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by cshahar
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Nikon CFI 10x /0.25 microscope objective (Sold)
Replies: 2
Views: 1612

Just reduced the price!

Must sell this item!
by cshahar
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG for Canon
Replies: 0
Views: 1259

Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG for Canon

In excellent condition. This is a sharp lens and I have used it exclusively for macro work. My butterfly shots were exceptionally detailed. You can always buy the newer version for over $1,000. I am asking for only $415 USD. I will split shipping if delivered to a North American address. Please cont...
by cshahar
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Nikon CFI 10x /0.25 microscope objective (Sold)
Replies: 2
Views: 1612

Nikon CFI 10x /0.25 microscope objective (Sold)

Two items for sale: Nikon CFI Plan 10x / 0.25 microscope objective. This is a mint lens, never used, still in its plastic container. Highly sharp lens. For instance, Please see here: http://extreme-macro.co.uk/nikon-10x-objective/ where it is described as "wickedly sharp". Novoflex Castel Tripod Foc...
by cshahar
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX
Replies: 0
Views: 553

Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX

Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX with flex arms. These latter are extremely handy for directing the flash in any direction.

I am asking for $350 US. This is a great deal for this unit. I will split cost of shipping since it is coming from Canada.

-Charles
by cshahar
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX
Replies: 0
Views: 483

Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX

Macro Twin Lite in excellent condition in case. Diffusers included.

I am asking $450. This is a good deal for this unit. I will split shipping from Canada.

-Charles
charles19@sympatico.ca
by cshahar
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Canon MP-E 65mm f2.8
Replies: 1
Views: 918

Canon MP-E 65mm f2.8

In excellent condition in original box. I have taken some very interesting shots with this lens. But I am now doing only butterflies and these are too large for the magnification. This lens is sharp. I am asking for $575 US. I will share shipping, as this will be sent from Canada. -Charles charles19...
by cshahar
Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Cognisys StackShot Macro Rail Package
Replies: 1
Views: 937

Cognisys StackShot Macro Rail Package

I purchased this in 2012 and never opened the box until now. So it is in brand new condition. I have not been keeping up with upgrades, so this is likely an older model. The box cantains 1 StackShot Macro Rail package (AC/DC adapter type = US), 1 Cannon d series shutter cable, 2.5mm Shutter cable fo...
by cshahar
Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Aside from insects what other subjects might be interesting?
Replies: 8
Views: 2939

Thanks Everyone!

These are all great ideas and very much appreciated!

-Charles
by cshahar
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Aside from insects what other subjects might be interesting?
Replies: 8
Views: 2939

Objects

Thanks again Rik. Helpful reply...
by cshahar
Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Aside from insects what other subjects might be interesting?
Replies: 8
Views: 2939

Aside from insects what other subjects might be interesting?

Hi: It's winter here in Canada (just snowed a ton), and I am trying to practice on my setup before looking for interesting insects in the spring. I am just wondering what other objects might look interesting at 5X magnification. I have seen salt & pepper granules at 20X which look spectacular. I hav...
by cshahar
Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: Match Head Focus Stack: Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2619

microscope

Hi Rik:

That's a great idea about the microscope! I shall start looking around for one!!

-Charles
by cshahar
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: Match Head Focus Stack: Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2619

StackShot

Hi Matt. I have been thinking seriously about the stackshot. But herein is my dilemma: I am experiencing a lot of trepidation regarding my ability to collect dead insects (I won't kill them), be able to mount them, and deal with just generally handling them. I would have liked to see whether I can d...
by cshahar
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: Match Head Focus Stack: Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2619

re: screw driven rail or a microscope focus block

Rik: Thank you very much. that is helpful! I am looking through some of the suggestions now. My problem is that I am not very techno adept. So I can't really build my own system as some of the contributors have. Some have adapted their set-up from microscope parts. Do you have any specific suggestio...
by cshahar
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: Match Head Focus Stack: Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2619

Match Head Focus Stack: Questions

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/1737_Match_1.jpg Hi. This is my first focus stuck (100% crop in image) and I am getting some out of focus banding. It is a stack of about 40 images. This banding concerns me, and I am wondering if I should get a better (more accurate) focusing rail. My ...
by cshahar
Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Some questions on the behavior and preservation of insects..
Replies: 5
Views: 2252

Rik, I just have a couple of more questions: 1. If I have a vertical setup the camera will be above the insect, and hence my image will show the top of the subject. But the best shots seem to be face on. How do people with vertical rigs take face-on images? 2. I have seen people use Nikon copy stand...