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Old Oct 23, 2010, 12:01 AM   #1
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Default pentax k-x, 55-300 and canon 500D close up lens

was playing around with the k-x today, and wanted to post some samples of what kind of close up you can get with the canon 500D conversion len. Sorry about the lighting, not as good for shooting close ups.

Close up at 5.6
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Old Oct 23, 2010, 12:08 AM   #2
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Here is a shot at F8
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Old Oct 23, 2010, 12:12 AM   #3
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Here it is at F11
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Here is a f13 handheld in much better lighting.
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I have to say, I'm underwhelmed. There's nothing sharp about the flower shot in good light. The watch shots don't show much either. But I think the flower shot is the most telling.
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The lighting is not the best, it was still over cast. I need to use a flash to get more light on the subject I think.
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Okay, think I finally got the lighting right, OOC

First is F8 second is F16
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opps, I realize I posted the wrong flower, that was way to slow of a shutter speed at 1/125 of a sec with the poor light. That shot had allot of camera shake even with IS.

This one was the I wanted to post at 1/400 of a sec. Still need more light to get better results handheld to avoid the camera shake issues with that much mag and the long focal length. Allot of dof issues shooting at 5.6 at 300mm
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just out of curiosity, how far away is the lens from the subject you were shooting (the watch/flower/and pens?
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about 12-18 inches.
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