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by dunksargent
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Female Emperor Dragonfly
Replies: 6
Views: 3455

Two more from the same trip using same camera /lens at approx same 5m distance: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/921/28475345827_1fc589b248_b.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/914/28475346877_64ff3fdd97_b.jpg Male Emperor Dragonfly resting between 'sorties' over the pond … torn wings likely result fr...
by dunksargent
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Dragonfly in flight, and others
Replies: 3
Views: 2210

The white dragonfly could be newly emerged … they take several days to reach full colouration and colours continue to develop throughout their adult life cycle.

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by dunksargent
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Female Emperor Dragonfly
Replies: 6
Views: 3455

"Completely different" indeed! I've never seen a shot quite like this; very nice. Can you give us some of the technical details? Any chance there was a sequence, with other shots showing other wing positions? In any event, I like it a lot. Leonard Thank you Leonard … it's an ongoing project and thi...
by dunksargent
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Female Emperor Dragonfly
Replies: 6
Views: 3455

Female Emperor Dragonfly

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/833/41530657980_f190cc936a_b.jpg Female Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator) photographed at Langdyke Countryside Trust's, Swaddywell Pit Nature Reserve, Peterborough, UK. Pre-focused above the ovipositing insect to capture the wing movement after it 'took off '. Dragon...
by dunksargent
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Bargain Novoflex Castel XY Focusing Rail SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 1532

Bargain Novoflex Castel XY Focusing Rail SOLD

Not mine and I have no connection with dealer … but seems too good an opportunity not to advise forum members bearing in mind cost of same when new

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It's sold … hopefully to a forum member?

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Edit: AdminCR The link is dead so it's disabled now
by dunksargent
Sat May 14, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: A job lot of lenses
Replies: 20
Views: 5841

The previous Canon AO2 images look sharper. What aperture was used on the OM 200mm tube lens for the latest experiment?

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by dunksargent
Wed May 11, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: A job lot of lenses
Replies: 20
Views: 5841

That one on the right is a minolta "micro" microfiche lens. Those are great for super macro, but can't be used as is in their case. I have one that I machined off the flange with a lathe and then shortened the barrel on the other side down to about 1mm past the front element. I took the flange off ...
by dunksargent
Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: IWC Caliber 89
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

IWC Caliber 89

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/781/20800757910_707a01ee5a_o.jpg IWC Caliber 89. APS-C Leica X Vario 18-46mm zoom at 46mm setting plus two Elpro VIb 4.92 achromatic close-up lenses; illumination via two Ikea Jansjo lamps and double but separated circular diffuser (made from engineer's drafting film ...
by dunksargent
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Wasp emerging from underground nest
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Nice idea. The image would clearly benefit from a more diffused ligh source (flash?) Plan to experiment with a Lastolite Cubelite over the nest entrance and illuminate same via a 600 watt Hedler daylight temperature continuous light. Nest is in the ground in a very shaded part of the garden where t...
by dunksargent
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Wasp emerging from underground nest
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Wasp emerging from underground nest

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/339/19378798323_440517295e_b.jpg Wasp emerging from underground nest in my garden Leica T / Canon FD 200mm Macro Lens, ambient light, ISO 1600 1/320 f22; camera and lens on tripod; lens pre-focused at 1 metre. Plan to use the Leica T remotely with my iPad thus enablin...
by dunksargent
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: HEADS UP: Another Canon 35/2.8 RMS macro bellows lens
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

HEADS UP: Another Canon 35/2.8 RMS macro bellows lens

http://www.ffordes.com/product/15042414585831 … but advisable to ask for a full internal condition assessment because these lenses often have 'internal blobby bits' syndrome

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by dunksargent
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Vintage 1923 Leitz travelling microscope
Replies: 2
Views: 1774

Vintage 1923 Leitz travelling microscope

Part of an ongoing project to document a 1923 Leitz travelling microscope and its accessories. Although definitely a 1923 model, the No.7 objective was replaced 20 June 1929 - inside the No.7 brass keeper cap there is paper disk showing the date added. The Swiss dealer Marcel Wiegandt was a Geneva f...
by dunksargent
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Ten more NOS/mint Canon 20/3.5 Macro lenses listed ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

If any of the latest offerings have 'dust' the vendor's 10 day approval enables return … and buyers can enquire before ordering.
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