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Old May 23, 2010, 11:05 AM   #1
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For these close ups I used a Tamron 200-500 while I was trying out a Tamron 1.4 TC. Not your usual close up lens. These were all hand held at 500 mm + 1.4=700mm, not possible without super steady shot. The minimum focus distance is right around 10 feet.
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Old May 23, 2010, 2:05 PM   #2
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Wow....for being handheld w/converter these came out very well. Thanks for sharing.
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Mike, I agree with Amanda, but I wonder what results would be from that lens without the tc? I ask, because I have shot some nice close-ups with a non-macro lens, but had to crop a little.
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Impressive results, especially considering that the effective focal length from an angle of view perspective would be 1050mm and those were taken at shutter speeds ranging from 1/80 second to 1/200 second. I doubt that the SSS was the only thing contributing to that though (as you'd need to be holding the camera pretty steady and have "smooth" trigger finger). ;-)
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Wow, I'm going to have to look into that set up!
Well done.
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Old May 24, 2010, 11:15 AM   #6
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Impressive results, especially considering that the effective focal length from an angle of view perspective would be 1050mm and those were taken at shutter speeds ranging from 1/80 second to 1/200 second. I doubt that the SSS was the only thing contributing to that though (as you'd need to be holding the camera pretty steady and have "smooth" trigger finger). ;-)
Jim, my math was wrong. Your 1050mm is right factoring in 1.5 then the 1.4.

The reason I tried this set-up is because I had tried this earlier without the TC and liked the results especially the bokeh. I am going to try another shoot with the minimum aperture of 6.3 instead of f/8 that I used with these shots. Hopefully I will get even better bokeh results.

As for hand holding for these shots. I sit on a small step about the same height as a curb and place my elbows on my knees, or lay on my stomach and place my elbows on the ground. None of the 8 or so shots I took came out blurry but those shots I posted are processed through Aperture 2.1.4 with no cropping.

Thanks everyone for looking and your reply's

Mike

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Old May 24, 2010, 11:56 AM   #7
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Mike those are great shots...number 2 does it for me! it almost looks edible...good workout with the 200-500 also!
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magnificent - at 700mm - i'm speachless
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