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More than 1:1 Macro

Discussion in 'Nature' started by trstenjak, May 16, 2012.

  1. trstenjak

    trstenjak Mu-43 Regular

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    May 13, 2012
    Slovenia
    Tadej Trstenjak

    G3 + reversed El-Nikkor 50mm f/2.8 + extension tubes + diffused flash
    3 shots stacked at f/8

    C&C welcome
     
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  2. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    Awesome detail!

    Was the bug dead?
     
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Wow, fantastic!
     
  4. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    I'll have to reconsider calling macros my photos. Awesome.
     
  5. OdzBodkinz

    OdzBodkinz Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 11, 2011
    Ick. But cool. Like it.
     
  6. trstenjak

    trstenjak Mu-43 Regular

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    May 13, 2012
    Slovenia
    Tadej Trstenjak
    Thank you all for comments.

    No, it was alive, but well chilled after long cold night and so it was not moving very much.
    I noticed that if the flies are dead more than one hour, their little eyes (omatidae) starts to decay really quick an became darker.
     
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  7. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Lovely shots.

    I'm always in awe of the insect macro shots - so much patience to get so much detail !
     
  8. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    Arghhhhhhh....! Orrible but excellent
     
  9. sleepydan

    sleepydan Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 6, 2012
    NSW, Australia
    Awesome pics.

    I was looking at reverse mounting the same lens on my em5.

    Do you mind posting what tubes / step up rings you used ?

    Were they just cheap ebay ones ?

    Regards
    Dan
     
  10. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 10, 2012
    North Carolina
    Lynne Ezzell
  11. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Stunning image - those eyes are something else (hope it never needs glasses)
     
  12. troywong

    troywong New to Mu-43

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    Jun 7, 2012
    Amazing Picture!!
     
  13. icy_se7en

    icy_se7en Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 17, 2011
    I believe I had my Canon FD 50mm f1.8 and makinon extension tubes attached when I took this, if not it was one of my Carl Zeiss lenses lol

    daisy_close_up_by_icyse7en-d3eifd5.
     
  14. trstenjak

    trstenjak Mu-43 Regular

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    May 13, 2012
    Slovenia
    Tadej Trstenjak
    Thank you all for kind comments
    My setup if you are looking from the camera mount:

    G3 + OM to m4/3 adapter + OM tubes (full set) + OM to m42 adapter + m42 macro coupler + m42 to 40.5 step down ring + reversed El Nikkor

    I usually put one m42 extension tube on back of the El Nikkor for protection.

    I hope it helps.
     
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  15. trstenjak

    trstenjak Mu-43 Regular

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    May 13, 2012
    Slovenia
    Tadej Trstenjak
    I would like to be as portable and light as possible, even for macro shooting. So, right now, I'm testing PL 45mm with Raynox 250 and diffused flash. I'm buying Kenko extension tubes too - can't wait ;)

    TT_120608_462_w01_960x640.
     
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  16. sleepydan

    sleepydan Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 6, 2012
    NSW, Australia
    Thanks. How do you find focusing the el Nikkor ? It only has aperture ring right ?

    I guess u just learnt the focal range roughly depending on what tubes u have on and what step down ?
     
  17. shizlefonizle

    shizlefonizle Mu-43 Veteran

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  18. trstenjak

    trstenjak Mu-43 Regular

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    May 13, 2012
    Slovenia
    Tadej Trstenjak
    @sleepydan:
    yes, El Nikkor has only aperture ring and no focusing ring. You have to focus with precise rocking forward/backward - it is hard at the begining but it is less hard with practice and as soon as you learn the rough focal distances for each setup/combination of extension tubes.

    @shizlefonizle
    yes it was taken with PL 45mm + Raynox. It handles realy nice, it is very light and portable. I found one minor flaw with this setup - the focusing distance for max magnification is realy small, about 1-2cm from the front element of the Raynox.
     
  19. trstenjak

    trstenjak Mu-43 Regular

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    May 13, 2012
    Slovenia
    Tadej Trstenjak
    Not as good as the fly but I'm adding it for learning puposes :)
    Same setup as the fly. 3 photos stacked at f/5.6

    TT_120623_1372_w01_960x640.
     
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  20. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

     
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