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#1 Madrugada

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 04:20 AM

My understanding is that the (Sony A6300) kit lenses have horrible optics and this is corrected for in software like LR (or in camera?).  If I use a kit lens with tubes, reversed, or a diopter, does this change the optics such that the default corrections that are applied in software do not work correctly and would mess up the picture?



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 05:41 AM

Forgive me jumping in lest no one here has specific info re your question. My experience with macro is very limited though I have used kit lenses over quite a number if years and been very pleased with the results. unless you are printing very large images you might be pleasantly surprised with the quality you can achieve with your kit...(-:

 

I tend to use auto extension tubes with a f1.4 50mm Nikkor  though would be happy to take a few pics with the 1.4 and my old 55-70 kit lens and tubes for comparison purposes if you think that might help in your assessment of pro gear over kit..? 



#3 Madrugada

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:03 AM

I tend to use auto extension tubes with a f1.4 50mm Nikkor  though would be happy to take a few pics with the 1.4 and my old 55-70 kit lens and tubes for comparison purposes.

 

Thanks for the offer, but that's ok for now.  I only tried a few rookie shots with a diopter and there was noticeable chromatic aberration and distortion near the edges.  I have some tubes on the way.  Just curious if it was just my incapable skills, low quality glass, or if something else was going on software wise, although I've not seen such a thing mentioned when reading about macro.  I'll just need to play with it more I'm sure..


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#4 Roderick

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:36 AM

If the A6300 kit lens is the same mini power zoom lens that's on the Nex-6 then it will be very soft all across the frame. Its a great size for a lens but (as you've probably found out), produces less than brilliant results.  I still use it from time to time though! ;)

I would imagine that if you reverse the lens or use extension tubes then LR's lens profile won't match up.

Having said that, it shouldn't produce any mad distortions either.






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