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p.23 #1 · p.23 #1 · Post Your Set Up!


When I do use a flash, I always use it in manual mode. More often than not, I am at the lowest power setting as well.


Jun 12, 2014 at 02:22 PM
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Stryker 2.0 wrote:
Ok dumb noob question... Are you guys/gals using your flash(s) in manual or TTL?
I am trying to decide on a flash to buy for "on camera" canon 5D Mkiii.
I have studio strobes, but that is not going to work in the woods!


Ask a simple question and get a slightly complicated answer.

I use mostly manual focus film lenses via adapters, so the camera has no idea about focal length, aperture...

I have a lot of Olympus OM film dedicated flash guns. I have used these with digital. I use manual camera mode and fill flash. I can either set the gun to fully manual or let the larger units, which have onboard meters, meter off the subject and control themselves and any TTL cord-linked units. (This may require a false value for e.g. ISO, to allow for magnification factors).TTL does not work with digital.

More recently, I have obtained some digital system-dedicated guns and they work TTL in manual camera mode (and other modes) on fill flash setting. I use the wi-fi to control a second gun.

Harold



Jun 12, 2014 at 04:11 PM
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p.23 #3 · p.23 #3 · Post Your Set Up!


Ok. So I can try with the "El Cheap O" flash I have. I may just buy a canon 430 exii if that does not work.

Thanks



Jun 12, 2014 at 06:37 PM
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Make sure that the flash you have doesn't have to high of a trigger voltage...don't want you releasing the magic smoke from anything.


Jun 12, 2014 at 06:59 PM
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p.23 #5 · p.23 #5 · Post Your Set Up!


Yeah. It is so hard to get the smoke back in.


Jun 13, 2014 at 02:11 PM
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p.23 #6 · p.23 #6 · Post Your Set Up!


Canon 100mm F/2.8 L IS Macro setup;

DSC_0073 by Can Tunšer, on Flickr



Jun 14, 2014 at 07:30 PM
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How does that work with the flash firing into the lens hood?


Jun 14, 2014 at 07:50 PM
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kwoodard wrote:
How does that work with the flash firing into the lens hood?


Right now ı dont use Flash. I make a little flash diffuser front of the lens hood. This setup works both MPE-65 and Canon 100mm F/2.8 Macro lens.

Sory for language



Jun 14, 2014 at 08:06 PM
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wow, these are impressive setups. I just use a 100mm f2.8 Vivtar FD Mount (kiron made) on my A7 but I'm thinking about adding a flash to the setup. Seems like that is pretty common around these parts.


Jun 29, 2014 at 12:21 AM
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Polling the experts for a recommendation on a used Macro lens for my M 240 - an R 100 f/4 or R 60 f/2.8?


Jun 29, 2014 at 07:49 PM
 

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p.23 #11 · p.23 #11 · Post Your Set Up!


Thank you I am going to play with my flash, which I usually don't use...I am going to get my creative justices going



Jun 29, 2014 at 08:39 PM
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frans_vdm wrote:
A few pictures of my setup for in-flight macro photography. The setup contain 2 parts, one as normal camera-macrolens (now the D300, AF105/2.8D) and above stand the AF60/2.8D macro-lens as optical IR detector (+ microcontroller mounted into this lens). 2 IR lasers are used for the optical system, 2 other green lasers show me the visual projected focuspoint (therefore the lasers are mounted oblique).



Oh my god. Frans, are you a rocket scientist, a robot mechanic or a photographer? I am amazed and cusrious about the out put from this rig. Where can I see them?



Jul 03, 2014 at 03:30 AM
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p.23 #13 · p.23 #13 · Post Your Set Up!


Ohhh wowwww This is my first time to see macro set up, really interesting world. I will come here more often. This is why I really love this forums, everybody shares. Thanks.


Jul 04, 2014 at 12:44 PM
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p.23 #14 · p.23 #14 · Post Your Set Up!


nice sharing!


Jul 05, 2014 at 02:37 AM
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I haven't checked all uploaded set-up yet, but I saw some very nice ones so far. Here comes my recent macro lighting set-up for my DSLR (sony a100). I use the camera either with minolta 100mm macro or sigma 50mm macro. The whole idea is to split and channel the light from the on camera flash via optical fibers to any position. To aim and hold the end of the bunch of fibers into the required positions I used loc-line flexible hoses. I can also attach any light modifiers to the end of the flexible arms using magnets. The softboxes just snap to the end of the arm and hold there. It can be used to light traditional macro (soft light from above) but I like more to use it for extreme side or back lighting.
More details on how to make it you can find on my blog:
http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.com/

Now I realized that I can't upload
so I provide only a link to my set-up:
http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.de/2014/06/the-uber-macro-lighting-system.html
and this is the little brother for mirrorless (nex-5):
http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.de/2012/07/twin-flash-adapter-step-by-step.html

Cheers
Marcell (fiberstrobe)



Jul 05, 2014 at 03:15 PM
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frans_vdm wrote:
A few pictures of my setup for in-flight macro photography. The setup contain 2 parts, one as normal camera-macrolens (now the D300, AF105/2.8D) and above stand the AF60/2.8D macro-lens as optical IR detector (+ microcontroller mounted into this lens). 2 IR lasers are used for the optical system, 2 other green lasers show me the visual projected focuspoint (therefore the lasers are mounted oblique).

Here the hole setup picture:

http://www.pbase.com/fotoopa/image/106990949/original.jpg

But recently, my compur1 shutter broke, so i had to renew this part. The compur1 shutter was hard to find or very expensive, so i've used an old compur0 shutter. Results of this
...Show more

Can you perform surgery on mosquitos with that thing?!!?!?!?



Jul 10, 2014 at 11:44 PM
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Can you perform surgery on mosquitos with that thing?!!?!?!?


Of course, every moving object from 1mm or higher can be triggered.



[/url]High-speed stacking photography out_0319 by fotoopa, on Flickr

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High-speed stacking photography out_0425 by fotoopa, on Flickr

Or even in 3D:

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1543_3d by fotoopa, on Flickr

My last version for 3D :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoopa_hs/12536741285/

My current 2D version:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoopa_hs/8579833371/

fotoopa as fvdm_vdm



Jul 11, 2014 at 05:58 PM
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My latest set up

D700, 105/2.8 ais micro with PN11 to get to 1:1 and a set of PK tubes, cheapo LED ring flash off ebay used in "light" mode rather than flash mode as a modelling light and a Yongnuo 560III with dodgy temporary bracket and the top off an electric popcorn maker with 2 layers kitchen roll.

Not sure what magnification that gets me to.

See board for example shots of flowers, not had chance to try it on bugs yet.

my set up by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

Andy



Jul 29, 2014 at 06:54 AM
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Andy, to find out your magnification... Take a picture of a millimeter ruler and see how many mm you can see in the resulting pic. (I use the horizontal measurement). So lets say that the pic you took shows 7mm. Take the horizontal measurement of your sensor (37mm I believe) and divide it by what you got in the pic. 37/7=5.28. So you are getting 5x magnification or 5:1.


Jul 29, 2014 at 06:37 PM
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Thanks Kevin, I'll give that a go. It's a moot point anyway but always nice to know.


Jul 29, 2014 at 11:46 PM
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