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Digital macro photography with
“classic analogue lenses” at bargain prices
the range analogue models from the 1980s and 1990s can be found at
bargain prices on the second hand market.
lenses perform especially well in macrophotography in combination
with modern digital SLR cameras.
one-time top of the range models are extremely well made and have
very good optical characteristics.
digital lenses appear inferior in comparison.
the extreme macro range, the auto focus is generally overtaxed and
has to be deactivated.
some subjects, the auto focus is unable to manage at all or is simply
of the auto focus there is always a certain shutter lag, and in
extreme cases the camera completely refuses to release the shutter.
In nature photography, when photographing living insects, every
millimetre counts, and so when
using strong conversion lenses such as the LM macro lens in
particular, another exposure method should be used.
using the conversion lens, the working distance is reduced from one
metre to just a few centimetres.
focal plane is set through the working distance.
It is only here – plus or minus a few millimetres – that it will
be possible to clearly reproduce the object. The entire camera-lens
unit moves backwards and forwards until the object is in sharp focus.
using analogue lenses on digital SLRs it should be ensured that the
camera has fully automatic exposure control. Caution! Nikon’s
low priced beginners’ cameras (D40/D50/D60/D80/D90/D500) can only carry
out an exposure using digital lenses.
other manufacturers’ digital lenses or analogue lenses, it is
necessary to carry out a laborious manual exposure.
the case of other manufacturers such as Canon and Olympus, the low
price beginners’ cameras also have fully automatic exposure
with our LM macro lenses we achieved very good results with the
classic analogue lenses.
was a high level of detail with optimum colour reproduction.
On the whole, new digital lenses do not produce better results,
are lighter due to the use of plastics.
our tests we used the following lenses:
Wetzlar Elmar-R 1:4 / 180 mm, Leitz Wetzlar Elmar-R 1:4 / 100 mm,
Leitz Wetzlar Macro Elmarit-R 1:2.8 / 60 mm
In the extreme macro range, top of the range analogue models easily
keep pace with digital lenses, or are even superior, providing solid
handling and top quality at bargain prices!
an expensive camera body and look around for a classic lens from a
dealer or on eBay.
New LM Digital Adapter for:
Nikon D850 / Sony Alpha 7III / Sony Alpha 9 / Nikon D5 / Sony Alpha 7S II / Sony Alpha 7R II / Sony Alpha 7R III / Sony Alpha 7S / Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / Nikon D750 / Canon EOS 6D Mark II / Sony Alpha 6300 / Sony Alpha 6500 / Nikon D500 / Canon EOS 1D X / Nikon D810 / Nikon D4s / Nikon D800 / Nikon D800E / Nikon D4 / Nikon Df / Nikon D610 / Nikon D600 / Canon EOS 6D / Canon EOS 5DS R ( without low-pass filter) / Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II / Canon EOS 80D / Canon EOS 5DS / Sony Alpha 77 II / Canon EOS 70D / Nikon D7200 / Canon EOS 200D / Canon EOS 800D / Rebel T7i / Canon EOS 77D / Canon EOS 5D Mark III / Canon EOS 60D / Sony Alpha 7R / Sony Alpha 7 / Nikon DS-Qi2 (Microscope Camera) / Nikon D3x / Olympus OM-D E-M1 /