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Juanito

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Are Macro Extension Tubes Available for X1D?
« on: July 24, 2018, 07:59:38 PM »

I've got the 120mm Macro lens for the X1D but need to get closer than the lens allows. Do I have any options?

John
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Re: Are Macro Extension Tubes Available for X1D?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 12:48:16 AM »

Get the HC 120mm macro
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Re: Are Macro Extension Tubes Available for X1D?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018, 02:57:21 AM »

I am not aware that there are any yet. Ask the European support at Hasselblad.com
For the moment you will just need to move back and crop I guess.
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Re: Are Macro Extension Tubes Available for X1D?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2018, 07:50:30 PM »

I've got the 120mm Macro lens for the X1D but need to get closer than the lens allows. Do I have any options?

John

Hi,
Hasselblad miss an oportunity with the 120mmm it should be a 1:1 but it's not.
Maybe it was designed with the old "boutique"  mentality, blind to the oportunity that the X represented.

 Acording to this page: https://www.hasselblad.com/x-system-lenses/xh-lens-adapter/ the extention tubes should work with the adapter, if you have an old H lens, that could be a solution. If not as stated before the  120mm series II is a fantastic lens.

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Re: Are Macro Extension Tubes Available for X1D?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 08:59:37 PM »

1:1 but it's not.
Maybe it was designed with the old "boutique"  mentality, blind to the oportunity that the X represented.

 Acording to this page: https://www.hasselblad.com/x-system-lenses/xh-lens-adapter/ the extention tubes should work with the adapter, if you have an old H lens, that could be a solution. If not as stated before the  120mm series II is a fantastic lens.

Best regards,

I just sold my H series gear. I had the 120mm series I lens. It soft compared to the new lenses. Bought the XCD 120mm lens for it's sharpness. I just can't get close enough now for the small stuff. A simple extension tube would take care of that... come on Hasselblad!

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Re: Are Macro Extension Tubes Available for X1D?
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2018, 11:39:12 PM »

My owners manual states there are different extension tubes, e.g this one https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/265103-REG/Hasselblad_3053542_Extension_Tube_H52mm_for.html
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Re: Are Macro Extension Tubes Available for X1D?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 01:33:40 AM »

My owners manual states there are different extension tubes, e.g this one https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/265103-REG/Hasselblad_3053542_Extension_Tube_H52mm_for.html
They are for the HC lenses on the H series. He needs them for XCD lenses on the X1D.
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Re: Are Macro Extension Tubes Available for X1D?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 01:54:25 AM »

I think it would take time to get a x-version.
H-Version (again) would take money...  ::)

Perhaps an idea is to take a cheaper lens with adapter. Nikon/Canon are very sharp, too. Or a manual Mamiya-macro (not the newer AF-lenses if you want to stop down the lens) with Mamiya Tubes.
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Re: Are Macro Extension Tubes Available for X1D?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2018, 07:11:08 AM »

Have you tried just going to the minimum distance of 43cm and just cropping?
50MP is a fair bit to play with.
The below are the same image, taken with a standard 80mm lens from 2m away.
I am sure you could do a lot better with the macro at 43cm.
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Re: Are Macro Extension Tubes Available for X1D?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 11:35:51 AM »

They are for the HC lenses on the H series. He needs them for XCD lenses on the X1D.

Ok, I read that part again and you are right, sorry.
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