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class="style5" Fujinon 20x7.5 Macro Question

>Published : 4th May 2005

>I'm doing a shoot on Monday with an F900 and I want to get very close to some small objects. With an SD Fujinon 14x8 lens at 8mm I can use the macro to focus on objects that are nearly touching the front element of the lens.

>Will the HD Fujinon 20x7.5 macro do the same thing?

>Art Adams, DP
Mountain View, California - "Silicon Valley"
http://www.artadams.net/


>In a word, yes. However, you will be better off getting a set of Century Precision Apochromatic Proxars to really get that close focus.

Dave Satin


class="Paragraph">>In a word, yes. However, you will be better off getting a set of Century >Precision Apochromatic Proxars to really get that close focus.

>Hmmm. Okay, I'll put that in my notes. Those aren't in the budget for this one, sadly.

>Art Adams, DP
Mountain View, California - "Silicon Valley"


>Art, if you're used to the SD 14x8, then you'll have no problem at all with the macro on the HD 20x7.5... I keep a UV filter on to protect the lens on doc shoots, and I've been able to focus on dust on the filter using the macro. (well, at least at f8!)

>That said, I typically only use the macro in documentary shooting conditions, where a slight focus buzz isn't the end of the world, and not a bad trade-off for being able to get the shot in a hurry. For pretty much any other application, I'd rather use a diopter for better control.

>George Hupka
Director/DP
Downstream Pictures
Saskatoon, Canada


>Art,

>The 20x7.5 Fujinon lens is a great lens. Very, very little breathing and sharp as a tack. Macro mode should get you at least to within a few inches from the front element. It's a little bigger and heavier than I'd like for hand held work but it's worth it where resolution counts.

>By the way, I've always been told by my rental house not to travel with that lens mounted to the camera.

>Too bad they stopped making it.

>Randy Miller, DP in LA


>Thanks, all, for the great responses.

>As of this moment, though, I've had to drop the diopters. There was a mistake in the budgeting process and I've had to trim $450 off the package. I'm basically ending up with a Cine Alta, sticks, a lens and a 17" monitor. No waveform. I'll have a paint box, but without the waveform we won't be using it much.

>So, I guess I'll be finding out how well the macro works. I love getting as close as I can to objects to force the perspective, and it's easy to do some of that with the SD 14x8, so hopefully I have as much luck with the HD 20x7.5.

>Even if it isn't totally optically perfect I'll take the cooler composition and forced perspective over a slight buzz any day.

>Art Adams, DP
Mountain View, California - "Silicon Valley"