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Macro bellows continued ...

jrp

San Pedro Garza García, MX
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Sun 10-Jun-01 10:35 PM

OK.
You got me now hooked on micro photography.
I got my Tokina AT-X M100AF f/2.8 macro lens. But it is capable of 1:2 magnification ratio. Now, thanks to you, I want more.

The bellows is the PB-6. OK. It may go all the way to 11:1

I know I will need two PB-6D bellows spacers to be able to move either the F4s or the F5 on the PB-6 rail without interference.
For synchronization of the camera shutter with the lens on the bellows mount I need a special cable release: the AR-10 for the F5 (?).

Question 1: Which special cable release for the F4s? The AR-10 too? Or should I have asked the other way around: If the AR-10 is for the F4s, which one for the F5?

Question 2: What with the Focusing Stage PG-2? Do I must have it too for tripod-mounted macro photography? (It is hard to envision oneself hanholding those bellows).

Question 3: Should I get the SB-29 Macro Speedlight? Is there a subtantial difference whether one uses this or the SB-28 with a diffuser head like the Sto-Fen or a handkerchief?.

You got me into this area, now please help me to do it right.

Have a great time
JRP (Nikonian at the north-eastern Mexican desert)
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