MPE-65mm macro lens

Started Jul 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP John K Veteran Member • Posts: 7,353
Re: MPE-65mm macro lens

alFR wrote:

Could you share some detail of the rest of your setup i.e. tripod vs handheld, studio vs outdoor, how do you get them to keep still long enough to get set up etc.?

All hand held -I don't even own a tripod or a focusing rail. Sometimes I will create a studio out in the field (http://dalantech.deviantart.com/art/Field-Studio-121845394). The trick is to shoot when it's cool outside, before they get a chance to get their metabolism going. Or to simply bait them:

Tech Specs: Canon 1D Mark III (F13, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (@ 2.5x) + a diffused MT-24EX (-1/3 FEC and a 1/4 CTO gel) and a 320 EX (1/4 CTO gel) set to group C and slaved off of the MT-24EX to illuminate the background.

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Always minimal post processing and no cropping -unless you count the viewfinder...

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