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Discussion in 'Macro' started by summerkl, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. summerkl

    summerkl SC Veteran

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    Just starting to play around with macros. Sony Nex with Canon FD 50mm f1.4 and a Life Size Adapter

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  2. bilzmale

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    Spent the other day playing with manual legacy lenses on the E-PL1. Was babysitting the grandkids and they don't sit still making manual lenses a challenge.

    The subject matter is unremarkable but was taken with a Soligor 55mm f/2.8 with a 25mm extension tube to give 1:1.

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  3. summerkl

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    Bill, I have a similar shot of my thumb but it will not sign a consent waiver for public viewing :)
     
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  4. summerkl

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    I'm having fun with macros but my family thinks I'm losing my marbles as I take shots of seemingly inane things.

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  5. BBW

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    Great idea for a thread, Kevin, and if it's any consolation I don't think anyone here thinks you're losing your marbles!:biggrin: This macro world offers up a completely different point of view that many of us might never see. Thank you, Bill, too!

    I think this is going to be a longterm thread for sure.
     
  6. summerkl

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    Miss Scarlett in the kitchen with a water drop on the spatula :)

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  7. olli

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    Great images. Love the Jurassic Clips.
     
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  8. Ray Sachs

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    you should be able to figure it out...
    First attempt with the LX5 macro function. Kind of fun...

    -Ray

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5165020836/" title="Longwood Gardens 3 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="774" alt="Longwood Gardens 3" /></a>
     
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  9. BBW

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    :cool: Ray! Now you've gotten me thinking!
     
  10. Ray Sachs

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    Not sure why, but this photo and a few I posted in another new thread are getting squeezed down to square. They're linked to images that are 1024 x 774, but they're not showing up that way. Any idea what's up?

    -Ray
     
  11. deirdre

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    I don't know, Ray. The markup clearly has the following in the img tag: width="1024" height="774"

    Looking at it in Safari's web inspector, it's showing that the width is becoming 800px; height is remaining 774. I'll look into it later and see what's up.
     
  12. BBW

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    As I posted on your Longwood series thread, I think it's the black borders. From what I can see you've followed everything perfectly correctly and, thus, I think something about the borders on these photos is doing it. Can you post one in a version w/o the borders to Flicker and try it. I was just on my way over here to look because I saw this one on Flickr and it looks so much crisper and cleaner on Flickr than it does here. Not that it doesn't look good here, too but I immediately noticed the difference, having seen it here first.

    P.S. deirdre, I didn't see your post. Thanks for looking into it more, if you are able to. My bet is them borders. :popcorm2:
     
  13. BBW

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    OK, it's not the borders. I just attempted to post a normal large size 1024 x 683 photo in the Kitty thread and it became squashed. We'll have to look into this. There must be a glitch somewhere.
     
  14. Amin Sabet

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    Jul 3, 2010
    This must be related to the forum software upgrade I did last night. Working on a fix right now...
     
  15. BBW

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    Thanks, Amin - all is well with the embedded world now.:drinks:
     
  16. Ray Sachs

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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Turns out I've been having all kinds of internet connection problems for the past several hours as well. Which our cable company just finally acknowledged was on their end. I hope this didn't contribute with these problems in any way. It seems not since you were able to fix them in the forum software. In any case, thanks...

    -Ray
     
  17. summerkl

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    This is my son's crystal souvenir from Murano, Italy. It's about half the size of a golf ball. I don't understand the physics - but the different colors of light from different angles is amazing to me.

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    Shot with Nex-3 and Canon FD 50mm f1.4 with extension tube.
     
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  18. BBW

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    Geodesic domes go macro!:biggrin: Cool, Kevin!
     
  19. summerkl

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    My first true macro lens arrived today - Nikon Micro Nikkor 60mm f2.8 - so off to my studio (aka the kitchen counter) with my trusty NEX :smile:

    First shot is at f4 with no sharpening but boosted contrast and spot removal (thank you LR3).

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    Second shot also at f4 with sharpening and darkening preset applied to isolate the reflection

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  20. It is amazing how the simple and mundane seem to become exciting when taken Macro.