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02-18-2019, 04:13 AM   #5236
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Awesome Arjay. Are these heavily cropped?


I have that lens too never thought to use it for insects. Course it's still winter here and the insects aren't out yet.

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Noel, are you still using that Raynox? Seems you're getting better focus if you are.
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Are these heavily cropped?
Yes they are. The original photos were landscape format so I have cropped each side of the subject to make them vertical but mostly kept original height.
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Yes they are. The original photos were landscape format so I have cropped each side of the subject to make them vertical but mostly kept original height.
I figured as much. Our 55-300mm isn't a macro lens and won't focus that close. But I'm still going to try it come this spring when the bugs, butterflies start coming around again.


I used to use a Sigma 70-300mm macro lens set on macro to shoot bugs and butterflies, and then crop them. It did a decent job but it was heavy and hard to carry around. Now I'm older I can't tote that heavy lens anymore, I've put it aside until one of my kids decides they want to try using it.

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I used to use a Sigma 70-300mm macro lens set on macro to shoot bugs and butterflies, and then crop them. It did a decent job but it was heavy and hard to carry around. Now I'm older I can't tote that heavy lens anymore, I've put it aside until one of my kids decides they want to try using it.
Can I become one of your kids?
02-18-2019, 06:26 AM   #5241
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Can I become one of your kids?
Sure, if you're willing to take care of me when I get to the point I can't take care of myself anymore and you promise not to put me in a nursing home, like they've promised not to do.
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Sure, if you're willing to take care of me when I get to the point I can't take care of myself anymore and you promise not to put me in a nursing home, like they've promised not to do.
Well, not sure how great of a care taker I am, but I could at least help you fight the nursing home thing

Truth told, I have a Sigma 70-300 lens. I think I paid $35 for it and it is quite a decent lens and the macro is not bad. Not the sharpest at 300mm at infinity, but no complaints, really.

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Well, not sure how great of a care taker I am, but I could at least help you fight the nursing home thing

Truth told, I have a Sigma 70-300 lens. I think I paid $35 for it and it is quite a decent lens and the macro is not bad. Not the sharpest at 300mm at infinity, but no complaints, really.
As long as you keep me out of those nursing homes, you're in as one of my kids.

I think I paid a bit more for my Sigma 70-300mm DL Super macro lens. But I shot using AF with it at 300mm, not set to infinity, so maybe that's difference. There are a few insects in here using that lens, but they're on the earliest pages.
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Since my Flickr account is limited I don't post much anymore. I have to delete a photo to put one up. It does mean I only put up my better ones though.
I decided to bite the bullet and plunk down my cash for more space. I'm too lazy to do the "cut one to post one" thing.
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I decided to bite the bullet and plunk down my cash for more space. I'm too lazy to do the "cut one to post one" thing.
I thought hard about it. Maybe next year it's $100 or they drop it like google+. Spent time editing my posts here. Did 25 pages today culling bad links.
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They're not going to drop it. And $50 is cheaper than Loyal site supporter status here to get more space and less than most other places. I'll continue to pay Flickr and this year I only paid my usual amount because I'm grandfathered in, so cost to me was only $24.95. I've been on Flickr since 2009.
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