close-up equipment for DSLR cameras usually relies on either extension
tubes (compact but limited) or on bellow units (versatile, but bulky and ill-suited for field use).
The Zörk Mini Makro is compact and strong like an extension tube,
yet versatile like an extension bellows. The Mini Makro Mount is a variable
length extension tube (26-60 mm) onto which a variety of lenses may be
mounted ("short mount," enlarger, large format, standard lenses reversed).
ideal close-up device
- Precise: a high
quality machined all-metal triple helical mount moves smoothly without
backlash. A single turn covers the full extension.
- Compact and convenient
to use: the basic ring weighs barely 2 oz, making it very comfortable
for handheld shooting.
- Highly versatile:
fits almost all DSLR, mirrorless, or medium format cameras as well as dedicated video and cinema cameras (we offer C and Arri mounts).
- Uses short-mount or enlarger
lenses: for close-up and macro applications these optics, especially the APO versions, yield excellent
image quality because they are optimized for use in this distance
- Easily configured:
will accept most enlarger lenses with a 39mm rear thread. With an
80mm lens will focus from infinity to close-up with an 80mm lens.
- Front adapter
rings also accept normal camera lenses, reverse mounted (for optimum
close-up image quality). We also offer mounting adapters rings for
special purpose macro lens (Luminar, Photar etc.).
- May be used with
additional extension tubes for reproduction of 2:1, 3:1, and greater, as well as with our Macroscope Type I.
The Mini Makro Mount
consists of a rigid and precise triple stage helical mount 34 mm of
travel. Multicolored scales on the barrel indicate the subjects field
and working distances using 50, 80, 105 mm enlarging lenses.
The Mini Makro Mount has a front M 42x1 thread that accepts uses a supplied
adapter ring to mount lenses with a standard LTM (Leica Thread Mount)
39 mm thread. This includes many enlarger, large format, and specialty
offers special mounting tubes for some large format lenses and in some
cases can supply a custom mounting ring or tube for your lens. You can
as well fit lenses with a 42 mm screw mount thread.
also offers extensions
tubes (individual tubes from 5.5 to 100 mm or a set of three tubes).
On the rear of the
Mini Makro Mount has a thread that accepts any of our numerous camera
mount adapters for DSLR, mirrorless, and medium format cameras (up to 6x7).
The Mini can also be purchased as an upgrade for our Tilt Tube, which
gives you the equivalent of our Zörk Multi
Mini Makro Mount collapsed to fully extended
Examples of close-up ranges:
- With a 50
mm enlarging lens (such as an APO Rodagon) the Zörk Mini
Makro Mount provide a magnification ratio of about 1:1.6 to about
1.3:1, or up to 3:1 (3x magnification) when used with the appropriate
- With a 80
mm enlarging lens you can cover from infinity to about 1:2, or
up to 1.5x life size magnification with extension tubes (about 75mm
extension required for 1.5:1).
- With a 105
mm enlarging lens you have a more comfortable subject to camera
distance and a range of infinity to 1:3, and great magnification is
possible with extension tubes.
Mounts adapters available for Canon, Contax, Fuji X, Leica M, Leica R, Pentax K and M42,
Nikon F, Olympus and Panasonic m43 (as well as legacy OM) Sony A and E mounts, as well as medium format cameras such as Contax 645,
Hasselblad 500 (large format lens with shutter required) and 2000 series
cameras, Mamiya / Phase One cameras, Pentax 645 (and Pentax 67), Rollie 6xxx mount, and RB 67/RZ 67 (special version required).
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