The official "Macro" thread

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EDIT: one thing though. I'm seriously thinking about a small table macro tripod. I could not find an appropriate solution for stabilization, and he was lower than the point of the lens if i placed it flat on the table. What i would want is something that can lower the camera, keep it steady but also to keep as close as possible to the "eye level" POV. Any recommendations??
I have a smallish bag filled with sand (or something like that - I can't remember what's in it since it was a gift). It's great for macro (and sometimes even for landscape).
 

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I had a cheap ebay knockoff and one of the legs broke off. I've heard even the original tends to get loose and not as stable as on day one. Any truth in that?

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Pholcus phalangioides, inside my house. It was a bit awkward as it was upside down on a vertical wall, with a head that's something like 1mm across...
O40-150mm with stacked +3.3 and +1.6 achromatic close-up lenses (140mm @ f/16, 1/50s, ISO400).
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Hi,all has anyone any experience with Pentax Super Takumar 50 mm F4 macro M42 screw mount on an olympus body?
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Hi,all has anyone any experience with Pentax Super Takumar 50 mm F4 macro M42 screw mount on an olympus body?
Thanks
I have the SMC version... In the center of the images it's almost as sharp as my ZD 35mm macro, but the edges are noticeably worse on the SMC.

Should still be quite usable.

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Anyone have advice on shooting ants the buggers move so fast i cant seem to get a focus on em
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For fast moving subjects you might try using manual focus - get to the approximate distance/magnification you want and then shoot in burst mode when the subject enters the plane of focus. Hopefully you get a keeper or two out of the burst. (Keep in mind I'm no expert and I normally try for more static subjects.)
 

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For fast moving subjects you might try using manual focus - get to the approximate distance/magnification you want and then shoot in burst mode when the subject enters the plane of focus. Hopefully you get a keeper or two out of the burst. (Keep in mind I'm no expert and I normally try for more static subjects.)
Ill try that, I already use manual focus but never burst mode so ill give that a shot. Thanks!
 

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There's some truly inspirational work on this thread, I have a lot to learn from everyone here. Here is my attempt...

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It was a very lucky shot as I was shooting the Walnut and the ant crawled into the scene. It was shot using the Panasonic GX1 with the Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 lens. My settings were f/5.6 1/60 and ISO 800.
 
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