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by papilio
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Cherry and friend (fruit fly -- Rhagoletis indifferens)
Replies: 22
Views: 11621

WOW Rik, the stereo views of the larva are magnificent!! Superb work!
by papilio
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Latrodectus bishopi, Red Widow @ 4X with MP-E
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Thank you abpho!
by papilio
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Latrodectus bishopi, Red Widow @ 4X with MP-E
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Latrodectus bishopi, Red Widow @ 4X with MP-E

Latrodectus bishopi, Red Widow, 1.5mm BL
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by papilio
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Creobroter pictipennis L2 mantis stacks, MP-E on D800E
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: Mantid

Olympusman wrote:A very challenging subject, so I admire your results.
Thank you very much Michael, I appreciate it!

My first insect stacks rather than arachnids ... as I mentioned, nearly all insects move too much, including most mantids, I was super lucky with these.
by papilio
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Creobroter pictipennis L2 mantis stacks, MP-E on D800E
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Wonderful stacks ! Got to ask how you attach an MPE-65 to a Nikon D800-E and do you have any aperture control ? Brian v. Thanks a lot Brian, a compliment indeed coming from you! :D Check out http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24103 re: the MP-E and a bunch of test images. No real...
by papilio
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Creobroter pictipennis L2 mantis stacks, MP-E on D800E
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Creobroter pictipennis L2 mantis stacks, MP-E on D800E

Most arachnids are relatively easy subjects to stack, when they're at rest they're typically quite motionless. Insects on the other hand seem constantly to be grooming, fiddling and incessantly waving their antennae. I've recently gotten into raising mantids, doubting that a stack would ever be poss...
by papilio
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: How to keep a live baby spider still for focus stacking
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Fascinating discovery Brian!!

I hope I manage to get lucky enough when I try this to get images as wonderful as these, well done! :)
by papilio
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Protophormia terraenovae, Bluebottle fly, 10X Mitutoyo
Replies: 0
Views: 671

Protophormia terraenovae, Bluebottle fly, 10X Mitutoyo

Enough stacking sand!

Protophormia terraenovae
, Bluebottle housefly
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10X Mitutoyo stack, 223 images, PMax

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Crop of above, 50% pixels
by papilio
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Trials with Mitutoyo 10X and Canon MP-E on Nikon D800E body
Replies: 21
Views: 11276

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. :D I'll reply at length in a bit, I'm currently re-doing a number of the stacks beginning with RAW conversion so as to correct several stacking and processing mistakes I made, the new results will hopefully give more accurate impressions of the camera and lense...
by papilio
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Trials with Mitutoyo 10X and Canon MP-E on Nikon D800E body
Replies: 21
Views: 11276

Just checking... I know that you've labeled both images in your first post as "effective f/5.6". But did that really mean that you were running the MP-E at its wide-open "f/2.8", thus becoming f/5.6 at 1X? And you were setting the D800E on "f/5.6" because it works directly in effective aperture? Or...
by papilio
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Trials with Mitutoyo 10X and Canon MP-E on Nikon D800E body
Replies: 21
Views: 11276

Just checking... I know that you've labeled both images in your first post as "effective f/5.6". But did that really mean that you were running the MP-E at its wide-open "f/2.8", thus becoming f/5.6 at 1X? And you were setting the D800E on "f/5.6" because it works directly in effective aperture? Or...
by papilio
Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Trials with Mitutoyo 10X and Canon MP-E on Nikon D800E body
Replies: 21
Views: 11276

Joaquim pointed out that I was being unfair to the 105mm Nikkor by shooting the stack at f/5.6, and indeed this f/16 stack is vastly improved. Not quite as crisp as the MP-E is at f/5.6, due likely to the increased diffraction. But the fact that the MP-E can perform so well at effective f/5.6 would ...
by papilio
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Trials with Mitutoyo 10X and Canon MP-E on Nikon D800E body
Replies: 21
Views: 11276

Re: Trials with Mitutoyo 10X and Canon MP-E on Nikon D800E b

The results look quite good. I would not describe this as "hacking the lens", however, because if I understand correctly the lens itself is untouched. I see what you've created as being a DIY adapter. Thanks Rik, I'm pretty excited by all of the new equipment and am having a blast. So happy about b...
by papilio
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Trials with Mitutoyo 10X and Canon MP-E on Nikon D800E body
Replies: 21
Views: 11276

Trials with Mitutoyo 10X and Canon MP-E on Nikon D800E body

Very interesting, getting to know the new D800E. I have the feeling that it's too much camera for me, but I'll get used to it. Be warned, batch converting, stacking and even post take forEVER. I'm not yet anywhere close to pixel level detail on it ... always open to hints. I don't believe it's anyth...
by papilio
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Pogonomyrmex Harvester Ant Stack
Replies: 12
Views: 2834

William, your image is really exceptional! Ant bristles are a real pain sometimes, I can appreciate all of the touch-up you did on this. All-in-all top-rate work!! I'd definitely recommend finding the 10X Mitty first ... I used a Nikon CFI60 10X/0.25 objective before the Mitty, it doesn't have quite...