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by Deanimator
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Fly head, proboscis extended
Replies: 7
Views: 1650

Re: Fly head, proboscis extended

It looks great to me, certainly better than any insect macro I've ever done.

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by Deanimator
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: New to Macro - Looking for some help
Replies: 6
Views: 2809

Re: New to Macro - Looking for some help

Hi All, I am an amateur scorpion biologist. Weird, I know. Not weird at all; interesting. I'm far more interested in invertebrate lifeforms than things like songbirds and the like. Years ago, I worked in an office park that had quite a few slugs right outside the back door. I wish DSLRs had been as...
by Deanimator
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: DIY f1.4 macro 1:1 lens for less than $40
Replies: 43
Views: 3806

Fine detail of a 100 Yen coin shot with a 50mm Minolta MD reversed onto a Tokina 100mm macro. Sigma flash with a Neewer 8"x10" diffuser. Exposure was tough since focus was so close, it was hard for the flash to reach the subject. Next time I'm going to go back to my home made light tent. http://www....
by Deanimator
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: DIY f1.4 macro 1:1 lens for less than $40
Replies: 43
Views: 3806

Deanimator, how tall are those capacitors? I'm not sure. It was just an initial experiment, so I didn't put a lot of work into it. Now that I've finally got a decent flash diffuser, I plan to do some more macro work with the 50-100mm combo this weekend. I'll play with the focus to see what I can ac...
by Deanimator
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: DIY f1.4 macro 1:1 lens for less than $40
Replies: 43
Views: 3806

Looks good. It looks like a single shot rather than a stack, right? That's correct. I've got the Combine(xx) freeware, but have only begun using it. I've only used it a couple of times. My results have been mixed, but due entirely to my lack of experience doing focus stacking. With experience, I ex...
by Deanimator
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: DIY f1.4 macro 1:1 lens for less than $40
Replies: 43
Views: 3806

Deanimator, I see you've been lurking for a while ( Joined: 23 Oct 2012 )! Welcome to posting! :D --Rik Being that this is a fairly specialized forum, I hadn't had anything relevant to contribute until now. Lately I've been building up my macrophotography tool chest, having recently acquired a dece...
by Deanimator
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: DIY f1.4 macro 1:1 lens for less than $40
Replies: 43
Views: 3806

A penny shot with a 50mm Minolta manual reversed onto a Tokina 100mm macro:

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