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by pwiles1968
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Giant Asian Mantis - Stack
Replies: 1
Views: 1204

Giant Asian Mantis - Stack

Giant Asian Mantis - Stack It has been a long while since I posted here, spent the day on a stack, have had this mantis in the freezer for a long time was my daughters pet that passed naturally over summer, I only stack items that pass naturally or I find. Setup, Canon 5DIV, 100mm f2.8 Macro, Raynox...
by pwiles1968
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Giant House Spider
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

Giant House Spider

Caught this Monster in the Garden - managed to encourage it out of hiding by tapping teh web with a blade of grass. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/64_IMG_5468_1.jpg Canon 80D 100mm f2.8 Macro @ f8 1/125 ISO200 with Highlight tone priority on. 20mm of Extension Tube & Diffused flash. F...
by pwiles1968
Sun May 28, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Flash Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 3457

I have modified my hood a bit further and tweaked my settings thanks again for all of the advice I got.

Modified diffuser
https://flic.kr/p/Tz3V36
https://flic.kr/p/TwaqY5

Sample Pictures
https://flic.kr/p/V1AYst
https://flic.kr/p/Vc3ApT
https://flic.kr/p/Vc3ApT
by pwiles1968
Sun May 28, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: TTL Auto Focus AF Macro Extension Tube Ring is junk
Replies: 6
Views: 2984

I had a set of thease no name tubes mine fell in half luckily lens did not hit the floor sent it back to Amazon and bought a Kenko set much better quality.
by pwiles1968
Sat May 27, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Blue flowers at F 0.95
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

johan wrote:Looks like Cornflowers to me
Yep perennial Cornflower - Centaurea montana

I am not a flower expert but thease grow in my garden so have looked it up recently.
by pwiles1968
Sat May 27, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Early Bumblebee - Bombus pratorum
Replies: 0
Views: 585

Early Bumblebee - Bombus pratorum

Image

I Use a little sugar water to encourage them to stay still for a little while.

Hand Held Canon 80D, f14, 1/125, ISO200 with Highlight tone priority enabled, Diffused Flash.

Can be viewed full size on Flickr - https://flic.kr/p/Va7pv3
by pwiles1968
Sat May 27, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Rhingia Campestris
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Very good. I peeked at your Flickr page. Is that an extension tube or teleconverter behind your macro lens? That would be a 20mm extension tube, I vary between extension and the Raynox. Also I think I have resolved mt ETTL issue, the camera has so many settings and one of them is the curtain sync m...
by pwiles1968
Wed May 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Rhingia Campestris
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Paul which flash are you using? Some of the Yongnuo's are odd. Its a generic speedlight copy TRIOPO or something they are sold under different names, Its fine on ETTL on the 80D but with the Raynox on and close up I gat a lot of misfires (Black Images) which I do not get with my 100D. Its just a Qu...
by pwiles1968
Wed May 24, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Rhingia Campestris
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Paul, your new rig seems to me to be working quite well. You are probably better off with manual flash anyway; the lighting is excellent. I particularly like the secondary magnification from the water droplet; neat effect! Leonard Thank you Yes the water droplets I went outside after work for 1/2 h...
by pwiles1968
Sun May 21, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Rhingia Campestris
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Rhingia Campestris

Not posted in a while, got a new camera for my birthday still messing with appropriate settings for some reason TTL metering is not working when Im really close to the subject so have to use manual flash settings, I have also modified my flash diffuser to get the material closer - https://flic.kr/p/...
by pwiles1968
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Help with Reverse lense selection
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Thank you for checking will keep an eye out for a cheap lens to give it a try
by pwiles1968
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Help with Reverse lense selection
Replies: 6
Views: 779

I suspect that might vignette . I'll try a 28mm later, Which 100mm is it? You might do better jumping to microscope objectives. Even new ones needn't cost a bomb: Faq: - where can I get... Those BEs would give you half the marked magnification on your 100mm, but be very sharp. It's the EF100 f2.8 m...
by pwiles1968
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Help with Reverse lense selection
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Spotted this :D http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Carl-Zeiss-Jena-28mm-f2-8-Praktica-PB-mount-lens/181989568735?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D39069%26meid%3Dd568f77ab4c943f597f18d3f6d7cca61%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D172350475056 Just r...
by pwiles1968
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Help with Reverse lense selection
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Help with Reverse lense selection

My setup as it stands is Canon 100D I have been using the Canon F2.8 Macro which gives good clarity, I have been using a Raynox DCR-250 to get above 1:1 giving me up to around 3:1 but would like trying higher magnification. I use the camera Focus to do focus stacking so do not want to move to enlarg...
by pwiles1968
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: House Fly Stack 3
Replies: 0
Views: 598

House Fly Stack 3

Another focus stack of a fly putting everything together I have been picking up, thank you everyone for the great advice. Canon 100D + F2.8 Macro + 10-55 lens reversed set to around 35mm. 150 Images automated with qdslrdashboard and Stacked with Zerene Pmaz and a little touching up after. Fill size ...