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    Arrow Leica M for Close-up&Macro

    Perhaps not the best tool for the job, but still great results !

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    | m8 | visoflex3 | apo-macro-elmarit-r 1:2.8/100mm | elpro 1:2-1:1 |

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    Re: M8 for Close-up&Macro

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    Perhaps not the best tool for the job, but still great results !

    "turban buttercup"





    | m8 | visoflex3 | apo-macro-elmarit-r 1:2.8/100mm | elpro 1:2-1:1 |

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    Hi!
    Really impressing results, congrats!
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    beautyfull

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    Quote Originally Posted by gero View Post
    beautyfull
    Thank you Gero, hopefully there are others willing to join in and share their M8 close-up&macro stuff ...


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    Hi!
    Really impressing results, congrats!
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    Hi Jörg [Joerg], glad you like them, despite the cumbersome contraption I find it great fun and enjoy the results, but would welcome an R10 ...


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    Re: M8 for Close-up&Macro

    I am another one of those crazy Viso-Nuts who likes to fiddle, from macro/close-up to telephoto. First one is a cactus in my kitchen, the flower is about 1 cm across, using Leica bellows II and Elmar 65/3.5. The second is a moon-rise shot from inside the house (through the window ), Telyt 560/6.8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotoism View Post
    I am another one of those crazy Viso-Nuts who likes to fiddle, from macro/close-up to telephoto. First one is a cactus in my kitchen, the flower is about 1 cm across, using Leica bellows II and Elmar 65/3.5. The second is a moon-rise shot from inside the house (through the window ), Telyt 560/6.8.
    Welcome to this forum, Fotoism

    Fine entries, love the cactus flower. Do you use other lenses on the bellows ? I have a tele-elmar 135/4.0 that I sometimes combine with additional tubes (OTRPO/16471). For telephoto I recently acquired a Telyt 280/4.8 but didn't give it much use yet. In fact I'm more in c&m.
    Here is one of my 65/3.5 [f11~f16 1/45 iso160]


    In the field wind is a constant nuisance, I hope to make use of flash so with the M8 I have a shutterspeed of 1/250 instead of the sometimes ridiculus slow speeds that drives me crazy.
    Anywy can't wait for spring to arrive !

    Hope you'll be coming back to this thread and post some of your results

    All the best.
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    Thank you for the kind words.
    I am rather new to doing closeups and macro, and there is so much to learn, but so much fun. I do have other lenses including the Tele-Elmar 135/4, Elmarit 90/2.8 which I can use only the lens-head on the bellows. I even tried using other M lenses directly on the Visoflex without the bellows! The possibilities are endless I just need to explore. and enjoy.
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    Re: M8 for Close-up&Macro

    35 sumilux preasph on the dmr (r9)
    Last edited by gero; 23rd September 2009 at 11:50.

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    Re: M8 for Close-up&Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by gero View Post
    35 sumilux preasph on the dmr (r9)
    Hi Gero,
    interesting and beautiful images no doubt, but I don't see the correlation to this thread

    All the best.
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    Re: M8 for Close-up&Macro

    Knorp, it is as close to the thread as I could go; it is a closeup macro, with a sensor like the M8 and with an M8 lens.

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    Re: M8 for Close-up&Macro

    Finally the weather is fine, so I'm going out for a walk.

    Makes me smile ...



    But my tropical fish had other plans ...



    | m8| visoflex3 | bellows2 | tubes | tele-elmar 1:4.0/135mm |

    All the best.
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    Re: M8 for Close-up&Macro

    This froglet waited patiently without blinking an eye, which was just as well because it took my camera exactly 1 second to get him nailed Still had to apply some sharpening and a fair amount of cropping to get rid of the bird dropping in the background
    | apo-macro-elmarit-r 1:2.8/100mm | apo-extender-2x | visoflex3 |
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    seed pods
    | apo-macro-elmarit-r 1:2.8/100mm | apo-extender-r 2x | visoflex3 |
    Last edited by Knorp; 8th February 2010 at 09:32.
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    Re: M8 for Close-up&Macro

    Bart
    These are so splendid - are you using the Visoflex for them? or just extenders . . . I'm beginning to realise that I must get over my laziness and PROVE how good you are at it (by being much worse myself).

    Great stuff - keep 'em coming!

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    Re: M8 for Close-up&Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Bart
    These are so splendid
    Great stuff - keep 'em coming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gero View Post
    35 sumilux preasph on the dmr (r9)
    gerco,
    what are the shots of anyway ?

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    newbie it is of a wild orchid from yucatan that a lot of hybrid's are derived form.

    welcome to the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Bart
    These are so splendid - are you using the Visoflex for them? or just extenders . . . I'm beginning to realise that I must get over my laziness and PROVE how good you are at it (by being much worse myself).

    Great stuff - keep 'em coming!
    Hi there Jono,
    thank you for the encouragement Yes I'm using the visoflex, actually I have to use it because there is no other way determining proper focus. The visoflex and an R2M adaptor make it possible to mount R-lenses to M-cameras. The extender (2x) is in fact a converter, extending the focal length of the lens. Although you loose serious speed, F2.8 will become F5.6 in fact, and to my eye some IQ, the major benefit is the gain in distance to subject. Extenders or extension tubes work fine with f.i. the tele-elmar, but for this R-lens the visoflex already acts as sort of extension tube.

    Well I've seen some recent close-ups that you posted here (sony or m43) that made me green of envy : what a pity Leica ditched that R10 ...

