How to achieve ultra magnification

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How to achieve ultra magnification

Postby Timvrhn » Fri 20 May 2016 / 12:38 pm

Hi there forum!

So recently I bought the Polaroid 121 close-up lens for my sx-70. I was very happy with the magnification I got out of it, but I wanted a little more. I found myself a magnifying glass laying around.
Combining the Polaroid close-up lens with the magnifying glass I got amazing magnification. In the attachments it's very clear how big of a magnification you can get.
If you'd like even more magnification, you could always try using multiple close-up lenses or magnifying glasses. Plus, you'll find magnifying glass anywhere, so you won't have to pay for a new lens. Try your mother's or perhaps your gran's, they always seem to have one!
Please be aware that distortion or other unwanted artifacts (such as vignetting or reflections) get more common once you start adding lenses or magnifying glasses.

I know this will be very obvious to some of you, but I wanted to share it so those wanting to do proper close-ups will be inspired.

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p.s. The attachments are ordered from no lens, to close-up lens, to close-up lens + magnifying glass
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Postby Lucius Maximus » Sat 21 May 2016 / 09:19 am

Hey Tim, thx for this tip :)
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Postby Timvrhn » Sat 21 May 2016 / 10:58 am

Lucius Maximus wrote:Hey Tim, thx for this tip :)


You're very much welcome!

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Postby lharby » Tue 24 May 2016 / 11:21 am

Thank you.

I was thinking of trying something similar.

Using one of these: http://www.ebay.com/bhp/fresnel-lens
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Postby Timvrhn » Tue 24 May 2016 / 11:51 am

lharby wrote:Thank you.

I was thinking of trying something similar.

Using one of these: http://www.ebay.com/bhp/fresnel-lens


I'm not sure if this would create any distortions in the pic, but if that's what you're looking for it could yield some great results. If you decide to buy such a lens, please let me know how it works out!

As far as I am concerned, I'd stick to the regular magnifying glass, since they're nice and round and have very little to no distortion.


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