fz5 macro

Started Feb 2, 2006 | Discussions
teva Regular Member • Posts: 133
fz5 macro

I've enjoyed my fz5 for few months now and it's great camera. I use it mostly for macro, with 250d and some homemade stuff. Well, this is only a "pat on the back" thread for fz5

Here are some samples. Most of them are F8, 1/1000, flash diffuser, +8 lense, iso80. Hope you like them

ANAYV Forum Pro • Posts: 20,772
Re: fz5 macro

Excellent m,acro shots !!

Such detail!!!

I used to use a Nikon 6T,with my FZ10...but I'll need a 55mm close up lens,now.

Is the 250D a Canon or Oly?

55mm threads??

Thanks

ANAYV

Telecorder Senior Member • Posts: 2,273
Re: fz5 macro

teva wrote:
I've enjoyed my fz5 for few months now and it's great camera.

No, I'd somewhat disagree as you left out the important portion of the equation -- its also the person using the camera!

For only having your FZ5 for 'a few months' you're way ahead of the learning curve for putting the digi to its paces. These are great macros with good definition, color, clarity and sharpness. You'll have to start giving us pointers on how you achieve these hreat photos...
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Telecorder
FZee5+RdeS+T1.7X

fmoore Veteran Member • Posts: 7,669
Re: fz5 macro

The fz5 rocks!! These are great, teva! You obviously know what you're doing. The d250 is a +4 lens. The homemade stuff is +8?
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Fred
FZ5 & FZ1v2
http://www.ishots.net

tellemallhuka Senior Member • Posts: 1,195
Re: fz5 macro

These are terrific. Love those eyes in the first one.

Steve S.
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AmanitaM Veteran Member • Posts: 5,686
Spectacular!

The first fly appears to be scratching its head with its leg.

What bug is the second picture?

Matt_xyz Regular Member • Posts: 180
Re: Spectacular!

Those are excellent shots. Nice work.

Matt

OP teva Regular Member • Posts: 133
Re: Spectacular!

tnx all. I'm glad you enjoyed them. I'm still newbie at photography, but good lense and camera, make macro shots realy easy.

First image shows preening (cleaning) the eyes. It's a hoover fly
Second one is cricket (Genus Oecanthus)
Third one is also hoover fly (Helophilus Trivittatus)

The lense i use is Raynox 250d. Great lense i must add. I also hade to made flash diffuser, because lense hood droped shadow at close range. Her's how it looks. I also made ring led light

And here's my poor test of using slave flash with 1.7tc and macro lense infront. Magnification was huge, but dof was very bad. But it looks nice. Slave flash works great btw. All this cost me about 50$

And some more macro shots. Hope it's not too much images for one post. Please, let me know. tnx

HBWright Forum Member • Posts: 68
Re: Spectacular!

Speechless. Those are awesome photos. I am so jealous but hopeful.
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Heidi

Seemolf Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
a new star is born!

very good job and quite inventive!
I don't like my LED light any more. Do you like yours?

Sven

OP teva Regular Member • Posts: 133
Re: a new star is born!

Seemolf wrote:

very good job and quite inventive!
I don't like my LED light any more. Do you like yours?

Sven

Actually, i don't like it either. It was good idea at first, but later on, it did not give me good results when shooting bugs. I use it sometimes, when it's getting dark, to brighten evf. When testing, i found, that images are not that sharp as with flash. Don't know why, like i said, i'm newbie...but i didn't really digg into it.

Flash diffuser (plastic bottle) works excellent for me with raynox lense. It gives soft light.

OP teva Regular Member • Posts: 133
Re: a new star is born!

If you don't mind.

Here's a good example of DOF at only F7.1 with fz5. I belive this is very good, for point&shoot camera. I belive i was lucky to get just the right distance and magnification to achive that.

XeDRoX Regular Member • Posts: 171
Re: a new star is born!

Hi,

I just began with macro shooting too, and bought myself a Raynox DCR-150. Yours is a DCR-250 and not a D250 like you mentioned, the DCR-250 gives +8 indeed.

Some of your foto's are awesome, did you used you slave flash with them, or only the built in flash with diffusor?

Keep up the good work!

fmoore Veteran Member • Posts: 7,669
Raynox dcr250

More wonderful shots. From the first post I thought you were using the canon 250d which is a +4 diopter. I see now you're using the +8 diopter ranox dcr250; an excellent lens for sure. $45 at bugeyedigital.
What 1.7x tele is that? Oly c-180? Was that combo used on any of these shots?
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Fred
FZ5 & FZ1v2
http://www.ishots.net

Seemolf Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
Re: a new star is born!

teva wrote:

If you don't mind.
Here's a good example of DOF at only F7.1 with fz5.

Excellent DOF!
I am using f:8 all the time (aperture mode).
My diffusor is similar, but adjustable as you can see here:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1033&thread=15830940
If you need a remote control .....
You can see, that our equipment is very similar!

Sven

OP teva Regular Member • Posts: 133
Re: a new star is born!

Seemolf wrote:

Excellent DOF!
I am using f:8 all the time (aperture mode).
My diffusor is similar, but adjustable as you can see here:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1033&thread=15830940
If you need a remote control .....
You can see, that our equipment is very similar!

Sven

Your gear looks great. We do share similar ideas. I stoped making my own gear, because i got dslr and fz5 is now second camera and not so in use. Still, i enjoy macro with it.

OP teva Regular Member • Posts: 133
Re: Raynox dcr250

fmoore wrote:

More wonderful shots. From the first post I thought you were using
the canon 250d which is a +4 diopter. I see now you're using the
+8 diopter ranox dcr250; an excellent lens for sure. $45 at
bugeyedigital.
What 1.7x tele is that? Oly c-180? Was that combo used on any of
these shots?
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Fred
FZ5 & FZ1v2
http://www.ishots.net

Sorry, i made a mistake in the first post. I user Raynox dcr250 lense. It sure is a great lense

yes, it's oly tcon 180. None of the above images were taken with it. This one below is. This is a very small bug or someting. It stays on the same place for weeks, so it was my test bunny. Its head is about half a centimeter (about 0,196850394 inch). And you can see bad dof and focus. Also, you can't shoot it from hand.

This is another test, this time with +8 and +4 lense together. A mosquito

And if i may add, that oly tcon is great with fz5. I made some good bird shots with it. FZ5 works great even on larger animals.

Seemolf Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
Re: a new star is born!

teva wrote:
I stoped making
my own gear, because i got dslr and fz5 is now second camera and
not so in use. Still, i enjoy macro with it.

I planning to buy a dSLR too (nothing starting with P or C).
The FZ5 will do some macros and digiscoping with my microscope.

Sven

OP teva Regular Member • Posts: 133
Re: a new star is born!

Seemolf wrote:

I planning to buy a dSLR too (nothing starting with P or C).
The FZ5 will do some macros and digiscoping with my microscope.

Sven

Hehe..i hear you. I have the same thought about them. That's why i got KM 7D.

I still belive that p&c cameras are great for macros. Light and quiet, with good dof. I'm also interested in microphotography, but i am yet to buy a microscope.

fmoore Veteran Member • Posts: 7,669
Re: Raynox dcr250

Man, you're good! Were all of these shots using a tripod?
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Fred
FZ5 & FZ1v2
http://www.ishots.net

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