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by naturephoto1
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Can anybody recommend me a new lens
Replies: 47
Views: 10965

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll have a gander. 90mm f/2.5 .. isn't that a 1:2 lens? How does it perform at 4:1 still good? Yes, 1:2. I have alternatives for higher magnifications, in particular the Olympus OM Zuiko 38mm f2.8 auto bellows lens which I have hardly used yet for digital. Harold This is...
by naturephoto1
Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:22 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Group Of Mushrooms (Coprinus?) On Tree Stump
Replies: 12
Views: 1073

Great shots Harold, but you really need either a tripod or a flashgun. Set the WB to Shadows/Overcast and retain that warm look! Thanks, Larry. I have the tripod but it is too heavy to carry around unless I really need it. WB was 5500K and was the same for all recent shots. (So far as I know, the c...
by naturephoto1
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: StackShot help!
Replies: 32
Views: 5100

Craig,

Sorry to hear of the problems. I hope that the unit can be repaired with the least amount of damage and cost.

Rich
by naturephoto1
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: New DoF online calculator
Replies: 14
Views: 4954

Enrico,

Thank you. But we need more cameras listed like my Panasonic Lumix G1 micro 4/3.

Rich
by naturephoto1
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon 3X Measuring Microscope Objective
Replies: 10
Views: 2829

Craig Gerard wrote:Ray,

Image is displaying at my end.


Craig
ChrisR wrote:Image shows fine for me.
I've found this objective OK (though not as good as an APO) in the middle, but falling away as radius increases.
Image is displaying fine here as well.

Rich
by naturephoto1
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus OM and OM 4/3 mount bayonet differences?
Replies: 6
Views: 1729

Re: Olympus OM and OM 4/3rds mount bayonet differences?

Olympus OM and OM 4/3rds bayonet mount differences? I am looking for a some of adapters. Is there a fundamental difference (or any difference at all) between the traditional Olympus OM bayonet and the Olympus OM 4/3rds bayonet? Craig Hi Craig, I presume you are asking about mounting Olympus OM lens...
by naturephoto1
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: What are the options for bellows with tilt?
Replies: 27
Views: 25578

JJ,

There are the baby Linhofs, Linhof Technikardan 23S, and some of the Arca Swiss 6 X 9 cameras as well as other cameras that could work possibly. They are certainly larger than the Nikon Bellows but they are smaller than the Sinar 4" X 5" cameras.

Rich
by naturephoto1
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: What are the options for bellows with tilt?
Replies: 27
Views: 25578

Richard, Good points! Didn't see your post while I was editing mine to correct some typos and amplifying my response to include mention of the use of rise/fall (as you have done in your post). How do you like your Spiratone bellows? I know I was initially excited when I got one years ago, but event...
by naturephoto1
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: What are the options for bellows with tilt?
Replies: 27
Views: 25578

JJ, Keep in mind that when you are working in the photomacrography realm of 1:1 and often (much!) higher, finding equipment that provides the mechanical capability of swings and tilts is only one of the problems... finding appropriate optics is perhaps an even greater challenge. At very modest clos...
by naturephoto1
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: What are the options for bellows with tilt?
Replies: 27
Views: 25578

Hi JJ, I have one of the Spiratone Bellows Master SST bellows which I have adapted for my heavy Leica R legacy system (lenses). I purchased this years ago I believe on ebay for usage with my Leica R film cameras (particularly my smaller R4SP and my R7; the R8 is a bit big for this). I had to or ende...
by naturephoto1
Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: What are the options for bellows with tilt?
Replies: 27
Views: 25578

Hi JJ, In addition to those that you mentioned, there is also the expensive Novoflex Balpro T/S: http://www.novoflex.com/en/products/macro-accessories/bellows-systems/tilt-shift-bellows/ http://www.neu.novoflex.de/files/balpro-ts-with-qpl-vertikal--2-_650px.jpg It will require several adapters to us...
by naturephoto1
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Flare Problem With Tamron SP 90mm f2.5
Replies: 9
Views: 2231

In most instances you should be able to see the lens flare issue in the camera viewfinder before you take the photograph. That's normally good advice, but it may not apply in this case. The problem described at http://forum.manualfocus.org//viewtopic.php?id=16344 and illustrated here seems to be ca...
by naturephoto1
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Flare Problem With Tamron SP 90mm f2.5
Replies: 9
Views: 2231

Hi Harold, In most instances you should be able to see the lens flare issue in the camera viewfinder before you take the photograph. You may wish to consider repositioning yourself when this happens to remove the issue; this will of course have some affect on the composition. Lens flare like this is...
by naturephoto1
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: XY Stage
Replies: 7
Views: 2159

Hi Craig, Thanks for the information. I will consider this quite carefully when it is time for my purchase of such an item for my set-up. I look forward to more of your comments and impressions regarding the unit's performance and also look forward to seeing photos of your set-up. It seems quite fit...