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Re: [OM] Looking for macro, om 80 bellows? - Results!

Subject: Re: [OM] Looking for macro, om 80 bellows? - Results!
From: Nicholas Travers <stawastawa@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2018 00:38:48 -0800
I thought I would share a few finds from my holiday digitizing spree.  I
used the 80mm macro and a Vivitar bellows unit.  I intend to replace it
with an OM version and cut out one of the adapters I was using on it - I
have another crate to go through on the next visit!

It was such a joy to Look at the slides, Throwing the images onto a blank
wall in the kitchen, clicking around the 140 slide carousel...
It was especially neat and wild to see pictures of objects that I still
interact with 20-40 years later, (chairs paintings).

https://www.flickr.com/gp/stawastawa/XWv8F8

~nicholas


-- Nicholas Travers
    shoot film <https://lifeofstawa.wordpress.com/portfolio/>
    read books
    move <https://stawaproductions.wordpress.com/category/dance/>


On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 9:21 AM, Nicholas Travers <stawastawa@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

> To be more specific, Yes I did finally replace my nex3n with a nex3n
> (familiar is good, but I still want a viewfinder ^.^).  I am
> scanning/duping negs to digital - and mostly with the APS-c nex.  so the
> 50/3.5 should work for me except for the extra adapters needed to link into
> the vivtar bellows I currently have.  Currently the camera to lens distance
> with bellows fully collapsed is too long.
>
> I have the om macro 80mm on it's way to complete the current project.  But
> am in conversation to switch over to an OM bellows, which may allow me to
> use the macro 50/3.5 on future projects.  (though my 50 got bashed in the
> aforementioned fall and might need replacing).
> I do enjoy the macro 50/3.5 as an all around shooter, and it sounds like
> the 90/2.5 is also a nice all around shooter so I am in conversation to
> pick that up as well.
>
> What is the eSIF?
> Also I would like to locate a roll film attachment for the OM bellows:
> http://www.alanwood.net/photography/olympus/roll-film-stage.html
>
> thanks again,
>
> -- Nicholas Travers
>     shoot film <https://lifeofstawa.wordpress.com/portfolio/>
>     read books
>     move <https://stawaproductions.wordpress.com/category/dance/>
>
>
> Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:00:54 -0800
> From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [OM] Looking for macro, om 80 bellows?
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> On 12/15/2017 11:05 AM, Jan Steinman wrote:
> >> From: olympus [mailto:olympus-bounces+wayne.harridge
> =structuregraphs.com@
> >> thomasclausen.net] On Behalf Of Moose
> >>
> >> On 12/12/2017 8:32 AM, Nicholas Travers wrote:
> >>> I went to go dupe some negs and my 50mm lens doesn't work on the
> >>> bellows setup I have.  Camera to Lens distance is too long.
> >> Perhaps just as well. In my tests of several macro lenses years ago, the
> >> 50/3.5 Macro was not as good at 1:1 as at 1:2.
> > But hey, due to the much-maligned ?crop factor,? the 50/3.5 would be
> working at 1:2 when duping 35mm film, anyway. So, no worries!
>
> You came to some different conclusions than I from the brief ". . .dupe
> some negs . . ." Dupe", together with the tag to
> his posts "shoot film ", led me to assume the aim was to create duplicates
> on 35 mm film. Looking back at his posts, I
> see that he was using Sony NEX APS-C, but the camera was broken - so no
> clue f it was replaced, or the tool for this
> project.
>
> IF it's APS-c or (?)4/3, I agree, the 50/3.5 is excellent at 1:2 or so.
>
> > So I?d go with the 50mm/3.5 lens, and add some fixed extension tubes to
> make up the difference, if needed.
>
> Again, we read differently. I read "Camera to Lens distance is too long."
> to mean that he couldn't get the lens close
> enough, even with bellows fully collapsed, not that he needed more
> extension. Needing more than bellows extension for
> 1:1 with a 50 mm lens seems unlikely.
>
> > That?s a lovely lens, and can be had for a song these days.
>
> Yup.
>
> > Be sure to crank the 50 all the way out, as I believe it has a floating
> element group that is only engaged when fully extended. (Or was that just
> the 50/2 and 90/2 that have that?)
>
> eSIF say "Floating mechanism to compensate for close distance
> aberrations." Set to close focus and focus with bellows
> extension.
>
> > I?m also a big fan of the Telescoping Extension Tube, which occasionally
> can be seen on evilBay for $100 or so ? much cheaper than an 80mm macro!
> You could use it to extend the Oly bellows, but it is very useful in its
> own right. (I call it my ?field-hardened bellows,? having ruined an OM
> bellows by throwing it in a pack and breaking off the tiny set screws
> poking out of it.)
>
> Yup, great tool. I used to stalk with 135/4.5 on bellows. The TET is much
> better in the field.
>
> > BTW: I?ve just converted a Nikon PB-4 bellows to mount micro four thirds
> on the back and OM on the front. So I can finally make use of the huge
> image circle of the 135/4.5 macro without raiding the secret Wyoming
> facility for the prototype OM tilt-shift bellows. Works like a charm!
> I?ll be posting about it on mu-43.com.
>
> Sounds like a fun project for a tinkerer with tools I don't have. Trying
> to imagine what I would use it for . . .
>
> Which Mag Moose
>
> --
> What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
>
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