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TG-6 Extra macro lens beneficial?

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by chiggins, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. chiggins

    chiggins Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: MN
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    As a beginner, I can't complain about microscope mode on the TG-6, but I'm wondering if I add on an additional wet macro lens to get even closer shots. Would the camera still be able to fully zoom through a low to mid power macro lens? I was thinking of either the Bluewater +7 Macro Lens or Inon UCL165M67 (+6) but want to see if its even beneficial. Any thoughts on this these or other recommendations?
     
  2. bvanant

    bvanant Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives:
    Location: Los Angeles (more or less)
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    Microscope mode is 7x at 1cm. I don't think you will be able to light anything very much closer.
    Bill
     
  3. chiggins

    chiggins Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: MN
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    Bill, thanks for that info. I had not given much thought to the lighting aspect when that close until now. That might have had something to do with some disappointing shots from my last trip. I'll have to see if I can find the original image file now, but I can think of several shots of a sheep nudibranch. It looked in focus but lacked depth and definition of the appendages (if that makes any sense.) I cant remember how I had the strobe strobe positioned or whether the diffuser was on. I was using a single strobe, the basic YS-03. I was thinking that the camera just needed a bump for some additional magnification which got me shopping for wet macro lenses.
     
  4. bvanant

    bvanant Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives:
    Location: Los Angeles (more or less)
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    +7 is way more magnification than any standard lens plus single wet diopter can achieve. Getting light onto a small nudibranch 1 cm from the lens is very challenging.

    Bill
     
  5. BLACKCRUSADER

    BLACKCRUSADER Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Taiwan
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    Getting close requires patience and skills. Some creatures are not moving which helps.
    Others may be moving so when in super macro getting the focal length and remaining in focus is difficult.
    In this photo I was trying to get through the clear eye lens. I got it. Getting close to lion fish can be fun as well.|

    LION FISH EYES.JPG
     
  6. BLACKCRUSADER

    BLACKCRUSADER Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Taiwan
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    This crab was easier to get close to but being very close has it's limitations.

    HERMIT CRAB 2 .JPG
     
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  7. Lewis Churnick

    Lewis Churnick Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Philippines
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    Using TG-5, I use a FantaSea UCL-09F supermacro 12x and worked with another diver using a similar 15x lens. You must adjust the focal point away from the camera the distance of the lens. Do this easily in ACC settings, set to TCON for Telephoto. That will give you the advantage of your add-on wet lens. I now have a TG-6. NOTE; TCON is automatically turned OFF in Microscope mode. Must use Macro (fish) mode and manual optical zoom.
     
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