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Old Mar 24, 2006, 3:21 PM   #1
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Anybody used tubes or bellows and a 50mm prime to copy old 35mm film slides? I'd like to know how much extension is needed for the 5D/7D cameras before I invest in an expensive triple-set of tubes (or go the macro lens route).

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Old Sep 28, 2006, 11:26 PM   #2
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I have the same question. Does anybody has used them?
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Old Sep 29, 2006, 4:42 PM   #3
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macro lenses will pay off in the long run. I'd say: go for it. The 100 mm f/2.8 at B&H is an excellent deal compared to what the future holds for Sony macros....


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Anybody used tubes or bellows and a 50mm prime to copy old 35mm film slides? I'd like to know how much extension is needed for the 5D/7D cameras before I invest in an expensive triple-set of tubes (or go the macro lens route).

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Old Sep 30, 2006, 10:48 AM   #4
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Cant help with the extension tube issue, but I wouldnt invest much. I was looking into this a couple days ago and it seems that there are a lot of advantages to using a proper scanner instead of a dslr. I think the best threads were on photo.net, I searched google.
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Old Sep 30, 2006, 6:18 PM   #5
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Thanks for your response!!
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Old Sep 30, 2006, 9:34 PM   #6
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Back in the days that there weren't scanners it was necessary to use a bellow with a slide holding frame in front, results could be good if you had the right duplicator film, processing and settings but it wasn't perfect. Tubes where not used that widely to do this I guess. You cold have it done professional too of course, but that's another process.

If I were you I would invest in a scanner. It will cost more but results will be better ... keep your bellow or tubes for the real macro photography

I just bought a set of minolta tubes for my Sony Alpha, 125 US$ in Taiwan. They were hard to find, almost all were Canon, Nikon ... Pentax.
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