    Have a great time in Crete.
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    dangling
    | tele-elmar-m 1:4.0/135mm | bellows-2 | visoflex-3 |
    Last edited by Knorp; 8th February 2010 at 09:32.
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    two from a very windy sunday
    applied a fair amount of 'vibrant', too much I wonder ...
    | elpro 1:2-1:1 | apo-macro-elmarit-r 1:2.8/100mm | apo-extender-r 2x | visoflex3 |
    Last edited by Knorp; 8th February 2010 at 09:32.
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    Talking M8 for Close-up&Macro

    Dusting off a long-abandoned thread ...

    Courtesy of Vivek Iyer for having me using his Summar 80/4.5 and Photar 50/4.0 lenses

    Little cactus flower bud (not sure shot this with the Summar or Photar)


    Same flower opened up now


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    Re: M8 for Close-up&Macro

    Hi Bart,

    Nice.

    Quite a few variety here.

    Could you send a request to the Admins to rename the thread to "Leica M..." ?

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    Re: M8 for Close-up&Macro

    Not the sharpest lens in my arsenal but one of my tries with the Visoflex.


    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr
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    Notice name change of thread as OP requested. Thanks Guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Could you send a request to the Admins to rename the thread to "Leica M..." ?
    Hi Vivek,

    just sent a request to Guy and Jack to have this thread renamed.

    Kind regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Notice name change of thread as OP requested. Thanks Guy
    Guy ! That's what I call a fast service !

    Thank you

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    Thanks . HAPPY MOTHERS day to all our members families.
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    Thank you, Guy!

    You are the best!

    Happy mother's day!

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    Re: Leica M for Close-up&Macro

    This is as close as I could get with only the 90mm Macro-Elmar-M with the adapter... I hope it's fitting for this thread.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosermage View Post
    This is as close as I could get with only the 90mm Macro-Elmar-M with the adapter... I hope it's fitting for this thread.
    More than fitting, David. It's a Leica M(9) and it's perfect !
    Thanks for joining in

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    M8 | Visoflex 3 | Leica bellows 2 |3,5/65mm ... some with Canon 250D Close-up Lens

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    Re: Leica M for Close-up&Macro

    First try with an M + R APO 100/2.8. I have the Elpro, but never tried it.

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    Also with the 90 Macro M with adapter.

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    Re: Leica M for Close-up&Macro

    This one is by far my best close-up ever for a long time.
    And no cropping here !



    | tele-elmar 1:4.0/135mm | extention tubes | bellows-2 | visoflex-3 | m8 |
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    Absolutely lovely photos, Knorp!
    Who cares if a bumblebee isn't supposed to be able to fly? ;-)

    (Curiously, macro work is the first stuff I ever shot with a Leica RF camera. I used a Hektor 135mm lens on a short mount with Visoflex and bellows ...)

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    Re: Leica M for Close-up&Macro

    Located a bunch of accessories and had to try if they all work together.


    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr
    Leica MM, Leitz Milar 10cm f/4.8, Visoflex 3, SF-24D, Elettaria cardamomum, ~4X
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    Re: Leica M for Close-up&Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Absolutely lovely photos, Knorp!
    Who cares if a bumblebee isn't supposed to be able to fly? ;-)

    (Curiously, macro work is the first stuff I ever shot with a Leica RF camera. I used a Hektor 135mm lens on a short mount with Visoflex and bellows ...)

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    Hi there Godfrey,

    let's face it - Bellows and Visoflex are just old school stuff, but isn't it great fun ?
    I love it !

    But what's up with the bumblebee ? Did I miss something (as usual) ?

    Thanks and all the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Located a bunch of accessories and had to try if they all work together.


    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr
    Leica MM, Leitz Milar 10cm f/4.8, Visoflex 3, SF-24D, Elettaria cardamomum, ~4X
    Well Vivek, your bunch of accessories seem to work fine together
    Would you care to share a picture of that Milar lens ?

    Kind regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by algrove View Post
    First try with an M + R APO 100/2.8. I have the Elpro, but never tried it.

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    Hope you'll give it a try one day, Louis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    ... But what's up with the bumblebee ? Did I miss something (as usual) ? ...
    LOL!

    According to the modern myth, the story was that after the bumblebee was analyzed for aerodynamics it was determined that bumblebees could not fly. Obviously, the bumblebees knew something the aerodynamicist didn't...

    I found it analogous to the myth that Leica M cameras are not good for doing macro work. ;-)
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    Re: Leica M for Close-up&Macro

    Bart, One of these days, I will get around to it.

    OK, it did not take long!

    The focus helicoid (same as the one you are using with the Summar 8cm lens but in chrome) with the proper adapter is on the left, in the back is the Hektor 135/4.5, on the right, a 50mm Milar (red box), next to the lens is the actual specimen used for the Macro.



    another view:



    FWIW, these are copper barrel/black painted.
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    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr
    Leica MM, Leitz Milar 10cm f/4.8, Visoflex 3, SF-24D
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    Re: Leica M for Close-up&Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Bart, One of these days, I will get around to it.

    OK, it did not take long!

    The focus helicoid (same as the one you are using with the Summar 8cm lens but in chrome) with the proper adapter is on the left, in the back is the Hektor 135/4.5, on the right, a 50mm Milar (red box), next to the lens is the actual specimen used for the Macro.



    another view:



    FWIW, these are copper barrel/black painted.
    Looking great, Vivek !
    Sorry for my late reply, but apparently I missed your update.

    Thanks for taking the time and getting the photos.
    And we should arrange a date and time so I can return your lenses.

    Kind regards.
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