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dominoguru2

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What Zoom or Macro Lens is best for this Camera?
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:25:15 AM »
I want to create videos similar to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BIEBn-Uu6I

I bought this lens with the camera however it doesn't do macro or zoom like the sample video

BrandComputar

Computar 12.5-75mm f/1.2 zoom lens

Also, when you recommend a Macro lens, let me know if I need to buy an adapter or a link for the adapter as I am new to this camera stuff.


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Re: What Zoom or Macro Lens is best for this Camera?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 03:34:34 PM »
Try adding in one or more of the CS- to C-Mount-Adapter Rings between your Lens and the Camera. Should make the Lens a Macro Lens.
You could buy those in the Krontech Store or on ebay and Co. for little money.
Also use A LOT of Light and try closing down your iris a bit if possible or you will only have a realy Little Area of your Object in Focus.

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Re: What Zoom or Macro Lens is best for this Camera?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 07:19:25 PM »
Try adding in one or more of the CS- to C-Mount-Adapter Rings between your Lens and the Camera. Should make the Lens a Macro Lens.
You could buy those in the Krontech Store or on ebay and Co. for little money.
Also use A LOT of Light and try closing down your iris a bit if possible or you will only have a realy Little Area of your Object in Focus.

Hi. This guy also used an additional cs-c mount adapter and the result is what I want.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs6VHjc-Gpo (starting at 4:12)
I'm also using computer 12.5-75/f1.2 and two cs-c mount adapter as you suggested, but I find it impossible to focus no matter how far or how close the camera is. Do I need to do some other adjustments? Thanks!

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Re: What Zoom or Macro Lens is best for this Camera?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 03:58:24 PM »
I'm also using computer 12.5-75/f1.2 and two cs-c mount adapter as you suggested, but I find it impossible to focus no matter how far or how close the camera is. Do I need to do some other adjustments? Thanks!

Problem with "Macro rings" is that, the depth of field or what is in focus is really small. Computer 12.5-75/f1.2 lens from the go have really tiny depth of field, stacking more cs-c adapters makes it shallow like caliper of paper. Additionally "macro rings" reduces light intensity of lens - f1.2 is no longer f1.2, but something lower.

For filming with confined space, or macro to be done, I'm using noname lens 2.8-12mm f/1.4 zoom, it is available in Krontech store.
It's focusing from 0mm! Yes you can focus on your fingerprint that is on front lens  :o
https://www.krontech.ca/store.html#!/2-8-12mm-f-1-4-zoom-lens/p/77257270/category=21981409 Works like a charm ;D
I'm using it only on 12mm side. If you're not scared of little light dropout on corners at full resolution it's great lens.

Some test films made with 2.8-12mm f/1.4 zoom:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RSyc4McGew
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_JRrJrup5s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1i-fhH1gD0

And it's CS mount lens, you have to use it without 5mm CS-C adapter, or you will have -∞ mm focusing depth, and black hole will emerge ;)

Best Regards,
Marcin
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