The official "Macro" thread

spatulaboy

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I know there are numerous macro lens based threads on here, but I think a general image thread of all macros pooled together would be useful. I've tried looking for one but I don't think one exists!

To start things off:
These are done with the Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5 with 1:1 adapter on my G5.
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Both shot with the PM1 and Tokina 90 2.5 aka "Bokina"
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Here's a recent one.
Lumix G2 with 45-200 @ 91mm with a +3 achromat
ISO 200, 1/250, f/16

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To start things off:
These are done with the Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5 with 1:1 adapter on my G5.
Guys,
It would be much helpful and enjoyable if everyone are following the OP and add more information into their post eg.(Body, Lens, Adapter, Tubes, Flashes ... etc ...). What do you guys think?
 

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E-M5 + Oly 60mm Macro.

Ants fighting
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Some bug :)
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EP3 Nikon 100mm F2.8 series E with M2 tube.
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G5 Nikkor 50mm 1.8 AIS with K rings.
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G5 7.5mm ROK.
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Self Portrait

I've posted this before, in another discussion.
A "self portrait" - my reflection in the tip of a ball point pen.
Shot with the 45mm and both Kenko extension tubes.

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E-PL1. Likely shot with the Oly 40-150mm with extension tubes.

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Also with the E-PL1 and I think the O 14-42mm kit with tubes as well. I used 2nd curtain flash diffused with waxed paper or something similar.

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A spider wrapping up a bee. The bee was still kicking, but the spider was very persistent.
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Tamron 90/2.5 on a Panasonic G2 with a camera mounted flash shot through a piece of white paper or bounced off of something handy. I don't remember which.

I don't remember the aperture, but it was probably between f/8 and f/16.

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Here's another. I think I posted this in the Green thread a while back.

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G2 at ISO200, 135mm enlarging lens on a bellows all on top of a distressingly heavy tripod.
Again there was a camera mounted flash involved, probably shot through a diffuser. OK it was really a sheet of white paper. Diffuser just sounds more photographer-y.

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Here's another. I think I posted this in the Green thread a while back.

Grasshopper

G2 at ISO200, 135mm enlarging lens on a bellows all on top of a distressingly heavy tripod.
Again there was a camera mounted flash involved, probably shot through a diffuser. OK it was really a sheet of white paper. Diffuser just sounds more photographer-y.

Fred
I really love the detail and the even lighting. I think it was worth your effort. A home-made diffuser always feels like such a huge value for the effort. I'm partial to folded waxed paper in a pinch.
 

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I'll have to go through my archives and repost a few of my favorites.
Good idea. A few I took last year, all with the Minolta MD Macro 50mm and Lumix G2:

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Alright, here's a few of my favorites (I tried not to go overboard). Some technical details available if you click through to Flickr.

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They Appear at Dusk by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr

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Death by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr

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20120608-48 by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr

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20120722-41 by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr

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20121002-25 by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr

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20130428-17 by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr
 

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