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Fly- and bee-eyes...

Postby Stany Buyle » Mon 4 Jul 2011 12:53

All underneath pictures taken handheld, with flash at 1/320 sec and reversed 28mm on my D7000

Underneath hooverfly was approx 1cm in reality.
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and with some more magification and crop:
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One more fly-eye...
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And some bees...

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and the above picture with some more magification and crop:
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Re: Fly- and bee-eyes...

Postby jholtz » Thu 7 Jul 2011 08:18

Wow! Nice shots! :shock:

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Re: Fly- and bee-eyes...

Postby Guy Van Hooveld » Mon 11 Jul 2011 06:13

Impressive magnification factor. What type of 28 mm lens did you use here ?
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Re: Fly- and bee-eyes...

Postby Stany Buyle » Wed 13 Jul 2011 11:08

Guy Van Hooveld wrote:Impressive magnification factor. What type of 28 mm lens did you use here ?

Hi Guy,
I was using an old but very sharp manual E lens.
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Re: Fly- and bee-eyes...

Postby James » Wed 20 Jul 2011 22:36

Hey Stany - are you still using your flash system for macros?

I am thinking of getting one and wondered if you still love yours?
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Re: Fly- and bee-eyes...

Postby Stany Buyle » Thu 21 Jul 2011 12:43

James wrote:Hey Stany - are you still using your flash system for macros?I am thinking of getting one and wondered if you still love yours?

Yes I do.If I would buy such again I would go for the sigma 140 macro flash though. Had that set on my Canon5D and it was easier to use.
While high iso image quality went up, less and less flash is needed, curious for D4 and D700 successor.
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Re: Fly- and bee-eyes...

Postby James » Fri 22 Jul 2011 09:04

Thanks for the advice Stany, I have a metz mc15 which is similar to the Sigma I think. I was looking for something that produces less shadows though, the thing I like about the Nikon kit is that you can add more flashes. I guess it then gets very expensive though.

With regards to the higher ISO performance - I completely agree but mentally it is taking some adjustment for me, you've had 3 or 4 years of not worrying about ISO below 3200, I'm only just getting there :)
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Re: Fly- and bee-eyes...

Postby Stany Buyle » Thu 18 Aug 2011 23:49

James wrote:Thanks for the advice Stany, I have a metz mc15 which is similar to the Sigma I think. I was looking for something that produces less shadows though, the thing I like about the Nikon kit is that you can add more flashes. I guess it then gets very expensive though.:)

Hi James,
The Nikon macro flash set is approx € 600 but you find them quite often in second hand sites...

James wrote:With regards to the higher ISO performance - I completely agree but mentally it is taking some adjustment for me, you've had 3 or 4 years of not worrying about ISO below 3200, I'm only just getting there :)
With D700 the max I was using for macro where I cared about the result was iso 1600.
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