My First 1:1 Macros

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el baroda 2
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My First 1:1 Macros
Apr 10, 2012

G'day, mates. Here are my first 1:1 macros. Comments and suggestions for improvement most welcome.

Pentax K7, Tamron 18-200mm @200mm, Raynox DCR-150.

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KentG
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In reply to el baroda 2, Apr 10, 2012

Nice. Not as sharp as a really good mactro lens but when you don't have room for one in the bag it looks like a good substitute. Some people on this list have recommended the Raynox 250 for putting on the end of the 55-300 and have gotten good results also. What was your working distances from the lens by the way. It looks close enough that the jackjumper bull ant would attack the lens. I have seen tree nesting weaver ants in the Philippines that would follow your movements if you got within 2 feet of the tree they were in. Often hard to make them do normal activity for photos.
Kent Gittings

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In reply to el baroda 2, Apr 10, 2012

Looks like you're off to a good start
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el baroda 2
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In reply to KentG, Apr 10, 2012

Hi Kent. I have tried using the Raynox 150 with my Tamron 70-300mm, but at 300mm focal length, good focus is almost impossible to achieve... very shallow depth of field. I am getting more keepers with my Tamron 18-200mm/Raynox 150 combo. With either lens, my working distance is 8", which I think is about twice that of a real macro lens. Thanks for your response.

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In reply to MightyMike, Apr 10, 2012

Thanks a lot, Mighty Mike. I am really enjoying this new challenge. Cheers.

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In reply to el baroda 2, Apr 10, 2012

Very good composition and nice subjects. But the thin DOF is a problem with those raynox lenses.

Working with my 250 I found it very much depends on the IQ of the lens you put it on. Got much better results when using it with the FA50 or a cheap but sharp Ozeck MF 135mm f2.8. And it is real fun with a 105mm 1:1 macro.

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el baroda 2
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In reply to Johan Josefsson, Apr 10, 2012

Thanks, Johan. What are the working distances with those different lenses? I have a Pentax A 50mm 1.7 but haven't tried it with Raynox yet. I did use it reversed once but focusing was difficult, and I was almost touching the subject. Cheers.

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Joseph Tainter
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In reply to el baroda 2, Apr 10, 2012

Several of these are nice, but on some the focus point is wrong.

Be sure that you focus manually when shooting macro.

Joe

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el baroda 2
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In reply to Joseph Tainter, Apr 11, 2012

Thanks, Joe. I always shoot on manual mode when doing macro. I guess I need a lot more practice. These are my first decent shots out of many... LOL. Cheers.

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el baroda 2
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In reply to el baroda 2, Apr 12, 2012

Here are a few more photos that I shot minutes ago.

Thanks for looking.

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In reply to el baroda 2, Apr 12, 2012

thanks for posting. Very nice for a cheap zoom + another cheap add-on lens

Kind Regards,
Spyros

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Joseph Tainter
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In reply to el baroda 2, Apr 12, 2012

el baroda 2 wrote:

Thanks, Joe. I always shoot on manual mode when doing macro. I guess I need a lot more practice. These are my first decent shots out of many... LOL. Cheers.

Yes, it takes practice. Macro is not easy. Have fun with it, and show us your next round of photos.

Joe

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Still some more macros
In reply to el baroda 2, Apr 14, 2012

I am really enjoying this stuff. Thanks to all who suggested Raynox.

Again, comments and suggestions most welcome. Best regards.

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In reply to el baroda 2, Apr 14, 2012

Really nice shots!

What kind of flash setup are you using?

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In reply to doak, Apr 15, 2012

Thanks for your encouraging comment. For most of the shots, I just used my in-built flash adjusting the output as needed. On some of the photos I used external flash mounted on a bracket. I think I prefer the on-board flash as it is more convenient to use. Best regards.

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