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by microman
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Smartphone macro-videography
Replies: 15
Views: 11571

Some progress ! I noticed i had used an unclean cloth to wipe the lenses so there was smudge on every one of them. Cleaning them up cleared the image up a great deal. Working distance from the front element of the Raynox to subject is 2". I think it will be enough in the field. Field of view mayby 1...
by microman
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Stink Bug III
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

Great stack. looks creepy ! :D
by microman
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Smartphone macro-videography
Replies: 15
Views: 11571

So here is the next "frankenbuild". My Samsung S7 with a SIRUI 60mm Telephoto and my good old Raynox DCR-250 in the front. Thats three lenses on top of eachother so proably some detail loss ! The SIRUI is quite good actually thought, sadly its not a perfect match. My phone has 26mm lens and it seems...
by microman
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Smartphone macro-videography
Replies: 15
Views: 11571

Next step is to see if i can make a combo that has both working disctance and macro capability by increasing the phones 26?mm view into a 60mm. Also making the lens longer so i can shoot at lower angles. This also could mayby "save" money by not needing optical zoom on phone. Reading up about the ch...
by microman
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Laowa 25mm F/2.8 2.5x-5x ultra macro lens
Replies: 78
Views: 29329

Yeah, i think its great what Laowa does. Looking forward to see what it can do in the field coming summer. I wont get one as have gone a different route but its interesting to see what it can do in the right hands.
by microman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Smartphone macro-videography
Replies: 15
Views: 11571

Meanwhile snow keeps falling like crazy and macro season feels like forever away i am reading up about what i can expect from this project in terms of quality. Found a good comparison-tool for Smartphone video quality. I compared my Samsung S7 with two "top of the line" 2017 models. Watching the com...
by microman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Smartphone macro-videography
Replies: 15
Views: 11571

I was bored and tried making some kind of intro for the macro rig. Not done tracking or much of any animation things before but it was fun playing around. Might have overdone the effects or whatever :lol: When i focus the phones internal camera closer to infinity the distortion shows up more in the ...
by microman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Smartphone macro-videography
Replies: 15
Views: 11571

So i put the parts together and i am quite happy with the results but _dont_ copy this by any means, its probably next to useless in the field with the very short WD. Plan is to find a combo that will work in field so this is only for trying things out. Months until any bugs will show up :cry: Parts...
by microman
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Stink Bug
Replies: 15
Views: 3017

Top notch ! Both lightning and detail/shapness.
Those small pits looks interesting.
by microman
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Lighting for macro photography of fern gametophytes
Replies: 600
Views: 117760

I've moved the youtube channel to a new place so that it is no longer associated with my personal email address now. This is the new one if you would like to subscribe again. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9c4s_Co4rjb-4WGpaS0gHQ?view_as=subscriber Thanks for subscribing btw. That was the first t...
by microman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Lighting for macro photography of fern gametophytes
Replies: 600
Views: 117760

Personally i think the speed was fine. Good clear voice.
What can be annoying in videos is if it goes too fast so i have to back-up and replay sections. For technical stuff slower is better in my opinion.
by microman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Lighting for macro photography of fern gametophytes
Replies: 600
Views: 117760

Hello :-) I'm making my videos about how to build my focus stacking system. :-) I've been asked to put the logo of the funding bodies and universities on the finishing slide, and I wondered if you would like to have a logo from this forum and website on it since this is where I learned how to do it...
by microman
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Warm flora
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Great captures, the title was spot on :D
-10C and snow here, grey skies. Cant wait for spring and summer..
by microman
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Laowa 25mm F/2.8 2.5x-5x ultra macro lens
Replies: 78
Views: 29329

I agree, very through and comprehensive review. Looking forward to more samples. I also live in Sweden so i know how it feels waiting for spring and bugs. :x
by microman
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Smartphone macro-videography
Replies: 15
Views: 11571

Meanwhile waiting for parts. For anyone interested why someone would even bother with a phone here is a comparison between a 2017 year model smartphone vs Panasonic GH5. In good light conditions the quality is very simular. In less than good lighting the larger sensor wins ofc but this is comparing ...