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by dmillard
Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Stacking comparisons
Replies: 14
Views: 7067

If you're using the Intel Mac, why don't you use Bootcamp to dual boot with Windows? Thanks PT, BootCamp (or Parallels) would both be excellent solutions for an Intel Mac - I'm using an older PowerMac G5, and the Windows emulators that are available don't work as well, so I may need to eventually u...
by dmillard
Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Stacking comparisons
Replies: 14
Views: 7067

augusthouse wrote:
At present, the members are using Helicon Focus v4.47, CombineZM (latest edition CombineZP) and a new player doing things an old way TuFuse Pro.
But members who are Mac users are currently restricted to using Helicon Focus v3.6.1, and PhotoAcute Studio :(
by dmillard
Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Leitz 12.5mm Photar brings $805. WOW!!
Replies: 9
Views: 5556

That's very amazing, especially since a similar lens
went for about half that amount two weeks ago: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :IT&ih=005
by dmillard
Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon CF
Replies: 12
Views: 3420

Hello Craig - I recently bought a set of Nikon 10X and 4X CF N Plan Achromats (160mm tube length) on eBay, and then got a CF M Plan 20X ELWD objective (210mm tube length) from a different seller, all in pristine condition at very reasonable prices. These have all proven to be very sharp lenses. The ...
by dmillard
Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Morpho sulkowski - Part One
Replies: 10
Views: 8589

Craig -

Those are very interesting images, although I still haven't quite deciphered
what is occurring.
by dmillard
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Hornet stack
Replies: 7
Views: 7627

Nice image - I especially like the contrast between the crisply focused subject and the gentle transition into the background.
by dmillard
Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Myxomycete Stemonitis in Fructification Phase
Replies: 13
Views: 6839

Nice work - especially the first image!
by dmillard
Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Urania riphaeus wing scales, at 20X
Replies: 14
Views: 7363

David, This question is for you. Did you use your setup and positioning of the subject in a similar arrangement as demonstrated in your post Here .? This question is for all. What does m = here, with consideration of sensor size, extension, objective...subject? Magnification m = Image size on Film/...
by dmillard
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Urania riphaeus wing scales, at 20X
Replies: 14
Views: 7363

Thank you all for voicing your appreciation -
g4lab wrote:Beautiful image!
Was there any ocular or projective lens or coupler used?
Or direct projection from the objective onto the imaging chip?
Gene
This was photographed directly with the objective, with no intermediate lenses used.

David
by dmillard
Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Urania riphaeus wing scales, at 20X
Replies: 14
Views: 7363

Urania riphaeus wing scales, at 20X

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/159_urpmn_1.jpg Urania ripheus , Nikon D200 w/ Nikon M Plan 20/0.4 ELWD at 210mm nominal extension, 26 images stacked in HF This is called the Sunset Moth, but I think Mardi Gras Moth would be an equally apt name. Thanks to Charles Krebs for alerting me...
by dmillard
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Another small fly portrait
Replies: 9
Views: 4492

lauriek wrote:
Any thoughts on ID?
Nice pictures - I think Dolichopodidae, but I wouldn't know genus or species.
by dmillard
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A Mitey Longhorned Beetle (New Picture added)
Replies: 4
Views: 3303

Great image! I think the mites are phoretic (hitching a ride), although I think they would be annoying passengers to carry.
by dmillard
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Tettigonia viridissima
Replies: 8
Views: 3972

Looks very refreshing - almost like an ad for Tanqueray!
by dmillard
Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Queen wing scales
Replies: 4
Views: 3124

Lepidopteran wings do look like landscapes when magnified to this degree, and stacking really helps communicate that appearance . . .
by dmillard
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: My current setup
Replies: 7
Views: 5779

David, Nicely set up! These subjects are all very lightweight, but do you experience any "jiggling" by having it suspended at the end of the reticulated arm as shown? Charlie Thanks! The Noga articulated arms lock very securely, and aren't a source of "jiggling". The wiggily parts are the gem clamp...