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by Jittebug
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bombyliidae/Bee Fly photo request
Replies: 3
Views: 1452

I have a "very old" pic of one, which to date is my one and only encounter with these nice creatures. I just plucked it from an archive, you're welcome to use it. You will have to forgive the small size and watermark, as well as the horrible colours. It's obviously from before I learned how to proce...
by Jittebug
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Running flash from mains power?
Replies: 2
Views: 2552

Running flash from mains power?

Not sure if this belongs here on in Equipment Discussions, anyway: I'm currently using my old Venus KX-800 twin flash to light my stacks, but am bothered by considerable differences in lighting between shots. I'm already using 5 s between shots and am shooting at 1/32-1/64 power. I'd rather not go f...
by Jittebug
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Timelapse controller
Replies: 8
Views: 633

I believe the MJKZZ controller should in theory be able to do the trick, but it might be overkill.
by Jittebug
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Raynox DCR-150 tube assembly with flocking
Replies: 94
Views: 39295

Very interesting, thank you for the clarification!
by Jittebug
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Raynox DCR-150 tube assembly with flocking
Replies: 94
Views: 39295

Many thanks for your detailed description of the MJKZZ set, Rik! I've recently purchased the older (clamp-less) version of the kit, but have not been able to try it yet. I'm definitely looking into flocking now. On assembly and finding the focus for my Canon EOS 70D body, I also noticed I needed 1x7...
by Jittebug
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Ergonomics of photomacrography
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: Ergonomics of photomacrography

AlxndrBrg wrote:Thanks for the advice, what model of saddle stool was it? Did it have a back or arm rests?
No arm or back rests, and I don't know about the specific make or model I'm afraid - it was just there :wink:
by Jittebug
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ant Pupa - 7.5x - Canon EOS RP - Nikon CFI 10x
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: Ant Larva - 7.5x - Canon EOS RP - Nikon CFI 10x

Tech: In general, with near-white subjects I have problems with white halos after stacking. How can I remedy this? Perhaps slabbing/substacking could help? Bio: Would an ant egg/larva grow to completion in an isolated environment or do they need ant-support? What you have here is the ant pupa, she ...
by Jittebug
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Ergonomics of photomacrography
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: Ergonomics of photomacrography

I'm wondering if a saddle type stool could be an option, as it should help keeping a better upright posture. I can't speak for your specific case, but until recently I spent quite some time behind a dissection microscope myself. In this time I mostly used one of these saddle stools and found this p...