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seemolf Aug 25, 2005 12:33 PM

This is the third part of my amber trilogy.
The lenses have changed and there are up to four lights.
I have tried digiscoping with my canon in the meanwhile, but this is FZ5 again.
Baltic amber 40-50 million years old, this amber is clear. The shadows give a hint that this animal was fighting for its life, when it was embedded.
ceratopogonidae - gnat, 2mm
#1
http://sgsg.zoto.com/img/original/98...66e168183-.jpg
#2
http://sgsg.zoto.com/img/original/c6...bf21d1eda-.jpg
#3
http://sgsg.zoto.com/img/original/6c...5c1f83725-.jpg
#4
http://sgsg.zoto.com/img/original/f7...2ef86dcf2-.jpg

phoridae, length 3mm
same as 2nd posting, but improved.
#5
http://sgsg.zoto.com/img/original/cd...bd07d95824.jpg
#6
http://sgsg.zoto.com/img/original/fb...34ee67db77.jpg
#7
http://sgsg.zoto.com/img/original/37...50e3b04c6d.jpg

This is a dimension 2-3mm (!) I did not even dream of, when I bought the FZ5 - well done leica!! You have to consider there are some mm of "plastic" and million of years between the insect and the camera.

I am fascinated by the results with different lights and cannot decide which is best.
Maybe You help me?
sven



rebelpcb Aug 25, 2005 1:10 PM

I like 2, 5, and 7. They are all very cool pics.

Tazzie Aug 25, 2005 1:23 PM

2,5, and 7 look best to me.

seemolf Aug 25, 2005 4:41 PM

thanks taz and rebel,
my son likes #6 !
It was not easy to let the amber "disappear", but I am starting to miss it.
The pictures were resized and sharpened a bit, I did not change the colours seen by the camera.
sven

willow1 Aug 25, 2005 8:08 PM

these shots are just mesmerizing to me sooo cool and different... thx a bunch for sharing with us!!!

seemolf Aug 26, 2005 3:12 PM


Thanks willow,
forgot the "making of"....
So look at this:
http://sgsg.zoto.com/img/original/9c...d4e528e63b.jpg

Sorry this is a bad joke, this will not work - I mean digiscoping with the FZ5.
Using a nikkor lens with a binocular MBS-10 will work fine :-) (greetings to CerambyX) !
So lets get back to real life: -enlarging lens
Brick macro studios proudly presents:
FZ5, f/2,8 ,fixed focus, A-mode, Rodenstock trinar F/11 50mm,retro + Olympus alife= +35 diopt.,
The amber is gimbal mounted at the point of focus and can be positioned and turned quite easily.

http://sgsg.zoto.com/img/original/c0...5813203212.jpg

I wanted to redo my canon A70 digiscoping results with the FZ5.
These pictures were made with a microscopic lens - with diaphragm designed for SLR Cameras.
minolta bellows micro rokkor 25mm f/2.5-22

http://sgsg.zoto.com/img/original/ab...4fe5ae2e04.jpg

I used f/8, the DOF is ok but it is very difficult to use such equipment.

http://sgsg.zoto.com/img/original/76...3ad95e1da4.jpg

.... and this is one of the many reflections I had to look at.


http://sgsg.zoto.com/img/45/7277e4f9...7cdaa87079.jpg


sven

eoa


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