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by The BAT
Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Viewer
Replies: 12
Views: 2652

Hi Guys,
Off on a tangent again are we. . . :?

Origional poster is using a D70 that doesn't have live view capabilities. . . . :roll:

Bruce
by The BAT
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Why does only Canon have something like the MPE 65?
Replies: 18
Views: 5107

Thanks Chris,
Betcha Nikon did that deliberately. . . :roll:

I knew that there would be a logical reason, trouble is that I spend too much time shooting pics and not enough time studying the background details. . .not a bad thing really. :wink:

Bruce
by The BAT
Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Why does only Canon have something like the MPE 65?
Replies: 18
Views: 5107

Hi Guys, I would also like to know why we can't get an electronically capable adapter for Canon lenses onto Nikon cameras. Seems that there are a couple of different manufacturers who make the opposite in Nikon lenses to Canon bodies. These companies, Novoflex seems to be the main one, produce quite...
by The BAT
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Why does only Canon have something like the MPE 65?
Replies: 18
Views: 5107

Nikon makes a zoom micro lens, the AF 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6 D Micro I would be interested to hear from anyone who uses another camera system but added a Canon body, or moved to Canon, specifically to use that lens. Hi Chris, One small correction: Nikon "made" a zoom micro! That lens now commands S/H p...
by The BAT
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon Extension Tubes
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

Hi Chris, Great idea and thanks for the link. I've read it twice now and I'm still not quite sure about my own abilities with the handyman stuff when it comes to precision work with delicate equipment? I would love it if I had a local 'go to' man for my photographic problems. . . Hey Andrew, Thanks ...
by The BAT
Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Variations on a theme
Replies: 11
Views: 3706

Geez indeed...Bruce were you, ahem, referring to the fact that these words are sometimes used to refer to body parts of other than insects? --Rik Hi Rik, do I have to go to my corner. . . again? . . . :cry: Honest Rik, I just knew that if you get caught playin wiff wimmen ya can git bit! But I had ...
by The BAT
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Variations on a theme
Replies: 11
Views: 3706

Geez fellas,

Lucky our 'puters have got spell check. . .

labia/labium. . . . :shock:

kinda gets confusing for us non-scientific type folks. . . . :?

Bruce
by The BAT
Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon Extension Tubes
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

Hi Bruce, One thing that concerns me considering your purposes is that while this allows for communication between the camera body and the chip, there is no digital connection to the actual lens. Hi John, Thanks for the links mate. Unusual that this technology comes from Russia, but I'm definitely ...
by The BAT
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon Extension Tubes
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

Nikon Extension Tubes

Hi Guys, While in the field, I find myself constantly trying to 'screw' my lens/extension tube combination tighter into the camera mount all the time to make sure that the camera lens metering combination is fully operable. I know that the Kenko extension tubes that I am using are at fault and that ...
by The BAT
Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: A Macro Beauty-dish Diffuser
Replies: 72
Views: 43598

seta666 wrote: I thought that instead of the V shaped one a cone shaped one could be used. Could you upload an image of the diffuser with cone? Craig Hi Craig, FWIW, I had a play with the design and also used a conical (although mine is circular) shaped object as the light/beam 'splitter'. It works...
by The BAT
Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: High key Neurigona
Replies: 12
Views: 4688

Wow John,
I really like the way the eyes seem to 'blur' towards the edges but when you look closely they are still sharp. . .nice illusion effect.

Bruce
by The BAT
Mon May 31, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: DIY Macro Softbox for OnBoard Flashes.(Prosumers)
Replies: 10
Views: 3540

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Looks simple enough, how does it work. . . . :?:

Bruce
by The BAT
Mon May 31, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Robber Fly sucking the color out of a Damselfly
Replies: 9
Views: 2665

If that Robber Fly was any bigger, it would need a tail number. . . :shock:

Bruce
by The BAT
Mon May 31, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Hot Spring Dragonflies
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

180mm macro with 2X T/C, ISO 6400, F Stops of 22 & 32, hand held in available light. . . any more 'handicaps' that you would like to incur before your next session. . . :?
That's one hell of a result my friend. . . :wink:

Bruce
by The BAT
Sat May 29, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Everybody has seen a Jumping Spider...
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

Beautiful shots Ken, And thank-you for bringing this wonderful CFWA (close-focus wide-angle)subject to the attention of others. It is a style of macro that I used extensively under water. Its benefit is that you can get a good close-up of the subject and also show his/her surroundings/habitat as wel...