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Old Jul 23, 2013, 12:34 AM   #1
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After reading the recent thread here about the Meike extension tube, I decided to give it a try. I received it a few days ago and had a chance to try it out today. Generally I'm very impressed with it (especially for a $25 item!!) but I need to try more. Here's a few from today. These are all with 26mm extension. C&C appreciated. Shallow DOF is definitely a challenge!

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Old Jul 23, 2013, 2:36 AM   #2
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Saly,

These are good shots! The DOF is definitely a challenge. The subject has to be flat in order to have everything to be sharp from head to tail. I have yet to break out my extension tube to try it out. Nice going!
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Thank you WCKSer, I was shooting at around f8 or f9, will try to go higher next time for wider DOF. I was surprise to see quite a bit of noise in the background, and all these shots have gone through a denoiser. The color seemed a bit washed out too, but not sure why a tube would cause that..... I'll also try lower ISO.

One thing I noticed is that the tube is kind of loose where it interfaces with the camera body. Could light leak in through this causing the colors to wash out, or is that just a crazy notion?
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