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aspolat's macro shots

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Hello everybody, this is my first post in the forum. actually i have been reading here long time, but i have never been ready to write :) I am also not good in english.

I started macro photography three months ago. on that times i had not enough equipment. I had only D7000, 105mm macro and raynox msn-202.

I decided to make a slider for macro because i did not have one. but i had "LEGO mindstorm ev3" set. i could have used that. and i did

the following photos and video shown my story of starting to macro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vnzi0GGPjl8

Nikon D7000 + nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR + Raynox MSN-202
stock flash with handmade tube for light transporting

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enjoy...

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D7000 + PB-6 + el-nikkor 50mm
continuous led lighting
4" f/5.6 ISO100
50 shots combined with ZERENE and Bugslabber

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Aponedyopus montanus
I'm not sure correct name!

Nikon D7000 + Nikon PB-6 Bellow + reversed El-nikkor 50mm enlarger lens

2" f/8 ISO100

48 photos stacked with ZERENE (Pmax)

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Wasp
Nikon D7000 + Nikon PB-6 bellow + Reversed enlarger lens el-nikkor 50 mm
2" f/5.6 ISO100
54 shots stacked with ZERENE

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That's a nice clean image :)
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Thank you @ChrisR

"Housefly eyes"

Nikon D7000 + PB-6 Bellow + Reversed el-nikkor50mm

5" f/8 ISO100

102 photos stacked with ZERENE (Pmax)


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I would expect that your unique rail system would have a problem with advancing to a consistent position, but clearly you have everything well under control.
Excellent results.
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Eventually, i finished to make final macro set-up. This process has taken long time. Thanks to mirrorless dslr (with efsc) and some vibration-reducing parts vibro problem is almost gone.

I used four pieces for reducing vibration under the set-up. this pieces made of Bridge-Girder elastomeric bearing plate (which use on bridge construction).

ImageFor Vibration Reduction by Samil POLAT, on Flickr

ImageThe solid table and supporting equipment by Samil POLAT, on Flickr

ImageMy Final Macro Set-up by Samil POLAT, on Flickr

And one of the first shot, I could not find a new specimen due to winter. I had to use a very old and dirty house-fly for that reason.

Sony A7II + Nikon PB-6 bellows + Raynox DCR-150 as a tube lens + Mitutoyo M Plan Apo 5X microscope objective
2 x IKEA JANSJÖ led light
2" ISO50
157 shots combined with ZERENE and Bugslabber

Image"Dirty Hoar Housefly" by Samil POLAT, on Flickr
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Post by aspolat »

Rove Beetle


Sony A7II + Nikon PB-6 Bellows + Raynox DCR-150 as a tube lens + Nikon CF Plan 10X 0.30 EPI microscope objective
Magnification: 12X
2 sec. ISO50
203 shots combined with ZERENE and Bugslabber


ImageKind of Termites (I guess) by Samil POLAT, on Flickr
Last edited by aspolat on Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:50 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Why such long exposure times?

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Post by MarkSturtevant »

I will guess that the 2nd insect is a kind of rove beetle. Although there is some diversity in their form and size, a similar one looks like this:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/167778/bgpage
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Post by aspolat »

@Searust

Cause i prefer continuous lighting rather than flash. Led lighting is not as strong as flash lighting. So, if you want to get enough exposure on your photo than you should keep open your shutter how much you need.

@MarkSturtevant

more like this, also it has not bottom clamp like beetle

http://bugguide.net/node/view/434679[/quote]
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Post by JH »

Nice pictures! :D

I had never heard of the use of "Bridge-Girder elastomeric bearing plates" before. In your opinion how good are they at minimizing vibrations?
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Thank you @JH

I have also never seen anywhere like mine. But i think all work with same basis. they consist of elastic material and reduce vibration.

to get back your question :)

I am kinda newbie about macro, and i was using nikon d7000 up to a month ago. When i upgraded my setup to mirrorless (sony), that was big revolution for me. Big part of my vibration problem is gone.

I think i need some more experices to say something about my vibration reducing pieces performace.

And I will...

in conclusion; "theoretically they should work fine" said my engineer insight :)

"Rove Beetle with mitu"

Sony A7II + Nikon PB-6 bellows + Raynox DCR-150 as a tube lens + Mitutoyo M Plan Apo 5X microscope objective
Magnification: 5X
2 x IKEA JANSJÖ led light
2" ISO50
125 shots combined with ZERENE and Bugslabber

ImageTermites at 5X by Samil POLAT, on Flickr
Last edited by aspolat on Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:51 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by MarkSturtevant »

Hate to continue on about this, and it is a small matter ;) but i really think this is a rove beetle. There are 1000's of species, diverse in size and color and proportion. Look at the dorsal side, and I bet you will see the front wings are modified into short elytra.
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