 02, 2012 at 02:54 AM
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p.17 #2 · Shooting with Tubes


Really some awesome shots Jose. You make your gear sing with shots like these. Makes me want to mount a tube and head out to enjoy the sunny day!


Nov 18, 2012 at 08:19 PM
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p.17 #3 · Shooting with Tubes


Thank you Curtis.


Nov 21, 2012 at 05:58 PM
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p.17 #4 · Shooting with Tubes


I am trying to post my first attempt with tubes.
A 1974 set of tubes with a 1974 Nikkor 50mm 2.0 H-C mounted on a Nikon D40x.
Only one tube because of problems with the lighting, so I had to crop.






Nov 22, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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p.17 #5 · Shooting with Tubes


Very nice for a first attempt!


Nov 28, 2012 at 02:29 AM
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p.17 #6 · Shooting with Tubes


asiostygius : Thank you for kind response


Nov 28, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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p.17 #7 · Shooting with Tubes


Scylla wrote:
asiostygius : Thank you for kind response


I agree with Jose about this wonderful shot. Great work. I recently bought a copy of this modest lens that is both beautiful to hold in the hand and a joy to use. I bought a pristine copy with the Nikon AI conversion kit for $56, which I count as one of the great steals I've encountered along the way. Nice to know it performs so well with tubes. Thanks for that.



Nov 28, 2012 at 04:49 PM
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p.17 #8 · Shooting with Tubes


Thank you CGrindahl.
The 50mm2.0H-C was the kit lens on my Nikkormat Ftn, which i bougth 1973/1974.
It is considered so "cheap", that few bother put it up for sale.



Nov 28, 2012 at 08:24 PM
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p.17 #9 · Shooting with Tubes


And yet it is a beautiful lens that performs extremely well. I've become a big fan of old Nikkors with the scalloped focusing ring. Bjorn Rorslett gives his highest marks to the 50 f/2. Here is a photo of the lens I bought...


Excuse me, but this is the kind of conversation we're having all the time on the Manual Focus Nikon Glass in the Nikon forum...



Nov 28, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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p.17 #10 · Shooting with Tubes


CGrindahl :
Please look here :

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1171846



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p.17 #11 · Shooting with Tubes


Amazing pictures here, so great that I'd like to try some macro photography.
I have a D5100 with a 55-300 mm lens, and I'd like to ask you guys what extension tubes would be right. I've read that some are plastic made and sometimes bent, so I'm not sure which ones choose.

Thanks



Dec 14, 2012 at 04:59 PM
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p.17 #12 · Shooting with Tubes


I use Kenkoo tubes ( you buy a set of 3 ).
These tubes are all metal , they operate the aperture and they transfe,r electric signals from the lense to the camera body.
I can use them with my 70-300mm telezoom and my primes but not with 18-70 or 18-105.
Try asking / googling about your lense with tubes.




Dec 15, 2012 at 02:32 PM
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p.17 #13 · Shooting with Tubes


An (really) old slide from April 1994 with the humble Nikkor 50mm f/2 AI +Vivitar 20mm tube:

Resting Grasshopper at night.


Resting Grasshopper at night - slide dupe by labecoaves, on Flickr

Original image: Nikon FM2 + 20mm tube + 50mm f/2 AI + Vivitar circular macro flash, Velvia ISO 50, f/16 at 1/250s.
Dupe: D7000 + 20mm tube+55mm f/2.8 micro+ES-1 Slide copying adapter; f/8, flash bounced at white wall behind slide, ISO 100.

And a B&W version:


Resting Grasshopper at night - slide dupe - B&W version by labecoaves, on Flickr



Dec 20, 2012 at 01:21 PM
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p.17 #14 · Shooting with Tubes


asiostygius wrote:
An (really) old slide from April 1994 with the humble Nikkor 50mm f/2 AI +Vivitar 20mm tube:

Resting Grasshopper at night.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8218/8290017565_f5187c45e5_b.jpg
Resting Grasshopper at night - slide dupe by labecoaves, on Flickr

Original image: Nikon FM2 + 20mm tube + 50mm f/2 AI + Vivitar circular macro flash, Velvia ISO 50, f/16 at 1/250s.
Dupe: D7000 + 20mm tube+55mm f/2.8 micro+ES-1 Slide copying adapter; f/8, flash bounced at white wall behind slide, ISO 100.

And a B&W version:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8213/8290017697_5d24de2a29_b.jpg
Resting Grasshopper at night - slide dupe - B&W version by labecoaves, on Flickr


The B&W isn't as much striking as the first one.



Dec 27, 2012 at 02:41 AM
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p.17 #15 · Shooting with Tubes


Thank you Jason.


This is one of my first shots with Nikkor 300mm f/4.5 AI-S IF ED with a tube, wide open.

I am starting to like the 300/4.5 EDIF as a close up lens. No big surprise why John Shaw praises this lens with tubes in his book about close up photography.



Flower with Nikkor 300mm f/4.5 EDIF + PN11 by labecoaves, on Flickr

D3 + PN-11 + Nikkor 300mm f/4.5 AI-S EDIF hand held, ISO 800, f/4.5 at 1/320s. ~10% cropped.






Dec 31, 2012 at 01:07 PM
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p.17 #16 · Shooting with Tubes


Excuse for those that hate boring comparisons/tests, but I would like to share this one showing a simple comparison of one shot at f/16 vs. 3 shots focus stacked at f/8.
If you need the whole flower in focus, but no distracting background, focus stacking can be a solution.


Single shot vs. 3 focus stacked shots by labecoaves, on Flickr


D7000 + PN-11 tube + Nikkor 300mm f/4.5 AI-S EDIF + tripod. ISO 160, 1 single shot at f/15 1/50s; 3 shots at f/8 1/250s. Of course this will need still subjects. The flower had just 1cm diameter.



Jan 02, 2013 at 01:41 PM
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p.17 #17 · Shooting with Tubes


asiostygius wrote:
Of course this will need still subjects.


Also constant lighting and very steady hands or a tripod.

Harold



Jan 02, 2013 at 01:54 PM
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p.17 #18 · Shooting with Tubes


Perfect demonstration of the use of extension tubes. For me, the second one has great texture and detail but the last one is so fresh and the colors are just so vibrant that I can't take my eyes off it.

Edited on Jan 03, 2013 at 09:12 PM · View previous versions



Jan 02, 2013 at 08:11 PM
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p.17 #19 · Shooting with Tubes


You're experiments and assessments are always enlightening Jose. I love when you share work like this. There is always something else to learn about photography... especially so when working close. There are so many different ways to approach such work. Thanks for sharing these.


Jan 02, 2013 at 08:58 PM
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p.17 #20 · Shooting with Tubes


Agreed Harold!

Thank you Curtis (I am missing you at the Nikon MF thread), and Sozypozy.



Jan 03, 2013 at 01:14 AM
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