Unusual setup, Pan GM1 & Sigma 170-500 with extension tubes- wild macro!

Discussion in 'Nature' started by SteveNunez, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. SteveNunez

    SteveNunez Mu-43 Veteran

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    Steve Nunez
    Hey guys, while I do have dedicated macro lenses, I wanted to try something a bit extreme and mount a Sigma 170-500 with stacked extension tubes for distant macro shooting with a Panasonic GM1 IMG_2094.JPG P1000187. P1000188. P1000195. P1000203. P1000216. P1000231. P1000264. P1000302. P1000318. .....I got interesting results!
    Most of these were shot at around 6 or 7 feet away- the insects weren't spooked and it was fun!
     
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  2. SteveNunez

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    More~ P1000347. P1000355. P1000374. P1000390.
     
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  3. SteveNunez

    SteveNunez Mu-43 Veteran

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  4. blumoon722

    blumoon722 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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  5. SVQuant

    SVQuant Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Neat! You should cross-post that image of the camera and the lens in the "Show your adapted lens" thread.
     
  6. piggsy

    piggsy Mu-43 All-Pro

    I wanna see what happens when you attach the tripod to the bottom of the GM1 :D
     
  7. SteveNunez

    SteveNunez Mu-43 Veteran

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    You don't- you use lenses with tripod collars.
     
  8. johnvanatta

    johnvanatta Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Do you get to sit in a lawn chair instead of contorting yourself too? That could be a real perk :)
     
  9. JensM

    JensM Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Those are very, very nice. Interesting take on macro, as well. :)
     
  10. SteveNunez

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    No lawn chair- was just walking around....but that sounds like a good idea!