Showcase Lensbaby Scout Fisheye for macro subjects

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Rockinggoose, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Rockinggoose

    Rockinggoose Mu-43 Regular

    Grim weather focuses the mind on what to photograph indoors so I thought I would investigate further the macro capabilities of the 4/3rds fit Lensbaby Scout Fisheye optic on one or two familiar objects with the E-M5/MMF3. Being a 12mm lens with a closest focusing distance of 0.5cm and an inherent excellent DoF the only problem was going to be lighting but as the lens is physically quite short is was possible that the FL50R (I don't have a 600R) with diffuser and bounce attachment would do the job. Well it certainly seemed to work reasonably well so here is the stalk of what appears on casual inspection as a fairly fresh Granny Smith apple, which turned out to have a healthy fungal growth:


    And for comparison a 2 week old Clementine stalk:


    Now on the search for some bugs.

    All MF at f16

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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Cool shots! :2thumbs:
  3. Rockinggoose

    Rockinggoose Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks, here are a few more experimental shots.

    Very old pencil sharpener detail:


    Printer cartridge head:


    Optical mouse "eye":


    Ball pen tip:


    I still need to work on lighting etc. but it does seem promising.

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