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04-01-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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My First Macro with K-5 and DFA 100mm WR

Just bought my K-5 a week ago. Here is my first macro shot. Just cropped the original picture

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Excellent shot, especially if that is your first macro. But, why did you crop it and just not compose it this way within the camera?
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my master told me if you have a macro lens.. try to make it 1:1 ... mean no crop...
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A great combo ...

Bonjour,

I love these two together ... the D FA 100 WR is just a fantastic lens!

Salut et quelles belles photos! John le Frog

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Excellent shot, especially if that is your first macro. But, why did you crop it and just not compose it this way within the camera?
Thanks for the comment. I composed it very close to the one I posted, but I still had to crop it because there was part of another tulip bud next to this one in the picture. Just wanted this one bud in my shot.
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Hi Vsmouli, I love that tulip, is it a tulip? There aren't any of those around here!

I too have been out and about to take my first tentative handheld macro photos with that same lens, the Pentax DFA Macro 100WR, this last few days. The daffs are out!

I cropped mine too, to even out the black borders and to change the aspect ratio to A4, then resized it to fit the forum. I made it clickable for a bigger one.


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Nice !
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Hi Vsmouli, I love that tulip, is it a tulip? There aren't any of those around here!

I too have been out and about to take my first tentative handheld macro photos with that same lens, the Pentax DFA Macro 100WR, this last few days. The daffs are out!

I cropped mine too, to even out the black borders and to change the aspect ratio to A4, then resized it to fit the forum. I made it clickable for a bigger one.
Very nice capture. I find it very hard to get good shot at any flowers that are white or yellow. You did a good job.

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Cool I am hoping to get a macro soon hope mine turn out good.
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QuoteOriginally posted by vsmouli Quote
Thanks for the comment. I composed it very close to the one I posted, but I still had to crop it because there was part of another tulip bud next to this one in the picture. Just wanted this one bud in my shot.
some cropping is reasonable. Part of the idea of macro is to get close enough so a lot of cropping in not necessary, but I like to leave a little
to whack off in the computer. Better to have a little to cut than to find out that you over achieved in camera cropping.
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Hi vsmouli,

Nice shot of the Tulip. I have been considering purchasing this lens - are you happy with, and the way it performs for you. Any issues with using it?

Thanks

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Hi vsmouli,

Nice shot of the Tulip. I have been considering purchasing this lens - are you happy with, and the way it performs for you. Any issues with using it?

Thanks

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Same here.......inquiring minds need to know
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Same here.......inquiring minds need to know
Hi BirdDude/NZ_Ross

Thanks for your comments on my picture.

I had to caliberate the lens a little bit. I set it to +6. I used the chart and instructions from this site to adjust the focus.

PENTAX DSLRs: PART-1. Autofocus Adjustment charts for front and back focusing problems. Good for Pentax, Canon and Nikon.

It seems to be fine so far. The only problem I see as mentioned by lot of other members in this forum is that it hunts to focus sometime. Other than that, it seems to be very good. I will do more tests with this lens and keep the forum updated. Hope this helps.
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Hi vsmouli,

Nice shot of the Tulip. I have been considering purchasing this lens - are you happy with, and the way it performs for you. Any issues with using it?

Thanks

Ross
Please check my response to BirdDude .
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Thanks for responding vamouli - it is helpful to me, just trying to get a 'feel' for this lens.

Ross
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