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07-21-2016, 04:54 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Hi from an old hippy

I just plucked up courage to say hi the day after buying myself a KS2 and I'm very excited about it!
This forum has been a great help in making decisions about kit, thanks :-)
Hope to upload some nice insect macros from Somerset in England soon!
Cheers

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gandelf Quote
Hope to upload some nice insect macros from Somerset in England soon!

Hi Gandelf. Welcome to the Pentax forums. Glad to hear that you are enjoying your KS2, and I hope to see some of your macros soon.
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thanks for the welcomes Mark and PJV :-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gandelf Quote
I just plucked up courage to say hi the day after buying myself a KS2 and I'm very excited about it!
This forum has been a great help in making decisions about kit, thanks :-)
Hope to upload some nice insect macros from Somerset in England soon!
Cheers
Welcome.
Enjoy your "precious" KS-2....thought I should get that in before someone else does.
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Welcome to the clubhouse!

There are plenty of us here shooting insect macros - and a few threads in which to share them.
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Welcome to the forums, Gandelf - good to have you with us... and congratulations on your K-S2 - an excellent choice Do you know what lens(es) you'll be using for macro work yet?

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Hi Mike, thanks.
After searching around (including this forum) I found a very good price (98) for the Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 Macro DG Lens, so I just ordered it this morning.

I would also consider Raynox Achromatic macro lenses - as they seem to be a cost effective alternative, but first I will give the Sigma a go!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gandelf Quote
Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 Macro DG Lens
I have two of these and they tend to be soft at 300mm even in macro mode.
Now the Raynox DCR-150 would be perfect for attaching to that Sigma lens. I have that too.

Our dedicated macro forum:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/177-macro-photography/

And my own created insects thread. I love macro insects:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/26-mini-challenges-games-photo-stories/15...r-insects.html
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thanks Photolady95 :-) I'm glad to know that's the right Raynox. The depth of field seems to be is extremely small with the Raynox - I will see how I get on without it for a little while, I'm planning to spend some time this weekend on the Somerset levels, so hope to post a sample soon!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Skodadriver Quote
Welcome.
Enjoy your "precious" KS-2....thought I should get that in before someone else does.
Hahaha does that mean I've gone over to the dark side??

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QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
Welcome to the clubhouse!

There are plenty of us here shooting insect macros - and a few threads in which to share them.
Cheers Terry!
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The depth of field seems to be is extremely small with the Raynox -
That's why we use f stops like f16 to f22 to get more details in our macro shots.

Oh and welcome to the forum from another old hippie.
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Welcome to the forum, looking forward to you insect uploads.
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Thank you PhotoHeron and Kerrydown, I just uploaded some of my first pics with the KS2 Peacock - one of many out on the Somerset levels... - Gandelf's Album: Glastonbury 2016 - PentaxForums.com
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