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    Nice! We have orchids at the botanical gardens, so I'll have to make some time to capture some. They're much more three-dimensional than the roses I normally capture, so I feel I wouldn't do them justice shooting them at 1:1 and f/11. I'll take a different lens with less magnification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photoSmart42 View Post
    Nice! We have orchids at the botanical gardens, so I'll have to make some time to capture some. They're much more three-dimensional than the roses I normally capture, so I feel I wouldn't do them justice shooting them at 1:1 and f/11. I'll take a different lens with less magnification.
    Here is a closer more abstract view


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    Hi all

    Unknown caterpillar, approx 10mm long


    E-P2/Pany/Leica45mm macro

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    Hi All, Some great new pics posted. Never knew Orchids were so pretty and the catapillar is great, looks like a cactus.
    I've been snapping away today. Had alot of fun capturing the first 3 pics, i took 350 and got 8 useable pics. Elecricity is hard to capture, especially with one hand on the ignitor and the other trying to hold a camera and take pics.
    But the results aint to bad.
    Hope you all like them.







    These are of an ignitor for a gas hob btw.






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    Afternoon.
    Went for a little walk today as it finally stopped raining.
    Only two, the first is a crop of the end of a log with an inked stamp mark and the other is wool i think. Not sure, there was a few clumps of the stuff at the edge of a field but no livestock were in the field but it felt like wool.





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    J - very nice captures! I love the spark on the spark plug. I like the texture on the ink stamp, but it feels like the lighting is a bit too harsh.
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    Some lovely shots above. Macros are so interesting.

    Here is one I took this morning with a Minolta Celtic 50/3.5 1:2 macro with a Vivitar 2x tele-converter.


    ISO 200, f11, 1/40s


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    Nice one, Ron! Looks like you got yourself a great little lens there.
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    Hi all

    A couple of fly shots.

    Greenbottle fly


    E-P2/45mm macro

    A fly likes the feel of my garden kneeling pad. Fake HDR using a single .jpg file. Tonemapped in Photomatix.


    G1/45mm macro

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    Nice shots John.
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    The kneepad makes a fabulous background!

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    Klythawk those are great pics. Really like the second, can see all the hairs. Either you are very quick or the fly was dozy. I cant seem to get the things to stay in one place to catch great pics like those. I remember when i was young staying with my grandparents who had a mint plant in there garden. Flys love it, they are so pre-occupied that you can litrally pick them off the plant by their wings. I had endless fun feeding them to spiders (which i hate) by throwing them into the webs. A bit cruel but when your 10 its great fun.

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    Well done, John ! I hate flies but those are nice pics !

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    Thanks Raf and JGH for the kind comments.

    @JGH, i'm far from being fast, just the opposite really. It was a warm Saturday afternoon and i think the fly's were doing a bit of sunbathing.

    John.

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    Went out yesterday afternoon with my wife to the forest (no naughties), it was supposed to be a relaxing stroll & an oppotunity to use my new macro lens.
    BUT.... we were dive bombed by hundreds of screaming mosquitos (re-incarnated Stuka pilots) so our walk turned into a run to get out of the forest, so no pics.... not happy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGH View Post
    Went out yesterday afternoon with my wife to the forest (no naughties), it was supposed to be a relaxing stroll & an oppotunity to use my new macro lens.
    BUT.... we were dive bombed by hundreds of screaming mosquitos (re-incarnated Stuka pilots) so our walk turned into a run to get out of the forest, so no pics.... not happy...

    J
    I hear macro shots of mosquitoes biting your arm are pretty awesome! Time to sacrifice for your art I think =).
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    Quote Originally Posted by photoSmart42 View Post
    I hear macro shots of mosquitoes biting your arm are pretty awesome! Time to sacrifice for your art I think =).
    I dont think thats going to happen photoSmart42. However....if the wife doesn't mind the sacrifice for the cause....who knows !!!!!

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    Evening.
    We had a big thunderstorm last night. It was needed, it was 36įc during the day so the storm cleared the air. I managed to get my first lightning pic, its not great but you cant predict lightning and it was a handheld shot (you can see it if you follow the photobucket link), Anyway i took one of the raindrops on my balcony windows, please excuse the slight fuzziness, i was in total darkness on my balcony (watching the lightning) and found it a tad difficult to focus spot on.


