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Insects and more Insects using GF1 + Canon FD 50mm Macro

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Christan, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Christan

    Christan Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 20, 2010
    Malaysia
    Shot these using Lumix GF1 + Canon FD f/3.5 Macro + Extension Tube + Vivitar 285HV :D ...

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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I love the color! Really enjoyed all of these. :bravo-009:
     
  3. voyager

    voyager  

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    Dec 31, 2009
    How close did you have to get to them?
     
  4. Christan

    Christan Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 20, 2010
    Malaysia
    Around 2 inches or so :) ...
     
  5. Christan

    Christan Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 20, 2010
    Malaysia
    Here are a few more ..

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  6. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Lovely work Chris, do you have a shot of your setup you can share?

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  7. Christan

    Christan Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 20, 2010
    Malaysia
    Thanks Brian :smile: ... Here's the setup I used for the above pics ...

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    IMPORTANT NOTE: If anyone plans to use old flash units like the Vivitar 285HV, please check the trigger voltage with a multimeter before popping it into your cam. Some of them have voltage that are high enough to fry your cam. My 285HV came in at just below 6V. Also, I am using the 285HV simply because I had them lying around.
     
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  8. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Good use of the Hoodman HoodLoupe too I see! is the Loupe attached in some way to your GF1?

    Thanks Chris

    Brian
     
  9. Christan

    Christan Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 20, 2010
    Malaysia
    Yes, although I didn't show it in the above pic cause it's kinda ugly ... LOL ... Anyway, here's the hack I came up with in 5 minutes ... I plan to make a nicer looking one when I have more time ...

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    And for anyone who's interested, here's what it looks like looking thru the Hoodloupe ...

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  10. bebrox

    bebrox Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 29, 2009
    Scotland
    These are outstanding macros Christian, what patience.
     
  11. walshy

    walshy Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 28, 2010
    wonderful images...

    Am so glad i bought the GF1... if one day i get chance to use it :biggrin:

    Guy
     
  12. Justified_Sinner

    Justified_Sinner Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 11, 2010
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    Dauvit Alexander
    These are superb. I've been thinking about the Panasonic/Leica macro for a while now, but maybe it isn't necessary?!
     
  13. grum

    grum Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 2, 2010
    Seen these before on dpreview I think but they really are superb. You seem to have a reasonable depth of field in these pics - my experience of macro with extension tubes is that the depth of field becomes incredibly narrow making it really hard to get good focus.

    These really are great - well done!
     
  14. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hey Christian these pics are fantastic man! I really enjoy looking at all the intricate little bits that we so often don't see on insects and I just most of the time just pass them by. This has made me want to get up close with them now and really check them out.
    What kind of lens would you suggest me to look out for? Do you look for a lens that is called a macro lens or would any lens suit? I know the 14-45 is ok to an extent but it doesn't get really close. I have heard you can get a macro filter to screw in front of the lens. Have you heard of them and are they good?

    Thanks,
    Brady
     
  15. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Thanks for bumping this thread - incredible work here.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  16. richie15

    richie15 Guest

    I have just got the Canon 50mm f3.5, just need the hoodloope and then practice. Think I have a long way to go to get to this standard though, Chris are these handheld or are these tripod mounted.
     
  17. deckitout

    deckitout Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Essex UK
    I hate creepy crawlies.....but these images are superb, very well done