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Old May 13th, 2005, 07:24 PM   #1
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Where to get +10 macro for the cheapest?

Where's the cheapest place for a 72mm +10 macro filter? I'll probably end up getting one on ebay for 20 bucks, since I'm not out to make a super high quality product.
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Old May 13th, 2005, 08:30 PM   #2
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20 bucks on eBay is a good price. Local shops around here sell them for much more than that. I grabbed a no-name brand off of ebay for 17 shipped, I've only done two tests with it so far. I don't have any brand name glass to compare it to, but the no-name isn't so bad.
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Old May 13th, 2005, 09:37 PM   #3
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Could you send me a link to the seller you got it from?

Even if it's not perfect, I'm sure it's sufficient for my purposes.

Thanks.

Also, I just have to post some early footage from my home built adapter (this one was made of junk around the house worth about 2-3 dollars):

http://home.comcast.net/~wauhkies/image4.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~wauhkies/image3.jpg

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Old May 14th, 2005, 08:05 AM   #4
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Matthew,

Just a caveat. I bought a +10 macro for about $70.00 from a reputable store- Tiffen. It is a great macro lens - BUT- there is blurring on the edges of macro lenses because of the way they are made. I have found out the hard way, an achromatic dioptre is the way to go to avoid colour abberation and distortion caused by the macro.

Just for your info.
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Old May 14th, 2005, 09:39 AM   #5
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Interesting....I've seen amazing shots with achromatic diopters so I'm tempted to get one, but this is more an experiment than an adapter for production use (though I hope to get useable images with it.) I found a set of macros on ebay (+1,+2,+4,+10) for just over 20 shipped and the seller has a good rating so I assume they at least work. I think I'm going to go with those just because of price, but were I to try and make a production-quality adapter, I'd definitely consider otherwise.

I'll post some pictures in a week after the macros arrive and I go to home depot for PVC pipe.
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Old May 14th, 2005, 10:24 AM   #6
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Ok Matthew good luck, if you want to see what my pictures looks like with the macro +10, try here

http://dvstuff.250free.com
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Old May 14th, 2005, 04:08 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Matthew Wauhkonen
Could you send me a link to the seller you got it from?
Sorry it's been over 60 days and eBay has deleted my previously won auctions.

But I think this is the same seller: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...514396663&rd=1
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Old May 15th, 2005, 11:15 PM   #8
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http://home.comcast.net/~rwauhkonen/adapter.mov

No macro yet, but I bet it'll be good when I get one.
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