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Old 07-26-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
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- Macro Photography -

There isn't too much activity in this photography but i'm hoping you will contribute to this thread.

Please post up your macro photography with the equipment you used.

Macro is one of my favorite types of photos and I think a macro/micro lens will be one of my first lens purchases. It will be nice to see what you use in order to help me decide what to get.

And of course, it is also nice to see some good photos that you took.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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Come one people. Here's the closest i've been able to get to a macro shot with my 18-55mm. A friend suggested I should get a reversing ring and try my lens out backwards to do some macro shots. Does anyone have experience with this?


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Old 07-30-2013, 12:40 PM   #3
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Canon 40D, Sigma 150/2.8. Some might have used a Canon 50mm reversed on top of the 150.

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OP i've been noticing, more than half of your photos are underexposed.
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Canon 40D, Sigma 150/2.8. Some might have used a Canon 50mm reversed on top of the 150.

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I like the lime one a lot. What do you mean on top of the 150? Sounds like you are saying two lenses at the same time. A 150mm and a 50mm.
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OP i've been noticing, more than half of your photos are underexposed.
I know this bug one is dark, but I meant it to be that way. Do you think it would look better without the shadows? What other ones are you talking about? And thank you for the feedback. If you have comments about my other ones, feel free to tell me in my photography thread. As a learner, all the criticism is helpful.
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Yeah, two lenses at once. You get a reversing ring and adapter and put the 50 reversed on top of the 150 and it produces crazy magnification. The only problem is the focal plane is tiny so it's hard to get much in focus.
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Yeah, two lenses at once. You get a reversing ring and adapter and put the 50 reversed on top of the 150 and it produces crazy magnification. The only problem is the focal plane is tiny so it's hard to get much in focus.
Did you have to hold the aperture open or anything?
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What I would normally do is put the 50 on the camera by itself, set the aperture, and take a picture so I know the aperture rings are where they should be for that lens. Then I would take it off and use it stacked on the 150. Something to do with the way the optics work resulted in a really shallow focal plane for me. I've seen other people use the setup with better effect though.
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What I would normally do is put the 50 on the camera by itself, set the aperture, and take a picture so I know the aperture rings are where they should be for that lens. Then I would take it off and use it stacked on the 150. Something to do with the way the optics work resulted in a really shallow focal plane for me. I've seen other people use the setup with better effect though.
I don't understand that yet. I'll get back to you once I read more.

Post up more macro's though. Everyone.
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Decided to go with the 105mm nikkor micro. Can't wait to get it once I save up more. Anyone else have more shots to share?
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Almost all my macro stuff is underwater. I like it, so I should take more. But it just doesn't often occur to me to put the lens on and shoot small stuff close up.

Hawaiian Tiger Cowry with a Banded Coral Shrimp


Hermit Crab poking his eye stalks and antennae out of his shell.


Orangemouth Lizardfish. The teeth themselves are actually small. But the coloration around the mouth makes the mouth and teeth appear much larger. In the bottom left corner is a Banded Coral Shrimp.


Dwarf Moray Eel. Smaller than a pinkie finger.


Caribbean Reef Shark


Spiny Lobster


Shrimp cleaning a Lizard Fish


Shrimp cleaning a Grouper


Banded Shrimp inside a tube sponge


Trumpetfish


Flounder


Yellowheaded Jawfish


Nikon D80, Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor Lens, Ikelite housing, 2 x Ikelite DS51 strobes.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:54 AM   #14
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Nice, I want your 105mm 2.8
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I've been happy with it.

A lot of uw photographers use the 60mm macro lens. But (I read this on the interwebz, so it must be true, right?) the 105 doesn't have to get as close to the subject as the 60. My uw rig is pretty big, so it's not always possible to get the port a few inches from the subject simply because coral or rocks or other oceany stuff gets in the way, OR the subject gets scared and takes off before I can snap the picture. So the greater focus distance of the 105 was attractive to me.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:07 AM   #16
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Yea exactly, I'd want that for stuff like insects that are skittish.
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