Nikon 105 for butterfly collection

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Re: f22 massively in diffraction territory! Don't go over f11
In reply to antoineb, 9 months ago

Thank you for a very detailed analysis and I totally concur with your conclusions on diffraction. As posted earlier, there has been a "curve ball" thrown our way and we have deal with it. After the final layout is re-considered by the collection owners, I will have to decide between any trade-offs of loss of IQ due to DOF or IQ.

As to your other contention, there I have to disagree with you... strongly!! I am not good, just kinda insane!

Regarding the lightbox, that is an interesting proposition. In my experience, lightboxes are of particular value when a generally "shadow-free" result is desired. With butterflies, the texture, sheen, reflectance contrast, colour and depth, amongst other parameters are important, maybe not so much from a straight cataloging job but certainly from a quality reproduction perspective. That is why photographing these little critters can be quite a fun challenge!

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