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Posted By: hrishi, 08-29-2008, 09:12 AM

Pentax K10D, Super Macro Takumar 50/4 at f4, 1/30, ISO 800, Handheld..

the lighting was very insufficent and I tried my best to keep myself steady..This is the sharpest image I got of the patient fly..

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08-29-2008, 09:20 AM   #2

Sho' fly don't bother me

Looks like the fly is full-on modeling for you.

That is a pretty good shot of that 'blue' fly... especially since you are using a short 50 and handheld at ISO 800... I shoot a lot of flies so I know how tolerent he must have been of you pokin' that lens at him.

I have the M 50 f4 macro, but have not used it a lot since I got my vivi 105... you have inspired me to pull it out of the closet...
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Thanks Gus, I'm glad you like it. Yes, the fly was extremely tolerant. I took atleast a dozen of images, thanks to the SR, most of them were shar, but the sharpness was lost once I zoomed in. This was the only image which was tack sharp. I've realised that a tripod is a MUST for natural light macro photography..

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Wide-open--1/30th--and handheld--you could have fooled me--fantastic.

Here is a good add for SR--if you had it enabled--you did, did you not?

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One of the better fly pictures that have been posted Hrishi... Thanks for sharing. JIMBO
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Tack sharp good colors only thing missing is the spider or fly swatter ! Great shot.
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Great shot captured from takumar 50mm macro. Is this 1:1 mag?

I am tempted now to use my idle smc takumar 50 f4 macro with 1:2 mag.sitting in my cabinet.

I have captured quite a number of your type in singapore and I think they are identical. I suppose they are the same all over the whole world.


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Fine shot. The background is out of focus and everything that needs to be sharp, is. The colours also work nicely.

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Just wow! Well done!
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That is a fantastic shot. I would love a lens capable of doing that kind of work. I really enjoy seeing the macro stuff.
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That's amazing hrishi, particularly b/c it's handheld at 1/30! Beautiful photo.
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Thanks to all for your encouraging replies.


Yes, the SR was activated. Otherwise it was an impossible shot sans tripod..

Yes I think we have the same lens

Thanks to all again
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WOW, well done mate

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