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by johan
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Chinese 5x M Plan APO
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

I've had it and the 10x for a few weeks and initial plays with it on APSC looked very encouraging! Sadly I'm unable to do a more thorough test, as I'm moving house and it'll be a few months before the new house has a partial conversion done to give me a macro studio again. :(
by johan
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: MPE-65 eBay woes
Replies: 13
Views: 7173

any chance of posting your original photos?
by johan
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Wide angle macro
Replies: 3
Views: 2369

Kurt has been doing this for ages, really well too. Have a look at http://orionmystery.blogspot.co.uk/
by johan
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Cuckoo wasp
Replies: 4
Views: 946

Extraordinary things, arn't they! Well shot :)
by johan
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Where to Get Optical Breadboards?
Replies: 31
Views: 5622

I don't know how much of a rush you're in, but if you're looking at this for the base of say a vertical rig, then if you can wait a week or two there's a manufacturer coming out with a really neat base, feet and vertical mounting arm for under £100 - combined! I'm betatesting one under NDA, but as s...
by johan
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Looks like a good manual rail?
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

Looks like a good manual rail?

Looks pretty good to me, but of course, appearances can be deceiving. Has anyone tried this French macro rail?
by johan
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Advice for watch photography
Replies: 34
Views: 6569

Really interesting thread! One thing I'm noticing about the difference between that fine cloudfront shot and all the other pictures is the uniform and unambiguous high key white background. In terms of visual appeal of the shot, I think that has a lot to do with it. It's been a while since I used my...
by johan
Sat May 27, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Blue flowers at F 0.95
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Looks like Cornflowers to me
by johan
Thu May 25, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Wanted: Nikon MXA20495 filter holder
Replies: 0
Views: 560

Wanted: Nikon MXA20495 filter holder

Please drop me a mail via this site if you have a spare Nikon MXA20495 filter holder that you'd be able to sell to me.

Thank you!!
by johan
Thu May 18, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon CFI S Fluor 4x/0.20 WD 15.5
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

Nice, the sort of bargain everybody hopes for :)
by johan
Thu May 11, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nice custom parfocality adapter part from SRB-griturn, UK
Replies: 0
Views: 721

Nice custom parfocality adapter part from SRB-griturn, UK

Hi, I had a part made (2 actually) that gives me easy parfocality on my Nikon Labophot. It cost me £50 from SRB-Griturn in the UK, and the service and outcome is so good that I feel the need to post here. The parts allow me to mate an M42 focusing helicoid between the microscope adapter on the camer...
by johan
Tue May 09, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: 10 GOOD REASONS FOR YOU TO QUIT OF MACROPHOTOGRAPHY IN 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 8741

Extreme insect macros in camera club comps are usually described as "great record shots". I had the opposite experience. In the one season that I was a member of a camera club, once they saw I did these they used them to enter inter-club and county competitions, and got the highest scores ever reco...
by johan
Tue May 09, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Basic Microscope Objective Rig
Replies: 14
Views: 2304

I started with one flash, a 2nd-hand reversed enlarger lens from eBay and a Velbon slider. I was perfectly happy with that for the first year or so
by johan
Fri May 05, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Cheap UV screen for fluorescence ($10)
Replies: 23
Views: 3922

I'm very sorry you guys got caught out by fakes :(

Since I have a movie on youtube showing how it should work, if you make and post a movie showing yours not working, you might be able to get a refund? A poor purchase rating also usually gets their attention. You have nothing to lose...