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Old Oct 10, 2010, 5:16 AM   #1
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Here are some geranium ( I think lol ) macros just playing around with 50mm prime and new extension tubes
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Old Oct 10, 2010, 9:14 AM   #2
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Very nice! Looks like your 50 is very sharp and you've got a good feel for focusing and dof when getting that close. I gather you used flash of some sort? The third one looks like you got a hair too much reflection from the petal on the third one in one spot. But that's being really picky, the picture is really lovely and it doesn't detract. I can't decide which I like better, they are all very nice.
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Old Oct 10, 2010, 12:49 PM   #3
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Very nice, Bock. great detail and color!
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You've really got that mastered. Lovely images.

I think I like the second one best.

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Old Oct 11, 2010, 7:11 AM   #5
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Thanks for the good commets guys....

Patty , uuhhhh mastered may be a bit of a stretch but I am working at it ! LOL

GW , your macros are outstanding so good words from you are a feather in my cap!

Mtngal , the 50 is an old Sears f1.7 that I got on an old sears ksx about 15 years ago. I remember the first time I used it to take pics at a park here in town. I had snapped a few pics of one of a teenager from our church as he was moving around the park on his bike. It was late evening. It was also the first time I had used an auto exposure SLR. The ksx would set exposure by adjusting the aperature as everything else was manual. When I got those photos back fron the lab I was truly amazed at how good the photos looked! Sharp, well exposed and just wonderful! To this day I remember the excitement I felt when I saw how good the photos I took were that day. I remember having walked up to the fellow and metering off his face and then with that set I moved back and composed the shot. When I think about that moment I still get excited! And to this day when I sit and look at some of the shots I get I still get excited! I still have plenty that I delete to be sure, but once in awhile I get to just sit and smile at myself! Yes, I used onboard flash dialed back 2 stops. The lens was at f16 reversed on about 30mm's of extension tube. I believe the camera was set on iso 100 and last but not least I had a plastic dixie like cup that is white opaque sitting over the flash as a diffuser.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 11:23 PM   #6
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these are really nice macros, very clear and sharp
maybe i should stop using my glassless 2x converter and buy proper tubes
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 6:49 AM   #7
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My "proper tubes" are from ebay for 6.88 shipped from hong kong! They are indeed aluminum and have functional pentax k mounts BUT they lack aperature linkage to the camera. So if you go my route you must use a lens with an aperature ring or use your lens reversed in which case I hold the aperature open with my left index finger and let it go just be for snapping the shot.
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These came out great. Colors are brilliant and the shots are tack sharp.

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Old Oct 13, 2010, 11:18 PM   #9
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thats sounds good to me i have my old manual Pentax 50mm f1.7 lens that would work with it
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