    1600 ISO 1/5 sec. ( i will try harder next time)

    Thanks J.

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    Gentiana macro in 3D (for cross eye viewing)
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    Hi all,
    Thought i better post something on here as the macro thread seems to be being left behind.
    I recently got the olympus EX-25, wanted to see just how close i can get.
    Here are a few, one was with the 35mm macro and EX25 the other two were with the 40-150mm kit lens at a working distance of about 65cm. The working distance with the 35mm is stupidly small, i mean i was literally 1cm away for the bee shot and some others i took, well the bee was more or less in the lense!!
    Im not one for nature macro photography but it was a sunny day and i was in the garden and thought "what the hell lets give it a go".
    On the whole im pleased with the EX25, the next challenge (apart from getting my wife to agree to more camera gear) is to light subjects when using the EX25.

    Small Spiders.
    This was tricky as it was windy and focusing was a problem. ISO 200 1/30th F22 142mm 40-150mm + EX25


    Collection Time
    Ok, so its the back end. He was a fast little thing, he didn't hang around. ISO 200 1/250th F5.6 110mm 40-150mm + EX25


    Honey Bee 2
    This is not the live one pictured earlier. This one landed on the table and just died !!!! ISO 100 1/125th F16 35mm 35mm macro + EX25


    Thanks & keep posting, macro is one of the best aspects of photography.

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    Oh dear, it seems im the only one having fun with my macro lens at the moment. Well i was experimenting again and thought i would try and light the shots with a couple of single LED torches and highlighter pen lids for a splash of colour.

    ISO-100 5sec F18 35mm + EX25


    ISO-100 1.3sec F18 35mm + EX25


    ISO-100 10sec F18 35mm + EX25


    ISO-100 1.6sec F18 35mm + EX25


    First image is the thumbwheel on a disposible lighter
    Second= Nylon brushes of an Oral B electric toothbrush head.
    Third= Blade of a cheese knife (colour was painted with the pen lid over the LED bulb)
    Forth= A feather. ( the shaft is only 1mm thick)

    Thanks..

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    Some beetle.

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    - Ready for landing -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    - Ready for landing -
    Hi Michiel,
    Both of your macro images are fantastic! Macro photo imaging takes a lot of patience, concentration, and some good luck as shown by your great images! Best, Leica 77.

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    Hi Michiel,
    WOW !!! Fantastic, live ones.... and their flying too. (except the couple having some...are they 18?) I can only photograph dead ones. How did you do it?
    Could you tell us your setup and method please.
    Im really impressed. Great photos.

    Thanks J

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    Re: Macro

    First off
    This is a really fascinating thread...many assume images.
    I just got a 3 tube extension tube set and put all 3 tubes plus the camera adapters with my 50mm lens... the 3 tubes = 49mm plus whatever the adapters at either end add.

    So I guess it is 1:1 or close, but, then a 2x crop senor would only record 1/2 that. So the FOV = 2:1, if I understand extensions correctly, that if the extension equals the Focal Length it is a 1:1 Ratio. regardless of the sensor, but the FOV may increase the effective mag ratio because of the crop factor.

    Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 C-Sonnar T* with 3 extension tubes

    My 1st image is from a copper art-craft of a little bate shop...
    The "can" of soda is 1cm tall, and the front lens was 3" from the can.
    I shot at f/16 and fine tuned with the focus ring after I moved the thing back and forth a few times to get it real close in sharpness.
    I used a tripod for a 1.6s exposure.
    All I did is straighten the verticals up, no other crop... I shot raw in 3:2 Ratio

    any words of wisdom are welcome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by M5-Guy View Post
    ...but the FOV may increase the effective mag ratio because of the crop factor.
    No, they cancel each other out. 1:1 remains 1:1 regardless of sensor size, you just end up seeing more or less of the image depending on the relative sensor size. If you image a measuring tape with your MFT camera and a 1:1 lens, you should see just about 18mm of the tape horizontally (I say just about because on the GH1 that's affected by the aspect ratio). On a FF camera, that same 1:1 lens allows you to see 36mm of that same tape.

