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08-07-2012, 11:21 AM   #286
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dr Orloff Quote
Having seen the shots here I decided the Q has enough macro and telephoto potential to warrant investing in a K mount adapter. I couldn't be bothered to wait any longer for Pentax to bring one out. This is with the FA43 coupled to a scope (uncropped):




And this is a few shots stitched together:
Those images would make a good advertisement for the Q. "Size doesn't matter, it's how you use it!"

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(My first "Q" shot contribution.)

South Silver Spring, MD at 4:30 am:


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Wonderful image sunny16. Love available light shots like this. You are dong a great job with the Q. Welcome to the Q forum.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
Can you elaborate on the setup? Thx
No probs:

Q, KQ adapter, FA43 49mm/T2 coupler, 40mm GSO photovisual (contains T2 thread for mounting to a lens) plossl eyepiece, 10" reflector.

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Dr orloff, for those of us who aren't into astro... Can you elaborate on what you mean? I think you hooked it up to a telescope?
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Yes, the reflector is the telesope (a metal tube with a couple of mirrors) and the eyepiece is what you look through. Instead of the eye looking through it you just couple a camera to it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sunny16 Quote
(My first "Q" shot contribution.)

South Silver Spring, MD at 4:30 am:
I thought this looked familiar, I get to Silver Spring at least once a week! Great night shot! Love my Q!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dr Orloff Quote
No probs:

Q, KQ adapter, FA43 49mm/T2 coupler, 40mm GSO photovisual (contains T2 thread for mounting to a lens) plossl eyepiece, 10" reflector.
QuoteOriginally posted by Dr Orloff Quote
Yes, the reflector is the telesope (a metal tube with a couple of mirrors) and the eyepiece is what you look through. Instead of the eye looking through it you just couple a camera to it.
I had to google up quite a few of the items listed

Looks like an interesting thing to try out.
Is there any place on the web that I can read up on how this works? (ie. which FL lens goes where)

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QuoteOriginally posted by sunny16 Quote
(My first "Q" shot contribution.)

South Silver Spring, MD at 4:30 am:

Thats a nice clean shot.
In camera HDR?
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The Q just makes this SO EASY.
Loving every moment of using it.

Only cropping was for 8x10 format (a bit off the sides)

Just 2 frames stacked using CombineZP




RAW does seem to be giving me better quality than OOC jpg esp, for such a small sensor camera.
Lighting is on-camera flash with a translucent corrugated plastic sheet as diffuser.
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Wow oh wow! You are killing me Pinholecam. Have the same image stacking program but have not used it with the Q. Now I have to try it. Was this the 100 macro? What aperture did you use? Exceptional image.
thanks for sharing
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Pinholecam, that was another brilliant image. You are doing such great things with the Q. i'm curious, what was the f-stop? Also, the shadows of the spider's legs make it look like there is some light coming from camera right. Am I imagining it?

Have you submitted your images to any publications? I would think some magazines would be all over them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Wow oh wow! You are killing me Pinholecam. Have the same image stacking program but have not used it with the Q. Now I have to try it. Was this the 100 macro? What aperture did you use? Exceptional image.
thanks for sharing
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Barondla, thanks.
You know what?
I had this program for so long in my PC.
Thought that I'd use it for my macros, but ended up never doing many macros (nor using the program).
But the Q has come over and made this so easy and fun that I ended up trying the program.

Yes, its the older F100/2.8.
Aperture should be f8 or f11. (I usually take at these 2 apertures now for the macros; still lots to try out thought)
I seem to be noticing that diffraction is rather significant on f16 (and f22 is certainly a no no)



QuoteOriginally posted by fuent104 Quote
Pinholecam, that was another brilliant image. You are doing such great things with the Q. i'm curious, what was the f-stop? Also, the shadows of the spider's legs make it look like there is some light coming from camera right. Am I imagining it?

Have you submitted your images to any publications? I would think some magazines would be all over them.
Thanks.
F-stop should be f8 or f11.
I've not noticed the direction of the shadows myself until you mentioned it.
I do have have a LED light on the right (more like head mounted) that is used so that at f8-f11 in the dark, the LCD does not gain up so much that it becomes unusable.
I had thought it would not be contributing to the exposure (so that at 1/15, it does not cause image shake), but maybe I'm wrong.
Something I need to be more careful of certainly to avoid image shake.

Personally, I don't think my images are that good.
There are plenty of fantastic macro work out there.
To me, the nice thing is that the Q makes it so much easier than those, which would require very 'hard core' setups and very limited focusing distance.
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