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09-15-2010, 11:20 AM   #16
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SMC A 70-210mm f/4 (at the 70mm 'macro' setting):



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I only have Takumar 50/4.... but I'm still looking for a A50/2.8... I like A lens more~~
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(Borrowed) DFA 100mm WR, AF540, AF360:



105mm Telesar enlarger lens on bellows:



FA 50mm f/1.4 on manual extension tubes:



Vivitar Series 1 70-210 f/3.5 Version 1 (probably between 1:2 and 1:3?)

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Macro's another world of photography.
One of small apertures and quirky lens extensions, combinations and lighting.
Just remember to stop down more than you think you need for up, close and personal shots...











All with FA 100 f/2.8 macro - no additions

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will reversed 35mm (for instance) give more magnification than reversed 50mm? assuming the same extension...
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Here are two of my favs:

Pentax D-FA 100mm WR:

Tulip:



Australian Wolf-Spider:


PS... Some amazing images from everyone so far! Good work Pentaxianacros...
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QuoteOriginally posted by olenl Quote
will reversed 35mm (for instance) give more magnification than reversed 50mm? assuming the same extension...
yes
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NaCl(its not just for macros ya know)H2O

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I just got my D-FA 50 Macro, so I'm not very good at macro, yet. It's an art in of itself, I'm learning, and it's a joy to fail along the way to hopefully getting better







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My amateur tip in all macro work - stop down MORE than you think you need, and focus using the selected focus point rather than locking focus then recomposing.
It's amazing how thin the depth of field becomes with every millimeter closer the subject is to the camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wi2la Quote
I only have Takumar 50/4.... but I'm still looking for a A50/2.8... I like A lens more~~
Get a Sigma A 50/2.8. Less expensive than the Pentax and 1:1 instead of 1:2.



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Some really good shots from everyone
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My amateur tip in all macro work - stop down MORE than you think you need, and focus using the selected focus point rather than locking focus then recomposing.
It's amazing how thin the depth of field becomes with every millimeter closer the subject is to the camera.
This is true.

Macro photography must be one of the most technically difficult genres of photography because you have to control everything - or perhaps I should say everything becomes more difficult to control.

You are generally battling for greater depth of field which means smaller apertures but smaller apertures means less light which amplifies the problems of camera shake which are particularly bad at close focus distances.

It's a challenge. A decent external flash makes a big difference. Plus a tripod in some circumstances - although a tripod can be cumbersome if you are chasing bugs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Caat Quote
This is true.

Macro photography must be one of the most technically difficult genres of photography because you have to control everything - or perhaps I should say everything becomes more difficult to control.

You are generally battling for greater depth of field which means smaller apertures but smaller apertures means less light which amplifies the problems of camera shake which are particularly bad at close focus distances.

It's a challenge. A decent external flash makes a big difference. Plus a tripod in some circumstances - although a tripod can be cumbersome if you are chasing bugs.
And from my perspective, its fairly different

I aim for maximum IQ which means I do not stop down much (read F/3.5-F/8 max usually) and stack the images Now THATS a challenge with bugs
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I had forgotten about this one.. Been here in my albums all along. One of the first Living things I did with the DFA100WR and the Ring flash..



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