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A variety of images with FA ★ 200/4 Macro (no bugs) - VLF competition images
Posted By: Marc Langille, 08-13-2008, 05:51 PM

Hi Everyone,

Here are a few more images, from the miscellaneous categories: flowering plants and cacti. The third image garnered the win in the macro division for the fall fair competition and will be on display locally at the regional fair. It managed to finish in the top 2 or 3 photos for the overall win.

Taken with the K10D or K20D and the FA* 200/4 Macro lens. Image #1 is with the K10D...

Flowering plants category

Taken at F/10, 1/80 sec., ISO 400, EV +0.7, M mode:


Taken at F/9, 1/180 sec., ISO 250, EV-0.7, M mode, fill flash with the AF 540FGZ + Stofen diffuser:


Cacti category

Taken at F/13, 1/50 sec., ISO 100, AV mode, EV +0.3, immediately after a heavy rainstorm - the only one on my third trip, and the first in 7-8 months in the area. I consider myself very fortunate to make the mad dash across the 6,000 acre ranch to the only real concentration of cacti on the property:

BTW, the "bright spot" just underneath the foremost bloom is actually the overcast sky reflected in a water droplet...

I hope you enjoy them!

Regards,
Marc

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Holy crap, those are NICE shots...
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I didn't know Pentax made a Digital 200 macro, but I do now. Nice work!!

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Holy crap, those are NICE shots...
No crapping? I said no cropping...

Seriously, thanks for looking and I am glad you enjoyed them.

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Thanks Nu! Much appreciated.

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I didn't know Pentax made a Digital 200 macro, but I do now. Nice work!!

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Hi JMR,

This is a pro-level film lens, one of the last Pentax made. I picked up a demo (like new) copy back in 2006, and it's probably the last one that was available in that condition after Henry's bought the remaining stock of these lenses at Pentax Canada. I

It's an FA* series, which will work on film or digital bodies. I've posted other images in the past taken with this lens, and more are on my website.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

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Marc
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Can't pick a favorite from the punch Marc. Like them all. Great shots and very very sharp.. JIMBO
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Marc,
No doubt about it, it's easy to see why they were winners. Great shots!

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Great shots Marc. Somehow "sharp" doesn't seem adequate. I took some spider shots under the heading "Along came a Spider". Clearly you are the macro man. I would appreciate you thoughts on lighting etc. Please don't suggest getting a macro like yours as, alas, that is just not going to happen. I have the A 100 2.8 macro at this time.

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Those are wonderful shots Marc. You did use a tripod didn't you?
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Great shots and thanks for your info on this lens.

Impressive


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Can't pick a favorite from the punch Marc. Like them all. Great shots and very very sharp.. JIMBO
Thanks Jimbo! You should see them at 100% - they are very sharp.

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No doubt about it, it's easy to see why they were winners. Great shots!
Well, I am watiting to see if they are winners = they are my portfolio submissions. Don't know yet...

Thanks for looking and I appreciate the comments Ken!

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The styles are always unique with your images. Great series of photographs again.
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Excellent shots. Great color!!
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