Incredible Macros with Pentax gear.......

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BrianC Veteran Member • Posts: 4,695
Incredible Macros with Pentax gear.......
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This guy is amazing...........some were shot with K200D and others with K-x.

http://www.thomasshahan.com/photos/

A video of his methods...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqRn3at0H60&list=UUM80atpL9P_G7_ORlFOzmAg&index=10&feature=plcp

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I have used the same lens in the past, it was incredible.

asahi man Senior Member • Posts: 1,006
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great pix

ozdean
ozdean Forum Pro • Posts: 26,088
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Thanks Brian that work of Thomas's is wonderful, I liked his comment "You don't that good a gear." This should remind us all that, "It is the adjustment of the nut behind the viewfinder that counts."

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Lawnmower Shooter
Lawnmower Shooter Regular Member • Posts: 124
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Amazing photos, he doesn't say what lens though? All I saw was "28 or 50" reversed onto extension rings. I actually have extensions for my new bought K5II-s so I would love to know exactly what lens he has. I am very interested in trying macro, looks really fun.

KentG Veteran Member • Posts: 4,681
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I am pretty sure he uses a Pentax 28mm F2.8 reversed. I am sure I talked to him once on either the current or previous Pentax forums, but it was some time ago.

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mike703 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,708
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Those are stunning. I had a look at the youtube video and the gear looks simple enough. I even have a 28mm f/2.8 - but not reversing rings / extension tubes (or the necessary skill).  I haven;t seen a lens used in reverse *and* with extension tubes before... must be difficult to handle focus and exposure?

Can anyone point me to a tutorial about how to do this and handle issues like focus, exposure and so on using a reversed lens with extension tubes?

Best wishes

Ari Aikomus
Ari Aikomus Veteran Member • Posts: 9,411
Great macro work...A good example of...

This is a excellent example of that equipment don't mean everything, when the photographer knows what he is doing

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leopold Forum Pro • Posts: 14,083
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Great shots!

Thank you for the link Brian.

Dean is right, we forget too often that the person behind the camera is the most important part!

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Lawnmower Shooter
Lawnmower Shooter Regular Member • Posts: 124
Re: Great macro work...A good example of...

This is also a perfect chance for us to learn from this kind of example. This guy is nice enough to share how he gets these amazing shots, and anybody who absorbs this information will benefit. I am looking at reversing rings now for K mount, and they are less than a $20 bill. I will be ordering one with my 2 primes and battery grip this christmas for sure. I also have extension tubes already so I will be ready to go. I wonder how different reversing the lenses are for a 28mm vs a 100mm?

miles green
miles green Veteran Member • Posts: 7,516
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Super, thanks for posting!

The video was a pleasure to watch.

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COULDBE2
COULDBE2 Regular Member • Posts: 175
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Lets not forget how important the flash unit is to his setup. Critical in freezing movement of his subjects .

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