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Plus a couple of others !!

Steve




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No food here for a bee - I think ....

  NIKON D800    180mm    f/8.0    1/200s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  





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The shed door needs some TLC ....

  NIKON D800    180mm    f/8.0    1/60s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 16, 2014 at 03:21 PM
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p.36 #2 · p.36 #2 · Shooting with Tubes


Cross Post:

D600 + 135mm f2.8 AI + Vivitar tubes.
Lantana camara - Wild Sage by ramkumar999, on Flickr



Apr 17, 2014 at 03:55 AM
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p.36 #3 · p.36 #3 · Shooting with Tubes


That sage is really colourful Ram ......

Great use of your new tubes

Steve



Apr 17, 2014 at 07:30 AM
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p.36 #4 · p.36 #4 · Shooting with Tubes


dhamments wrote:


My Nikon PK-13 (27.5mm) purchase from e-Bay finally arrived yesterday! I can't believe the difference in quality of construction compared with the cheapo kit I bought from China years ago... Here are two from today....






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PK-13 Tube Tryout

  NIKON D700    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    135mm    f/3.5    1/250s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  





dhamments 2014


Leighton Lens ( 50-135 f3.5 ais) with PK-13

  NIKON D700    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    135mm    f/3.5    1/640s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 18, 2014 at 04:41 AM
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p.36 #5 · p.36 #5 · Shooting with Tubes


Nice pictures


Apr 19, 2014 at 03:16 PM
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p.36 #6 · p.36 #6 · Shooting with Tubes


Steve, Kevin, Ram & David, very nice pictures.

Not a macro, but anyway I shoot with a 20mm tube + 400mm/5.6 K wide open.
Great Kiskadee portrait at 4.5m of distance:



Great Kiskadee portrait with Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 K ED + 20mm extension tube por labecoaves, no Flickr

D600 + Vivitar 20mm extension tube + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 K ED non-IF ai'd hand held, supported on the windowsill. ISO 320, f/5.6 at 1/125s. ~40% cropped. As the MFD of this old lens is 5m, I needed a tube to get focus at ~4.5m of the bird.



Apr 20, 2014 at 10:33 PM
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p.36 #7 · p.36 #7 · Shooting with Tubes


Heres several images with a Canon FDn IF 200 F2.8 lens + 25U ext. tube on a Sony NEX-7 . The third photo is a Steinhiel 135 F4.0 lens + Kenko 10mm M4/3s ext. tube on an Olympus OM-D.
Harry Palmer





Arizona Desert Bloom .

  NEX-7    ---- lens    0mm    f/0.0    1/125s    100 ISO    -1.0 EV  







Arizona Desert Blooms .

  NEX-7    ---- lens    0mm    f/0.0    1/500s    100 ISO    -1.0 EV  







Prickley Pear Blossom.

  E-M5     0mm    f/0.0    1/350s    400 ISO    -1.0 EV  




Apr 21, 2014 at 04:50 PM
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p.36 #8 · p.36 #8 · Shooting with Tubes


I posted this yesterday on FM . Want to get close with longer focal length lenses ? , and also have more control over the image size and distance , then consider removing the glass elements from a Vivitar 2X macro focusing tele-converter. Their pretty cheap and KEH camera usuall has some in stock. House hold small tools will usually to the trick. If a last stubborn or non acessable element shows up- carefully break it out. EYE PROTUCTION A MUST , if you have to do this. The tube is like a metal minature bellows with 45MM to 60MM variable focusing.
Harry Palmer





Vivitar Macro Focusing Converter - glass removed.




Apr 21, 2014 at 05:04 PM
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p.36 #9 · p.36 #9 · Shooting with Tubes


Harry and David, superb flowers.

Last shots of my ex "almost pet" praying mantis; it has gone from my balcony's micro garden.



Praying Mantis preying upon a moth with Nikkor 85/1.8 K + tube por labecoaves, no Flickr

D600 + Vivitar 20mm tube + Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd & CPU'd + tripod + flash. ISO 100, f/22 at 1/60s. DX crop mode + 44% cropped!
The exif is wrong, forgot to change lens CPU data, vivitar tube has no electric contacts.




