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fldspringer Apr 14, 2012 7:54 PM

Some Backyard Macros
I was shooting around with the D3s/105 VR/TC-14EII in the yard. I tried the Metz 15 MS1 macro flash, but I forgot to charge the batteries, so this was with the SB900 flash. I underexposed across the whole series. Thank goodness the D3s has some ability to lift in post processing.

Two different sets follow this post.

fldspringer Apr 14, 2012 7:59 PM

These were all at or near minimum focus and 1.7x

fldspringer Apr 14, 2012 8:09 PM

The Ant and the Weed
They are weeds, not flowers. I know that because they are in my yard :D.

Three similar shots... I couldn't choose between them.

fldspringer Apr 22, 2012 5:52 PM

More Dandilion Pics
I have to say that I'm not used to macro with the D3s/105VR, but I think I miss using the Oly macros more and more. The lenses just maintain their sharpness better when stopping down, and the smaller sensor gives more up close and personal shots.

I still have my E-3 along with the 35 and 50 f2 macros. I'd have to replace the EC-20 (2x teleconverter) to get me back to the magnifications I'm used to working with.

Anway, couple more dandilion shots with the D3s/105VR/TC17E.

zig-123 Apr 23, 2012 5:06 AM

Hi Greg,

Great series of images, even if they were not done with an Oly macro;)

Seriously though, I've been shooting flowers the last couple of times out and, after reviewing the results have found myself wishing I hadn't sold the 12-60mm.When it comes to flowers, I miss the color fidelity produced by my old Oly E-30 as well as the close focus sharpness produced by the 12-60mm.

I still have the E-P2 along with the 35mm macro. I'm going to take it out and see what happens. I keep looking at what some of the Oly lenses are being sold for on fourthirds & thinking about getting the Olympus 50mm f2 macro.


Steven R Apr 24, 2012 9:12 PM

Nice shots Greg. You haven't lost your eye for composition of your shots, no matter what camera you are using.

P.S. (I finally picked up a 12-60mm. That and the 50-200mm now account for 99% of my shots.)

fldspringer Apr 25, 2012 6:11 AM


Originally Posted by Steven R (Post 1297640)
P.S. (I finally picked up a 12-60mm. That and the 50-200mm now account for 99% of my shots.)

That's a kit that makes so much sense. 24-400mm reach with two lenses. No one else can do that at that quality level.

MarceloLI May 3, 2012 2:29 PM

Nice macro series, the Nikon 105mm looks very sharp and nice DOF.

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