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Old Feb 1, 2008, 11:33 PM   #11
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The kit lens does fairly well as a close-up lens, especially with flowers.

I've been experimenting with flowers and flash, but I'm still not quite where I want to be yet. I'm convinced that flash can really help - I can use lower ISO levels and faster shutter speeds (or a smaller aperture), which makes for better, sharper pictures.

So often I find that the flash (I have the 560)is too hot for what I want, but changing the Ev on the flash just makes the picture underexposed, rather than lowering the "hotness" of it. I've tried using mylar for a diffuser, but one layer (while it helps) isn't enough. I've recently been able to scrounge some more so I'll try a couple of layers and see if I can get what I want. I did check out flash diffusers at Bel Air Camera at lunch today (they also have all kinds of bounce cards, too, that looked interesting, too).
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 5:36 AM   #12
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Hi Albreca,

I posted some Close-up/Near macro shots from my early days on this forum all were done with a kit lens + a rather good 2 element +10 dioptre by Hoya, I was very pleased with the results at the time. I like using the kit lens very much. Here's the link Steves-digicams.com Forums > Digital SLR Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR > New to this board and the K100D

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Old Feb 4, 2008, 5:41 AM   #13
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Hm...mm Link doesn't seem to work. Here are the pics ...Jack
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Old Feb 9, 2008, 5:06 PM   #17
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Thanks Jack, for the great closeups with the kit lens
Good to know that the kitlens works oncloseups

bye alex
sorry for the late answer, i am right now on a business trip in sunny California.

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Old Feb 9, 2008, 5:09 PM   #18
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Thanks Harriet,
maybe i'll grab some ringflash, to see of that helps. On the other side i am taking the closeups druing spring, summer and fall, where i have most of the times enough available light.

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