my first rail stack

Just bought that first macro lens? Post here to get helpful feedback and answers to any questions you might have.

Moderators: ChrisR, Chris S., Pau, rjlittlefield

Post Reply
hero
Posts: 71
Joined: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:38 pm
Location: California

my first rail stack

Post by hero »

So I recently got a WeMacro rail, and it's made a huge difference in the ease of stacking. Here's my first try with a housefly.

I'm discovering that the MP-E + MT-24 EX combo is hard to maneuver; it's too bulky at the front. Diffusing the light is also very challenging. A microscope objective is a lot narrower...

5D3 + MP-E 65 + MT-24 EX
f/4.5, 1/125s, ISO 320
Magnification 5X
54 images, Zerene

Image

Harald
Posts: 604
Joined: Fri May 13, 2011 10:33 am
Location: Steinberg, Norway
Contact:

Post by Harald »

Hi there hero,
I think this is a great start. Great details and a nice view.
Not shure if the image is a bit under exposed...

Word of advice :D

How about one of those macro/photo tents?
They do a great job when it comes to softening the light :lol:
Kind Regards
Harald

Lier Fotoklubb / NSFF
AFIAP / CPS
BGF / GMV
http://www.500px.com/blender11

Deanimator
Posts: 828
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:01 pm
Location: Rocky River, Ohio, U.S.A.

Post by Deanimator »

The colors are beautiful.

mawyatt
Posts: 2467
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:54 pm
Location: Clearwater

Post by mawyatt »

That's certainly a great start hero, well done!!

I use the small light tents (sometimes one inside another) found on eBay, they work great for light diffusion as mentioned by Harald. Foam cups also work well.

Best,

Mike

Post Reply