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A good day for macro

Discussion in 'Nature' started by GRID, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Was out testing my LED-ringflash and the Oly 45mm with extenstionrings today, and got a few nice images i think.
    Butterfly05_01__.

    Fly80_01__.

    Fly78_01__.

    Fly79_01__.

    Spider178_01__.

    Fly81_01__.

    And a bonusimage from the Samyang 7,5mm :)
    Larv11_01__.
     
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  2. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Joe
    Nice shots! What ring flash are you using for your macro work?
     
  3. jpil

    jpil Mu-43 Rookie

    23
    Jun 16, 2012
    Nice shots!
     
  4. chasm

    chasm Mu-43 Veteran

    262
    Mar 2, 2010
    Was the Samyang shot also with extension tubes? Fantastic work, well done!
     
  5. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    It´s a Meike Flashgun FC100, and the Samyang 7,5mm dosnt work with the extensions because the focusarea is behind the frontlens :p
     
  6. CPWarner

    CPWarner Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 24, 2010
    Cliff
    Great series! What extension rings were you using?
     
  7. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Here´s another Stacked image on the same fly, but this is croped harder.
    Fly81_02__.

    CPWarner: Kenko extension tube set.
     
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  8. Reactions

    Reactions Mu-43 Regular

    78
    Jul 24, 2012
    Norcal
    Gabe
    wow
     
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  9. christian

    christian New to Mu-43

    5
    Jul 22, 2012
    Wow nice pics
     
  10. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 Top Veteran

    959
    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
    Andrew
    What is the working distance with the 45mm and tubes? How about focus range? Great shots BTW.
     
  11. emirabal

    emirabal Mu-43 Regular

    Just amazing

    These are just amazing IMHO, i love no 2
     
  12. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Are extension tubes better than close-up (achromat) lenses? Nice thing with achromats is that they work very well with zoom lenses while retaining fast and accurate AF even in extreme macro (MSC lenses) but the DoF is too narrow. This often makes it more work than fun... (shooting at f22 is no fun). I enjoyed your macros but I think I'd prefer greater DoF for these shots.
     
  13. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 Top Veteran

    959
    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
    Andrew
    Here's a good site to learn the plus and minus of each type. Generally I prefer tubes as there is no extra glass put in the path. Longer the lens though, the longer extension you need.
    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/macro-extension-tubes-closeup.htm
    As far as DOF there is no difference I believe the OP uses image stacking to achieve some of his shots.

     
  14. romzL

    romzL Mu-43 Regular

    109
    May 20, 2012
    romz
    great shots here! are those Auto Extension tubes?
     
  15. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    652
    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    OP said they're the Kenko extension tubes, which as far as I know are the only extension tubes that maintain electronic contact with the camera for native lenses.
     
  16. christian

    christian New to Mu-43

    5
    Jul 22, 2012
    Is that a fly eating that other bug?
     
  17. craftysnapper

    craftysnapper Mu-43 Regular

    Very nice indeed and a interesting combination.:thumbup:
     
  18. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    777
    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Beautiful stuff and thank you for convincing me that Oly 45mm makes an awesome macro lens when used with extension tubes. Have to get the Kenko ones now :smile:. Sigh, I'll have to sell a macro lens to fund this one.
     
  19. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Took some more images today, same setup, but the sun was out so i got some more light to work with.

    Say hello to the camera.
    Larv12_01__.

    Fly82_01__.

    Spider179_01__.
     
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  20. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    The green fly was eating the small bug, then the big fly cought the green one and landed on my pants, so i took a photo of the situation :p