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Old Mar 25, 2005, 12:35 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

Just some sharing.
After a long wait, I manage to get a 50mm F1.7 Minolta prime lens for my reverse macro lens set up. Coupled with a reverse coupler and a 49-62mm step up ring that I bought from Casey Tan thru a MO, I am able to attach the lens to my FZ10 in reverse.

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Its not easy to take pics, as the DOF is very shallow, especially at x12. I am still experimenting, but I think at x5-x7 is easier to shoot with this set up. There will be some vignetting, but after cropping it should be ok. Not too sure on the magnification that I achieve thru this set up. Below are some pics I took of an ant. the after and before shots.....

Final shots.....





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F/8.0
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Direct flash. My Panasonic flash can depress -15degrees, and the lens does not cast a shadow. Have not tried bounce flash, but I am happy with the direct flash results.....

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Old Mar 25, 2005, 12:55 AM   #2
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See, this is what I love about this site. There are a ton of creative people, coming up with creative solutions, so they can take creative and interesting photos. God bless creative people so that I don't have to be. I think you are going to learn to take some really amazing shots with your new setup. Thanks for sharing the ideas.
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Weird looking ant, by the way.:G
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Old Mar 25, 2005, 1:09 AM   #3
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yes DOF is minimal
FZ1 Minolta f1.4 50mm reverse
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Great as allways!
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Old Mar 25, 2005, 2:44 AM   #6
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I really wish i could shoot macros like you guys....wow....truly amazing. thanks for the inspiration

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Old Mar 25, 2005, 6:08 AM   #7
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I'd Never seen the eye on an ant...

I wonder when will you stop Tchuanye.
Great pics, they are a world apart.
Not Macro anymore, but Micro-photography.

And that towe atop your FZ10 lens is growing on....
Maybe you' re already thinking to stack 6T and Sigma CU on the Minolta 50mm...
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Wow, good magnification. But only practical for very small objects. For ants and everything that is bigger a macro lens like the DCR-250 should be the better choice.
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Old Mar 25, 2005, 9:48 AM   #9
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Thnks guys for the comments. Hopefully I will improve after experimenting more with this set up.

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Wow, good magnification. But only practical for very small objects. For ants and everything that is bigger a macro lens like the DCR-250 should be the better choice.
You r right Stoney, for larger subjects I would use my 6T or Sigma CU lens.
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Old Mar 25, 2005, 10:09 AM   #10
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And to think I was ready to give some of the 35mm stuff away. Not that I'd have as much success, but certainly worth experimenting. Thanks Tchuanye, keep the wheels spinning.
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