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by laszlokupi
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Chrysops relictus (?)
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Thanks Pau, quite possible, due to the first time I used my 7D, and it has no option to set up the mirror lock up in 2sec automatically like on 5Dsr, but it may also caused the 7micron steps in 20X magnification. 4-5 microns could work better. It seems that you have some focus banding, more apparent...
by laszlokupi
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Chrysops relictus (?)
Replies: 3
Views: 802

ID help

I would be glad if someone can help me with the ID. Seems to be one of the most common horseflies, but I am not an expert. Is it Chrysops relictus?
by laszlokupi
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Chrysops relictus (?)
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Chrysops relictus (?)

An experiment with tube lenses. First photo is taken with 200mm/2.8 tube lens at f/4 with Nikon E Plan 10x/2.8. The one below is the same setup but with a 2x Extender adjusted. Is it 20x magnification than? Stacked with Zerene (Dmap retouched with Pmax) on a WeMacro rail. The first photo was easy to...
by laszlokupi
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Chrysis ignita
Replies: 8
Views: 1424

Stunning shots! I checked your Flickr, too, congrats, all your photos are amazing!
by laszlokupi
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Stellerite, heulandite
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Hi there laszlokupi, To me this looks good. The diffusion works like a charm. Great details and light :D Thanks for sharing Thank you Harald, It looks much better in original size, compressing killed the sharpness and fine details. However still have blurry parts, and the lights are not as sophisti...
by laszlokupi
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Stellerite, heulandite
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Stellerite, heulandite

A tiny group of stellerite on heulandite from the Csák-hill, Szob, Hungary. The specimen had been found in andesite with epistilbite and calcite in paragenesis. Photo is taken with Canon 5dsr, 200/2.8 L II as tube lens, Nikon E Plan 10X/0.25, 3 Ikea LED lamps through a foam cup diffusor. Compiled in...
by laszlokupi
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mirror Mirror
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Re: Mirror Mirror

These inclusions are actually usually gas (+- liquid) inclusions. They 're called negative shaped inclusions due to their shape of quartz. The one with the broken brown tabular crystal is a real "iron" inclusion, the mineral itself is iron-oxide: hematite. The stack is nice. Cheers, Laz Iron inclusi...
by laszlokupi
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Beetle claws
Replies: 4
Views: 2364

Hi Jack, Thank you very much for your notes, I found what you wrote exactly true. Since I posted this photo, I started to experiment Zerene and finding it more and more professional. I think I am still at the beginning of this journey but more the stack I make more I discover about the program. And ...
by laszlokupi
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Beetle claws
Replies: 4
Views: 2364

Hi Rik, Thank you very much for your quick and really detailed reply, I'm glad that you answered both as a site admin and developer of the ZS. I think your message answered a couple of questions twisting in my head recently, but the most important thing I need is time and patience to investigate the...
by laszlokupi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Beetle claws
Replies: 4
Views: 2364

Beetle claws

Longhorn beetle claws in 10X Ge Now with the ping-pong ball DIY diffuser and 2 Ikea lamps. Relatively satisfied with the image quality but still lot of questions about the stacking... I'm trying both Zerene and Helicon but with lot of issues. Blurry halos around, wrong stacking results, bad colors, ...
by laszlokupi
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lucilia sericata
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Lucilia sericata

Wow, great pictures and useful advices, thanks a lot! I will try this pingpong ball, looks very simple but easy to adjust around the subject. Yes, I will travel to Africa soon and there I want to use handheld macro (MP-E65 for instance) so those diffusers would work well. I use flash on rail yet alt...
by laszlokupi
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lucilia sericata
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Lucilia sericata

Hi guys, I had a lot of great ideas learned from this forum thanks a lot for everyone. I have tried three different programs to stack with: Zerene, Helicon and Photoshop. From these three, PS gave the best quality, although it can only handle cca.50 photos and runs out of memory above. The other two...
by laszlokupi
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mineral macro questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Welcome to the forum, laszlokupi. Azurite is beautiful, but not easy to photograph, due to its many faces of reflection. Is it possible to put more diffusion material much closer to the subject? At 5x and more, you should be able to wrap diffusion material around subject/lens, instead of putting di...
by laszlokupi
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mineral macro questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Hi laszlokupi, welcome aboard! To me, at forum size, it looks sharp enough. At 100% likely it will be another story. At my monitor I see it too dark, with a bit of photoshop work it looks nicer. To get better resolution at 5X and upwards the best approach is to use good microscope objectives. At th...
by laszlokupi
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mineral macro questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Hi Omer, I think the noise you see is a result of compress or the stacking process. On the original photo I tried to compensate the lack of resolution caused by the MP-E lens, so I sharpened it. Due to the studio flash, I used ISO 100 on f/5.6 with shutter speed 1/125 (as normal studio setup). Hi la...