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by johan
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Nyungwe national park: Rwanda Part II
Replies: 5
Views: 2152

Love the shot with the fungus fly - great catch =)
by johan
Thu May 17, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Butterfly eyes, fluorescence, special sensors for surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 3150

Good stuff. I would like to be a morpho :)
by johan
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: Green as green gets from the UK
Replies: 3
Views: 5786

A lot of the success boils down to preparation, and having the right apparatus for the job. Do you have any links to the sort of shots you'd like to be making? I always find that analyzing those in depth gives those great insights into what you yourself need to do to be in the best position to achie...
by johan
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My Extreme Macro
Replies: 15
Views: 3937

Good stuff :) :D
by johan
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Laowa 25mm F/2.8 2.5x-5x ultra macro lens
Replies: 78
Views: 30260

I don't think that MPE65 vs LW25 is the real argument - if you're a Canon user most will probably still get MPE65 because of its range, auto aperture, full frame distortionless coverage, integration into Canon and the fact it's pretty darned handy all round. Heck most of us own one and it's pretty h...
by johan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Vantablack - world's darkest material
Replies: 6
Views: 4633

Interesting that there's a building painted in vantablack at the Winter Olympics this year - https://www.inverse.com/article/41104-v ... s-pavilion
by johan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Laowa 25mm F/2.8 2.5x-5x ultra macro lens
Replies: 78
Views: 30260

Fwiw, my hunch would be that leaving the aperture manual is a way of making sure there's compatibility to many mounts. So almost an MPE, but for all brands - which the market should like.
by johan
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Diffusion Solved?
Replies: 32
Views: 5824

Great stuff!
by johan
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Mirrorless camera recommendation
Replies: 38
Views: 4595

Pau wrote:for sure a pretty trivial (stupid) answer...I use a short extension tube to mount an rotate my Canon on the Pentax Auto Bellows

The later Sony 7 and 9 models could do, not sure about all your requirements.
I do the same - Pentax on Pentax bellows
by johan
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: My New 3-Axis Macro Rig
Replies: 9
Views: 1991

I am also reading that a lot of people are using HD screens as their backdrop. I’ve only used a piece of velvet so far but I have a cheap digital picture frame I could use. I guess I could even use my smart phone. Do you have any thoughts? Hello Jessica, I don't think there are many people that use...
by johan
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Ascorbic Acid
Replies: 3
Views: 660

very cool :)
by johan
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Favorite Locations
Topic: Looking for US suggestions for a macro vacation
Replies: 7
Views: 6517

Maybe check out where thomas shahan lives. He seems to find quite a few salties where he is?
by johan
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Labophot to Optiphot
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Could you post some pictures and the benefits of doing so?

I have a Labophot :roll:
by johan
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Mounting *very* small beetles for macro stacking
Replies: 16
Views: 3476

It's not really the killing that's the challenge, it's the position afterwards. I share your pain - manipulating these through relaxation isn't a task for the easily frustrated :)
by johan
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: getting the right Nikon 10X CFI objectives
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Hello, It's not so much the case that there are several versions - more that some of the labelling was changed on the same optic. You're looking for material no. MRL00102 - that should get you the right lens. This place - http://www.seoenterprises.com/shop/product.php?productid=16268&cat=257&page=1 ...