Steve's Digicams Forums

Steve's Digicams Forums (https://forums.steves-digicams.com/)
-   Panasonic / Leica (https://forums.steves-digicams.com/panasonic-leica-29/)
-   -   [Recovered Thread: 81889] (https://forums.steves-digicams.com/panasonic-leica-29/%5Brecovered-thread-81889%5D-79903/)

KENNETHD Feb 4, 2006 1:52 AM

Now all I gotta do is shoot sumpthin...! Wait here...

tiger98 Feb 4, 2006 12:45 PM

Very good Ken, I'll be waiting to see some pictures! Have fun! Jim

fmoore Feb 4, 2006 1:06 PM

Well, hey, get close! But not too close. You will focus at about a foot (12") from the subject. Practice on coins and jewelry in bright light. Start at around 6x zoom. At higher zooms you will optimize focus by locking focus with a shutter half-press and then move the camera ever so slightly closer or further before completing the shutter release. Enjoy andpost some pics.

polar905 Feb 4, 2006 7:18 PM

I am looking forward to your pics Ken. And I have been in contact with that shop you told me about in the Great White North (good price on the FZ30!)



KENNETHD Feb 5, 2006 1:53 AM

Sorry....I'm slow off the mark. Had brillaint sunshine today and spent my photo time trying for that elusive duck takeoff shot. Lots of chances with geese, too slow on the draw for a beautiful ringnecked pheasant, and none of my mallards were there today. Tomorrow, the close ups shall garner my attention. Glad you found the Camera store people helpful...btw, best regards,

KennethD

KENNETHD Feb 8, 2006 1:20 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Well, alright. Action. First, normal macro. I must point out this is just a trial run, for I can not believe the FZ 30 is not capable of a better macro than this...

KENNETHD Feb 8, 2006 1:26 AM

1 Attachment(s)
?? I know first one was not a thrill for me either....might have done something less than perfect. Crop of first one

KENNETHD Feb 8, 2006 1:27 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Nikon 4T to the rescue...normal macro

KENNETHD Feb 8, 2006 1:32 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Nikon macro crop....MUCH better. Mo later y'all, I just got paged. Comment and muse away if you feel so inclined...Best regards,

KennethD

LoveLife Feb 8, 2006 7:28 AM

KENNETHD wrote:
Quote:

Nikon macro crop....MUCH better. Mo later y'all, I just got paged. Comment and muse away if you feel so inclined...Best regards,

KennethD
Tack sharp and good technique now lets see something interesting. I think the 4T is a better macro choice because of the images quality. It is easier to work with and can withstand severe cropping. The more light on the subject the better.

digcamfan Feb 8, 2006 8:53 AM

Hi KennethD,

I have some questions!!! Ha, ha...:)

Did you shoot your macros w/the 4t with:

tripod?

at full tele or full wide?

with/without Macro mode of fuzzy30?

Thanks in advance for your reply :)

treed Feb 8, 2006 11:48 AM

Nice macro shots Ken.

So is the 4t better than the 5t and 6t? Can someone explain the difference of a higher and lower diopter rating?

lol not to go off topic but is that gum holding the coin to the wall? ;)

LoveLife Feb 8, 2006 12:34 PM

The 4T and 6T are the same 2.9 diopter just different mounts 52mm and 62mm. The 3T and the 5T 1.9 diopter 52mm and 62mm.



This shot done with a 4T on FZ10 with CRing adapter and 62-52mm Cringat 18" and 9X then 50 % cropped in PP. I feel it gives more DOF.

http://lovelife.smugmug.com/photos/38798347-L-1.jpg

suze Feb 8, 2006 12:53 PM

Kenny! Comeon - get creative! :mad:

Armed with that 4T I'm looking for "There's a speck on the fleck on the wing on the flea on the hair on the wart on the tail on the frog on the bump on the branch on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea "


Just kidding;)but only kinda - expecting some mosquito pics from you in a few months!

treed Feb 8, 2006 1:16 PM

So If I buy the 4t I need a 52-62mm step up ring? BTW, I have the FZ30.

suze Feb 8, 2006 1:22 PM

No treed . the FZ30 has a 55mm thread so you would need a 52-55mm ring

fmoore Feb 8, 2006 1:28 PM

Actually you need a 55-52mm step down ring. Step ring diameters start at the camera end. Also, the 3t and 5t are +1.5 diopter lens (not 1.9).

