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    Macro with the G1 - Image Thread

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    Phalaenopsis Orchid
    Kern/Alpa Macro Switar 50mm/1.9 at f/4.0 - Raw Therapee
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    The first was in the shade, this one in full sunshine

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    Re: Macro with the G1 - Image Thread

    Very nice macros.

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    Nice shots, i actually prefer the first one.

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    Re: Macro with the G1 - Image Thread

    Peter, None overwhelm me. The Switar appears lack any "bite".

    Why is this a "Macro" lens (I know they call it Macro Switar). How high a magnification can you get using this lens?

    BTW, For those who do not know, Peter specializes in Orchids. He is an expert (and I have seen better images from him).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard View Post
    Very nice macros.
    Thanks Howard,

    A few year ago, I had bought an Alpa-Reflex to Leica M adapter, supposed to allow the 50mm Kern Macro Switar to be coupled to the M rangefinder. It never worked.

    The G1 is the first digital camera that accepts this wonderful lens; the focusing is easy and precise.

    The G1 was a worthy acquisition if only for nothing else than to use my Alpa glass that had been sleeping for years (Angenieux, Kern, Kinoptik, Schneider).

    More on my Alpa web site: www.alpareflex.com

    Cheers
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    Vivek, thank you for your remarks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Peter, None overwhelm me. The Switar appears lack any "bite".
    I guess we do not have the same criteria in judging a lens. Like for photographing food, color fidelity is my prime requirement, the picture must look exactly like the flower that stands next to the screen. Aesthetic considerations come second. Up to now, I had found only a single digital camera that matched my requirements, the DMR with either the 60mm, the 100mm APO or the 180/2.3 Angenieux. I have tried various Canon DSLRs and currently also own D700 and D200 Nikons but none has the quality of color rendition I require. The G1 is the first non-Leica.

    Why is this a "Macro" lens (I know they call it Macro Switar). How high a magnification can you get using this lens?
    From infinity to 1/3 (on 24x36)

    BTW, For those who do not know, Peter specializes in Orchids. He is an expert (and I have seen better images from him).
    Here some of my web sites for those who might be interested:

    www.angraecum.org
    www.cuba-orchids.com
    www.orchids.mu
    www.alpareflex.com
    www.kilfitt.org
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1000 View Post
    Nice shots, i actually prefer the first one.
    Thank you Mark

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    Attachment 12352

    Sigma Macro 90mm/2.8 - Adapters : Nikon -> Leica M + Leica M -> MFT

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    Phalaenopsis Orchid
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    - ISO = 100 - f/11.0 - 1/4 sec with Self-timer - Silkypix
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    Re: Macro with the G1 - Image Thread

    Yellow Phalaenopsis Orchid
    G1, Oly 50mm f/2 macro


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    Nice pair of Phalaenopsis, Peter and Cindy.

    I'm assuming this thread is not strictly limited to Orchid macros.

    Here is my first test photo using a G1 with Olympus Pen F E-Zuiko 38/3.5 Macro. Felis Catus, 0.6s @ f/3.5, ISO 100.

    Click to zoom.


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    Re: Macro with the G1 - Image Thread

    I'm not sure if I posted this one before.

    | G1 | Novoflex mFT/LEM | Visoflex3 | Bellows2 | Tele-Elmar 1:4.0/135mm |



    And yes it's one of Luigi's soft releases

    Kind regards.
    Last edited by Knorp; 16th February 2009 at 11:03. Reason: typo
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    Wow Cindy, super super sharp image here. Is there alot of sharpening or USM applied here?

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    Re: Macro with the G1 - Image Thread

    Hi,

    I did not realise that this topic was open for everybody to post macro pictures. So, stupid me opened another topic for my orchidee pics

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5603

    To Peter : I prefer the soft aspect of your first picture
    To Cindy : wow, super
    To Monza : super cat, 0.6s handheld ?

    C U soon,
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    Re: Macro with the G1 - Image Thread

    Nice macros everyone. I'm glad this thread came back to the top.

