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Reverse 28mm + Tamron 1.4x (Insects)
Posted By: zeek10d, 04-01-2009, 05:57 AM

Been out of action for a long time, think my macro also rusty










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Good stuff !
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Wow I only wish my macro skills were that 'rusty' - very impressive series.
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Great shots, man...if that is rusty I can't wait to see you warmed up....


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Oh yes you are really rusty, I'm surprised you even bothered to post them... not.
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Thanks for all your kind words. Rusty as in compared to what I was able to do last yr

Went to try again just now, was trying to work on my composition. But seems to be harder than I'd expected at such magnification. My hands also not as steady as it was 6+ months back:bsmilie:

These shots are without crop, too bad some legs got cut off^^;









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Good work, these are great.
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Excellent work - I am really waiting to see when will you post your non-rusty images later...

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Where do you live. I don't think I have seen spiders like that before.

Great series.

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you have definately lost your touch alright. Tell me how you did that so I can repeat it! Nicely done. JIM
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Excellent shots. I really need to learn how to get macro shots like yours.
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QuoteOriginally posted by NYpHoToGraphEr Quote
Good work, these are great.
Thx^^

QuoteOriginally posted by gawan Quote
Excellent work - I am really waiting to see when will you post your non-rusty images later...
Thx^^ I'm also waiting to see for myself, I know during my 1/2 yr break from photography, I worked on my composition. But then my hands aren't as steady, so I still can't take photos from more interesting angles, as you may need to twist and turn your body to get them.

QuoteOriginally posted by sawtooth235 Quote
Where do you live. I don't think I have seen spiders like that before.

Great series.

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Thx^^ I'm from Singapore.

QuoteOriginally posted by Jimbo Quote
you have definately lost your touch alright. Tell me how you did that so I can repeat it! Nicely done. JIM
Thx^^ I need to work on my holding technique, so it's back to basics for me

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Excellent shots. I really need to learn how to get macro shots like yours.
Thx^^ Reverse lens macro is not for that hard DSLR extreme macro, IF you can focus. Reason is it's A LOT lighter than normal macro setup, you don't need external flash (as long as u have a effect diffuser), the lens used is often prime lens, so it's light. Lesser stress on the arms, means more steady shot.

For diffuser I'm just using a piece of foam with a cross cut in the center;


A good way to approach insects is move slowly straight towards them and not move side ways. You'll find higher chance of success.

Focusing is just moving your camera towards and backwards till the subject is focus. There's no need to use the focus ring.

Problem with reverse lens or ext tube, you can't really focus at f16 or more narrow aperture, as it's just too dark. I just did a lighting setup to help focusing today, will share the setup if it works. It's just mounting a LED touch light onto a straight flash bracket.
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