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Old Mar 22, 2006, 11:02 PM   #1
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Just got the A610 and trying out my new set up with the Canon A610 with the the canon LA-DC58F lens adapter with a Minolta 50mm F1.7 lens (reverse)
Use M mode and handheld my flash with omnibounce in slave mode.

Just experimenting with its capabilities and sharing with you all......

Appreicate any comments. Thanks!

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Old Mar 23, 2006, 1:55 AM   #2
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Terrific! I'm no expert on macro shots but these really look the business. How did you set up your slave flash?
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Old Mar 23, 2006, 5:12 AM   #3
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Thanks Ron. Well, the flash was hand held with one hand....kind of primitive

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Terrific! I'm no expert on macro shots but these really look the business. How did you set up your slave flash?
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tchouanye,

i have been looking at for a digital camera for 3 years, with macro foremost in my specs. I had just decided on the a610, when i heard of the a700. It appeals to me for the smaller size and weight, and the 6X zoom. I will buy it if the reviews are satisfactory.

But your photos are exactly what I have in mind. They are spectacular.

I had read of reversed lens techniques, but i dont understand how you connected physically to your a610. will the 50mm lens mate mechanically?

Also how is your handheld flash timed to go off with the shutter?

I am a neophyte, but i hope to have some nice shots to share with you in a couple of months.

thank you.
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Old Apr 5, 2006, 7:40 AM   #5
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Thanks!
I used the Canon adapter and have a macro coupler (Male to male thread) or wht they called reverse ring to couple with the lens.

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Flash wise, it has a slave flash. In M mode, A610 has no preflash so it can trigger the ext flash when onboard flash fires. There are some flash that takes the preflash into account. In that case, the ext flash can be fired in any mode.


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tchouanye,

i have been looking at for a digital camera for 3 years, with macro foremost in my specs. I had just decided on the a610, when i heard of the a700. It appeals to me for the smaller size and weight, and the 6X zoom. I will buy it if the reviews are satisfactory.

But your photos are exactly what I have in mind. They are spectacular.

I had read of reversed lens techniques, but i dont understand how you connected physically to your a610. will the 50mm lens mate mechanically?

Also how is your handheld flash timed to go off with the shutter?

I am a neophyte, but i hope to have some nice shots to share with you in a couple of months.

thank you.
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Old Apr 5, 2006, 10:56 AM   #6
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Phenomenal pictures. Great job!
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Interesting bit of kit!
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thanks for your prompt reply,

you have made it clear.

i see that i will be learning many techniques as i embark on my creative adventure.

I will share my progress with you and this forum.

and i thank you again for your help and inspiration.
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Very impressive indeed...and I just sold my A610 (sniff). From the picture of your camera setting, I see you have the Hoya coupler 58mm-62mm?? Is this coupler the same as a step-up ring? I think not but I'd appreciate if you could confirm that. I don't want to end up buying the wrong thing!
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Very impressive indeed...and I just sold my A610 (sniff). From the picture of your camera setting, I see you have the Hoya coupler 58mm-62mm?? Is this coupler the same as a step-up ring? I think not but I'd appreciate if you could confirm that. I don't want to end up buying the wrong thing!
Sorry for the very late reply...somehow must have slipped my mind.

Yes the 58-62mm is a step up ring. Its to interface with the canon adapter (58mm) to my reverse ring thread (62mm)



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