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by stormfoxy
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Live view issue
Replies: 9
Views: 3314

I use an LED headlamp as a modeling light and flash. I had the same problem. I use a T4i. CAREFULLY examine the settings ON THE LIVE VIEW SCREEN. They're not necessarily the same as the settings not in live view. I advise you to do test shots in a controlled environment where you don't need to worr...
by stormfoxy
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Live view issue
Replies: 9
Views: 3314

I'm not using flash though, I have 2 LED lights literally 3 inch from the subject and the live view is still pitch black. I use an LED headlamp as a modeling light and flash. I had the same problem. I use a T4i. CAREFULLY examine the settings ON THE LIVE VIEW SCREEN. They're not necessarily the sam...
by stormfoxy
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Live view issue
Replies: 9
Views: 3314

Check the LV settings For example, if you use a non compatible EX flash and you have LV in Exposure simulation mode and you set the camera in M mode with high speed (like 1/200) you'll get the black screen if the light is too dim to take a picture without flash at that speed (well, in that case the...
by stormfoxy
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Live view issue
Replies: 9
Views: 3314

Live view issue

I've stumped in finding a solution to this. I have a canon 5d mkiii and an mpe 65mm lens. I set my rig up and focus on my subject ex an insect, now I can see the insect is in view though my view finder however when I switch to live view the screen is completely black. Its as if the live view isnt de...
by stormfoxy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: First stack attempt
Replies: 0
Views: 1885

First stack attempt

Finally managed to get time to attempt a stack. Realised after completing the stack that I'd screwed up with the ISO and fstop so theres a lot of noise. I also need to sort out some diffusers. I believe its some sort of invasive young ladybird http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/6457_20171...
by stormfoxy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Camera storage - Drybox advice
Replies: 18
Views: 6694

If you go on the sealed-box route, make sure you use indicator dessicant that changes color when full of water. Most people don't realize how fast dessicant becomes saturated. Will do. I have a few questions about using bulbs in a cabinet if you don't mind. - what material of cabinet is best ie woo...
by stormfoxy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Camera storage - Drybox advice
Replies: 18
Views: 6694

Lou Jost wrote:That's the "dry box" I described above. It is the standard solution in humid countries.
Thats what I'll probably do then if the box doesnt work out too well.
by stormfoxy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Camera storage - Drybox advice
Replies: 18
Views: 6694

No, the airing cuboard (traditionally housing a hot water storage cylinder providing heat) has warm air which holds more vapour in the air, so moisture comes out of your towels and cameras, into the air, and is carried away. So, a cardboard box wouldn't come out soggy, it would be dry. Oh right. So...
by stormfoxy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Camera storage - Drybox advice
Replies: 18
Views: 6694

Think "airing cupboard". With combi boilers, fewer houses in the UK have them. Homebrew suppliers have low powered heating plates, and lizard-house heating pads start from just a few watts. wouldnt a airing cupboard be high humidity? I think I'm just going to get a more airtight box and see if that...
by stormfoxy
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Camera storage - Drybox advice
Replies: 18
Views: 6694

I don't know how you are caring for your dessicant, but if your house is humid, you have to constantly renew the dessicant. Your "dry box" is not hermetic and lets humidity enter easily. So how would I make it hermatic exactly? Do I need a better box? I don't live in a tropical country so I've neve...
by stormfoxy
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Camera storage - Drybox advice
Replies: 18
Views: 6694

Camera storage - Drybox advice

Hello I wonder if anybody can help me with a problem I've been having. I live in UK and recently I made a simple drybox consisting of a plastic container with silica gel and dehumidifiers inside. My problem is that even with multiple dehumidifiers and plenty of silica gel the humidity in the sealed ...
by stormfoxy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: newport 423
Replies: 4
Views: 2735

Stormfoxy, The approach I use is to make (or have someone make for me) an adapter plate. Such a plate typically consists of a piece of flat aluminum stock, cut to fit the top or bottom of your stage, and drilled/tapped as needed to go between your stage and the Arca-style plate you want to attach. ...
by stormfoxy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: newport 423
Replies: 4
Views: 2735

newport 423

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/6457_Newport423LinearStage3x3WithBallScrew_57_1.jpg I have this linear stage, the pic above is of the bottom of the newport 423. My problem is that how do I attach the linear stage to my tripods plate? The middle holes are too big for my plates screw an...
by stormfoxy
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Bellows help
Replies: 4
Views: 2519

No, the Nikon bellows must have a Nikon F rear male mount, so you just need an adapter from Nikon F "lens" to Sony E mount camera, like most of the items at https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=nikon+F+to+Sony+E+adapter-+booster&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xnikon+F+...
by stormfoxy
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Bellows help
Replies: 4
Views: 2519

Could you post more details? What adapters you tried and what didn't work and so In principle a short Nikon extension tube (maybe not needed) and a Nikon to Sony E adapter should work. BTW, welcome to the forum! Okay so this may make more sense. I screw my extension tubes into the pb6 bellows just ...