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Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by granjan » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:18 pm

Thanks Barcud,
Those were my thoughts too and it is something I really want to get better at so I think I'll impose on SO's generosity and go for it.
Now what can I give him for Christmas.........

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Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by Caracal » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:22 pm

granjan wrote:Thanks Barcud,
Those were my thoughts too and it is something I really want to get better at so I think I'll impose on SO's generosity and go for it.
Now what can I give him for Christmas.........



....a beautiful canvas print of one of your macro photos !!!!! :D :D

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Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by granjan » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:13 pm

Have to practise a bit first. Maybe next year's present!

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Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by Crested Val » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:15 pm

This is my first attempt at Macro, though it was not taken using the macro facility on my Fuji HS10.
I haven't learnt how to do that yet!!!
This was just taken with the zoom lens out at full.
It was taken from the bird hide at Lake Panic.

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I realise that is is really just a close up, not macro photography, but for a first attempt I thought it wasn't too bad!!

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Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by bert » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:26 pm

The 100mm canon macro is top quality
I own one.
And you can even use it as a portrait or 100mm landscape lens

Another cheaper solution is to use
Extension tubes like Kenko Digi Extension Tube Canon EOS
kenko website
And they fit in any bag and are indistructable

Use a 20mm on my 70-200 f4 and very happy with the results.
Not to used for the tiny insects but for moderate insects and flowers
btw, if you do want to do real macro a tripod or bean bag which allows you to get very low is essential.

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Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by Wild Dog Fan » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:37 pm

Yes Bert - Extension Rings are an inexpensive, light-weight way to get macro shots. I am using it with my 1,8/50mm (scale down to 1:1) as well as with the 4/70-200. It works even well with the 2,8/300 +2xExtender (great for snake pictures from a reasonable distance).

Some years ago conversion rings were also an good and cheap way to get macro images. But so far as I know there there is nobody manufacturing this stuff (if anybody in the forum knows it better, please tell me - I would be more than grateful).

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Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by Wild Dog Fan » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:13 pm

I took that portrait of a caterpillar at Nossob with the 1,8/50mm+ Ex-Rings:
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Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by Kamadejo » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:39 pm

:big_eyes: Amazing pic Wild Dog Fan :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by Caracal » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:47 am

Great pic Wild Dog Fan

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Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by Wild Dog Fan » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:01 pm

Thank you , guys - I made a funny experience with this caterpillar. I fliped it away with my finger (yes - not a nice treatment for such a model, but I did not want it into the bedroom) and after this I realised very small hairs of the caterpillar in my skin. It was impossilble to remove them, even with tweezers. Te next morning these parts of my skin were red and aching.

So, these animals are definititely not without protection....

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Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by granjan » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:20 pm

It's been windy here for weeks [worse than Cape Town!] and today has been the first time I've been out with my macro lens. I quite liked this little hover fly and am really looking forward to getting more practice.
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IMG_0266 by jansp, on Flickr

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Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by Switchback » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:17 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by Pumbaa » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:22 pm

WoW granjan,

really quite impressive :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by RUMURUTI » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:37 pm

Fantastic Granjan. What camera and lens did you use??
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Re: Macro Photography

Unread post by PRWIN » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:46 am

:big_eyes: :clap: :clap: :clap: Great Great photo's all

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