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Milkweed Leaf Beetle
Lens: Sigma EX 180mm F3.5 APO Macro DG Camera: Pentax K-1 Photo Location: Québec, Canada ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: 1/320s Aperture: F9 
Posted By: Weevil, 07-10-2016, 05:27 PM

K-1 + Sigma 180mm + AF 540FGZ Flash / Softbox Diffuser

The fibers you see are from cottonwood seeds that were all over the place...


The K-1 delivers very well when using the high iso here at 1600...



Chrysomèle de l'asclépiade / Milkweed Leaf Beetle [Labidomera clivicollis]
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07-10-2016, 05:52 PM   #2
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That is a wonderful macro, thanks for posting it.
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I certainly agree with Heinrich. Just as a matter of interest I wasn't aware Sigma made a Pentax mounting for the Sigma 180mm EX DG macro and I noticed this is what you used on the K-1.
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Nicely done macro!

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Thanks guys!


QuoteOriginally posted by eaglem Quote
I wasn't aware Sigma made a Pentax mounting for the Sigma 180mm EX DG macro
Yes, they made two versions...
a DG and a non DG (older) version...
Sigma 180mm F3.5 APO EX DG IF Macro Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database
They are pretty hard to find though ...
It's considered as the "poor man's Pentax FA*200mm Macro" ;-)


I was lucky enough to own 3 copies of that lens (2 DG and 1 non-DG), this is the 3rd copy... I sold my 1st copy because I wasn't using it enough, and wanted to finance another purchase, and I regretted it... so when I saw one on eBay at a reasonable price, I jumped on it...
if you can find one at a good price, and if you like macro photo, buy it !
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
Thanks guys!




Yes, they made two versions...
a DG and a non DG (older) version...
Sigma 180mm F3.5 APO EX DG IF Macro Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database
They are pretty hard to find though ...
It's considered as the "poor man's Pentax FA*200mm Macro" ;-)


I was lucky enough to own 3 copies of that lens (2 DG and 1 non-DG), this is the 3rd copy... I sold my 1st copy because I wasn't using it enough, and wanted to finance another purchase, and I regretted it... so when I saw one on eBay at a reasonable price, I jumped on it...
if you can find one at a good price, and if you like macro photo, buy it !
Thanks for the info, I'll keep my eyes open for one.
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Great detail in this shot - very nice
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
K-1 + Sigma 180mm + AF 540FGZ Flash / Softbox Diffuser

The fibers you see are from cottonwood seeds that were all over the place...


The K-1 delivers very well when using the high iso here at 1600...



Chrysomèle de l'asclépiade / Milkweed Leaf Beetle [Labidomera clivicollis]
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Excellent technique and great job isolating the subject without compromising detail!


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Brilliant - Sharp - simply fantastic .
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
K-1 + Sigma 180mm + AF 540FGZ Flash / Softbox Diffuser

The fibers you see are from cottonwood seeds that were all over the place...


The K-1 delivers very well when using the high iso here at 1600...



Chrysomèle de l'asclépiade / Milkweed Leaf Beetle [Labidomera clivicollis]
by Sylvain Cote, sur Flickr
Nice shot!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
K-1 + Sigma 180mm + AF 540FGZ Flash / Softbox Diffuser

The fibers you see are from cottonwood seeds that were all over the place...


The K-1 delivers very well when using the high iso here at 1600...



Chrysomèle de l'asclépiade / Milkweed Leaf Beetle [Labidomera clivicollis]
by Sylvain Cote, sur Flickr
Great macro shot! love the details! perfect!
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