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Bob Frank Sep 14, 2006 11:18 PM

Hi Teree,
Thank you very much for your comments.
It really isn't as hard as it looks.
This is how most were done:

Set the camera on manual exposure mode
Use a fast shutter speed 1/200 or above
Stop aperture down to f11 or small aperture
Set ISO 80 for max detail
Set camera to manual focus
Attach an external flash, (I use the Sunpak or Quantary 383)
I cut a piece of mat board for a bounce card and I use Velcro to attach
This flash output can be adjusted manually. Trial and error here, adjust for proper exposure, half power is usually what works for me, I use histogram frequently.
Attach the close up lens (I used DCR-250) can be challenging to focus, (very powerful)
Focus is the hardest thing, I frequently use a monopod and move camera to focus.
Use zoom to control amount of magnification

Here is a link to how the camera is set up....

Thanks again,

Beth Ellen Sep 15, 2006 8:50 AM

Nice shot! Enjoy your gallery very much!

Beth Ellen

tcook Sep 15, 2006 12:35 PM

Very nice macro and some great shots in your gallery.

willow1 Sep 15, 2006 3:18 PM

w0w :Gvery impressive photos!!!

thx for sharing:G

Bob Frank Sep 15, 2006 6:36 PM

Thanks, willow1, tcook and Beth Ellen.
I appreciate your comments.


annie57 Sep 15, 2006 8:22 PM

SUPER PHOTOS!!!!!!!!!!!!! :|

Bob Frank Sep 15, 2006 8:40 PM

Thanks Annie57, appreciate the feedback.


Narmer Sep 16, 2006 1:41 PM

Bob your FZ30 and D80 macros are awesome


Bob Frank Sep 16, 2006 8:25 PM

Hi Narmer,
Thanks for your comments.
You have some amazing shots in your gallery!


pixelstuff Sep 17, 2006 2:32 PM

Beautiful! :cool:
I came to the forums today because I want to buy a macro lens for the fz30 - the Raynox DCR-250 is even available from amazon - looks like I should go for it - should I? Any contras?
Thank you

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