    P.S. Nice shot! Very sharp!
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    Quote Originally Posted by photoSmart42 View Post
    No, they cancel each other out. 1:1 remains 1:1 regardless of sensor size, you just end up seeing more or less of the image depending on the relative sensor size. If you image a measuring tape with your MFT camera and a 1:1 lens, you should see just about 18mm of the tape horizontally (I say just about because on the GH1 that's affected by the aspect ratio). On a FF camera, that same 1:1 lens allows you to see 36mm of that same tape.

    P.S. Nice shot! Very sharp!
    Yeah, what you said... I just see less of a 1:1 image....
    Thanks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGH View Post
    Hi Michiel,
    WOW !!! Fantastic, live ones.... and their flying too. (except the couple having some...are they 18?) I can only photograph dead ones. How did you do it?
    Could you tell us your setup and method please.
    Im really impressed. Great photos.

    Thanks J
    Thanks J !

    For these shots I used the G1 + Vivitar Macro 100/2.5 with a FD mount.
    Done out of hand and no extra lights. You waste a lot of shots of course that way.
    In the - Dragonflies and damselflies thread - I used a Canon FD 200/4 Macro lens on a tripod.
    Gives you room to close down the aperture for more DOF and you almost don't waste shots as long they sit still.
    Like this one for example.

    Michiel


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
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    Hi All,
    Now that i have my E520 back from olympus after the focus was fixed i have been setting up all sorts of shots.
    Heres a couple shot at different focal points. These are the tiny weeny gold pins on a 2.66GHZ celeron CPU that used to be in my PC.

    Both at ISO400 180/sec F22 35mm+EX25





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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11971274

    from some scientific work done for a colleague.

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    Looking back to when the weather was warm.


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    Not really macro but kinda... "Close focus" anyway....


    Zuiko 50/1.4















    Zuiko 75-150 F/4













    Rokkor 55/1.8








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    Sigma 70-300 Macro + TC2x












    Switching to the Sigma 400/5.6 with a close-up filter













    Tamron 28-80mm F/3.8 Aspherical (not really a great lens)














    -=> Enjoy! <=-




    I'm fairly sure all these samples are with the lenses wide open BTW.

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    And finally this thing:


    The Zeiss Jena Biotar 50/2 on the Asahi Bellows II Showing 100% crops of Japanese Money:







    Magnification Ratio = ~ 1:1






    Magnification Ratio = ~ 2:1






    Magnification Ratio = ~ 3:1





    Bellows are fun!




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    A Pecan nut.

    Minolta 55/1.7 on tubes.








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    Nice color-contrast and lighting!

    PS: Your nut is cracked!

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    Oh dear, it seems im the only one having fun with my macro lens at the moment. Well i was experimenting again and thought i would try and light the shots with a couple of single LED torches and highlighter pen lids for a splash of colour.

    ISO-100 5sec F18 35mm + EX25

    J
    Would you mind to tell us what EX25 is ?
    Thanks

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    Extension tube 25mm ?

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    My first macro, Zeiss 85mm f1.4 + extension tubes, lit up with led lights. Looking forward to posting more up over the coming holidays.

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    HI All, Ok so this is a shot to death subject & its my first attempt which i was quite pleased with so i thought i would share a couple.
    Yes its the "drop of water shot". They are not great as focusing was a challenge as the depth of field was fairly narrow (which was strange as i was at F8) Lit from behind and with 1 flash with a Spearmint Tic Tac box jammed between the flash and the homemade gridspot to give a greenie/blue cast.
    I enjoyed this little experiment & took 826 pics !!! Timing was the main issue as i had so many shots that were all... well... the same, altering the timing was not so easy as you sort of get into a rythem. Anyway i will try this again when i get my E30 and see if a faster that 1/4000 shutter speed will improve on these.

    ISO-400 F7.1 1/2500sec 35MM Macro lens @35mm. Looks a bit rude this...


    ISO-200 F8 1/4000sec 40-150mm+EX25 @ 86mm


    Thanks J

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    Hi All,
    Its been 6 months since i posted on this thread so i thought i should keep it topped up. Just 2 images, not the sharpest or technically excellent but i had fun taking them and thats what matters to me.
    I was inspired by looking at Guy Mancusso's web site and seeing how he made ordinary objects look interesting and sometimes sexy. So i gave it a go myself. These are of the inside of a Sony Walkman (an old one) and i used 3 single LED torches with some strobist colour gels over them.
    The exposure times were 20s & 13s @ F22 iso 200, NR was on low but no noise filter so they are a tad grainy.





