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Re: [OM] Chuck's pictures from the Third Annual Florida Zuikofest

Subject: Re: [OM] Chuck's pictures from the Third Annual Florida Zuikofest
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:27:26 -0400
I have equivalent stuff including the Viv macro focusing converter.  I 
just don't get very excited about using it.

Chuck Norcutt

On 3/23/2014 12:18 PM, Chris Trask wrote:
>> I am truly not a macro guy.  I've owned those tubes for about 6
>> months or more.  This was the first time I've ever used them.  I
>> get extremely frustrated when the only way to change the focus
>> distance is to crawl on my belly 6" forward or back.  :-)  But Dean
>> manages to defeat some of those problems by using his 100(?)-300
>> Tamron zoom mounted on the Oly Telescopic auto tube
> Almost half of my wildflower photos are macros, and I use a variety
> of techniques.  Macro-focusing lenses are convenient, but I much
> prefer to use a Vivitar macro-focusing teleconverter for greater
> flexibility.  Alternatives are extension tubes or closeup auxiliary
> lenses, depending on the desired DOF and available light.
> Using my old Vivitar TX 75-260/4.5 with a short (13mm) extension tube
> will usually allow me to make a decent macro from 1m distance with
> very good DOF and fast shutter speed.
> Chris
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