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Old Apr 17, 2008, 2:07 AM   #1
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Lady bug on our roses, going after the aphids.... taken with Bellows+SuperTak 55/1.8 @ f/16,



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Old Apr 18, 2008, 3:41 PM   #2
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Nicely done.
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Old Apr 18, 2008, 4:07 PM   #3
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Cool Shots! Just goes to show you that there is always something around wanting to eat you!
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Old Apr 18, 2008, 9:03 PM   #4
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Wow! Taken with a bellows?! That's really impressive - I've never used a bellows but looking at pictures of them, I couldn't figure how one would be able touse one outside.
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And I always thought lady bugs were so sweet! Nice shots and as Harriet asked, how did you get the bellows to work out side?

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Old Apr 21, 2008, 12:56 PM   #6
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I move the tripod mount from the camera body to the back of the bellows - helps balance the weight. I'm using m42 screwmount - so I have a kmount adapter, attached to my shortest extension tube (9mm I think) just to get it away from the flash hump. Super-Tak 55/1.8 on the end. The lens has an Auto/Manual switch - one leaves it wide open, switch it the other way to stop to the set aperture. Focus wide open, stop down, meter, shoot. I typically click with the wired remote. It gets really dark, especially when shooting @ f/16 I have a set of the ebay wireless flash triggers, so I'll handhold the flash near the subject - move it around take a bunch of shots. With these, the flash was only a few inches from the front of the lens, fired at full power with the Stofen on it.

If its windy, most bets are off. at that magnification, the tiniest movements take things completely out of the frame.

One of these days, I'll get out the old P&S and take a pic of the set up...

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Looks like I'll have to drag my Super tak 55 1.8 back out and use it again...LOL it is a nice lens and not that expensive used either. Very good photos well presented!



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I'm REALLY impressed, and I'd love to see what your set-up looks like. Not that I'd be likely to have an opportunity to try something like this, but it looks fascinating.
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Nice portraits! Thanks for sharing your experience with the bellows. I had toyed with the idea of picking up a set for macro work. I don't know that I could take being tied to a tripod though.

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