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thank u, kwoodard !


Jan 17, 2014 at 07:44 PM
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p.33 #2 · p.33 #2 · Shooting with Tubes


Haven't seen any macro's taken on the Fuji's (X-Series, this is the XE1) greater than 1:2. These are just a tad over 1.5:1. Water drop is 4mm across. Taken with the Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 @ f/11. Also used the M2 extension tube (27.5mm). Used a macro focusing rail and an air-remote-release.


_DSF4488-Edit-2 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



Jan 26, 2014 at 04:17 AM
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p.33 #3 · p.33 #3 · Shooting with Tubes


Some folks on other sites have been interested in the setup...

XE1 + Fuji to Nikon adapter + M2 Extension Tube (27.5mm extension) + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8. It is sitting on a Velbon macro-focusing rail.


IMG_0197 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



Jan 26, 2014 at 10:11 PM
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p.33 #4 · p.33 #4 · Shooting with Tubes



Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Jan 28, 2014 at 08:41 PM
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p.33 #5 · p.33 #5 · Shooting with Tubes



NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Jan 28, 2014 at 08:42 PM
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Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Jan 28, 2014 at 08:43 PM
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p.33 #7 · p.33 #7 · Shooting with Tubes


Once again, Ronny brings it! I would love to sit and see your workflow from taking the shot to PP work.


Jan 28, 2014 at 08:55 PM
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p.33 #8 · p.33 #8 · Shooting with Tubes


My two favorite lenses to use on my Fuji XE1 are a Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 2/58 from 1959 and an A. Schacht Ulm Travenar 135mm f/3.5 from around 1949. Both lenses are in Exakta mount and I have to use an adapter. I rescued these and about 30 other old lenses from being trashed at a photo school.

Tonight I was very tired and drifted off to sleep. I had a dream and in the dream I was going through an old suitcase that had old camera gear, knowing something I would really wat to use was in there.

I woke up and pulled out the suitcase. My grandmother collected cameras and stored them in the suitcase in my dream. Going through the case, not only did I find an original Zeiss lens cap that goes with the lens, but also a complete mint set of Exakta mount extension tubes.

I love shooting with tubes. Nearly all of my best shots have used tubes and now I have some for my favorite lenses. I am so excited to try them out. Once things start to bloom, I guarantee that I will be posting more using this setup. Heck, I think I can even get to 1:1 magnification with the Zeiss!

Pleased as punch here. Had to share.



Jan 31, 2014 at 06:39 AM
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p.33 #9 · p.33 #9 · Shooting with Tubes


HI Newbie here,
I read this topic and I figure I have the old 105 2.5 Ai and went out and bought me Nikon extension tube.
Took some photo from my back yard and it was very hard to focus. Getting old and don't have steady hand and losing eye sight.
I would appreciate if anyone have a tips and suggestions, much appreciated. I am new to micro photograph.
I can't upload photos since I am new. If you can maybe take a look the photos I uploaded on flikr.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottmti/12389174475/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottmti/12389613714/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottmti/12389618524/

Thanks You
Scott



Feb 08, 2014 at 07:50 PM
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p.33 #10 · p.33 #10 · Shooting with Tubes


Those look good to me Scott! If handholding, I try to stay with a shutter speed at least one stop faster than 1/focal length. Often I will do 2 stops faster, I am not steady either. If conditions and location allow, monopod or tripod is your friend. A focusing rail will also help fine tune.

In the same area where you got the link for your images, there is an option for HTML/BB Code. If you select that button, make sure you select BB Code, and copy/paste into here.

scottmti wrote:
HI Newbie here,
I read this topic and I figure I have the old 105 2.5 Ai and went out and bought me Nikon extension tube.
Took some photo from my back yard and it was very hard to focus. Getting old and don't have steady hand and losing eye sight.
I would appreciate if anyone have a tips and suggestions, much appreciated. I am new to micro photograph.
I can't upload photos since I am new. If you can maybe take a look the photos I uploaded on flikr.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottmti/12389174475/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottmti/12389613714/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottmti/12389618524/

Thanks You
Scott




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p.33 #11 · p.33 #11 · Shooting with Tubes


Thank you. yes they were hand held. I was kind a excited to try it out. Didn't even bother to go inside the house to prepare.
I'll keep that in mind about shuttle speed.
About the image, I'll try that next time. I didn't know it will work since forum said I cannot upload images.

Scott

kwoodard wrote:
Those look good to me Scott! If handholding, I try to stay with a shutter speed at least one stop faster than 1/focal length. Often I will do 2 stops faster, I am not steady either. If conditions and location allow, monopod or tripod is your friend. A focusing rail will also help fine tune.

In the same area where you got the link for your images, there is an option for HTML/BB Code. If you select that button, make sure you select BB Code, and copy/paste into here.





Feb 08, 2014 at 08:11 PM
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p.33 #12 · p.33 #12 · Shooting with Tubes


Yeah. You aren't uploading this way, you are embedding the image with the BB code link in the message text area.

scottmti wrote:
Thank you. yes they were hand held. I was kind a excited to try it out. Didn't even bother to go inside the house to prepare.
I'll keep that in mind about shuttle speed.
About the image, I'll try that next time. I didn't know it will work since forum said I cannot upload images.

Scott





Feb 08, 2014 at 08:26 PM
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p.33 #13 · p.33 #13 · Shooting with Tubes



Untitled by Trung_Hoang, on Flickr


Untitled by Trung_Hoang, on Flickr
Haven't done a lot of macro shooting, just dabbling with it on a rainy day.



Feb 09, 2014 at 08:41 PM
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p.33 #14 · p.33 #14 · Shooting with Tubes


Those are great! Care to share your setup?


Feb 09, 2014 at 09:29 PM
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p.33 #15 · p.33 #15 · Shooting with Tubes


Great shots!


Feb 09, 2014 at 09:37 PM
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p.33 #16 · p.33 #16 · Shooting with Tubes


kwoodard wrote:
Those are great! Care to share your setup?


Thanks!

Top: D600, 105mm f/2.5 AI-S, 20mm Vivitar AT-3 Extension tube. 1/250, f/5.6, handheld

Bottom: D600, 105mm f/2.5 AI-S, 20mm and 36mm Vivitar AT-3 Extension tube. 1/250, f/5.6, tripod. I had to hold an umbrella, and the DoF was too shallow to hand hold. Have a couple at f/11 and f/16, but it didn't jive with me the same way this one did.




Feb 09, 2014 at 10:16 PM
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p.33 #17 · p.33 #17 · Shooting with Tubes


They are Great shots..
I really need to learn how to use a tripod.

Do you focus with Live view or viewfinder? I have same camera but trying to focus with view finder is a challenging and "green dot" is not really accurate and reliable.

Thanks
Scott



Feb 10, 2014 at 08:49 PM
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p.33 #18 · p.33 #18 · Shooting with Tubes


With my D7000, it took a long time to figure out where on the "green dot" was actually in focus. What I did was use Live View to find focus (while setup on a tripod) then switched over to viewfinder. Then I would look at the green dot to see where I was. Most of my lenses where where I saw >0 flashing back and forth or just the slightest turn towards the dot from flashing. A Katzeye focusing screen is helpful too.

If I am using a tripod, I use Live View.



Feb 10, 2014 at 09:06 PM
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p.33 #19 · p.33 #19 · Shooting with Tubes


Goody tip
Thanks



Feb 10, 2014 at 09:08 PM
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p.33 #20 · p.33 #20 · Shooting with Tubes


very nice


Feb 11, 2014 at 01:21 AM
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