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Colorful jumping spider
Lens: M 28mm F/3.5 on extension tubes Camera: K-7 
Posted By: yeatzee, 07-30-2010, 08:48 PM


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07-30-2010, 11:07 PM   #2
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Nice ... and not nice at the same time .... i am not a fan of spiders.
But this is cool ... little bugger has an extra set of eyes on you.

Amazing detail here though.
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Wow great! And a nice background, so evenly green....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mechan1k Quote
Nice ... and not nice at the same time .... i am not a fan of spiders.
But this is cool ... little bugger has an extra set of eyes on you.

Amazing detail here though.
Thanks!

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Wow great! And a nice background, so evenly green....
I have been working on my BG's, so im glad somebody noticed

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Beautiful shot Yeatzee.
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Thanks!

Here's an example of a shot that was meant to be part of a series of shots for stacking. The spider moved so im left with one shallow DOF frame... nonetheless its basically the only shot I have of it *almost* head on. It was actually funny how the little guy turned around or moved slightly sideways when the camera got close.

Anywho, the shot:


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I like this second one better! In the first one, the oof legs are a bit too much... This one seems to be more balanced imo!
I love these jumping spiders!!
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beautiful, multi-colors.....


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I'd expect you to its a much better angle
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i'd expect you to its a much better angle

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Nice work yeatzee. Very fine. I prefer # 2 as well.

Fascinating creatures.

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Thanks Tom!
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Yeatzee, stop making the folks who paid $600+ for the Pentax 100mm WR macro lens feel like idiots.

This sort of result shouldn't be possible with $20 macro set ups.
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Yeatzee, stop making the folks who paid $600+ for the Pentax 100mm WR macro lens feel like idiots.

This sort of result shouldn't be possible with $20 macro set ups.


Well to be fair, the setup for this shot was a quite a bit more than $20

$130 - Pentax AF 360FGZ
$60 - Pentax M 28mm F/3.5
$10 - extension tubes
$5 - reversal ring
$5 - cardboard/tape/staples/paper towel

total: $210

Though, I get WAY more flexibility and a flash that works for both regular and macro work
Also this shot can be done with a cheap film era flash costing significantly less, I just decided I wanted a modern flash for everyday use.

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Another great macro Tanner.

BTW, you have probably answered this question before but why do you chose to work with the shorter FL of the 28/3.5 over your Sigma 105 or even your 50/1.2 for that matter? Is it that the 28/3.5 is sharper reversed or just easier to work with? More DOF?

I don't know if your aware but I have been quite a lens nut when it comes to macro lenses and have tried quite a few different ones. I have yet to try the reversal technique which seems to work VERY well.
Anyway, I have a new lens in the mail and and once I get it I'm back in business. I'm going to settle down and give you and Rense a run for the money.

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