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Yukonica wrote:
rmrj_l,

Thanks!
At half the price and twice the versatility you've come up with the best lighting solution I've seen yet.
Somewhere in my mental travels I've seen a slotted circular bracket that might complete the package.
I'm surprised the folks at big C haven't already boxed it.
Very cool. It's on the list.


Yukonika, if the circular bracket is the same as the (cheapish) one I bought through eBay, they're a bit of a disappointment - the metal isn't that thick and rigid and I did find that it 'wobbled' with even relatively little load. The way it attached btw is on the bottom, with a metal strip joining onto a circular strip that the cold shoes would sit on.

Harold, as soon as I have a pic I'll post it... too many things to do, too little time



Nov 20, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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p.21 #2 · p.21 #2 · Post Your Set Up!


Thanks for the heads up Harold.
Strike that idea.
I know ReallyRight makes something, and I'm sure it works very well, but good grief… the price.
The bracket rmrj_l made looks pretty practical after all.



Nov 20, 2013 at 01:01 PM
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Yukonica wrote:
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The bracket rmrj_l made looks pretty practical after all.


Have used an old 58mm filter. Removed the glass. Made a aluminium bracket where the outside from the filter fitts in.
Screwed the filter on the MP-E and marked the bracket in the position I want. Then glued them as marked together with 2-components glue. After drying painted black and made a separate bracket for the flashes.



Nov 20, 2013 at 01:08 PM
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rmrj_l wrote:
Have used an old 58mm filter. Removed the glass. Made a aluminium bracket where the outside from the filter fitts in.
Screwed the filter on the MP-E and marked the bracket in the position I want. Then glued them as marked together with 2-components glue. After drying painted black and made a separate bracket for the flashes.

Any pics of this? Sounds like a good DIY setup



Nov 20, 2013 at 05:28 PM
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p.21 #5 · p.21 #5 · Post Your Set Up!


Give me some time and I will put the info here.


Nov 20, 2013 at 06:19 PM
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p.21 #6 · p.21 #6 · Post Your Set Up!


Mine's just 6D + contax N100 makro combined with tele-converter mutarII 1.4X and / or extension tube sometime.




Nov 26, 2013 at 09:00 AM
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rmrj_l wrote:
New Setup MP-E 65 / 90EX / 2x 270EX II Wireless:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7377/9565501118_fa6aae5a12.jpg 2013_SX50_IMG_0526 by RMRJ_L, on Flickr]New Setup[/url]

Almost the same performance for a much lower price


I like the look of the new set-up but wonder about the amount of weight swinging off the front of the lens and transferring the load to the mount at camera face?
Bruce



Nov 26, 2013 at 08:31 PM
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p.21 #8 · p.21 #8 · Post Your Set Up!


Well, you asked!



1. Background (I have several colors, but usually use black or white)
2. 24" Silver-lined umbrellas (when shooting extreme macros, I take these off and just use the reflectors)
3. 300ws monolights
4. Light stands
5. Astronomer's star chair (works perfect for shooting macros..... the seat height is adjustable!)
6. Laptop to control DSLR
7. Small, adjustable-height table







A. Nikon BR6 (to open & close lens aperture)
B. Old Nikkor 28mm 2.5 Ai lens
C. Nikon BR2 reversing ring
D. "Third Hand" for holding small objects
E. D600
F. Nikon PB6 bellows
G. Cable release to BR6 to open & close lens aperture
H. 4-way focus rail
I. USB cord from laptop
J. Manfrotto 410 geared head
K. (not shown) Manfrotto 055XB tripod
L. Yongnuo RF remote trigger for monolights





Nov 27, 2013 at 01:40 AM
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So I wanted to give the "stick a lens on the end of your camera backwards" method like Alexey Kljatov did w/ his low budget DIY seen here: http://www.boredpanda.com/snowflake-macro-photography-diy-alexey-kljatov/

I took this a step further w/ my A77 + 70-200G + (oddly enough the same lens he used) a Helios 44M-4. This is the first attempt I've had at this technique and I gotta say it was real fun. Once I got it set up it wasn't too hard to move around the glass and find new snow flakes. I'll have to give this another go later.. I got way too cold haha

Cropped and edited to give the image some pop.

EDIT: Added picture of setup from the front when I was beta testing if you will on my girlfriend's xmas tree.












Dec 17, 2013 at 06:57 PM
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p.21 #10 · p.21 #10 · Post Your Set Up!


DIY macro diffuser is great!


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p.21 #11 · p.21 #11 · Post Your Set Up!


I just bought the Nikon 40 mm macro. I thought it would give me a nice, short working distance, but sometimes I still want a wide angle.


Feb 13, 2014 at 08:45 PM
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p.21 #12 · p.21 #12 · Post Your Set Up!


This is really great. Sharing your macro setups with everyone. Thanks everyone.


Feb 15, 2014 at 03:42 AM
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p.21 #13 · p.21 #13 · Post Your Set Up!


Really interesting rigs guys! Super insightful.


Feb 20, 2014 at 03:07 AM
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p.21 #14 · p.21 #14 · Post Your Set Up!


I want to get the vitivar 100 f2.8 eventually and adapt that


Mar 02, 2014 at 11:33 PM
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p.21 #15 · p.21 #15 · Post Your Set Up!


rw11 wrote:
I just bought the Nikon 40 mm macro. I thought it would give me a nice, short working distance,.


An interesting preference. I found my Olympus 35mm was too close, often snagging the leaves insects were on.

Harold



Mar 06, 2014 at 11:10 AM
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p.21 #16 · p.21 #16 · Post Your Set Up!


Marco World is exactly another world for taking pics...cant explain how awesome it is


Mar 07, 2014 at 06:59 PM
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p.21 #17 · p.21 #17 · Post Your Set Up!


So I'm just getting started and received my fotodiox pro tubes, shown in front of my canon 60mm f/2.8, with inexpensive rails below. Waiting for a cheap ring flash also ordered. (Using a hot light to experiment with). Photo below.

After reading some of the posts here, I realized I can use my flash bracket (used for events) for macro use. I have to get it out and configure a dual diffused flash from right/left.

Any thoughts or experience with doing this:
I saw this on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-58mm-Close-up-Anodized-Panasonic/dp/B001G42EJ4/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Reviewers there say you get good results putting a 50/1.8 on the end of a 70-200/4 with this adapter.

My setup in progress:






Thanks,

Peter



Mar 09, 2014 at 05:04 PM
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p.21 #18 · p.21 #18 · Post Your Set Up!


Is there a reason that people use bellows over rings or do they do the same exact thing?


Mar 09, 2014 at 09:29 PM
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p.21 #19 · p.21 #19 · Post Your Set Up!


They essentially do the exact same thing. Bellows are larger setups, can't really hand-hold them, can get higher magnifications with them...etc.


Mar 09, 2014 at 10:28 PM
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