Praying Mantis preying upon a moth with Nikkor 85/1.8 K + tube por labecoaves, no Flickr

D600 + Kenko 20mm tube + Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd & CPU'd + tripod + flash. ISO 250, f/11 at 1/60s. D600's DX crop mode + 40% cropped.



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Apr 21, 2014 at 08:00 PM
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p.36 #10 · p.36 #10 · Shooting with Tubes


There are a lot of great macro photos here!



Apr 21, 2014 at 09:51 PM
 

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p.36 #11 · p.36 #11 · Shooting with Tubes


Wow, these photos with the tubes are incredible! A new must for my current setup!


Apr 22, 2014 at 06:11 PM
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p.36 #12 · p.36 #12 · Shooting with Tubes


I see Jose is showing us all how to do it... He is the man...

It is flower season in California so I guess I need to dust off the tubes and get to work. Here is one I grabbed about ten minutes ago. I'm shooting with a 135 f/2.8 Q.C AI manual focus lens mounted on a D700 with two Vivitar extension tubes attached, one at 12mm the other at 20mm. For the life of me I can't find the 36mm tube...


And a second one stopped down to f/4. Wide open with tubes is rather silly...




Apr 25, 2014 at 09:11 PM
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p.36 #13 · p.36 #13 · Shooting with Tubes


The second one is quite lovely Curtis. Well done.


Apr 25, 2014 at 10:56 PM
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p.36 #14 · p.36 #14 · Shooting with Tubes


Thanks Kevin... I love getting close and tubes allow us to do so... I know you enjoy using them as well. Nice to have a place to share this kind of work.


Apr 26, 2014 at 05:13 AM
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p.36 #15 · p.36 #15 · Shooting with Tubes


Yes it is. I wish I had more tubes, all I have is an M2, and it is very temperamental compared to a PK13, even at the same length. Kind of wish I still had that Vivitar set, would love to use the 12mm with my 55/1.2.


Apr 26, 2014 at 06:10 AM
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p.36 #16 · p.36 #16 · Shooting with Tubes


Amazing lights.


May 04, 2014 at 12:47 AM
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p.36 #17 · p.36 #17 · Shooting with Tubes


I love that last image in the first set


May 04, 2014 at 01:44 AM
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p.36 #18 · p.36 #18 · Shooting with Tubes


An old experiment with real a life subject:

180/5.6 + tube (at least one crazy) combinations with my ex D3:


Nikkor 180mm f/5.6 ED ais close up comparisons por labecoaves, no Flickr



Comparison of magnifications when using the Nikkor 180/5.6 ED ais at MFD + some tubes. All shots with D3 at ISO 200 + tripod + remote shutter.

Top: no tube, f/2.8 at 1/60s; magnification 0.133x; distance subject to sensor - 1,75m.
2nd: 12mm Vivitar, f/2,8 at 1/80s; magnification ~0.2x; distance 1,3m.
3rd: PN-11 (52.5mm), f/5.6 at 1/10s; magnification ~0.42x; distance 86cm.
Bottom: 120.5mm (all Vivitar set 12+20+36mm + PN11); f/11 at 1/2s magnification ~0.8x; distance 73cm.



May 10, 2014 at 10:11 PM
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p.36 #19 · p.36 #19 · Shooting with Tubes


Here are a couple taken in the garden the other morning ..... Nikon D800 with Nikon 85mm f1.4 Ais with PN-11 and PK-13 stacked up - hand-held

not the photos .... the toobs ....

A Peony has really started to flower in earnest and the colour is sumptuous .....

And a miniature azalea in the sun!

Steve



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Double flower Peony

  NIKON D800    85mm    f/11.0    1/125s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  





Stokesey 2014

Peony bud opening !!

  NIKON D800    85mm    f/8.0    1/60s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  





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Tight Peony bud just breaking open

  NIKON D800    85mm    f/11.0    1/125s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  





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Azalea confusion ....

  NIKON D800    85mm    f/16.0    1/320s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 16, 2014 at 09:23 AM
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p.36 #20 · p.36 #20 · Shooting with Tubes


Wonderful addition to the thread Steve. Glad my "reminder" on the MFNG thread helped you to remember this humble thread. Remember us...


May 17, 2014 at 06:37 PM
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