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Krosavcheg
Registered: Apr 10, 2006
Total Posts: 2779
Country: Japan

I am more so amazed by Tom's ability to place/compose subjects..
So far I personally haven't been able to encounter a jumper who didn't scurry away in a flash at a sight of me..



madugo
Registered: Dec 15, 2008
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nicely done!



Marshall Alsup
Registered: Apr 08, 2007
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Country: United States

Amazing shots and info in this thread. One thing I didn't see answered:

When shooting at >1x magnification, with the lens perhaps only an inch away from the subject, how do you keep it from running away?

I realize one can approach slowly, which is what I've tried to do (with limited success ) with my 105vr, but it seems that if I had to get much closer there would be no way. I'm just curious how you do it.

Anyway, again, great shots all!



sdbponline
Registered: Apr 28, 2012
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Sigma 70-300mm with reverse 50mm.........

http://turtleman9100.megashot.net/photos/272042



Drewdeezy
Registered: Aug 25, 2012
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amazing shots my friend these are great inspiration and fun to look at



gokalp
Registered: Mar 16, 2005
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Country: United States

Krosavcheg wrote:
I am more so amazed by Tom's ability to place/compose subjects..
So far I personally haven't been able to encounter a jumper who didn't scurry away in a flash at a sight of me..


Yeah, are there any tricks to this? Any suggestions?



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

New to this forum, but love me some Macro...

This time did a little "Free-Lensing, Reverse Macro" (holding the lens backwards in front of the lens mount, tilting slightly to achieve the desired focal plane).

This is maybe a 20% crop, I am about 3 inches away. Little guy flew into the shot.


Up close and personal by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

The color/dots are about 1/16 of an inch below a clear acrylic coating. This is NOT a crop, the ball is about 1.25" in diameter...


Free-Lensing Macro by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

What do you all think?



tbranscombe
Registered: May 09, 2011
Total Posts: 2
Country: Canada

Hard to ignore an unanswered question!

I think you have a great subject, but one that has been obscured by the bright highlights far too much. I would like to see some further tries with more diffuse light sources, and perhaps a black background to pop the colours that little bit more.

Terry



Tom Hicks
Registered: Feb 16, 2003
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I know it's been a while since my last post , hope all is well.



MarkB1
Registered: Apr 07, 2009
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Good to see the stickies back.



sozypozy
Registered: Jan 02, 2013
Total Posts: 600
Country: United States

Macros are expensive. How far do you think I can get with the reverse lens technique with my kit lens?



Tom Hicks
Registered: Feb 16, 2003
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Country: United States

sozypozy wrote:
Macros are expensive. How far do you think I can get with the reverse lens technique with my kit lens?


all you can do is give it a try , there going to be a large learning curve.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

Since I have seen lenses in addition to the 50mm here, how about this?

My first focus stack! 7 images. Reversed Series E 28/2.8 @ f/5.6 in front of a PK13 (27.5mm) extension tube which yields a magnification of 2.6:1. This is a vertical crop of a horizontal image, about 30%

D7000

Daddy long legs... At its widest, the body is about 4mm across.


Daddy Long Legs by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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reversed 55mm f1.2 Nikkor S in front of K1-K5 tubes on D600









kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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pburke wrote:
reversed 55mm f1.2 Nikkor S in front of K1-K5 tubes on D600








So the K tubes work on current DSLRs? Man, I wish I would have known that a while ago... I could have bought 4 sets of them for $50.

Great shot Peter.


pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:

So the K tubes work on current DSLRs? Man, I wish I would have known that a while ago... I could have bought 4 sets of them for $50.

Great shot Peter.



Kevin,

they work, as in they "mount" - no aperture support nor any of the new-fangled electrical connections. You focus, you stop down, you shoot manual. The reason I bought my set \was the K1 ring, because you can use that with really wide lenses such as the 20mm - it is the thinnest ring around and many of the K ring sets are missing the K1. I paid $10 with leather pouch, but you see these offered at over $100 sometimes.

The overall set not long enough for my needs, so I may be looking for a few more extensions.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

pburke wrote:
kwoodard wrote:

So the K tubes work on current DSLRs? Man, I wish I would have known that a while ago... I could have bought 4 sets of them for $50.

Great shot Peter.



Kevin,

they work, as in they "mount" - no aperture support nor any of the new-fangled electrical connections. You focus, you stop down, you shoot manual. The reason I bought my set \was the K1 ring, because you can use that with really wide lenses such as the 20mm - it is the thinnest ring around and many of the K ring sets are missing the K1. I paid $10 with leather pouch, but you see these offered at over $100 sometimes.

The overall set not long enough for my needs, so I may be looking for a few more extensions.


Thanks for the info. I am going to try and track down that guy that had the 4 sets. They were all complete. I want to get the rest of the PKs and the PN11.



platscha
Registered: Jan 04, 2005
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Country: United States

what size br ? reversing ring do you get for a nikon 50mm 1:1.4 G or other type device to reverse nikon lens, thank you



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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platscha wrote:
what size br ? reversing ring do you get for a nikon 50mm 1:1.4 G or other type device to reverse nikon lens, thank you

More than likely it is a 52mm reversing ring. Personally, spend the extra bucks and pick up a Nikon BR2 reversing ring. Its a brass ring and the odds of it getting stuck because of thermal expansion is very slim compared to the aluminum ones you find on eBay. It is a work of art and built like a tank. Will last a couple lifetimes. Now, keep in mind that the G lenses do not have an aperture ring, so you will need to find some other way to work the aperture once the lens is reversed. You will need a Nikon "D" lens or older (that is if you wish to stick with Nikon).



platscha
Registered: Jan 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1562
Country: United States

I was told that if you set aperture with lens on properly and then reverse, it retains that setting, have not tried it though. I do have an older 50 mm as well.



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