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Old 02-18-05, 06:17 PM
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Testing my new macro lens

I know more than a few of you are into photography so I thought I'd share the first couple shots from my new macro lens.

I dropped the resolution and resized, but they are a little large still, sorry about that.






Both shot at f32 for about 3-4 seconds each. ISO 100, custom White Balance, lit with a lightbulb.

Canon 300D (with Wasia Hack) and Tamron SP 90mm macro lens.

I oversaturated the green/yellow some in them both and applied an action called feivels gothic glow. Tiny amount of sharpening and I deleted the blue channel from one of them. This is my first attempt at Macro, and I've found it incredibly difficult to focus!
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Pretty damn cool!
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I've got a great macro-type shot of some kitty poo that I posted a few days ago but no one liked it.

Hopefully they'll like your pretty flower pictures better.
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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer
I've got a great macro-type shot of some kitty poo that I posted a few days ago but no one liked it.

Hopefully they'll like your pretty flower pictures better.

I must have missed that one, but I don't want you to turn this thread to... well... shit. Link me!

BTW Ergyu
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Thanks for the compliments! I'm sorry I missed your kittypoo kittydreamer, I'll look for it!
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Okay, here is Kitty's post for those curious folks

Kitty Poo

Now, back to more pics from Ergyu
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Ahh! That poo scares me. My cat shits in the dirt and cleans up after herself!
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Btw, to the OP, I liked your pictures.

Here's where to find my pictures: http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=409768
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"El Guapo, when do you think she will show you her flower?"

"Tonight. Or I will kill her."
Old 02-18-05, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
"El Guapo, when do you think she will show you her flower?"

"Tonight. Or I will kill her."
Great movie
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I like the first with the water drops. Next time, try with an external flash, you will get a crisper shot.
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Tamron still makes that 90mm macro lens? That is one of the best lenes I ever owned. Had to be about 20 years ago when I bought one for my Nikon FE. If I remember right is was a pretty fast lens. f/2.0 or 2.8??
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Originally Posted by zuffy
I like the first with the water drops. Next time, try with an external flash, you will get a crisper shot.

I've got a 420EX, but when I used it it really washed the colors out, do you have any suggestions or tips for using it with this type of work? I don't have an off shoe cable for it yet, so it currently just sits on top of my camera.

Sdallnct: Yep, it's 2.8.
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Having an off shoe cable would be very helpful. Try to reduce the flash compensation or try to bounce the flash off a white board.
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Originally Posted by Ergyu
I've got a 420EX, but when I used it it really washed the colors out, do you have any suggestions or tips for using it with this type of work? I don't have an off shoe cable for it yet, so it currently just sits on top of my camera.

Sdallnct: Yep, it's 2.8.
Thanks for the info on the lens. I have not made the jump to D-SLR yet, but getting a little more serious in considering it.

Yes, you really want to get a dedicated off camera cable. I'm not all the familar with your camera, but I'm sure it has some sort of thru the lens metering for flash. So taking off camera (with a dedicated cord) should stay fairly easy to do. And depending on what your are shooting, you might try some sort of softener for the flash, and if doing a lot of close up a ND filter over the flash in case the flash just can't get that close. Tho with a off camera cord you should be able to back the flash off, even if the camera is up close.
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Looks nice, sorry Kittydreamer, I prefer flowers to poo
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Originally Posted by Sdallnct
Thanks for the info on the lens. I have not made the jump to D-SLR yet, but getting a little more serious in considering it.

Yes, you really want to get a dedicated off camera cable. I'm not all the familar with your camera, but I'm sure it has some sort of thru the lens metering for flash. So taking off camera (with a dedicated cord) should stay fairly easy to do. And depending on what your are shooting, you might try some sort of softener for the flash, and if doing a lot of close up a ND filter over the flash in case the flash just can't get that close. Tho with a off camera cord you should be able to back the flash off, even if the camera is up close.

I never thought of putting the ND filter on the flash. I do want to get a diffuser for it and the off shoe cord as well but haven't gotten around to it yet. KEH has some used Macro Ring flashes which are tempting.
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Gadzooks! Now thats a pretty cool macro zoom.
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Originally Posted by Fok
Looks nice, sorry Kittydreamer, I prefer flowers to poo
Well I would hope so!
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
Okay, here is Kitty's post for those curious folks

Kitty Poo

Now, back to more pics from Ergyu
Kittydreamer feeds her cat corn?
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Originally Posted by nevermind
Kittydreamer feeds her cat corn?
Yes. Stoned-colored and stone-shaped corn but yes, it is corn.
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Originally Posted by nevermind
Kittydreamer feeds her cat corn?
And I don't care.



My master's gone away.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
And I don't care.



My master's gone away.
No, you're master's right here.
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Very nice, Ergyu. I want to add a decent macro lens to my inventory, as well as a good wide angle. I'm also thinking about an external flash.
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If you want a decent macro lens, the Canon 50mm macro is a good start.

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