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Old February 2nd, 2006, 01:18 AM   #1
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What do I use for a Macro Lens.

I have a Canon XL1s with the default 16x servo lens. It does not appear to be able to focus very close to the lens, so I do not think it would be able to focus on the image projected onto ground glass from a 35mm lens, unless that image was a few feet away.

If I was to build one of these myself... What can I purchase or do so that I will be able to focus on the image, and use one of these?

Will something like http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search
work?

I think that I might just buy a Letus35, since it seems to have a built in achromat.

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Old February 2nd, 2006, 09:50 AM   #2
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i just got a letus but my xl1s isnt supposed to arrive until tonite or tommorow morning.. ill let you know how i make out with it
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 10:44 PM   #4
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hasnt come today... ill let you know tommorow.. but im very impressed by the letus itself
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I have a Canon XL1s with the default 16x servo lens. It does not appear to be able to focus very close to the lens, so I do not think it would be able to focus on the image projected onto ground glass from a 35mm lens, unless that image was a few feet away.

If I was to build one of these myself... What can I purchase or do so that I will be able to focus on the image, and use one of these?

Will something like http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search
work?

I think that I might just buy a Letus35, since it seems to have a built in achromat.
The 16x servo will macro focus. Put the lens full wide and remove the lens hood. Rotate focus ring until object comes into focus. I have done this with both the 16x and the 20x auto lenses.

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Old February 3rd, 2006, 12:18 AM   #6
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If I go full wide, how am I suppose to fill the frame with the ground glass projection from the 35mm lens?
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Old February 6th, 2006, 12:21 PM   #7
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Old February 7th, 2006, 06:18 PM   #8
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just dealing with an unexpected $573.75 owing in cross border taxes.. i will be paying tommorow and recieving it,, sorry for the delay.. even sorrier for my bank account :(
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Old February 9th, 2006, 01:42 PM   #9
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bryan.. got the camera yesterday and the step down ring i had to order off ebay arrived today so i only had about an hour before work to try it out with the letus. Thje letus has a macro on it already and i dont have any focusing probs. the image is amazing in my opinion from the tests i conducted today. definately worth youe money to buy one.. i am very impressed. emasil me if you need any more info.. i will be playing around with it tonite and tommorow morning some more
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