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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:51 am    Post subject: interesting way of using helios 44 Reply with quote

http://www.demilked.com/macro-snowflakes-diy-camera-alexey-kljatov/


PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool thanks for posting the link.


PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, i use Helios 44-3 on macro rings as well. Very nice results, but very shallow DOF.
Actually its not the best cheap russian lens for macro shooting...
Try focusless lens Vega-11u or Vega-29u(m39 mount, i think), from russian photo enlargers, plus macro bellows. I saw this lens around 20-50$. It is very sharp - resolution from 75/60 to 70/40 lines, about twice greater than Helios.


PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Analog lex wrote:
Yeah, i use Helios 44-3 on macro rings as well. Very nice results, but very shallow DOF.


.... mmm... check the link Wink


PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

enzodm wrote:

.... mmm... check the link Wink

Sure checked.
That pics are crops, i think.
That is taken with just one or two "small" rings, aperture about F8 or so -


Lens are sharp enough, to crop objects.


PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For more information about his rig and how to make it, check out his blog post
http://chaoticmind75.blogspot.ru/2013/08/my-technique-for-snowflakes-shooting.html


PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any reversed ~28-50mm lens can be used as achromatic close-up lens when reversed and stacked on a lens with long focal length (100mm for example)
Generally all of them are much better than thoose cheap close-up lenses and magnifications stronger than 1:1 are no problem.