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by kaleun96
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: My macro -micro studio photo set-up
Replies: 18
Views: 4162

Nice setup! Very compact but practical. I also started out with the Proxxon table. Are you using something like this for the flash arms? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Flexible-Dual-Twin-Arm-Hot-shoe-Flash-Bracket-for-CANON-NIKON-PENTAX-MACRO-SHOT/261330471198 Curious to hear your feedback about them. If ...
by kaleun96
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Genaray Pocket LED for studio setups
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Genaray Pocket LED for studio setups

I have no affiliation with Genaray but recently purchased one of their products and was quite impressed with it. It was the Genaray PB-64 pocket LED light . My thinking was to use it on my macro rig in lieu of / in conjunction with my Ikea jansjö light. This one is of course more expensive, I think ...
by kaleun96
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Sony A7R III in APS-C mode for Macro
Replies: 15
Views: 1213

The Canon Rebel XS has EFSC and the excellent EOS Utility to tether it. It also can run EOS Utility Live View while allowing hardwire triggering for the mjkzz/WeMacro/StackShot or other systems. Thanks Ray but I've decided to stick with Sony due to the hassle of changing gear. I'd probably get the ...
by kaleun96
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Sony A7R III in APS-C mode for Macro
Replies: 15
Views: 1213

Using a full-frame camera to always shoot in APS-C format sounds rather wasteful. If you, as probable, use a number of different lenses for macro work, you can better utilize their image circle (which is likely somewhat different for each lens and magnification) by shooting in full-frame mode and t...
by kaleun96
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Sony A7R III in APS-C mode for Macro
Replies: 15
Views: 1213

Sony A7R III in APS-C mode for Macro

I'm still on the Sony A6000 and have been waiting close to a year for a replacement. My original idea was to wait for the fabled A7000 and stick with APS-C due to the advantages for macro (e.g. lens coverage less of an issue), lighter equipment, and cheaper gear. Instead we got the A6600 and I'd rat...
by kaleun96
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Gretag 120 Tube Lens Tested With Surprising Results
Replies: 19
Views: 2966

Glad I snapped up one of these too! Thanks for the lens test as always Robert.
by kaleun96
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Rodenstock indus. lenses: Rodagon - Rogonar S - Ysaron Info
Replies: 57
Views: 4261

Update on the Navitar Dyotar 2.8/40 from Discount-Optics: Decided to check the rear lens retainer and it was only hand tight. *disclaimer* I normally don't go around disassembling lenses every day but this was what? $12 with free shipping? So I popped the lens open, and discovered that first elemen...
by kaleun96
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Plustek 120 Medium Format Scanner Lens Test Results
Replies: 18
Views: 1743

Thanks for the test Robert. I had been waiting for that page to update, previously you had the cover photo for the page but it linked to an empty page I think. I've been browsing these scanners on eBay for some time but waiting for one to come up at a reasonable price in the UK or elsewhere in Euro...
by kaleun96
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Plustek 120 Medium Format Scanner Lens Test Results
Replies: 18
Views: 1743

Thanks for the test Robert. I had been waiting for that page to update, previously you had the cover photo for the page but it linked to an empty page I think. I've been browsing these scanners on eBay for some time but waiting for one to come up at a reasonable price in the UK or elsewhere in Europ...
by kaleun96
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Rodenstock 3.5/30mm Lenses Heads Up
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Just My luck, I shipped off a consolidated box of eBay US lenses earlier today :roll:

Not seeing any listed at the moment anyway, maybe for the best!

Did you ever try the Ronar 10mm lenses, Robert?
by kaleun96
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Board "Ground level Tripod" for mushrooms
Replies: 13
Views: 1109

Thank you for sharing, I really enjoyed that video and the idea is simple but effective!
by kaleun96
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: $2.50 Rogonar-S v $250 APO-Rodagon-D v $1K Canon MPE Test
Replies: 32
Views: 2755

No, I didn't know Rodenstock even made a Trinar 20mm! You can get three for $25 here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rodenstock-Trinar-f2-5-20mm-vintage-lens-NOS-Lot-of-3-pcs/302074840533 I've bought from this seller before and I think I mentioned to you that once they threw in a different lens or two fo...
by kaleun96
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Ikea Melodi plastic light modifiers
Replies: 11
Views: 1253

Nice! And only $5 over here in Sweden: https://www.ikea.com/se/sv/p/melodi-tak ... -60386527/

Though a shame they don't have a smaller one, I think it's a bit too big for my purposes and hard to justify the space it takes up when not in use.
by kaleun96
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: $2.50 Rogonar-S v $250 APO-Rodagon-D v $1K Canon MPE Test
Replies: 32
Views: 2755

No, I didn't know Rodenstock even made a Trinar 20mm! You can get three for $25 here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rodenstock-Trinar-f2-5-20mm-vintage-lens-NOS-Lot-of-3-pcs/302074840533 I've bought from this seller before and I think I mentioned to you that once they threw in a different lens or two fo...
by kaleun96
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: SWEBO focusing rail
Replies: 28
Views: 4021

Is it just me or did the SWEBO increase in price? I swear it was $99 or so and now I see $160+