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    well the front half anyway ,having a play last night with the sigma 150mm macro plus sigma tc-1401 teleconverter and the newly acquired LED ring flash .quite pleased with the result ,still lots to learn but getting there

    half a sixpence by jeff and jan cohen, on Flickr

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    where you square on the coin? it looks soft top right
    :- Ian

    5D Mk III, 24-105 / 70-200 f2.8 L / 100-400 Mk II / 100 macro / 16-35 L / 11-24 L / 1.4 & 2x converters and a bad back carrying it all ;o)

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    Good shot, yes a little soft at 2o/c could be f5.6 is not enough? Even for something so small

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    Wondering why you would want to put a t/c on a macro lens, particularly one with a relatively long focal length already.

    It should be able to produce a sharp image across the frame at F5.6 see :
    EOS 6D, 6D Mk II, 80D, 70D, 100D, 200D, M50, M100. Canon 10-18, 18 - 55, 55 - 250 IS STM lenses, Canon 16 - 35 mm F4L, 35 mm EF-S macro, 50 mm F1.8 STM, 60 mm EF-S macro, MPE-65 macro, 85 mm F1.8, 200 mm F2.8 L II, M 15 - 45 mm, M 22mm F2, M 32mm F1.4. Sigma 24 - 35 F2 Art, 135 mm F1.8 Art, 17 - 50 F2.8 DC, 105 mm OS macro, 100 - 400 C, 150 - 600 C.

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    It was hand held so not square on as noticed ,and Richard I was just experimenting to see what can be done .,also got a set of extension tubes to try yet ,just getting used to the equipment in reality

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    I have found that a 1.4x t/c is fine on a 100mm macro, only lose one stop, and I mostly shoot at f5.6 to 8 when hand holding so not an issue, you still get 1:1 macro and the extra reach can be useful on insects, add a ring flash or regular with a soft box and you're good to go

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    Question from a newbie - Are reversing rings any good, I have bought one and had no luck as yet. Everything is dark.......

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    Reversing rings are fine...when you say everything is dark, what are you shooting, where, what settings? Hand held? Flash? Need some more info...also, you may need a lense that you can manually open up the aperture, as it may close to it's highest setting, as it won't be connected to the camera...not an issue on a tripod, just decrease the shutter speed/use a flash

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