DIY Tilt macro lens

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Fredlab
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DIY Tilt macro lens

Post by Fredlab »

Hello

Since few months, i'm looking for one tilting objective for macro.
Everybody knows the amazing PCE Micro Nikkor 85... really too expensive for me and my practice.
So i show you my "bricolage"
I found one Rodagon 50 mm f/5,6 - repro lens - 25 diameter - 30 mm of length
I drilled a golf ball. Rear side is made with one macro chinese macro tubes Nikon F.

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The ball is blocked at the front by a ring Nikon F (male) -> M42
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I used also two rings of foam.
04 - Image
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Post by Fredlab »

Some days after, i made another version.

Here are the materials needed

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Then for mounting

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assembled

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tilted

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rear

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Post by Fredlab »

I used it for one example.
PB6 extended of 2/3

Without tilt

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(raw shot - original size here)

With tilt - same focus, same lighting, without moving the flower (dandelion)

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(original size here)

Impressive, right ?
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Post by Fredlab »

I didn't try it, but i think this kind of lens will fit for same project.

Canon micro lens
CO1 > 17.2x
CO2 > 19x
CO3 > 23.5x
CO4 > 29x
CO5 > 33x
CO9 > 35.5x
CO6 > 41x
CO7 > 47x
CO3P > 23.5x
CO5P > 33x
CO6P > 41x
CO7P > 47x
For microfile reader.
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Post by Planapo »

Fred,

That's a very sophisticated and cool "bricolage"!
Another one to put on my DYI things to-do list.
Thanks for sharing, and the informative pictures ! :D

BTW, I've very much enjoyed your photos on flickr, and immediately fell in love with your cat! :lol: :wink:


--Betty
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- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."
Lee, N. H. 1960. To Kill a Mockingbird. J. B. Lippincott, New York.

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Post by Fredlab »

Hello
Planapo wrote:BTW, I've very much enjoyed your photos on flickr, and immediately fell in love with your cat! :lol: :wink:
-Betty
Thanks Betty

Another (recent) shot of my little guy

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Since many months, i'm looking for "no vibration system" when i take photos... I should perhaps begin by removing the "ronron" machine. :D
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Post by Photo-DIY »

Thank you for showing your idea and solution!
For normal photography I thought about the antiperspirants with ball assembly, but found no small enough lens. There I started with Canon FD lenses and a flood light setup.
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