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by Jmurphy18
Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Water Drop - for AIP
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: Water Drop - for AIP

Yes and the cleanup and fixing of the valves can be costly! Especially when you have 4-6 :shock: Have you tried doing crowns? Basically dropping a single drop onto acrylic glass. Mix is normally 1/2 & 1/2 not straight cream with milk. Straight cream closest then valves in about 20 min and is heck to...
by Jmurphy18
Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Water Drop - for AIP
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: Water Drop - for AIP

Sorry, laptop keyboard took a dump yesterday….. working off iPad right now so I am a little slower as I am missing posts 17” is my drop height. Tip of V2 (center valve) to the top of V5( Shoot from below valve). According to my logs I was an 1” taller dropping into a pan for shoot from above. Darn l...
by Jmurphy18
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Water Drop - for AIP
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: Water Drop - for AIP

LOL. I am using acrylic paint now in the mix vs food coloring. Some of the mixes are all the same or at least close. HAGD. Right now not doing much as my laptop went in for repair and I can do nothing till I get it back. So use to thether shooting it hard doing other wise.
by Jmurphy18
Thu Nov 04, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Water Drop - for AIP
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: Water Drop - for AIP

I can shed a bit of light on NY. This is Yuefei Zheng. Works the same as the De site. Both are independents. :). Peter Lin is the main vender. Both sites sell to local so that you do not have to pay shipping from China. Yeufei went dark during Covid as he caught Covid-19 and spent 14mo in hospital. ...
by Jmurphy18
Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bug of some short at 10x
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Bug of some short at 10x

Thanks so very much Mark! Cool on the plant hopper ID
by Jmurphy18
Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bug of some short at 10x
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Bug of some short at 10x

I am learning the hard way about movement and vibration. What was good at 2.5x and 4x is BAD at 10x. I now have 50LB os sand against my old desk and tightened all the bracing on the desk. I added gussets when I went 4x. Now I build a custom stand like my drop rig that allows me to shoot both vertica...
by Jmurphy18
Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Water Drop - for AIP
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Water Drop - for AIP

AIP, I have thousands of water drop shots. I got really die hard on drops in 2014. Here is one I too recent that folks really loved. I moved the shot from your thread to here and I hope this is the proper location. As I noted on your thread, my controller is an MJKZZ. basically a system by Peter Lyn...
by Jmurphy18
Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Calm Before The Storm
Replies: 7
Views: 2628

Re: Calm Before The Storm

Deleted my author and moved to new location. Thanks Rick for the info!
by Jmurphy18
Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Calm Before The Storm
Replies: 7
Views: 2628

Re: Calm Before The Storm

Very cool shot! I am also an avid dropper :). My system is MJKZZ. Running a 6 valve controller now. I have been at this since 2008. Hard at it for the last 4 years
by Jmurphy18
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: AA Rechargeable batteries for a few $$$ less
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: AA Rechargeable batteries for a few $$$ less

I still have a couple of the older PowerEx 9000 chargers with the "refresh & analyze " circuits that I use on my batteries when they sit for a while. I have 10 sets as I do water drop photography using 6 flashes plus with I do with the Godox on the Extreme. The newer 9930 does not have these modes. ...
by Jmurphy18
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Question on tube length and focus
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Question on tube length and focus

JTK & Chris S: Thank you both for taking the time to answer my question!! Migrains stopped me from doing much this weekend. Thanks for the info Chris and I will lock down the size here and run with the settings on the "Converging lens". Yes I do plan on purchasing a Nikon 10x objective new month whe...
by Jmurphy18
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Question on tube length and focus
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Question on tube length and focus

Good Morning I have a question on tube lens length. I have posted before and a couple of you folks have answered and thank you. I did read the whole thread Rik sent me the link on at least twice. I am a bit puzzled and I do have a couple of questions. Here is what I have for my Raynox 150: Tube leng...
by Jmurphy18
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Tube length question
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Tube length question

JTK & Rik: Thank you both very much for taking the time and effort for answering met question. Rick, I did review the link you said and I will do again so I can understand better. Thanks so much for doing so.
by Jmurphy18
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Tube length question
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Tube length question

I have a question for you more knowledgeable folks as I seem to have a case of the dumb dumbs here. Tube lens for an Infinity lens, I want to go up to 10x from my present fixed 4x. I just purchased a Raynox 150 that I want to use as my tube lens. Reading the material out there I need 208.33 mm as a ...
by Jmurphy18
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: All seeing Eye
Replies: 0
Views: 207

All seeing Eye

I was looking for things to photograph at 4x as thing changed with the higher magnification with lighting, distance and how much I can actually view. I tried this section off a "bill" to see what I could achieve. DMap ar-009-ar-047-Edit.jpg Captured with Z6 II, ISO 100, (2) Godox TT600 flashes, Godo...