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09-17-2011, 03:36 PM   #91
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Hey Tanner, yeah, equivalent of $50 or so on eBay - small isn't it?! I got the 2.8, according to various sources the 4 just isn't any good for macro. Just started playing with it this w/e, need to do some proper testing with it yes but all in due time, the # of bugs here has declined steeply so just making the most of it whilst they're still around. I made a little hood for mine, thinks it makes a difference. I'll probably produce some proper tests versus the billions of old Pentax 50s that I have over the winter sometime, stay tuned. On first results nice and clean though, as in I don't get the weird green and purply fringe stuff I used to get with the K50 in the highlights.
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Hey Tanner, yeah, equivalent of $50 or so on eBay - small isn't it?! I got the 2.8, according to various sources the 4 just isn't any good for macro. Just started playing with it this w/e, need to do some proper testing with it yes but all in due time, the # of bugs here has declined steeply so just making the most of it whilst they're still around. I made a little hood for mine, thinks it makes a difference. I'll probably produce some proper tests versus the billions of old Pentax 50s that I have over the winter sometime, stay tuned. On first results nice and clean though, as in I don't get the weird green and purply fringe stuff I used to get with the K50 in the highlights.
Is it the newer plastic version or the metal one?
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Same as yours

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Same as yours
good stuff! Do you have a stacking setup yet?
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Nah I wish, holding back, pacing my spending some. My kids like to eat occasionally.
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Some from yesterday

Very small moth about 5mm


This is an even smaller insect-that cucumber looking thing is about the size of a bean. Had difficulty in getting the focus right, so not the best.


I think this is a bee of sorts


This wasp like insect did not sit still-I was lucky to get this shot


Same moth as in the first photo-at a different location.


With summer arriving I am looking forward to taking some more macro shots

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Home made Macro tube with FA 28-80mm


Here is one with a M 50/2

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Macro tube with FA 28-80mm
Looks nice H-man,seems like that zoom range be handy on a tube. cover alot of stuff.

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Hangman43-would you care to share the details of the home-made macro tube
set-up?

Two more from me-house spider that came for a visit.


This one we call "Daddy long legs", very much an indoor spider. Its legs must be 10 times the length of it body. This one on the floor, so angle quite low, but also meant I could not get the focus right. Not without killing the poor thing. It was already playing dead after being moved so I could try a frontal pic. Like it though, especially that its legs are flat, as they usually have two of three bends whenever you find them.
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Took two bottom lens caps and cut the center out of them then I had a old Y/S lens so I borrowed the camera mount off it mounted it to one of the lens caps then mounted them both to a pill bottle that was the right diameter then wrapped duck tape around the bottle to keep light out.

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Think I made it a little long because the item almost has to touch the lens to focus
Neither of these photos are cropped they are both as shot
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Here is another of the green grasshopper this was all I could get in the shot
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Went on a nighttime safari - earwig didn't like the torch much. El-Nikkor 50mm reversed @f/5.6

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Nice eyes on this guy

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