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Old Jul 3, 2004, 12:17 PM   #1
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This is my first insect macro. Done using a reversed lens (and a new adaptor made a few hours ago). I've left the vignetting on, I think it looks good with it.
I'm not that happy with it, then again I never am with what I post.

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Old Jul 3, 2004, 12:22 PM   #2
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Anbother, cropped. I think I need a higher quality camera soon.

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Old Jul 3, 2004, 12:59 PM   #3
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Last one. That gold on its back is fascinating me.



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Old Jul 3, 2004, 1:11 PM   #4
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The third one looks freshly painted. :-)
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Old Jul 4, 2004, 4:18 PM   #5
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nice closeup!

Try to zoom in to the maximum your cam can do to avoid the vignetting.
I'm using field glas lenses which are the same size as the lens of my digicam and it has a vignette too, but not anymore when I zoom in. and the results are also much better!
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Old Jul 5, 2004, 3:11 AM   #6
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That is on full optical zoom kex (35mm equivalent: 114mm). Not digital as I tend not to use that. I'm not using the 50mm f=1.8 Nikon lens now. I bought an old SR-1 (1962 ish) which had a Rokkor 50mm f=1.7 with it. Vignetting is a little down now. I'm also using an adaptor which holds the lens away from the cameras lens more than what I would want, but it means no need for elastic bands. :lol:

I've got some ideas in my head to allow me to get closer. We'll see if the camera is good enough to get what I want.
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Old Jul 5, 2004, 3:16 PM   #7
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Ok, one idea fell flat on its face. But it did give me another. I won't bore you with the details. I did however, just have a go with a spotting scope that I have. It has a magification values of 15x to 45x. It gave me a headache, made me lose my rag a few times but it does work. I just need to find a way to mount the camera, make focusing easier, sort out another couple of things and buys lots of asprin.
I'm not convinced I'll be able to get it to work though.
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Old Jul 6, 2004, 5:19 PM   #8
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Ferny, it's actually a hover fly or also called a flower fly. nice capture!!

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ferny wrote:
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I just need to find a way to mount the camera, make focusing easier
Ferny - look here for camera adapters for your scope:

www.scopetronix.com
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Old Jul 7, 2004, 4:15 AM   #10
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I've always known them as hornets djb. It may be a regional thing. Or I'm probably wrong. :lol: They do sting right? Hornets thems are then.

Thanks for the link geoffs. I've looked into this before but not with any great effort. I'm not sure if they sell anything to connect my camera to my scope. The camera has no thread and the scope has a small eyepiece. It will probably be easier and cheaper to make my own. I'll browse that site tonight. Thanks for the link.
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