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by klevin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Various Seed Pods
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Various Seed Pods

In my own shooting, I find either a black or a white background look best, depending on a light or dark subject - you wouldn't want a dark subject with a dark background. I also find that spacing between the background and subject is important, so none of the background is even close to being in foc...
by klevin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Various Seed Pods
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Various Seed Pods

Very inspirational, and I like the one without the green background best. Have you thought about using a more neutral background? I'm afraid the textured green background adds nothing from my POV.
by klevin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Help with Zerene Stacker
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: Help with Zerene Stacker

Very clever! Thank you for answering.
by klevin
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Help with Zerene Stacker
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: Help with Zerene Stacker

Love these pictures.

How did you hold the subjects?
by klevin
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: non bug pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: non bug pictures

Plants have their curiosities, too. This really becomes apparent when you close in on true macro. But yes, I agree that bug eyes have a kind of fascination! When the weather cools and stuff outside stops growing, I'll post a few of my favorites. I tend to use warmer weather as shooting weather, and ...
by klevin
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: non bug pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

non bug pictures

Is there a separate section for nature pictures of things other than insects? Plants have lots of interesting features, for example, especially at the macro level.

Just curious.
by klevin
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: flower
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

Re: flower

Nice work. Were you outside? What software did you use to stack? I have the same camera and have been experimenting with stacking in the field so to speak. Finding times with no wind is a challenge where I live, but Helicon does a great job of aligning when there's just slight breezes. I'll post som...
by klevin
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: **SOLD**Stackshot Package + Canon Sync Cable $320.00
Replies: 2
Views: 1817

Is it still for sale? Where are you located?
by klevin
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Enlarger Lens.
Replies: 9
Views: 5806

I read a bit further after my post. Best answer is "it depends". Most of the slower lenses are symmetrical. Many of the faster ones, and the ones designed for wide field use, aren't. Interestingly, Nikon itself made or makes a reversing kit for the 50/2.8 since it finds use in process cameras among ...
by klevin
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Enlarger Lens.
Replies: 9
Views: 5806

Why reverse an enlarger lens? Aren't most a symmetrical design?
by klevin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Am I getting this right?
Replies: 35
Views: 10912

Edmunds Optics has quite a few telecentric lenses, none of them cheap, and with mounts that are not designed for our "normal" photography. That said, it's a good place to look around. Their print catalog is good, too.
by klevin
Tue May 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Table Clamp for Macro Rail
Replies: 13
Views: 3256

Not sure I fully understand your problem, but here goes. You don't want to just screw something into a tripod socket. Keep in mind how we use tripod quick release plates - the threaded screw clamps the camera to the plate, so the plate can be mounted in any direction you want. It's important that th...
by klevin
Sun May 06, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: WeMacro rail and Gold hallmarks
Replies: 15
Views: 8971

ChrisR, all true I'm sure, but I'm a long way from hitting those limitations! There's still much fun to be had in easier ways.
by klevin
Sat May 05, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: WeMacro rail and Gold hallmarks
Replies: 15
Views: 8971

Thank you, Rik, for validating my combo. IIRC I got the idea for the 10Xon these boards some years back when Edmunds was selling the lens. And they still send me catalogs, even following me with a move. Haven't used it much since I got it, but I see the time is approaching, thanks to the great ideas...