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    Actually, looking at them agian they are not really grainy just kinda soft. Will have to try harder next time.

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    I recently purchased the GF2 (with the standard 14-42mm lens kit) for my wife as a wedding present and she has expressed an interest in macro photography/lenses and I was thinking of getting her something for Christmas.

    While I was looking up info on the Panasonic 45mm Macro F2.8 Lens, I came across the below thread (which lead me to this one) :

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24666
    According to Vivek (BTW Where is he??) your 20mm makes a perfect macro when turned around with a reverse macro ring. Cheap solution!
    Search on the forum and you will find a thread about it.

    Michiel
    I had originally planned on getting her the 20mm pancake as I thought it would make a nice compact lens thatís good in low light and work well for portraits/the pets/dinners out with friends etc (which she also shoots). But if she indeed has an interest in macro photography Iíd love to encourage her and get her the best gear for the best results (which I didnít think the 20mm would be in this case). Is the 45mm Macro the best choice for macro photography? Is there something cheaper (it is a tad pricey). Is there something announced that I should wait for?

    If this reverse ring thing is a a good, inexpensive way to get dual use out of the 20mm (which is a far cheaper lens) and get her great macro results, I'd REALLY appreciate some specific instructions on what to purchase as the links on the first page or two of the thread seem to be dead I tried looking up a step up ring from 46mm-52mm and reverse adapter on BH and there were *ahem* a "few" options. So some specific info would be a HUGE help.

    Iím far from a pro so Iím hoping you fine, knowledgeable folk can help me!

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrob View Post
    I recently purchased the GF2 (with the standard 14-42mm lens kit) for my wife as a wedding present and she has expressed an interest in macro
    Thanks!
    I have the GF2 and GH2 with 20mm, 14-140 and 14-42.

    I have the Fotodiox adapter, and I intend to use it with my micro-nikor 200mm IF, which would probably be expensive if you could find one.

    You could look out on eBay for a leica, nikon, etc lens.

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    After many months of deliberation, and some help along the way from you good people here, I have finally made the leap from bridge camera to G3, mainly for close-ups. I have enjoyed lurking here for quite a while now and so it seems fitting to contribute some pictures now that I can.

    It is early days yet with my new equipment. My capture technique is still pretty hit and miss. The post processing is different too (and needs to be a great deal milder). But here are a few of my early learning efforts so far.

    Thank you for all your inspiration and information.

    For now I will be using the Raynox 150 and 250 and Canon 500D close-up lenses on the 45-200. The first of these images was captured using the 500D or 150 on the 14-42 kit lens before the 45-200 arrived. The others used the 500D or 150 on the 45-200. All used available light. Captures were JPEG. Post processing was done in CS2.


    1. ISO 800, f/16, 1/125 sec

    0371 22 2011_08_14 P1000497 PS1 CrThrLeDf4x30LebCu900hSS32x0.3 by gardenersassistant, on Flickr


    2. ISO 200, f/5, 1/200 sec

    0378 01a 2011_08_22 P1050227 PS1a ClCrLetDf7x30LebExCuSaHi900hSS52x0.3 by gardenersassistant, on Flickr


    3. ISO 200, f/9, 1/200 sec

    0373 13 2011_08_23 P1050785 Dahlia 'Twining's After Eight' PS1 BuLetDf4x30900hSS19x0.3 by gardenersassistant, on Flickr


    4. 400, f/22, 1/4 sec

    0381 09 2011_08_30 P1100513 PS1 CrClLebDf7x30ExCu900hSS72x0.3 by gardenersassistant, on Flickr


    5. ISO 800, f/14, 1/320 sec

    0382 14 2011_09_01 P1110887 PS1 CrDf7x30ExCu900hSS31x0.5 by gardenersassistant, on Flickr


    6. ISO 200, f/9, 1/200 sec

    0373 26 2011_08_23 P1050933 PS1 CrDf4x30Leb900hSs58x0.3 by gardenersassistant, on Flickr

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    Re: Macro

    Hi All, Was playing around today and although this technically isn't a Macro shot, it is a close up shot. Shot with the E520 with 50-200mm @ 200mm F22.
    Not quite what i was after as lighting this proved beyond my abilitys this morning. Maybe next time.



    J.

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