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Old Jul 3, 2006, 9:02 AM   #11
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you are correct, it is slightly inflexible, unless you have zooom or multiple lenses, but its easily the cheapest way to get into true macro
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Old Jul 3, 2006, 9:37 AM   #12
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I thought so. I tried it a long time ago on a Canon film SLR and the problem I found was the limited range of focus. I seem to remeber the quality of the results can be very good though.

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you are correct, it is slightly inflexible, unless you have zooom or multiple lenses, but its easily the cheapest way to get into true macro
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Old Jul 4, 2006, 7:49 PM   #13
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Hey keith1200rs,

Are all 3 pics straight out of the camera? no cropping? what distance away from the flower were you for the 1st and 3rd pics?

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Old Jul 5, 2006, 4:08 AM   #14
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Yes, all three straight from the camera (i shrunk them to 25% of normal size for posting, no cropping). I will have to do a test to measure the distances and get back to you. The 60mm Micro is darn close at 1:1, the 70-300 focuses to 5 feet and I guess the last one (with 6T) would be around 1 foot but I will check.

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Ok. 60mm Micro was at 2.75", 70-300 with 6T at 10.5", both from the lens front. The 70-300 without the 6T was at the closest marked distance of 5 feet (presumably from the film plane - I didn't measure it because my arms aren't long enough).

I am not sure if I mentioned before, but it is harder to hold the 70-300/6T still at 1:1 than the 60mm micro.

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Old Jul 6, 2006, 9:59 AM   #15
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sorry for the dumb question guys....



but what is a 6T???
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Old Jul 6, 2006, 10:10 AM   #16
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The 6T is a 3 dioptre, 2 element close up lens with 62mm thread, made by Nikon. They also do a 3T, 4T and 5T. The 5T is weaker and the 3T & 4T with a different thread. Other makes would work just as well e.g. Canon make some decent ones. Avoid single element ones unless you are skint - the quality will be poor, particularly at the edges.

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so it is almost like a filter that attaches to the end of the lens??



or is it a stand alone lens that attaches like 1.4X or 2X kind of extender??

sorry i know its simple english questions just never heard of these things before :?:?



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Old Jul 10, 2006, 10:35 AM   #18
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It screws on the front of the lens, like a filter. They tend to be a little thicker than a filter if they are two element lenses.

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http://www.pemaraal.com/6t.html

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excellent......thanks.
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Keith, thanks for the followup!
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