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12-13-2010, 12:31 PM   #1
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You guys are aware of this guy's K200 photos, right?

I just wanted to be sure. If you don't already know, some guy is pushing an old K200 to the limit with his insect photography. It's consistently the best insect photography I've ever seen, and he's using a K200!

Check this stuff out!

It makes me wonder why I CAN'T get insect photos nearly as good.

If this is old news, then I apologize.

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I think those are absolutely amazing
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wowowowow!
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Damned good!
I wonder what lens setup he used?
EXIF shows 250mm but...

Here is his video, this guy is the Bob Ross of Macro photography!

[YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqRn3at0H60[/YT]


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wow! This is spectacular work. I totally am going to try reversing my 50mm 1.4 and see what it can do.
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I've talked to him before, a lot of those were taken with an *istDL. He uses a Takumar bayonet 28mm f2.8 or an M 50mm f1.7 reversed on extension tubes or a bellows and sometimes a teleconverter. His flash is an old Vivitar with a homemade diffuser on it.
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He appeared at Good Morning Show a while ago... I was happy to learn he was using the same camera I had at the time.
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That was a great video, thank you! Bob Ross indeed.

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Nothing short of stunning...
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I say WOW everytime I run across his work. Great proof that results come from the operator and not the gear.
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Hei, Thanks for bringing this up. Amazing video and pictures.
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QuoteOriginally posted by imtheguy Quote
Great proof that results come from the operator and not the gear.
Indeed. Doesn't the poor mis-guided man realise that he needs full-frame and $10,000 of pro-level gear in order to do this?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dubious Drewski Quote
It makes me wonder why I CAN'T get insect photos nearly as good.

If this is old news, then I apologize.
Shots are great, and while it is not old news to me, the link that is, the issue of the shots is.

It has long been stated that the most important part of your photography kit rests in the 12 inches behind the viewfinder (ansel adams)

No offence intended, but it is simply a case of knowing how to get the results out of your equipment, not in having the latest and greatest of everything. (I can't do these shots either )
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QuoteOriginally posted by edgedemon Quote
Nothing short of stunning...

My feelings too! Great work and recognition!
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Oddly, that was one of the most educational photography videos I've seen in a while. Honestly, it is somewhat eye-opening to see someone with mostly basic equipment get such fantastic images. Most of the people I've ever gone out with on such trips have pocket-searing sets of equipment; macro lenses, specialized flash units, micro-adjustable tripod mounts, etc...

I almost feel like I could go out with my own equipment and give this a try... assuming of course that I had the patience to sit in one spot for more than 30 seconds.

Thanks for the posting!
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