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by johan
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bombyliidae/Bee Fly photo request
Replies: 3
Views: 1437

Bombyliidae/Bee Fly photo request

Hello, Would anyone have a cute photo of a Bee Fly that I could use for a one off post on behalf of a non-profit charity that my time is now involved with please, for a Facebook post? The charity promotes gardening for wildlife in the UK, I run the comms side. It's just to make a nice informative po...
by johan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Specimen Holder
Replies: 35
Views: 19128

same principle as my universal stage - http://extreme-macro.co.uk/universal-stage/
by johan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: Hello from Cambridge UK
Replies: 3
Views: 6874

Hello Zygmunt - small world, I grew in near Huntingdon down the road and was at The Leys in cambridge till I was 18. Welcome :)
by johan
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Most expensive macro lens ever is on ebay now
Replies: 22
Views: 10178

won't be sold at that price. Ebays sellers sometimes raise prices to unrealistic amounts to keep the listing.
by johan
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Tripod for remote outdoor macro?
Replies: 15
Views: 5242

Some things worth mentioning about a macro tripod, you'll want something that can help you shoot very low down to the ground, has a good 'base' (ie stays constant due to weight in a stack), is reasonably quick to set up and I've always found it useful to have something that has a bit more positional...
by johan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Should the flashes be moved together with the camera?
Replies: 8
Views: 2743

Bottom line keeping the flash to subject distance constant also means constant illumination which is what you want.
by johan
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Heat resistant super black body compound
Replies: 6
Views: 3217

Interesting!! Reminds me of the silica foam that's was used on the Space Shuttle tiles. There was an old video of a 2" cube that was heated red hot and picked up by the corners with bare fingers (no gloves). The thermal resistance of the foam was so high that it couldn't deliver enough heat to the ...
by johan
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Enrico Savazzi's Photography for digital images book
Replies: 1
Views: 4074

Not really, in terms of comprehensive advanced info that's the one to get. Lots of other macro books out there that might be pretty but tend to be geared towards beginners, but nothing quite hits the spot for what we do as Savazzi's tome :)
by johan
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: vertical vs horizontal arrangement
Replies: 8
Views: 2839

Same as other replies - depends what you're shooting. For example butterfly wings are easier when they lie down and you shoot from above :)
by johan
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Is there a Depth of Field calculator?? Maybe?
Replies: 10
Views: 4752

Hi, some other calculators here

http://extreme-macro.co.uk/calculators/

also cambridge in colour forum had one last time I looked
by johan
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Wemacro customer support.
Replies: 4
Views: 2681

We're lucky - it's a small community and the three main vendors Stackshot, MJKZZ and WeMacro all give excellent service
by johan
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: For informationen, there is a Swedish test site
Replies: 5
Views: 1665

Thanks John, useful
by johan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Why so few women doing macro?
Replies: 28
Views: 9727

In talking with people I get the impression that blokes are more nerdy, like playing with apparatus and gear (camera gadgets), and also lots of girls go ewwwwwww when I show them photos. Might have some bearing
by johan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: What's the mirrorless winner - need your help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 3744

Thanks gents, much appreciated. Nice to have the benefit of an informed choice
by johan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: What's the mirrorless winner - need your help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 3744

What's the mirrorless winner - need your help please!

Hi, I was hoping to canvass as wide a possible opinion base on which brand/model looks like it's winning the race to become THE mirrorless leader of the next 5/10 years. Investing in a new/unknown system is a big investment and I'd like to make sure I get it right for the medium term. If you could a...