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Offline AndyCivil

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Re: modified 35-80
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2015, 11:40:24 PM »
No, but it's interesting. The normal unwanted side-effect of cheaply invoking macro (as has been done to this lens) is a narrowing of the DOF. It won't focus to infinity.

It could be a better solution than an add-on magnifier, but would it differ significantly from using an extension ring? An extension ring has no glass, so the attribute of 'only using original Canon glass' persists.

Edit: I guess one benefit over extensions is the autofocus... not sure how that would work with the 'quick focus' feature, given that the focus points have been changed???
« Last Edit: July 09, 2015, 11:42:50 PM by AndyCivil »

Offline Ochotona

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Re: modified 35-80
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2015, 10:20:27 AM »
ArmyChris hacked the 35-80 for macro and got some pretty darned nice results:

http://www.t2iforum.com/12/macro-shots-with-the-35-80mm-mod/msg72164/#msg72164

http://www.t2iforum.com/9/macro-extension-ring-advice/msg84699/#msg84699

http://www.t2iforum.com/12/macros/msg75643/#msg75643

http://www.t2iforum.com/12/some-shots-from-today-10320/msg84692/#msg84692

I'm pretty happy with my extension tubes paired with the nifty fifty, but looking back at Chris's posts I'm tempted to pick up a 35-80 if I see one cheap.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2015, 10:22:02 AM by Ochotona »