November 3rd, 2013

camera

Another Kind of Bellows

After being repeatedly frustrated by my camera's inability to take good photos of the tiny things I've been working on lately, I decided to look into putting together a low-end macro photography setup. A 'true' macro lens was well over my budget, so I did some reading about extension tubes and bellows and reversing rings, etc. To cut a long story short, I ended up buying an old set of macro bellows with a 60mm enlarger lens on the front. Annoyingly I found that I also needed to put a short extension tube between the bellows and the body because it wouldn't physically fit without one. Collapse )