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Old Jul 2, 2009, 5:00 PM   #1
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Shot with new Rebel T1i & Sigma 105 Macro with Raynox DCR-250.
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 5:31 PM   #2
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Sweeeeet, very cool photo.

I keep wanting to get into macro but never have taken the plunge. What sort of distance were you working at and is this the full frame just reduced or is it cropped? If you did crop it how much did you take off?
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Another great macro......thanks for sharing.
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 10:20 PM   #4
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Thanks. Mark, with the DCR-250 I was about an inch away from this guy. I did crop about about 20 percent off to get a better print ratio.
BTW - If you've never seen one of these, they are miniscule.

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Great shot, Bob. Question...Does it matter what lens you use the DCR-250 with? Prime or zoom? I have been thinking about getting one of these, but as yet I don't own a prime lens. Thanks for the Hover Fly..Robert
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Hi Robert,
I've found it works pretty will with either.
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Amazing shot. Excuse my lack of knowledge but is the DCR-250 some sort of extension tube for the macro lens, also can an a macro lens on its own take a photo of this claibre?
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Hi Steve,
The DCR-50 is an add-on lens that increases the magnification of the lens you use it with by reducing the minimum focus distance considerably. I wouldn't be able to get this shot with the macro alone. This insect is very small.
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Thanks for the info. regards Steve.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 1:49 AM   #10
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My, what big eyes you have.... Excellent picture.
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