    Monza, I love your example of Felis Catus. Nice sharp green eyes and cute little orange nose.

    Mazor, I did a mid-tone contrast enhancement. Google it and you will get a few ideas. It really helps to make an image pop. Then I just did a high-pass sharpen. I added an edge darken, which draws the eye to the subject.
    The Oly 50 f/2 is a killer-sharp lens to start with. I had it stopped down some, too.

    Rafael, Please join in. We are glad to have you here.

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    Cindy, Monza, Marzor, Rafael, Bart, I love your orchids, cats, screws. Hopefully soon more macros. Not orchid season here, right now only phals blooming. Looking for more from all G1ers
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    Rafael, no, that was on a tripod. I am not steady enough for half second exposures! Cindy, I'm very pleased with the quality of the Zuiko macro especially for a quick wide-open test with inadequate kitchen lighting.

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    Re: Macro with the G1 - Image Thread

    May I add an orchid? I hadn't considered this a macro--but a closeup--and its with the 45-200 lens. Its handheld in the orchid house of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. ISO 125, f/4.7 1/320s I used the MF assist to place the focus where I wanted. Using the small 45-200 and handholding, I could move around easily to get the best placement of the sunlight and background---would have been a lot harder with my 5D, macro lens or perhaps 70-200.


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    That is very nice Diane...what focal length?

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    Re: Macro with the G1 - Image Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    May I add an orchid? I hadn't considered this a macro--but a closeup--and its with the 45-200 lens. Its handheld in the orchid house of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. ISO 125, f/4.7 1/320s I used the MF assist to place the focus where I wanted. Using the small 45-200 and handholding, I could move around easily to get the best placement of the sunlight and background---would have been a lot harder with my 5D, macro lens or perhaps 70-200.


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    Diane, This is a beautiful shot. Very nice.

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    Diane, Cindy, I love your orchid shots. Are you interested in orchids only for photography or do you collect them?
    Cindy, could you expand on the lighting of your shot?
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    To Peter : I prefer the soft aspect of your first picture
    Hi Rafael,thank you for your positive feedback. I am myself torn between the two pictures.
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    Re: Macro with the G1 - Image Thread

    Peter, I shot this in the orchid house of a botanical garden here. No, I don't raise orchids.

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    Re: Macro with the G1 - Image Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    May I add an orchid?
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    Wonderful, Diana, well done !
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    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    That is very nice Diane...what focal length?
    Monza, sorry I missed this. It is 103mm with the 45-200 lens.

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    Re: Macro with the G1 - Image Thread

    Love the Orchid shots Folks, here's something nasty ...
    | g1 | novoflex mft/lem | visoflex | bellows | tele-elmar 1:4.0/135mm |


    Now if only I had the guts ...

    Kind regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    | g1 | novoflex mft/lem | visoflex | bellows | tele-elmar 1:4.0/135mm |
    Just wondering what is the role of the Visoflex in this arrangement

    here's something nasty ...Now if only I had the guts ...
    I cannot guess, please spit it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by petermcwerner View Post
    Just wondering what is the role of the Visoflex in this arrangement

    I cannot guess, please spit it out
    Hi Peter,

    1) nothing in particular other then adding some length.
    2) set fire to the matches and then take a picture.

    All the best.
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    Re: Macro with the G1 - Image Thread

    Hi,

    digital cameras as versatile as the G1, together with a computer and some software, can be soooo muuuuch fun !

    I got my bellows out again, and shot a 3 image panorama of the flower. Shot in RAW, adjusted contrast and exposure a little in Silkypix, then converted to jpg.

    3 jpgs automatically stitched together with "hugin" software.

    Resized to postable dimensions in PaintShopPro.

    Here's the result, I hope you like it :



    I have one more test in the camera, will probably upload later.

    C U,
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    Re: Macro with the G1 - Image Thread

    Here's the second one, workflow the same as previous, but needed more cropping in PaintShopPro



    C U,
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