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by 1of1snowflakes
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: The Olympus MC-14 Teleconverter with the Olympus 60mm 2.8
Replies: 19
Views: 4382

I see you have also got the MC-20 now. How do you feel the two compare optically? I think I preferred the pictures you posted with the 2x TC better, but you may have refined your lighting or stacking technique. Can you use either of them (withought the diopters) handheld? I have not tried hand-held...
by 1of1snowflakes
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sand garnets balanced on sand
Replies: 3
Views: 866

These four images are using a Mitutoyo 10x with the same EM1 mark 2 camera at about 8x magnification, along with the Qool Rail 250 - about the same number of images stacked. However at times I take two shots per step, which doubles the number of images to around 120-140. I have to deal with flare a ...
by 1of1snowflakes
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sand garnets balanced on sand
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Sand garnets balanced on sand

I have been doing these for a while and have really become intrigued by the process. I recently purchased the Olympus MC-20 teleconverter, and when combined with the Olympus 60mm macro lens (using two PIXCO 10mm extension tubes), and the Raynox 202, I can get 8.5x magnification with excellent clarit...
by 1of1snowflakes
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: New Olympus EM1 Mark 3 will have 80mp jpeg for High Rez mode
Replies: 25
Views: 1860

Those lines in the out of focus parts in your image: Are they a result of stacking? yes, the sand that I use in my background can cast shadows that the stacking software has trouble resolving in the stack. So something it will be wavy lines....at times I will fix those but not always depending on w...
by 1of1snowflakes
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: New Olympus EM1 Mark 3 will have 80mp jpeg for High Rez mode
Replies: 25
Views: 1860

New Olympus EM1 Mark 3 will have 80mp jpeg for High Rez mode

I currently use the Olympus EM1 mark 2 along with the MC-14 teleconverter, two 10mm extension tubes, the Olympus 60mm macro lens and a Raynox 202 to do high resolution stacks of grains of sand. So far, I have liked the results better than what I get with the Mitutoyo 10x - in most cases. I sell the ...
by 1of1snowflakes
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Pixel Shift and Stacking
Replies: 17
Views: 2030

I stack pixel shifted high resolution files all the time for my macro photography of sand grains. It works very well with no issues that I can sense. These garnets are 1/4mm diameter. I use the Olympus EM1 mark 2 with the 50mp jpeg files as I really don't feel I need to stack the raw files (or conve...
by 1of1snowflakes
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Mitutoyo Telecentric objectives
Replies: 11
Views: 797

Adding to the discussion of QV-Objectives, I've tried the Mit QV-Objective lenses with ~100mm tube lenses and 200mm tube lenses, here's the findings. QV-Objective 5x and 2.5x, HR version. 100mm... Schneider Xenon-Sapphire (95mm, F3.9, 0.23x optimum): Very sharp centre, abysmal corners. Schneider Ap...
by 1of1snowflakes
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Mitutoyo Telecentric objectives
Replies: 11
Views: 797

Mitutoyo Telecentric objectives

My dad has these two objectives that he was going to send me. 5x and 10x http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/7429_mitu_1.jpg I know they are older - he said they are in mint condition and unused. Are they similar to these here: https://www.edmundoptics.com/f/mitutoyo-telecentric-objectives...
by 1of1snowflakes
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Weekend macros
Replies: 6
Views: 1167

Re: Weekend macros

A few shots over the weekend 1. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48972096233_6fc8b1be52_b.jpg Weaver ants carrying a millipede 2. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48972823117_9575dc3d84_b.jpg Moth caterpillar, ID unknown 3. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48972096418_d44ed84e8a_b.jpg Pyra...
by 1of1snowflakes
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some recent shots at 2.5x-3.5x of Live Jumping Spiders
Replies: 6
Views: 1974

Here's one more, stacked in-camera with Olympus EM1 mark 2

Image
by 1of1snowflakes
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Malaysian Jumping Spider
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Re: Malaysian Jumping Spider

Hyllus sp. Pahang, Malaysia. Handheld stacks. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3521_27612764_ZS_retouchedEdit_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3521_27942798_ZS_PMaxEdit_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3521_28182822_ZS_retouchedEdit_1.jpg Thank you...
by 1of1snowflakes
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some recent shots at 2.5x-3.5x of Live Jumping Spiders
Replies: 6
Views: 1974

Re: Some recent shots at 2.5x-3.5x of Live Jumping Spiders

I used the Olympus em1 mark 2 with the MC-14 teleconverter, 20mm of Pixco extension tubes and the Olympus 60mm macro lens. Godox 250TT Speedlight on my hotshoe, and focus bracket mode/stacking mode depending on image. I also added the Raynox 250 or 202 on one or two of these. stacks are 40-110 imag...
by 1of1snowflakes
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some recent shots at 2.5x-3.5x of Live Jumping Spiders
Replies: 6
Views: 1974

Some recent shots at 2.5x-3.5x of Live Jumping Spiders

I used the Olympus em1 mark 2 with the MC-14 teleconverter, 20mm of Pixco extension tubes and the Olympus 60mm macro lens. Godox 250TT Speedlight on my hotshoe, and focus bracket mode/stacking mode depending on image. I also added the Raynox 250 or 202 on one or two of these. stacks are 40-110 image...
by 1of1snowflakes
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Eyes of a Longhorned Beetle - Olympus macro setup
Replies: 4
Views: 1295

nanometer wrote:Awesome selection of a view, and well lighted!

Thank you so much@!!
by 1of1snowflakes
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Stink Bug eggs
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

These are gorse shield bug eggs (Piezodorus lituratus) https://www.flickr.com/photos/66189529@N08/47928205027/in/datetaken/ If the implication is that 1of1snowflake's eggs are the same species as what's shown at Flickr, then I have to say I think that's probably wrong. The eggs shown at Flickr have...