Nikon 6T closeup lens
Boy, is this forum quiet or what?
OK, this is a post about close focusing not really macro, as such.
Last week I managed to stumble on a Nikon 6T close focus lens. I have been vaguely looking for something like it for some time.
Aparently, close focus lenses come in a variety of styles and this is one of the better ones; a chromatically corrected doublet rather than a simple meniscus. Compared to the simple meniscus types, it is massive!
A description of it may be found here: http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/N...p-lenses-68725
I have a lot of "vintage" gear, so -being a sunny day- I fitted mine to an SMC Takumar 4.4/85-210 zoom mounted on an Asahi Pentax SP-F and took it for a run in the local Botanic Gardens with some Fuji Superia Extra, ISO 400 film.
Alright, the magnification was only aroound 0.25x to 0.6x, but for flower-sized objects (hand-held) it was plenty good enough.
Now to have the film D&Pd
It seems to me, such a lens could be very handy as an adjunct to a DSLR (though I don't have one myself).
Last edited by Galah; 08-30-2010 at 02:55 AM. Click to view previous post history.