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Old Aug 26, 2009, 5:00 PM   #1
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I pulled out the SP90mm and drug it to work with me this morning (3:30am) Went out to the news paper rack to see if the paper had arrived yet, of course it hadn't but, it gave me an excuse to to give the old lens a workout. It was giving me fits... found out the adapter is broke, kept jumping from the "A" setting to manual so, these were the best I could get.
Small spider about the size of my thumb nail. I think she's about ready to burst!






She's keeping her eye on me...





The above shots were f:22 @ 180th sec. croped about 50%. this one was at f:2.8 @180th bounced 540 flash, full frame.
I didn't realize it at the moment but, the lens had lost elect contact and went wide open. I thought the lighting was kind of interesting, even if the DOF is too shallow. I wish I had thought to bring my Lumiquest soft box...
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Those are just great, don't know what your problem is with the old lens, it seems to work just fine.

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Great shots, very creepy though.

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Great macro shot's,
and ... I'm curious about you work,
" drug it to work with me this morning (3:30am) Went out to the news paper rack to see if the paper had arrived" ,

looks quite relaxing although a bit early for my taste

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GW - some nice shots of your little friend - she sure does look ready to begin an egg sac! That old lens (and your skilled hands) did a great and very sharp job!
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Nice Macro shooting, GW. At 3:30AM I can't think, never mind take macros or any photos for that matter.

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Those are just great, don't know what your problem is with the old lens, it seems to work just fine.

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Hey Tom,
The lens is an oldie but a goodie, the problem was the Adaptal PK/A adapter, something was loose internally and it was wobbling. Try as I might I couldn't get it to separate from the lens. I ended up using a tiny little screwdriver to pop it off. No damage to the lens, replaced the adapter with an other one I had and all is well.
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Great macro shot's,
and ... I'm curious about you work,
" drug it to work with me this morning (3:30am) Went out to the news paper rack to see if the paper had arrived" ,

looks quite relaxing although a bit early for my taste

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Hey Ronny,
Thanks for the complement, they have a long way to go before they can compete with yours!
As for work, I'm lucky. I get to pretty much set my own hours as long as I get my 40 hrs in. I like going in early when nobody else is there, I get more done it seems and I get off early enough if I want to, I can go shoot photos or whatever. I run a printing press so once I get it loaded up and running... I can sit and read the paper or shutterbug Magazine.
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Hey Rodney, Mole and Lou,
Thanks for the complements guys, I do appreciate them
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Don't agree about creepy, I find them very fascinating. And your pictures lets us see details we'd never see with the naked eye. I presume you weren't bored takeing these, I'm certainly not bored looking at them. Thanks for posting, GW.

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