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photobri

Phoenix, US
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photobri Basic Member
Thu 14-Dec-00 12:05 PM

Replying to a message from MERLIN (Mike) from a Macro photography post in the Nikonians Ladies section...

Mike, tell me more about this PB-13. I have never used an extension tube. (nor have I seen one)
Where do you attach? What do you loose in terms of sharpness or apperture? Focus speed, although this lens is one that usually is set to manual? Can you still use the lens as a general purpose lens while the tube is attached? How big?
Finally, what all is gained?

Sorry for the barrage of questions, but as you can see, you have my interest and attention!

Thanks, Brian


Merlin wrote...
If you're able to find a nice 55mm Micro Nikkor, you'll be able to get up to a true 1:1 with it by adding a PB-13 auto extension tube. Not only that, this wonderful lens also works well for general purpose photography, and still gives you a pretty bright viewfinder. Since the front element is safely recessed, you even get a free lens hood!

We used the 55 for copying camera-ready art to slides in the days before scanners, and frankly the results were better than any other flat-field lens I've worked with and only very high end scanners can hold a candle to it. A true classic built to last for ever!

Mike







Brian


Phoenix Nikonian



Fine Art Wedding Photojournalism


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