I recently bought the Kenko Extension tube set ( 10 mm and 16 mm ) and used them on the Sony e18-200mm zoom lens for both normal close-ups and copying old slides. The light source for the tranny copying was a LP-100 Medalight light panel. The Nex 7 is on a copy stand and the 18-200 lens complete with lens hood and kenko tubes. By good fortune the lens hood resting on the slide holder matched up to almost a 100% copy of the original slide. Shame there isn't a focal length lock on the lens. Could do with more stickability when held down! The results were certainly more promising thn some tranny scans I did with a Canon9000f . Howver I did notice that edge sharpness was marginally better using my original method using a Nikon PB4 Bellows and Nkon 85mm lens with the Nex 7. Must do some more tests.
Utah 2002 Fuji 100
original copy raw f11 1/2sec 100 iso
100% crop Sony 18-200 Kenko tubes
100% crop Canon 9000F Scanner
100% crop Sony 18-200 Kenko tubes
100% crop Canon 9000F Scanner
Colorado 2002 Fuji 100
original copy raw f11 1/2sec 100 iso
Calgarry Kodachrome 64 1/4 f14 100 iso
100% crop
Austria seefelt Fuji 1/25 f6.3
100% crop
100% crop
St Lucia Kodachrome 64 1/3 f11 100 iso
Cuzco - Fuji 100 1/5th f11 100iso
Uk Fuji 1/3 f11 100 iso
Hon Kong 1956 - old Kodak 1 sec f11
157mm 1/30 f22 800 iso Nikon flash sb800
120mm 1/30 f22 800 iso Nikon flash sb800
121mm 1/30 f22 800 iso Nikon flash sb800
184mm 1/30 f32 800 iso Nikon flash sb800
300mm 1/125 f22 800 iso Nikon flash sb800
300mm 1/125 f22 800 iso Nikon flash sb800
300mm 1/125 f22 800 iso Nikon flash sb800
300mm 1/125 f22 800 iso Nikon flash sb800
300mm 1/125 f13 800 iso Nikon flash sb800
112mm 1/125 f22 800 iso Nikon flash sb800
300mm 1/400 f8 800 iso
300mm 1/500 f9 800 iso
300mm 1/400 f6.3 3200 iso
300mm 1/200 f10 800 iso
300mm 1/1000 f10 800 iso
300mm 1/400 f7 800 iso
300mm 1/640 f10 800 iso
300mm 1/640 f9 800 iso
Below are some early images taken in the garden using the extension tubes with the 18-200 mm zoom. Some have been shot using a Nikon SB 800 attached with a bar to the camera. Certainly on one day when there was a strong breeze this was a great help in freezing the image.
100% crop
100% crop
100% crop
Nex 7
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