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Photomacrography Setup Easy Reference     Back to Notes on Photography
by Makoto Honda     March 1, 2009   


Format  vs, Subject's Horizontal Width   LINK

FX format
< 36mm >
DX format
< 24mm >  
Magnification
(Expo factor)
       Lens Setup
36mm  24mm x 1 (+2)    AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F2.8
18mm  12 mm x 2 (+3)    Ai Micro Nikkor 55mm F2.8 (reverse) + Rings
9 mm  6 mm x 4 (+5)    Zuiko Olympus 20mm F3.5 + Ring
4.5 mm  3 mm x 8 (+6)    Zuiko Olympus 20mm F3.5 + Ring + Ring
3 mm  2 mm x 12 (+7)    Minolta 12.5mm F2 + Ring
2 mm 1.3 mm x 18 (+8)    Minolta 12.5mm F2 + Bellows
1 mm  0.7 mm x 36 (+10)   Minolta 12.5mm F2 + Ring + Bellows

 

FX
format
<width>
DX
format
<width>
Distance
Subject
-to-
Lens
Exposure  factor
(steps)
Total
Extension
 
Rings:
K-3, K-4, K-5
Rings:
PK-12, PK-13,PK-3
(14mm, 27.5mm, 27.5mm)
 Bellows  Comment

AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F2.8G ED

< 36 mm > < 24 mm >  4 cm + 2          lens only

Ai Micro Nikkor 55mm F2.8

< 40 mm > < 27 mm >  11 cm + 2          reverse ring only
< 30 mm > < 21 mm >  8 cm + 2      PK-12    reverse ring
< 26 mm > < 17 mm >  7 cm + 2      PK-13    reverse ring
< 21 mm > < 14 mm >  7 cm + 3      PK-12, PK-13    reverse ring
< 16 mm > < 11 mm >  6 cm + 3      PK-12, PK-13, PK-3    reverse ring

Olympus Zuiko 20mm F3.5

< 8 mm > < 5 mm >  2.0 cm + 5    K-3     Comment
< 6 mm > < 4 mm >  1.9 cm + 6    K-3, K-4, K-5     Comment
< 4 mm > < 2.5 mm >  1.8 cm + 7    K-3, K-4, K-5  PK-12, PK-13, PK-3   Comment

Minolta Bellows 12.5mm F2

< 4 mm > < 2.5 mm >  0.9 cm + 7    K-3     Comment
< 3 mm > < 2 mm >  0.9 cm + 8    K-3, K-4, K-5     Comment
< 1.5 mm > < 1 mm >  0.9 cm + 9    K-3, K-4, K-5  PK-12, PK-13, PK-3   Comment

 

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