The Olympus TG-6 is a macro beast

Started Jul 30, 2019 | Discussions thread
rolandb
rolandb Senior Member • Posts: 2,939
Re: The Olympus TG-6 is a macro beast

smithaa02 wrote:

Loraine Arnold wrote:

Great pictures. I have the FD-1 also. Do you use it all the time ? I am not quite sure when to use it or when not to.

I don't know if most users use the flash as much as I do. Because I prefer to shoot macros without a tripod and mostly in max zoom, to me it really helps. I also like how it brings out the colors and dynamic range in the subjects. Practically speaking...if my macro subject isn't being stacked, I'm using the FD-1. The FD-1 has a great secondary benefit in acting as a defacto lens hood which provides good protection for the camera.

The FD-1 is great of course but there are times when stacking (or even bracketing) is better...especially with 3D subjects.

Below is a parasitic dodder plant attacking another plant. The first image is without stacking and the second is with...it makes a huge difference. The cool thing about the TG-6 is you can change stacking tolerances...lower when it is windy and higher for better quality.

TG-6 - Regular Macro - No Stack/No Flash

TG-6 - Stacked Macro - No Flash

I've had 'some' success with stacking, but if I can ask,, where is you focus point on the subject that your taking.

Roland.

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