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Old Jan 20, 2010, 1:07 PM   #1
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untill the bugs come out im limited to what i can take pictures of it seems the snow as killed most insects off for now . anyway just took a shot of my wedding ring and converted it to b/w as im testing the tamron 90mm lens out............ im all ears on ideas of what to take pictures of and also tips as i am very new to macro .

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Old Jan 20, 2010, 1:14 PM   #2
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forged in the fires of Mount Doom?

looks sharp!

the first thing that comes to mind is visiting the florist and taking some closeup flower shots, etc. then you can play with some window light, add a reflector to that, play with some off-camera flash.
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yeah i do have a reflector well the missus does , i bounced her sb600 off the ceiling on this one ..... maybe i should treat the missus to a bunch of flowers kill to birds with one stone sort of speak LOL i wa sthinking of getting one of those cheap ring lights ?? have you tried one ?
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.... maybe i should treat the missus to a bunch of flowers kill to birds with one stone sort of speak LOL
sounds like a great plan!!

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i wa sthinking of getting one of those cheap ring lights ?? have you tried one ?
i have not tried those yet.
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Default Always exciting with new toys, Simon!!

I have never done any macro (I'm not the type...! ;-)) so I wouldn't know. But it looks great to me. Pushed it a bit with tweeking, have you? It looks like some good amount of grain / noise top and bottom - or was that intentionally? Have no idea, see?

Not much DOF on this one, yet f-stop = 25 - How little DOF do you get with the lens wide open then?

Good luck with bug-hunting, Simon...


BTW - In "The Lord Of The Rings" the engraving was on the inside. Have you pulled the inside out? It looks the same font to me, anyway. What's that language? Gaelic?

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BTW - In "The Lord Of The Rings" the engraving was on the inside. Have you pulled the inside out? It looks the same font to me, anyway. What's that language? Gaelic?
actually it is engraved on both sides.

One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them- outside
One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. - inside
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 2:51 PM   #7
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ive had it to f 45 however i would like to try outside in natural light ive only had the lens a few hours i need to work more on lighting etc to get the best benifits but to be honest im a total noob on this one.

ive just tried the orchid again ??







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very sharp lens, pick up allot of details of the orchid, especially the last one.
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the lens looks great.

the orchids look very sharp and would look even better with some more pleasing lighting. a bit cool and flat atm, but i do realize you are just testing.

the raynox plus tamron looks good, even better than i had expected, retained alot of image quality. though we can see the limits of dof at this magnification. that should be fun to play with.
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Nice ring close up. Is it silver?
Me, i'm bored of flower close ups. There're so many. Almost any object around you can be an unique subject. You can lurk this very forum and you'll find a lot of diverse subjects: fontain pens, clocks, marks, etc.
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