Viking's Pix.

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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by coops62 » August 10th, 2014, 8:29 am

love my 50mm f1.4 now that I have full frame. Would almost kill for the f1.2 ;)
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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » August 10th, 2014, 8:59 am

Is that the old FD 1.4 or an AF?

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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by coops62 » August 10th, 2014, 12:14 pm

it's an AF & had it for about 3 years I'd reckon, barely used it with the 7D except on late night 4WD expeditions. They're about $400 from memory
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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » August 17th, 2014, 1:43 pm

Step down ring came in the mail the other day so now I can chuck on my FD f1.4 in reverse. Beauty being I can use the aperture ring and close it down to help with the DOF. Had a quick look and makes a big difference. Hopefully the extension tubes wont be far away. :)

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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » August 19th, 2014, 1:30 pm

Alrighty then…!

The following pic's are my Canon FD 50mm f1.4 lens reverse mounted for Macro @ f8. No extension tubes as yet, soon I hope, and just random stuff. The apple is three images 'Focus Stacked'. Haven't got my Focus Rail yet but PS still did a great job considering that I had to move the apple towards the camera ever so carefully. None of these are cropped either. I think the detail, as in the little hair thingy's around the apple core stem is amazing considering…

The mould in the lens doesn't seem to be effecting anything either, saves me having to strip it down. Keen to see how it goes as a prime.

Bloody bucketing down today so has been the perfect day for it.

Cheers.
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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » August 20th, 2014, 5:04 pm

Same deal but a snail this time. I'm not quite set up the way I want to be yet so still getting use to the macro world. :) Cheers.
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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » August 20th, 2014, 8:32 pm

The first spider is just one image out of 11 used to get the DOF as seen on the second spider. What a difference focus stacking makes!! Glad I discovered it. Didn't quite get the eyes sharp though. Bugger. Until I get the focus rail I've got to slightly tap the rear leg of the tripod which moves the camera forwards. Obviously this is not very accurate…..lol :)

Two Speedlights either side on light stands. Flash left has a small soft box on manual 1/32 power, flash right has a white bounce board on it not directed at the spider but bounce light used. Its an older unit, 420EX, with no manual capability so on E-TTL. Cable release, Live View mode. S h o t in RAW @ 1/250th. Manual aperture at f11. Goes to show at f11 in Macro land it's not quite the same as say Landscape f11! Cheers. :)
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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » August 21st, 2014, 11:23 am

This last lot are all hand held with flash left, on a stand. Have to say I'm impressed, not so much with the photos in a photography respect but just the image quality results. Early days though and lots of practice should see better results. :)
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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » August 22nd, 2014, 10:21 am

Realised my Tamron 24mm f2.5 FD mount has the same filter size as my 50mm FD so I was able to use the reverse adapter. This by far not a great image but I was mainly checking out the magnification. This is at f8. How crazy is the DOF?? Cheers. :) Btw, this is one of those little Pill Bugs that curl up into a ball when disturbed.
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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » August 25th, 2014, 4:55 pm

Extension tubes arrived today!! Woo Hooo! :D

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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » August 26th, 2014, 7:12 pm

Focus rail came today. Getting there. …. :)

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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by CJP » August 27th, 2014, 12:29 am

Hey mate, put it all together and you will have better magnification than an electron microscope :)

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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » August 27th, 2014, 8:46 am

Lol.. Sounds like it hey?! Its going to all look quite the kit when its together. Just have my handle flash bracket and flash sync cord to arrive and I'm all good to go, that is in the hand held set up anyway. :)

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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by the-viking » August 27th, 2014, 1:59 pm

Ok. Flash bracket and Flash sync cord arrived. Only the handle to go. Fare bit of rain so not a lot out and about. Just a couple.
Hand held with flash now on HSS @ 1/500th. Still bloody hard work although these were the best out of only 20 or so shots.

Yi haaaa! no more petunias.. lol :)
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Re: Viking's Pix.

Unread post by Hamo1 » August 27th, 2014, 5:06 pm

Without sounding like a newb (it prob will)
What is reverse mount and how do you do it?
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