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The Macro/Close Up Thread part 4

Discussion in 'Photo Sharing' started by Dave, Jan 22, 2012.

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  1. shotokan101

    shotokan101 Well-Known Member

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    That's the sort of thing I full intend to try out FOB - so I'll probably be adding some shots as I go along :) - but perhaps on a separate thread to compare the images....

    ...also I don't know how I stripped the EXIF from that shot so will need to sort that out...

    Jim
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    Couple from my iPhone again - I shot some photos similar to this a while back on my TZ8, thought I'd have a go with the iPhone and olloclip to add how they compare. I prefer these iPhone ones I think!

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    Inner Space by FotoPhace82, on Flickr

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    Inner Space by FotoPhace82, on Flickr
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    shotokan101 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice :)
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    Taken with the LX5.

    TBH I'm not that impressed with the macro on the camera, I have invested in a filter adapter for it and am going to attach the Raynox to see how much more magnification it gives,

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    Marmalade Hoverfly by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr
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    Now't wrong with that shot Mike - what's the problem ? - just not "macro enough" ?

    What filter adapter did you get BTW ?
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    It takes brilliant pictures but that's quite a heavy crop ... I need more magnification :D
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    shotokan101 Well-Known Member

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    LOL - "get closer" :D
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    One of THESE
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    Mike.P® Active Member

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    That was as close as it gets.
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    That's a lovely shot, quality looks superb, especially being a heavy crop! Very interested to see what it's like with a Raynox attached! I'm guessing you'd be able to use the Raynox with the LX5 lens at full telephoto, so you wouldn't need to be too close to the subject in order to get a nice close macro image?
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    Thanks :thumbsup:


    ...now you're confusing me - I thought the LX5 macro focusses as close as 1cm ? :confused:
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    Lovely shots Mike and FOB.
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    Where did you find a hoverfly?!? argh..

    They've burnt down loads of plants in the field at the back of my workplace which was a great source of insects :(
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    Very nice Rex. You'll get a lot of joy out of using it. :smashin:


    It's a debatable one. Some people say that UV filters don't do anything. Others say they do. I actually bought a Hoya 58mm Pro-1 Digital UV filter 2 weeks ago from Amazon for £21.60. I got it initially as protection for my 55-250mm as I was going to take some shots at a local motocross meeting. It's access all areas and there's lots of dirt and stones flying around... and, as a bonus, if there are any UV/helpful properties, then great. I actually swap the filter around on my lenses now, and always put it on my 100mm macro when I take it outdoors.

    Funnily enough, the filter wouldn't have helped a few months ago when at a motocross meet ... I was standing taking pictures, when a bike kicked up a 3" stone that whizzed past my head about 2 feet away and smashed through the rear windscreen of a parked car, a further 30 feet away! :eek:

    Enjoy the lens. :smashin:



    Edit: You can get the above filter a couple of quid cheaper on Amazon from one of their "sellers", but after reading the problems that one of our members on here had with a fake filter recently, I paid the extra and got it from Amazon themselves to make sure that I got a genuine one.
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    It was a very small hoverfly :D
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    Don't panic .. I took that last year. :laugh:

    I have the same thing, we had loads of bushes and plants round the back of our house, great source of insects. Council came round a few months ago and instead of just trimming them back they hacked everything down to the ground. :(
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    To late orderd it allready thought better to be safe than sorry paid £26 for mine wasn't sure if they where the same as the cheaper ones, it came today and i put it on, pitty about the rain though :( cheers anyway

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    Nice Orchid :smashin:
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    lovely shot
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    "Sweet" Mike ;)
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    In theory UV filters...well...filter out UV so should help a bit but I use them mainly as a lens protector.
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    To quota a well known Scotsman (me :rolleyes:) "Aye Right!" :D
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    Well learnt something new today.

    Haven't been at all happy with the MP-E 65mm. it is lacking the sharpness I see with my Pentax macro lenses ... so much so I was considering sending the lens back to Canon for checking. Even the fly I posted yesterday wasn't as sharp as I get on the K-5 with a macro lens/tubes/teleconverter.

    Anyway, it seems that the 65mm is unlike other macro lenses. Where I shoot @ f14/16 to get good DOF, using those sort of apertures on the 50D with the MP-E causes very bad defraction (more so on the 50D than the 5DII).

    So today I have been playing with the lens at f5.6 or so and the results are much sharper. Much happier now ... was beginning to think I had been sold a dud lens.

    Just thought someone may find this helpful if they come across the same problem :)
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    Cracking shot, Rex! :thumbsup:
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    Have you experimented with other apertures? I've mainly been using f11, maybe I'll have a go at some wider ones.
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    You are using the 5dII so should be ok at around f8/f11. Because of the pixel density on a crop camera the aperture needs to be larger. (apparently) :)
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