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NoDak

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Fantastic macro lens on eBay.
« on: April 23, 2018, 06:01:21 PM »
Found a fantastic macro capable lens on eBay. I have been playing with it for awhile and think I should share it with everyone else.

Not a super expert on lenses, but want something where you can shoot from a few inches away? I've found the lens.

There are several auctions with this lens or its equivalent. It appears to have been sold under several names. https://www.ebay.com/itm/NAVITAR-MACRO-1-8-12-5-75mm-C-MOUNT-ZOOM-LENS-16MM-MOVIE-CAMERA/281769329972?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

You can focus until the subject is literally a fraction of an inch from the lens. (Not a good idea, but you can do it.) In the following videos the lens was about 3-4 inches from the tuna. Only reason i didn't go closer was because the cat would knock the camera out of the way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hOlUMPvmP4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7xmZxSU300

A fantastic deal for $100 for the used ones. (Plus Shipping) The ONLY downside is that it clips the edges of the image when recording at full resolution, as it is a 16mm lens and not a full 2/3". Record at less than full resolution and you won't notice it. Note: You will need a C-mount spacer ring, but those are easy to come by. Also, mine came with a polarized filter. I swapped it with a UV filter as a lens protector. It takes standard 49mm ones.

Hope everyone finds this helpful.

dominoguru2

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Re: Fantastic macro lens on eBay.
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 11:05:17 AM »
Do you like this lens. I might get one but how is it after a month of using and how does it compares to other lens.