MPE-65mm macro lens

Started Jul 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: MPE-65mm macro lens

phill104 wrote:

Amazing sharpness and detail in the eyes and the plant but for some reason that image just doesn't do it for me. Not sure whether it is the composition, the black background or a combination of things. It just seems a little awkward.

Thanks for the honest feedback.  I really appreciate it.  Personally I think it's the black background that makes it look somewhat unnatural or contrived.

That image (and the rest in the set) I've used primarily as a demonstration of the incredible Color and Contrast (and detail) from the MPE.  Something the vaunted 100L can't even match IME.  Here's another one from that set (that Dragon was sooo patient) at 3x...

As always, view at "Original" for best effect.

Just been looking through your galleries and I love the ant shots.

Thanks very much Phill'.  Though I have to work on my lighting some more to get shots that come close to matching Johns!  Wow.

Happy shooting!  And thanks again,

R2

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