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  1. #1 What are the closest focusing lenses that cover full frame! 
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    Hey guys,

    Shooting some tabletop soon. I normally use arri macro's on s35 sensors. I am more interested in the wider lenses 24, 32, 35, 40mm sizes. Do any Full Frame lenses come close to the arri macro's in close focus abilities. I would like to avoid using Diopters as lenses will be on a bolt rig and i will run out of focus too quickly with diopters.

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    Some of my rebuilt FD´s has extreme close focus range, like into the barrel of the lens and they cover FF.

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    Not the sexiest option, but the Zeiss CP.2 25mm T2.9 focuses at 6.7" which is a tiny bit closer than the 24mm Arri Macro and covers full frame.
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    An ancient Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5 focuses to 8 and 11/32". The aperture ring overhang on the back of the lens may foul a RED Nikon F-Mount as it also does with some modern Nikons which do not have the deeper and very slightly narrower diameter shoulder around the mount ring.

    The modern Laowa 12mm f2.8 apparently focuses to about 6".

    The recent Sigma 14mm f2.8 focuses to 6.7" according to the internet.

    The last two are rectiinear lenses and the corners of the image appear stretched. The Micro-Nikkor confers an image which is more normally proportioned. In the early days of making solid state electronics, this lens was apparently used to scale drawings down to microchip sizes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Björn Benckert View Post
    Some of my rebuilt FD´s has extreme close focus range, like into the barrel of the lens and they cover FF.

    https://player.vimeo.com/video/40138...ait=0&byline=0
    @bjorn benckert. wow that is incredible, Where do you get these lenses???
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    @bjorn benckert. wow that is incredible, Where do you get these lenses???
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    The Contax Zeiss 60mm macro is amazing and covers full frame.
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    Contax 25mm and 28mm f2 are extremely close focusing.
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    Zero Optik's Nikon rehousings focus super close. I guess their Leica R and Canon FD do too. All cover FF.
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    The laowa macro lenses are really very very good. 60mm (which i have) and there's a 100mm APO which i ought to get. Very stupid close focusing and lovely bokeh. Well worth looking into and very cost effective. Not as wide.

    I've also have great luck with 12mm Lecia M lenses on a helicoid adapter, so you can push the close focus to the barrel.

    The laowa 12mm cine lens is pretty close, again macro tubes can help even more.

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