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Close-up Lens on EF-Macro Lens

(Proxer on) EF100mm(1)A09A0062

Well, those top two photos were taken by Canon EF Macro 100mm F2.8 Lens alone.

(Proxer on) EF100mm(2)A09A0065

This Macro lens has internal focus system and it will be focused down to the life-size.

 For general macro work,  it is convenient to use though, for me,  life-size is often just

not close enough.  So that I specially made additional Proxer / Close-up lens my self.

Proxer on EF100mm(3)396-001

As I detailed in the post, By using the Proxer, the Lens can close to  x2 size, and

in addition, it creates almost phenomenal out-of-focus Bokhe.

Proxer on EF100mm(4)397-001

The Bokhe created by this additional lens looks almost like Air-blush Graphic work.

Still, since this Proxer was made out of the front element of a Zoom Lens, it got double

lens Achromatic construction, no Chromatic aberration was appeared and the focused

image is quite sharp, corner to corner, even when the lens aperture was fully open.

Proxer on EF100mm(5)400-001

Proxer on EF100mm(6)399-001

Proxer on EF100mm(7)401-001

Proxer on EF100mm(8)402-001

Proxer on EF100mm(9)403-001

Proxer on EF100mm(10)404-001

Proxer on EF100mm(11)A09A0029

Proxer on EF100mm(12)A09A0085

All those photos, except top two,  F-aperture was set to F2.8 and the Camera was

set to AV mode.  Auto focus does work though, as the nature of this kind of

close-up work, I used manual focus.   


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  1. bentehaarstad said, on July 24, 2013 at 13:51

    I like a lot! 🙂

    • yoshizen said, on July 24, 2013 at 14:16

      Thank you Bente.
      This Lens is very small unlike another (originally) expensive one and more flexible.
      So, it may become my regular to carry in my pocket. 🙂
      Botanist may complain, but just stop down F-aperture, picture become normal or
      simply remove it to take ordinary photo.

  2. zannyro said, on July 24, 2013 at 19:02


    • yoshizen said, on July 24, 2013 at 19:12

      Thank you Zannyro.
      It’s a murky world, completely different from your “capture the moment photography” isn’t it. 😀

  3. elenacaravela said, on July 25, 2013 at 00:50

    The images are all wonderful Yoshi!

    • yoshizen said, on July 25, 2013 at 01:17

      Thank you very much Elena.
      Now the season of that beautiful pale white corn flower is ending, I need to
      go round the florist to look for the flower. 😀

  4. drawandshoot said, on July 31, 2013 at 13:57

    All so lovely and those spiral compositions are outstanding!

    • yoshizen said, on July 31, 2013 at 15:03

      Thank you Karen.
      May be the spiral is the most economical structure in nature.

  5. Lemony (Gr)Egghead said, on August 3, 2013 at 21:34

    Absolutely spectacular effects! I especially like those beautiful corn flowers–so soft and such delicious color.

    • yoshizen said, on August 3, 2013 at 23:14

      Thank you very much Lemony-san
      Among my quest to the Soft image, this lens might be the most successful experiment though
      pity, it only works from 1/2 ~ x2. I’m trying to extend it at least from 1/10 to cover portrait. (of human. :-))

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