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Flowers with the fuji MCEX-16 & 18-55

Discussion in 'Wildlife-Nature' started by hooferinsane, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. hooferinsane

    hooferinsane Premium Member

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    Still toying with buying a Samyang 100mm macro for fuji, so decided to give the MCEX-16 another try. A lack of insects pushed me onto the flowers.
    MCEX-16 + 18-55 all shot at the long end which gives 0.47 magnification according to fuji
    More in second post

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    Nice images! I keep trying to justify the 80mm macro, but I have a set of tubes that work well on my existing lenses.
     
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    OMG :) nice pics!
     
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    While I've had my issues with my 18-55, I find it to be an excellent match with the MCEX 11. Those are great photos.
     
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    These are SUPER sharp and really nice. I have the MCEX-16 as well, but literally after the first week I stopped using it.
    I find I had to go SO very close to the subject (using it on my 90mm). What lenses do you find easiest to work with in conjunction with the extension tube?
     
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    For some reason that I don't understand the 18-55 works well with either extension tube at around the 25-35 setting, while the 16-55 is not as good at comparable focal length and f stop. Maybe something in the lens designs? I am not surprised that your experience with a lens with 90 mm focal length is too long, for most subjects, with an extension tube.
     
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    thank you very much for replying : I will give it a try, for sure!
     
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    This link was posted in another thread the other day.

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    Thanks all
    I actually haven’t tried yet at the 25-35mm region, these were all at 55mm but will try that length next time

    I have seen that chart and it’s very useful. I might try my 18mm f2 as it is meant to give 1.01 magnification, but that will be dependant on the working distance
     
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    I have seen that table before, somewhere on the Fujifilm web site, I believe. It says at the top of the page.

    "The following table shows reference values for when the focus ring is on the nearest side."

    This means, I think, when the 18-55 is set at 55. I don't use it a mere 4 mm from the front of the lens barrel to the subject, as that would make it difficult to light the subject. In the 25-35 focal length range there is adequate distance from the subject, and more DOF.
     
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    Very nice...I love the first one the most...so striking !!!
     
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    Hi everyone!

    I just became a dad and have a x-t20, 35mm f1.4 + 18-55mm f2.8 kit lens.
    I'm thinking of getting the extension tube for the 18-55mm to have some nice close up shots of the hands, feet, mouth, etc, of the baby.
    Anyone have some experience or knowledge about this?
     
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    The 18-55 with MCEX11 is a great combination, seems to work best at the long end.

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