Enlarging lens as macro lens, experimental result

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Nikon 210mm EL mounted on Calumet 45NX, stop down to f45, Tmax 100 developed in D76(1+1), scan from neg with a Epson 636, no cropping.

-- Aaron Rocky (ar7786@hotmail.com), December 22, 2000


Well, here is Rodenstock Apo-Rodagon N 80/2.8@f22 on Sinar F2, Velvia, drum scan.

-- Andres Suurkuusk (andres@suurkuusk.com), December 22, 2000.

Sorry for misprint, it should be 80/4@f22 ;)

-- Andres Suurkuusk (andres@suurkuusk.com), December 22, 2000.

I recently did an almost X7 times enlargement onto 4x5 film using a reverse-mounted 63 mm f2.8 El-Nikkor, using taking apertures of f8 and f11. I was able to use such large apertures because the subject was flat. The bellows extension of 500 mm required an exposure compensation of 6 stops! In this arrangement the reverse-mounted 63 mm lens covered 4x5 and delivered excellent resolution; non-reverse-mounted, the resolution was poor.

-- Michael Briggs (michaelbriggs@earthlink.net), December 22, 2000.

I would like to know from others how the bellows extension was? Was it far or just like normal lenses? I really liked the leaf shot.

-- Jason Janik (janikphoto@yahoo.com), December 26, 2000.

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