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04-16-2015, 06:44 AM   #3586
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QuoteOriginally posted by karro Quote
oh, the struggle, it's real. my condolences
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I know right?!


Just wait till what me and my little K3 do first weekend of May!

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Doundounba- those are the exact kind of macro I want to do !!! What lens are you using for those? I have not figured out how to do that kind of macro yet LOL but I am trying.
Awesome capture.. I noticed I have less spiders in my house when I have my macro lens in my hand LOL
If you go to Flickr, I almost always put lens info in the description of my shots. The crocus-and-fly shot doesn't really qualify as a macro - it was done with a Helios 44K-4 with a short extension tube. The jumping spider shot is definitely a macro. With the crop, it's probably around 3:1 macro magnification. It was shot using an HD DA 55-300mm zoom plus a Raynox MSN-202 diopter, which is an unusual combo for me. Anyway, the point is that, at least in Montreal where I live, the jumping spiders that live on houses are really small. Frustratingly so, especially when your shots wind up compared with those of people shooting much larger jumpers. Whereas I can get a pretty good phidippus shot at, say 1.7:1 (example), because these are 9-12mm spiders, a small circa-5mm zebra jumper or an even smaller Sitticus (or juvenile zebra) requires a lot more magnification to get a decent shot. A lot more than the typical 1:1 macro lens can deliver.

Near 1:1 (the typical macro lens) you'll get something like this (my very first jumping spider photo, using a Pentax-M 50mm F/4 Macro plus extension tubes):




But just yesterday, using a Pentax-M 150mm F/3.5 plus a reversed Vivitar 28mm F/2.8 (and a flash), I got this slightly more interesting shot of a similar spider:


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Very cool!!!! Thanks for the information on those, I do have extention tubes but it looks like I will have to get a reverse lens adapter now, just getting into the macro thing
Right now still objects I think are my best bet


My second try




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Just recently bought a K-3, got it 3 days ago and it is replacing my K-5. A couple of my first shots with this camera, lens used is DA* 50-135. Felt like AF hunted a bit more on the K-3 than on my K-5.






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QuoteOriginally posted by Samoht Quote
Just recently bought a K-3, got it 3 days ago and it is replacing my K-5. A couple of my first shots with this camera, lens used is DA* 50-135. Felt like AF hunted a bit more on the K-3 than on my K-5.


I see what you did there, well played sir, well played. heh heh...


And... Congrats on the new K-3, it looks like you got it figured out already, great pics!
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FA 100 2.8 Macro

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I'm addicted to my K3 again....
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FA 100 2.8 Macro
That's a very nice pic. I love the look in his/her eyes.
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That's a very nice pic. I love the look in his/her eyes.
Thanks...Her eye's were staring at my wife off photo.

---------- Post added 04-18-15 at 12:09 PM ----------

F*300 My niece playing soccer today near the corn fields of Iowa. I took my F 70-210 as well just for fun to compare. It's nice for a $39 lens, but next time I'll just take the F*300 and perhaps my DA*50-135. I've become spoiled using good "glass"


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