Macro fun

by Berckmans Peter March. 22, 2018 442 views

An old electronic plate seems to be a good subject for some macro shoot.

Heide Egerman got me playing around with some macro. Check out her tries for macro.

This first try is done with the reverse lense method. Only my nifty is not quite suited for this method, because I can not control the aperture it stays wide open at f1.4 and yes I have an aperture ring.

My second try is done with some tubes and with these I can control my aperture and have much more sharpness. Sadly I do not have an macrolens yet , so could not try that out.

Just a good bit of fun, for the reverse lens method I have to invest in an old completly manual lens, there are plenty around on the secondhand market.

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Russell Smith 2 years, 11 months ago

#1 is a cool shot . With a reverse ring you have an razor thin depth of field. It is something even at f22 you still do not increase it much. To get more in focus takes patience and focus stacking .(a series of shots that the focal point is moved so you get an image when the shots are combined that has a larger depth of field.  #2 I like the lines in this shot .

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 11 months ago

Thank you Russel. I hope to buy this year a macro lens. #1 is my personal favourite

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Heidi Egerman 2 years, 11 months ago

Nice. What do you mean by “aperture ring”? Are you attaching the lens to the camera or hand holding. You are getting nice sharpness with the tubes in #3. You inspire me to keep at it.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Heidi Egerman 2 years, 11 months ago

An aperature ring is the physical ring on your lens to set the f stops. Some modern cameras have it only in the body nowadays. For the reverse lens method you need a small ring the size of a filter to put between your body and lens. For good sharpness move the camera in front or back

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Jill Bahm 2 years, 11 months ago

Excellent!

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Jill Bahm 2 years, 11 months ago

Thanks a lot

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 11 months ago

Oh yes, I like that! I have jewellery made of this parts! They always have this specific strange appearance like AI-cities - but maybe I'm just a nerdy SiFi fan.
#3 - always a little bit of a futuristic town.
#5 - It reminds me a little of your cargo picture.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 11 months ago

Nothing wrong with a SiFi fan. I grew up with Star Trek, Blakes seven, Doctor Who and star Wars.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 11 months ago

There is no growing up without ...

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 11 months ago

rocket+1

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 11 months ago

Well done. Not easy at all. I admire your experiments.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 11 months ago

Thanks, it is good fun as you take your time.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Andi Saw 2 years, 11 months ago

Thank you, happy that I could impresse you

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