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    You could also consider a reverse-mounting ring that lets you flip your lens around. This also was a common method of shooting closeups.

    I haven't used Proxars for medium format. I have used Proxars for 35mm and have been pleased.

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    Just wanted to mention that I ended up with a Hoya AC Pro 1 Digital +3. Sharpness is quite good if the lens is stopped down.
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    Sorry Slixtiesix, for me it just doesn't BITE, tubes will give better results.
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    I'm into painting with light - NOT painting by numbers!

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    Ahhhhhh, opinions. Pretty much everybody's got one.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
    Ahhhhhh, opinions. Pretty much everybody's got one.
    John, its worse than that.

    Once upon a time there was a photography magazine called Modern Photography. MP ran educational articles on roughly a two year cycle. Every other year they published a piece, with fairly carefully done tests, on the question "Extension tube(s) or closeup len(es), which is better?" And every two years they reached the same conclusion. Some lenses perform better closeup on tubes, others behind a closeup lens. If you want to know which to use with your lens, try both.

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    I have just taken today some photos with a 3 dioptre close-up lens held over the lens of my Kodak Brownie six-20 Model 'D' made by Kodak England -- I used very outdated Kodak Vericolor III 120 film re-wound onto a 620 spool -- lighting was a British Bowens Monolite 400 on full power, camera on a Slik 88 tripod and the exposure made by 'Open Flash' method -- the Little Piggy is about 15 cms high and I was 31.5 cms away
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    An 'Old Dog still learning New Tricks !

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