Macros with the Q7

Discussion in 'Pentax Q Forum' started by pinholecam, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. pinholecam

    pinholecam SC Regular

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    Taking advantage of the 4.6x crop factor of the Q7.
    Coupled with a Vivitar 55/2.8 macro.


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  2. pinholecam

    pinholecam SC Regular

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  3. pinholecam

    pinholecam SC Regular

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  4. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Wow. You should send those to Ricoh. I was very tempted by the Q7. I really like the size and operation of the Q, and the Q7 seemed like a better version of the same.
     
  5. Nuskyn

    Nuskyn SC Veteran

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    Jeroen
    I really like the DOF you used in this macro set, razor-sharp !!
     
  6. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Excellent shots!
     
  7. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Some REALLY GREAT stuff here! :cool:
     
  8. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Woweeee! Excellent stuff :)
     
  9. IVN

    IVN SC Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2013
    These are excellent! Could you share some info on your set up? Some look like flash was used? How far did you have to stop down, to achieve this level of DOF?
     
  10. zapatista

    zapatista SC Regular

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    Jul 28, 2012
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    Mike
    How dead were the bugs? Seriously awesome snaps!
     
  11. pinholecam

    pinholecam SC Regular

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    Thanks guys.
    Glad you like them.


    Most shots are stopped down to f8. (almost always)
    I try not to go 1:1 as thats usually 'in the bugs face' (too much magnification) and pulling back a bit gives more DOF.

    The flash is mounted on camera with a home made diffuser.
    Its basically a plastic lunchbox, but to slot in the flash and diffused with white styrofoam paper used for wrapping electronics goods.

    There is an additional LED lamp mounted to the side as a 'search light' in the dark, and it helps prevent the LCD from being too grainy in the dark too.
     
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  12. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    F8? There's diffraction effects by F8 with a sensor that small, and your shots are amazingly sharp. I can only assume that you are a wizard and have used your magical powers.
     
  13. pinholecam

    pinholecam SC Regular

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    Aug 3, 2012
    The thing about diffraction is that its not a sharp cliff.
    From my own trials, on the older Q, its there at f8, but it only gets bad at f11 and its a no-go at f16.
    The Q7 does a bit better since diffraction starts later than the Q.
     
  14. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Nifty. I go back and forth about buying this camera. I like my Q, but I'd like a bit better IQ.
     
  15. mikesul

    mikesul New to SC

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    Dec 8, 2013
    It is amazing what can be done with this tiny camera. I love the Q!
     
  16. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I use my Q with a old Pentax M50 f4 macro. I've gotten a lot of use lately over in the December Doodads thread. As long as you have enough light, the DoF of the small sensor is really amazing.
     
  17. gennelman

    gennelman New to SC

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    Jan 10, 2014
    Did you use an adapter for the Vivitar macro lens?