Narmer Feb 8, 2006 1:37 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Nikon 6T + 5T (on FZ20)

In this period they can only be used at home (and Iactually neither bring them with me at the excursion). But Spring is coming in a month...

My Macros



suze Feb 8, 2006 1:39 PM

fmoore wrote:
Quote:

Actually you need a 55-52mm step down ring. Step ring diameters start at the camera end.
Thanks Fred . I'm about to order one of these myself so you've saved me a boo-boo!

Narmer - what on eath is that? :?

Narmer Feb 8, 2006 1:45 PM

Suze

maybe at F8 (the first one was F2,8) you can recognize it

http://www.macrophotography.org/albu...T_1200810a.jpg

treed Feb 8, 2006 1:49 PM

Ahh thanks suze, just wasen't clear on that. :)

suze wrote:
Quote:

No treed . the FZ30 has a 55mm thread so you would need a 52-55mm ring

suze Feb 8, 2006 1:57 PM

treed wrote:
Quote:

Ahh thanks suze, just wasen't clear on that. :)

suze wrote:
Quote:

No treed . the FZ30 has a 55mm thread so you would need a 52-55mm ring

Treed - I goofed on that advice: See fmoore's post a few items back - it should be as Fred stated: "Actually you need a 55-52mm step down ring. Step ring diameters start at the camera end."

Narmer - the ring off a gas stove burner? :?

KENNETHD Feb 8, 2006 3:31 PM

Sorry for the lack lustre shots with the 4T. I'll truly exercise some imagination and reward you for your help in participation and comments...I really had to hustle and get out of town for a quick trip, but as soon as I collect some zzzz's I'll wade thru my stuff for something better to shoot. I couldn't help but grap a quick shot to see how it worked and I D I D use a tripod, about 6X zoom, about 1 foot away (from front of lense) and Y E S the coin was the same hieght as the camera and stuck there with that sticky stuff you can use (kind of putty) for hanging posters etc. I am really impressed even with the quickie I tried. Best regards,

KennethD

treed Feb 8, 2006 6:56 PM

Is it possible tostack two nikon 4t's on the fz30?

fmoore Feb 8, 2006 7:03 PM

Yes, for a total +5.8 diopter (2.9+2.9).

treed Feb 8, 2006 7:08 PM

I was just saying that since they're only $37 a piece ya know. But the higher the diopter won't I have to be careful of the the whole image not being in focus and vignetting? I heard someone saying that on some thread but maybe I'm wrong.

KENNETHD Feb 8, 2006 8:07 PM

Looks like an upholstery tack thingy...

Kd

fmoore Feb 8, 2006 8:42 PM

treed wrote:
Quote:

I was just saying that since they're only $37 a piece ya know. But the higher the diopter won't I have to be careful of the the whole image not being in focus and vignetting? I heard someone saying that on some thread but maybe I'm wrong.
It's not uncommon to stack 2 cu lens. No vignetting. The higher the diopter power, the shallower the dofand, consequently,the focus distance is more limited, which makes ita little more difficult.

Narmer Feb 9, 2006 4:18 AM

I wanted to but a second 6T for my FZ20, but then I took a 5T, which allows more focus distance. The magnification increases of about 30% more than with 6T alone (I thought it would increase of 50%). The quality remains practically the same

polar905 Feb 9, 2006 7:29 AM

It seems the Nikon 4T and 6T are the close up lenses of choice here. I was leaning toward one of them, but then read about the Oly MCON-35, and it didn't seem to bad. Is this an older lens cause I can't find any up here in Canada. :O

suze Feb 10, 2006 12:11 PM

Personally, I really like the Raynox DCR-250, in large part due to the fact I can quickly clip it oninstead of screwing it on like a filter. I had a 6T as well but ended up selling it on Ebay a couple of months ago since I used it less and less, then not at all. I hike a lot with my camera and like to be able to switch between macro and normal on the fly and often if need be. I think I'll even buy a Raynox DCR150 soon for some variety while retaining the clip on style. :-)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:56 PM.