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Old Jun 26, 2006, 9:05 AM   #21
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seemolf, im sure you mentioned it before, but could you tell me what your equiptment was for taking photos of the aphids?
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Old Jun 26, 2006, 11:53 AM   #22
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schmintan, this is a simple 50mm SLR Lens fixed in reverse position.
The resulting "macro lens" has +20 diopters and a terribly small depth of field.

shene gives a good description of this technique here:
http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/User-Guide/A95/Close-Up/Reversal.html

My personal method of mounting is described here:
http://www.geocities.com/seemolf/tec...sAndTicks.html

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Old Jun 26, 2006, 12:05 PM   #23
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I am really impressed with your innovation! I think you have tried all ways and mean to achieve what you have set your mind to do on the fZ5! Keep up the great work!
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Old Jun 26, 2006, 12:27 PM   #24
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thanks tchuanye,

your (!) pictures inspire us to improve our work.
You "forgot" to mention your technical gallery:
http://tchuanye.smugmug.com/gallery/271702/1/61769036

Excellent tips and fantastic pictures!

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Old Jun 26, 2006, 12:39 PM   #25
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seemolf wrote:
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thanks tchuanye,

your (!) pictures inspire us to improve our work.
You "forgot" to mention your technical gallery:
http://tchuanye.smugmug.com/gallery/271702/1/61769036

Excellent tips and fantastic pictures!

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Old Jun 27, 2006, 2:29 PM   #26
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Beautiful series Sven, Your macro work is amazing and always makes me want to do more. Ibought the lenses but so far, have not developed the patience yet. Maybe some day.

I know this has been covered before but how do youupload muli pictures on this forum? I just keep my pictures in My Pictures on the computer andafter I resize them it still will not let me upload but one shot at a time.

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Old Jun 27, 2006, 2:54 PM   #27
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thanks Don,

you need much patience and time for macros. But you will never regret to buy such lenses. They will definately survive your current camera.

You can not post multi images from local pictures! You need an external picture host - like zoto: 2GB for free. I store the pictures in the desired size (eg. 1000x800) and sometime use scaleable zoto thumbs to point to the full sized pictures.
These prepared thumbs can be moved to the edit window via drag and drop.
But what is wrong with a single picture thread? It looks like being commented from the beginning ;-)

cheers Sven
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Old Jun 27, 2006, 9:49 PM   #28
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GREAT post Sven.

Honestly, owing to the difficulty to use and impossibility to have good DOF, I am tempted by the Raynox DCR 250... yes I'd take the Oly +7,7 if it was still available,,,

I'll see...
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Old Jun 28, 2006, 6:02 AM   #29
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Love the ant milking the aphids shot. Fascinating work. Darn nice macro work Sven. If you look at the higher ratio aphid shot, you will notice a small nipple like dimple on the eye toward the back. All aphids seem to have that for some reason. Its almost like another miniature form of an eye. Another macro friend pointed that out to me awhile back and sure enough, they all have it. Oops, getting carried away again, love it !!!. Excellent work

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Old Jun 28, 2006, 1:07 PM   #30
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Nice deviation Danny,

but this is intopic, I talked about the eyes.
You could see this nice aspect in Francescos macro.
But I had a closer look in the meantime:








You gave a perfect description of this part! (appr. +50 diopters)

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