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.jpg P1000188.jpg P1000195.jpg P1000203.jpg P1000216.jpg P1000231.jpg P1000264.jpg P1000302.jpg P1000318.jpg .....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.jpg P1000355.jpg P1000374.jpg P1000390.jpg
     
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  3. SteveNunez

    SteveNunez Mu-43 Veteran

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  4. blumoon722

    blumoon722 Mu-43 Regular

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  5. SVQuant

    SVQuant Mu-43 Top Veteran

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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 Regular

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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 Regular

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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!