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by cadman342001
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Great Carpenter Bee
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Sorry, what I meant was that I could not get enough of the bee in the shot !

I have a 10x Nikon objective and various nikkor lenses reversed on the 200mm so I can do 4x to 10x
by cadman342001
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Great Carpenter Bee
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Great Carpenter Bee

So I got my WeMacro rail and have done a couple of stacks, here's the first. Using the Proxxon table vertically now with a mini ball head as vertical stage. This bee is approx. 1 inch / 25mm so even using the 55 micro nikkor reversed on 200mm f4 only got me this https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3830/33...
by cadman342001
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Orchid
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Lovely composition and light in the first one Beatsy. How did you light it ? window / natural light camera left ?

Andy
by cadman342001
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Silverfish
Replies: 12
Views: 1189

I feel your pain ! but in this case the end result is definitely worth it. When you say those pics are "before" and "after", do you mean before and after post processing or is one the straight stack and one the slabbed then stacked result ? What software do you use to do your slabbing ? I try and fr...
by cadman342001
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: What am I doing wrong ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

The lights themselves were not diffused but I had a Styrofoam cup between the subject and the lights mounted on the tube lens
by cadman342001
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: What am I doing wrong ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

What am I doing wrong ?

Hi again, I'm using a Nikon D7000, nikkor 200mm f4 Q (pre-ai converted) and Nikon CFI Plan Achromat 10X NA 0.25 (MRL00102) Stacked in ZS, retouched the Dmap with relevant parts of Pmax then processed in LR CC and PS CC (for the stitching mainly) Lighting - I have 4 jansjo led lights, and used 2 on t...
by cadman342001
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Doli
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Exceptional work !
by cadman342001
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: infinite feather hair 10x
Replies: 11
Views: 2442

Wow ! Good clarity on those crazy feather hairs, never seen them before. Do you know what type of spider it is ?

Andy
by cadman342001
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Recent stacks
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

When you have some time, go here: http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19756&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 for the DOF Two Ways spreadsheet, and experiment. Alter the "pixels per C of C" number (set to 2.5 originally I think) around. If you have to set it to some number like 8, ...
by cadman342001
Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Recent stacks
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

re: the 55 micro

Yeah it's a 55 micro, but it is also my adjustable vertical stage ! :D but yes I have used it and it works well. I shall take your advice on board, I can never find the table on here that shows diffraction limits at various mags. Once my objective arrives, I'll have super sharp 5x (using the 105/2.5...
by cadman342001
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Recent stacks
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Works well :) . I notice several (on flickr if not here) say "pano". Are these (side by side) stitched pics? With these subjects/optics, .... is it just a gap in your magnifications? Yes, some of the shots are 2 shots stitched together in LR CC but usually 1 above the other to get eyes and mouth pa...
by cadman342001
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Recent stacks
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

What does H. C. mean? The H is the number of glass elements ie 6 and the C denotes it has multi-coating glass - ie it is later than the H but it was made before the AI and Ai-S series which had multi-coatings as standard. It's one of the old metal scalloped focus ring nikkors. It's the one on the f...
by cadman342001
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Recent stacks
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Thanks Chris, not sure but I generally use it at f4
by cadman342001
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Recent stacks
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Lou Jost wrote:Very beautiful. Can you be more specific about the reversed Nikkor you are mounting on the 200mm?
Thanks Lou, for 7x, I use a nikkor 28mm f/3.5 H.C. I have other mf nikkors for less mag. eg nikkor 105/2.5 PC for 2x
by cadman342001
Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Recent stacks
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Recent stacks

All done with nikkor 200/4 and nikkor reversed, IKEA LEDs on proxxon table Apologies for not embedding them Rik, can't be arsed going back and re-exporting them to less than 300k I have a Nikon CFI Plan Achromat 10X NA 0.25 (MRL00102) on the way from marcpeppy so hopefully IQ will get even better ! ...