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Old 20-09-2008, 21:03   #61 (permalink)
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yeah I hopefully get my lens this week if I convince the bank (the wife)
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Old 01-10-2008, 16:17   #62 (permalink)
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this thread lives it's own life now - that is really great.

Markulous thank you for answering the questions from other users. i'm bit busy with my photos but still checking this website.

paulstan i discovered live view possibilities just few weeks ago. i use it only for long exposure - the reason is: in live view mode there is less shake from mirror movement when taking photo (i have 2 different modes for it). it's great for taking photos of morning dew or flowers when there is no wind. but otherwise i don't use live view at all.
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Couple questions for you fellas:

Marcin: you mention that f11 is the minimum of what you should take macro photos at as a guide or "best setting" sort of thing. My fz28 appears to max out at f8. I can still take pretty decent shots at that setting, but can't get in real close without alot of out of focus areas obviously. Any suggestions other than "don't zoom in so far, dummy"?

I posted a couple macro shots in my gallery today:

http://www.pixalo.com/gallery/showph...90/ppuser/6781

Obviously I just got the camera and the ranynox 250 lens so I'm a total n00b at this. And obviously I was bored and didn't really have anything good to shoot....hehe
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:53   #65 (permalink)
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Couple questions for you fellas:

Marcin: you mention that f11 is the minimum of what you should take macro photos at as a guide or "best setting" sort of thing. My fz28 appears to max out at f8. I can still take pretty decent shots at that setting, but can't get in real close without alot of out of focus areas obviously. Any suggestions other than "don't zoom in so far, dummy"?

I posted a couple macro shots in my gallery today:

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Obviously I just got the camera and the ranynox 250 lens so I'm a total n00b at this. And obviously I was bored and didn't really have anything good to shoot....hehe
F/11 refers more to dSLR so F/8's fine for the FX28 - the closer you are the less that will be in focus. Only way around this is to take multiple shots at differing focal points and then combine them using something like Helicon Focus (or, I think, CS3) to create a final image with deeper DOF
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Thanks for the tip. I will check out those programs. Need to get my diffuser done too. I just don't eat candy that fast
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Old 13-02-2009, 14:24   #67 (permalink)
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really wish i would have found this site before my hubby bought me my camera my camera only goes to f/8 with built-in lens with 18x optical zoom. But that's what i got so going to use your tips today and see what I can to with what I got. Very great tips from all of you.
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Old 13-02-2009, 14:42   #68 (permalink)
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really wish i would have found this site before my hubby bought me my camera my camera only goes to f/8 with built-in lens with 18x optical zoom. But that's what i got so going to use your tips today and see what I can to with what I got. Very great tips from all of you.
you should still be able to get pretty good shots. Those are the same max settings of my camera as well and I'm able to do ok
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Old 13-02-2009, 14:45   #69 (permalink)
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if you get a 600gram carton from jelly babies wine gums or liqourice allsorts they work realy well i have a few laying around as i work in the factory so i just asked to take a few home with me
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if you get a 600gram carton from jelly babies wine gums or liqourice allsorts they work realy well i have a few laying around as i work in the factory so i just asked to take a few home with me
It's funny how candies come in such different packaging in different countries. I used to buy "tubs" of gummis in Germany. In the US, just about all those sorts of things come in plastic bags. Useless plastic bags. Some of the finer things come in boxes. I'm using the boxes from some Little Debbie snack cakes and working with cloth, tissue paper, and some thin white vinyl like material that came off an actual strap on diffuser that I found for like 3.95 from some photography place. So far it's working fairly well. Still would like to find a box that's wider at the end so I can diffuse the light to a larger surface. May have to hammer something out myself.
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Old 13-02-2009, 19:23   #71 (permalink)
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thats what the 600gram boxes are that i use
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to those who didn't see this modification of my difuser. still candy box but instead of tissius i'm using piece of box after milk. works much better. this photo and explanation is here: http://www.pixalo.com/community/phot...n-22039-7.html

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Dear Sir,

I want to know what metering mode you use for macro photography.
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Marcinklysewicz Sir,

I have gone through both of your micro photography tutorial, i am very happy to read and see the picture photographed by you....its awesome....thanks for sharing your experience.

My questions is Which metering mode u use ?
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I want to know what metering mode you use for macro photography.
I use Evaluative for pretty much everything (including my macros) but then I'm beginning to recognise how much Exposure Compensation to dial in (but check the Histogram to confirm OK)
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Cheers guys, this will keep me busy for a while
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vinodbalan72 i also use evaluative mode for metering. there was no need to change it. and sorry for the delay with my answer.
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m new comer in photography world....so this tutorial is a great help for me.....
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Great Tutorial!

I spent days last week researching how to take a good macro shot and then spent the weekend shooting. Basically everything I learned from numerous websites was all covered in this excellent tutorial. If you follow the steps here you will get good results. I was using a direct flash (no soft box) and I did experience the harsh shadows you would expect. Most of my shots were at ISO 100 at f11 to f22 and I was as close to my subject as my lens would focus and the shots were in bright sunlight.

One tip here that was just touched on was moving in. What I found that made things a little easier was to focus and then move back and forth a little to get it exact and then make the shot. It is easier than moving the focusing ring all the time as you will still be moving a little and the depth of field is so small. I bring this up as hopefully the reader did not miss it as it is a great tip.

I have a professional photographer working with me as a mentor. I showed him my results and explained some of the difficulties I was having, focusing, harsh shadows etc. and he made a suggestion that will work in many cases and is very easy depending upon the subject. I have never heard it mentioned before so that is why I am posting it. I was shooting bees and butterflies, which move quickly and are hard to focus on. His suggestion was (keep in mind this was bright sunlight) to use ISO 400 and shoot between 5.6 and f11 only further way and in a burst mode with no flash. The shutter speed was between 100 and 200 depending up on the light. This was all done in manual mode. His logic was as the camera is further away the depth of field automatically increases to cover the wider lens opening. Keep in mind we are only going from about a foot to 2 -2 ˝ feet.

Naturally the subject is now not as big on the sensor. I was using a Canon 40D, with a 100mm Canon Macro lens and shooting in RAW as well as JPEG. I had no difficulty in cropping the image and having excellent detail. It was actually better on most images as there appeared to be less camera shake because of the further distance. (this is a guess here as to the reason)

This will not work for all subjects, nor will the shots be as good as the equipment could possibly produce, but depending upon what you are using you will get more good images quickly. Anyway, give it a shot and see if it works for you.
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Welcome to Pixalo...would be good if you show a few shots in the forums
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Welcome to Pixalo Kpassaur welcome:

Many people use a focus rail for macro work. they offer more control than moving the camera back and forth, but there is nothing wron with moving the camera to achieve good focus.
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It's a great read. Must have a try.
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Nice tutorial, thank you for sharing some of your knowledge with us. There are a couple of photos in the original post which are missing, is it possible to re-upload them?
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Nice tutorial, thank you for sharing some of your knowledge with us. There are a couple of photos in the original post which are missing, is it possible to re-upload them?
Welcome to Pixalo Slingshot95

All of the images seem to be there for me.
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