An alternative macro lens and extension tube combination

I decided to try out an alternative macro lens and extension tube combination, attaching the Olympus 90mm F2 macro lens to the Telescopic Auto Tube 65-116 and an Olympus 25mm extension tube. This combination effectively gave an approx 3x magnification at full extension and necessitated using the Olympus FS-STF22 twin flash as well.

There was a varied selection of insects at Blashford Lakes nature reserve to test this set up properly on, with the 1st few shots at the maximum 3x mag.

Hoverfly eye shot

Hoverfly eye shot (approx 3x mag)
Hoverfly eye shot (approx 3x mag)

A fly face on.

Fly face on
Fly face on

And another fly.

Another Fly
Another Fly

The rest of the shots are a range of different magnifications below the max.

A very colourful type of micro moth, the Common Tubic micro moth (Alabonia geoffrella)

Common Tubic micro moth
Common Tubic micro moth

A beetle stepping over the edge of a leaf.

A Beetle
A Beetle

A reddish spider, possibly a type of Orb spider

A spider
A spider

And I couldn’t resist another couple of damselfly head shots.

Damselfly head shot
Damselfly head shot

This one is an Immature Female Violacea Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans).

Immature Female Blue-tailed Damselfly head shot
Immature Female Blue-tailed Damselfly head shot

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Pete

I have been shooting nature with Olympus digital & Olympus OM camera gear on film since 2004

2 thoughts on “An alternative macro lens and extension tube combination

  • May 28, 2015 at 12:59 pm
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    The blue damselfly looks like it’s giving you a round of applause 🙂

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