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The ultimate SIGMA-Macro-Kit


The ultimate SIGMA-Macro-Kit
Part I
In order to eliminate the need for a single device for each situation in the macrofield,I assembled
a kit, which I think, covers most of the needs.

Image 1-3:
The extension tube consits of two parts now and the cable ist plugable.
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Image 4:
The extension tube on the SD14 with attached 18-200 OS.
Handy and ligthweight.
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Image 5+6:
Now with one or two additional FD extension tubes,25mm each.
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continued in partII


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Part II

Image 7:
The wellknown Canon Auto Bellows.It stay as is,only the aperture lever was removed.
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Image 8:
A Manfrotto Quick Release adaptor is attached to the main boom of a second Canon Auto Bellows.
It clicks underneath the first bellows and allows the unit to be moved sideways.
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Image 9+10:
To the front adaptor of the above mentioned extension tube I connected one additional adaptor
which consists of a Sigma lens Bayonett and a ring from a 62mm filter,the filter glass removed.
This gives a handy retro adaptor.
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Image 11:
By turning the front part of the bellows it becomes a retro adaptor too.
So there are two possibilties for retro operation.
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Image 12:
Overview of all parts:
Bottom row shows the 3 adaptors with cableing,in the middle are two FD extension tubes 25mm each and one
additional M42 adaptor with FD mount.
Top left the Canon Auto Bellows and the boom with the Manfrotto Quick Release plate at the right.
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That just about covers all contingencies, Uwe. Now for some samples of what you can produce with this handy work of yours. ;)

Or do we have to wait for spring so you can use it outside, in the natural world? :)

Sincere regards, Jim R
@ Jes : thank you

@ Jim : I´ll try to take some pictures,BUT tomorrow my daugther and husband will arrive from Bombay (Mumbai) for their annual holyday in Europe.
So priorities might change slightly.:) :z04_dm-walk::z04_smilie_geschenk
Sorry, Uwe, I didn't mean to pressure you in any way. ;)

By the way you emphasized the "BUT", I can understand that you have far more important priorities at this time of the year. Here's wishing you a wonderful, memorable time with those near and dear to you.

BTW, I overlooked complimenting you on your excellent photo presentation of the "new" gear too. Great! :)

Sincere regards, Jim Roelofs
Hi Jim,
thanks for the wishes + compliment.
Since I´ve taken no fotos with the equipment I was nosy myself.
I did a quick setup,using the 18-200mm OS.
The 18-200 OS is used very often here in Germany.
I used my pen as example because its size wellknown and one can relate to it.
Just a quick demo,nearly out of the cam, of what is possible
First image is @200mm,no rings, as close as I could go
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second image with the basic ring 38mm
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third image with basic ring + 25mm
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fourth image with basic ring + 2x25mm
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Best wishes for Christmas


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Thanks Uwe.

Now that i have a broken SD14 (sob) and a broken SA lens (more sobs) I intend to take mounting rings from both and create an extension ring for my 105mm macro. Starting project today.

Sincere regards, Jim Roelofs
sigma macro kit

I am just starting to assemble the pieces for the conversion. I just got a sigma sa-300n and a 28-200 zoom from ebay for $10. I still need the bellows and what I think is extension tubes for the bellows to make the adapter. I was thinking of M42 extension tubes and Russian bellows that I see all the time on ebay. The Russian bellows look overly built and adjustable. Any comments . !!!