anyone using the new macro extension tubes, yet?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Luke, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    I'd love to see some photos and hear what lenses you are using them with. Surely Santa must have dropped off at least a few in here.
     
  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
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    Bill Palmer
    Not yet, but I am seriously considering it...
     
  3. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    i was heading out to run some errands and the lightest fluffiest snow in the world was pile on my windscreen. I ran back into the house to grab the X-Pro with the 35mm attached......I was wishing I had those tubes. I tried a close-up of a single snowflake, but from 4 inches away, it's not much of a close-up. I haven't checked yet to see if I can crop it into a decent enough photo. Maybe I'll be the guinea pig in the group.
     
  4. landshark

    landshark Fujiman

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    I just received mine yesterday, but I do not think I will get a chance to use them until next week at the earliest
     
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  5. alans

    alans FujiXspot Regular

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    I just got a MCEX-11 and on the 18-55 it seems to work well. With the IS, I get a hand holdable close up lens that works down to 1/8 sec. at 55mm. Fun!

    Here is a link to a magnification chart at fujifilm.com
     
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  6. xpatriot

    xpatriot FujiXspot Rookie

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    Can someone confirm that the highlighted number on the chart under mcx-16 is with the 11 and 16 combined?


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  7. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
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    Rico Pfirstinger
    The rings are not supposed to be combined, so there is no chart column indicating the magnification if someone combines both macro rings.
     
  8. xpatriot

    xpatriot FujiXspot Rookie

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    Understood, thanks!


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  9. f2bthere

    f2bthere FujiXspot Regular

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    Use with the Zeiss 60mm is not officially supported. If anyone tries using this lens, I would love to hear if it works.
     
  10. Lightmancer

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  11. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    an MCEX-11 arrived at my house yesterday. It really allows the 35mm to focus much closer. These two shots are without the adapter and with the adapter showing the closest I could get the camera to lock focus. Of course, with the adapter on, I only had 2 inches to work with (with the lens hood attached). I hope to do some flower and bug shooting in the next couple weeks. When I have something more than test shots to show, I'll be sure to load them up here. Seems like for the price, everyone should have one in their toolbox.

    18168339291_46de3c97f2_b. DSCF5241 by Luke, on Flickr

    I was quite surprised in this macro shot to learn that the letters on this prescription bottle appear to made up of small blocks.....never noticed that with the naked eye before. Not true macro 1:1, but good enough for my uses.

    17546590273_71372be9f7_b. DSCF5245 by Luke, on Flickr
     
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  12. Lou Tingle

    Lou Tingle FujiXspot Regular

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  13. Lou Tingle

    Lou Tingle FujiXspot Regular

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