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Shot from my first round of using 645Z for macro
Lens: SMC Pentax-FA 645 150-300mm F5.6 ED [IF] and SMC Pentax-A 645 55mm F2.8 Camera: Pentax 645Z Photo Location: Sheridan, WY, USA ISO: 6400 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: tperrin, 10-02-2023, 09:14 PM

New to the forum. My name is Terry. Love all aspects of photography. This was one of my first attempts to shoot a macro using my reversed 55mm at 2.8 on my 150-300 (300mm focused at inifinity) at 5.6. I have not purchased a flash for this camera at this point, thus the high ISO. It was next to impossible to even focus even in bright afternoon light due to looking through the 2 lenses that were coupled. The loaded jpeg image is around 285KB. The original file was a 70 MP DNG. Handheld. I plan to get better and post better images. Need to procure a good macro rail and flash system, which I have been researching. I actually purchased the camera for doing landscapes, but can't help myself. I really love macro.

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That is certainly a very high level of magnification. Good one!
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Thank you K20 to K50! I think the magnification is roughly 5.45X life size on the 645Z sensor. Now I just need to convince my wife that I need a couple more lenses, flash, and macro rails so I can step up my game.
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One heck of an exemplary first try effort. Most impressive and looking forward to more of your awesome work. Many thanks for sharing.



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