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by Yawns
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: The usal test victims... a fly.(edit: + a moth)
Replies: 6
Views: 1582

this metal case you built, just really nice and very envious, is this material something that can be bought commercially in raw form or kit? In the USA. amazing photos from it and your other setups. thanks for sharing hope you are doing better health wise. kevin It's Openbuilds V-Slot and it's Amer...
by Yawns
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: How the "bug shops" work?
Replies: 9
Views: 2464

Thanks Lou for the answer .. I have thrown the same question in other groups and I have received answers from various sides .. even amateur entomologists ... apparently it's a mix of everything .. breeding / hunting .. I believe these most "popular" and mass selling specimens "in the daylight" on eB...
by Yawns
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: How the "bug shops" work?
Replies: 9
Views: 2464

How the "bug shops" work?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48882446146_9348af087e_b.jpg 54213602_109218656910407_5436299681762115584_o by antonio caseiro , on Flickr Do you know from a reliable source how this market works ...? I mean ... are the bugs (or any other insects) caught for this purpose or are they bred in cap...
by Yawns
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Vertical Setup using extrusion .. V-Slot
Replies: 17
Views: 2283

... could i ask why you needed to make a separate vertical setup? one could just take the weights out, and stand the horizontal on end. Thank you..... Must explain that i am a complete novice . It's not a "need" to make pictures.. it's more a need to be busy .. since I could learn the basics of CAD...
by Yawns
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Universal multiple layer "diffuser" ...
Replies: 17
Views: 2739

this tool ... I don't know the name (even in Portuguese) it was right before my eyes every time I went to the shed... had "ideas" before, but now CAD and affordable 3D printing made it possible. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48844653492_ec6441e166_b.jpg IMG_20191005_003351 by antonio caseiro ,...
by Yawns
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Universal multiple layer "diffuser" ...
Replies: 17
Views: 2739

Years ago I had a similar idea and used an old stainless steel "spiral" from my days of developing 120/220 film. I used drawing-office variety tracing film. It goes in the same way film does and you can use as many turns as you feel like. Sorry, but if you're too young that won't meen a thing to yo...
by Yawns
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Universal multiple layer "diffuser" ...
Replies: 17
Views: 2739

Since some are asking in PM on Facebook and here if I share the *,STL files for 3D print I will make the files available (when I find out how to make this available to the public on google drive .. maybe tomorrow) Meanwhile also did a table (to make it easier) with the required length of diffuser pa...
by Yawns
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Vertical Setup using extrusion .. V-Slot
Replies: 17
Views: 2283

Very nice set-up. I do see one point that can be improved though. You mentioned that wireless sucks your camera battery. That means you don't have an AC power supply for your camera? Having an external power source is a huge convenience, since you never have to think about batteries again. Thank yo...
by Yawns
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Vertical Setup using extrusion .. V-Slot
Replies: 17
Views: 2283

Thank you .. it's nice of you to say that. the new vertical rig allows me to have all the studio gear in the workbench... before there was no space for the bracketing gear at the right for live beasts. And that's really nice because I did not do many bracketing because I couldn't bother to make spac...
by Yawns
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: fly.. first use of the new vertical setup
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Hello Mawyatt... I'm not using the rings I designed.. did not print yet. It's the "Matryoshka" The last layer is only a complete sheet around everything to isolate any possible ambient reflections from the frame, the window or anything else in the room I have 3 *.STL files ready to print the diffuse...
by Yawns
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Vertical Setup using extrusion .. V-Slot
Replies: 17
Views: 2283

I think I'll never have to change Wemacro rail's position ... Microscope lenses use very small working range variations. 3 cm to 1 mm or something around that. in the position the rail is any lens will always reach the stage, no matter i use empty tubes or relay (tube lenses) ... I also use a lot of...
by Yawns
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: fly.. first use of the new vertical setup
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Thank you ...

it's 4 layers of lee diffusion sheet 216 (the 2 smaller ones) and 400 for the 2 larger ones.. and a paper hood for the lens

ImageUntitled by antonio caseiro, on Flickr
by Yawns
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: fly.. first use of the new vertical setup
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

fly.. first use of the new vertical setup

first use ... works fine (the picture needs corrections .. transparencies, debris...) but I was anxious to see the result
Lomo 3,7

ImageFB 97 Photos - 2019-09-29 - C by antonio caseiro, on Flickr
by Yawns
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Vertical Setup using extrusion .. V-Slot
Replies: 17
Views: 2283

first use ... works fine (the picture needs corrections .. transparencies)
Lomo 3,7

ImageFB 97 Photos - 2019-09-29 - C by antonio caseiro, on Flickr
by Yawns
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Universal multiple layer "diffuser" ...
Replies: 17
Views: 2739

Thank you My "canopies" are very much like your cups.. except I used "Kebab" sticks instead of toothpicks :D I'm using Lee #216 and #400 ... both stop 1 1/2. With 3 layers i get exposures of about 1/4... 1/6 with the Olympus and electronic shutter. When I was using the "canopies" and the Nikon DSLR ...