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Macros With Vivitar 90-180mm
Lens: Vivitar 90-180mm f4.5 flat field macro Camera: Pentax K7 Photo Location: Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/180s Aperture: F16 
Posted By: snooked, 07-29-2010, 08:29 AM

Earlier this year I picked up a Vivitar Series 1 90-180mm Flat Field Macro Lens. It only goes to 2:1 but it is enough to me and I like the better distance from the subject. The Pink Ball (flower) photo is about 3/8" (10mm) in diameter. I usually use manual focus for macro to start with. I set ISO to 200 and the camera to manual mode, focus on auto set for "Catch In Focus". With AE 540 FGZ flash and aperture set at f16 exposure came out well.


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