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alwang
Registered: Sep 02, 2011
Total Posts: 1045
Country: United States

Yet more CV15: it's been pretty hard to take this lens off my camera lately.


bloom focus by alwang, on Flickr



ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
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Country: United States

Nex 5N with Fotodiox Macro Focusing Helicoid Adapter and Zeiss C Biogen 2.8/35



philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
Total Posts: 7518
Country: France

ebookman, your lovely shots with the C-Biogon remind me of how much I loved that lens. It having been stolen from me, and based on the very positive opinion of some learned members here, I bought the larger f:2.0 sibling. I have never however developped the sort of love for it that I had for the C-Biogon. It may just be the better lens, speed aside. And you make a powerful case for it!



Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
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philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
Total Posts: 7518
Country: France

Joakim, your last 2 pictures from Rome are just what I'd liek to be able to do -but can't! Well done!
Phillip, your flower pics from this page as well as from the previous one ar yet more examples of fine reevian quality. Great stuff!



ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
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Country: United States

Phillip, the back lighting on the wet foliage is impressive.



partitura
Registered: Aug 22, 2008
Total Posts: 321
Country: United States

Yeah, Phillip, the lighting on those is really magnificent - particularly the third one.



tranhtn
Registered: Jul 09, 2009
Total Posts: 54
Country: Australia

a friend asked me to do a few product shots for her business merchandise

nex5n, cheapo nikkor 50/1.8 af-d, basic extension tubes, lightpainted with a small led torch












Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 1527
Country: Germany

philber wrote:
Phillip, your flower pics from this page as well as from the previous one are yet more examples of fine reevian quality. Great stuff!

reevian, i like that , too bad reeve isn't my real surname

thanks @ebookman and partitura







alwang
Registered: Sep 02, 2011
Total Posts: 1045
Country: United States

Hi Phillip, if I recall correctly, didn't you used to have some sort of Rokkor long macro? How would you compare them for these sort of shots?



Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 1527
Country: Germany

alwang wrote:
Hi Phillip, if I recall correctly, didn't you used to have some sort of Rokkor long macro? How would you compare them for these sort of shots?

i have got a Minolta MD 100/4 Macro

MF operation with the E 30/3.5 is a pain in the a**, you have to turn the focus ring forever to get anywere and the camera magnifies the image automatically which is ok for finetuning but annoying most of the time.
IQ is great for macro use, lots of contrast, nice colors and bokeh (-onion rings). Corners are lousy when shooting landscapes even @f/9.

I find it much easier to get sharp flower images with the 30/3.5 because of the shorter focal length plus i like to have some background in the image.

So i prefer to focus with the Minolta and could use it for insects and landscapes while the 30/3.5 is great for flower stuff.



alan_m
Registered: Jun 21, 2012
Total Posts: 231
Country: N/A

Beautiful shots Phillip. The specular highlights in the first are a bit wierd - typically oval towards the edges, but some are round and others hexagonal-ish in the center? Did you somehow combine two shots or something or is the SEL3035 aperture not quite round wide open? But no offence intended, it's a gorgeous shot regardless!

A few from last year I just found lying around, old NEX-5 + Olympus OM 50/1.8:


Motorbike by specularist, on Flickr


Blossom by specularist, on Flickr


Leaves by specularist, on Flickr


Flower by specularist, on Flickr



Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 1527
Country: Germany

alan_m wrote:
Beautiful shots Phillip. The specular highlights in the first are a bit wierd - typically oval towards the edges, but some are round and others hexagonal-ish in the center? Did you somehow combine two shots or something or is the SEL3035 aperture not quite round wide open? But no offence intended, it's a gorgeous shot regardless!

I mislabeled it, as the exifs show it was taken @f/5.6. I have no explanation about the weird shapes of the specular highlights



alan_m
Registered: Jun 21, 2012
Total Posts: 231
Country: N/A

Phillip Reeve wrote:
alan_m wrote:
Beautiful shots Phillip. The specular highlights in the first are a bit wierd - typically oval towards the edges, but some are round and others hexagonal-ish in the center? Did you somehow combine two shots or something or is the SEL3035 aperture not quite round wide open? But no offence intended, it's a gorgeous shot regardless!

I mislabeled it, as the exifs show it was taken @f/5.6. I have no explanation about the weird shapes of the specular highlights

Ah - the highlights presumably become more round towards the edges with the more oblique angle. And this might be evidence of field curvature of the lens design, which could be why the edges never catch up with the centre stopped down!



philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
Total Posts: 7518
Country: France

A couple of flower shots to show off how good Phllip's are. Especially if you think he is using a cheapo Sony macro lens, whereas I am using the great Leica R 60mm Makro...



ebookman
Registered: Jul 15, 2012
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Country: United States

tranhtn, Nice shots and your technique is instructive. Thanks!



Jacob D
Registered: Mar 30, 2009
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Country: United States

Phillip, love the set of the foliage and dew drops. I've wondered what can be done with the Sony macro... now I have a pretty good idea. In the right hands it looks like it can really sing!

Alan, nice work with the OM 50/1.8. I owned that lens for a short time and thought it was much, much better than the price would suggest.



taran
Registered: Mar 02, 2012
Total Posts: 383
Country: United States

Tran, that is nice stuff with the product shots, proof that great results, even for product can come from inventive affordable solutions. I tip my hat to you sir.

@everyone, I am loving the flowers on this page.



alan_m
Registered: Jun 21, 2012
Total Posts: 231
Country: N/A

Jacob D wrote:
Alan, nice work with the OM 50/1.8. I owned that lens for a short time and thought it was much, much better than the price would suggest.

Thank you Jacob. Yes, I think it is a fantastic lens, regardless of price. Mine is "made in Japan", serial# 4million+, allegedly the better one. Manages to be sharp wide open yet smooth and soft, and a razor stopped down . A few more from it on the original NEX-5:


Green Shield Bug (Palomena prasina) by specularist, on Flickr


Leaves by specularist, on Flickr


Emmett by specularist, on Flickr



perost
Registered: Mar 16, 2013
Total Posts: 49
Country: Sweden

It seems I'm not the only one who's noticed that spring has finally arrived, judging by all the great shots lately Here's a couple of Anemone hepatica shots of mine, all with the Contax S-Planar 60/2.8 and NEX-7.







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