kiron macro 105mm 2.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Fred49, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

    169
    Feb 24, 2010
    FRance
    i got this on the bay :



    <a href="http://www.casimages.com/img.php?i=100403013759966485757871.jpg" >link to image</a>
    first impression as i never had a macro lens before :
    - the dof is very very shallow with the 2.8-5.6 aperture.

    - the MF ring is the same as the magnification one ?
    it means either i focus by moving the camera closer or farther or by changing the magnification ?
     
  2. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

    169
    Feb 24, 2010
    FRance
    first test

    first cooperating insect :)

    no trying to do something fancy, just trying to get the focus right.

    i was trembling too much, part of the wall is neater than the subject :(



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  3. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Real Name:
    Barrie
    Three points spring to mind,
    Was the camera on a tripod.
    Were you using a cable release.
    Both these will reduce any camera shake
    Try and get the object in the same plane as the sensor to make the most of the limited depth of field, or at least at an angle to the sensor where from experience gained by use of the lens you know that it will be all in focus
     
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  4. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

    169
    Feb 24, 2010
    FRance
    kiron

    no tripod its an handheld shot.

    but your right i wasnt level with the insect on the wall, so i have a smaller part of the insect in the depth of field than i would have if i had been level with it.
     
  5. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Real Name:
    Barrie
    I handhold for certain insects, butterflies in particular, they tend to be flighty, moths released from a moth trap can often be persuaded to pose in one place once they feel comfortable. My lenses of chioce on mft is a 55mm micro Nikkor f2.8 which is going to be more manageable than your 105mm,which is perhaps a little extreme, certainly requires more care in use. Keep practicing and gaining experience, your shot would certainly be acceptable as a record shot of a rarity for example.
    Barrie
     
  6. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

    315
    Mar 2, 2010
    Fred.....your Kiron is one of the finest macro lenses there is (IMO, of course).

    However....hand holding that baby is gonna be tough. Start by finding brightly lit areas so you can close down your aperture, but still keep a reasonably fast shutter speed.

    Good luck......keep posting.
     
  7. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

    169
    Feb 24, 2010
    FRance
    f/11

    still handheld, my only "tripod" a gorillapod wouldnt held the EP2 + lens
    but looking a bit better imo.


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  8. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Real Name:
    Barrie
    Having goggled your lens it would seem to have a very high rating indeed, so it's crying out to be used on a sturdy tripod, your posted effort shows excellent promise for it, keep it up.
    Barrie
     
  9. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    A couple from today

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  10. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    523
    Sep 5, 2010
    A little trick that I use for my e-p1, not Having a remote, is to use the 2 second self timer. It gives a little time for vibs to settle out.
     
  11. stanleyk

    stanleyk Guest

    99
    May 26, 2010
    Optically this is one of the finest macro lenses ever made. The bokeh is fabulous and you can actually use it at smaller apertures than f16. However, it's really probably too big for an EP1. Definitely use a tripod or monopod.