X100 does a little bit of Macro Wildlife

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by Ghosthunter, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Had a good weekend down at the coast and managed to get out quite allot. Here are a few X100 macro's. The X100 is not great for macro but in this case it did well.

    Butterfly:
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    X100 Butterfly by andywest1, on Flickr

    Bee
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    X100 Bee by andywest1, on Flickr
     
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  2. Glyn

    Glyn SC Regular

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    Jul 14, 2012
    Great macros Andy. Colours & clarity terrific
    Glyn
     
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  3. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Thanks fella. I have never had much luck with the X100 doing macro but this time round it worked out OK.
     
  4. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    very nice work!!
    Did you use a close-up lens or can the X100 do this without?
     
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  5. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    It can do this without!! Even the insects like the X100! :biggrin:
     
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    they're both very nice, but that bee......I wish I had taken that one. Bravo!
     
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  7. NJH

    NJH New to SC

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    Aug 12, 2012
    South West England
    I agree, that picture of the bee is really fantastic.
     
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  8. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    WOW! Andy tell the truth, did you GLUE that bee to that flower?

    Seriously though, this is so good, I had no clue that the x100 could do this.
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I haven't checked your EXIF info on Flickr but if you shot it at about f/4.5, I wouldn't be surprised. Though I haven't used my X100 for any extreme closeups or Macros in a long time, I always thought it was quite good - and your bee photo in particular proves it!:2thumbs:
     
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  10. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    I even did the "Ohh!" out loud when I saw the Bee! awesome photos Andy!!!!
     
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  11. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Wow thanks everyone!!! I must admit I was surprised how good it came out.

    EXIF is:

    Camera Fujifilm FinePix X100
    Exposure 1/2500 sec
    Aperture f/5.6
    Focal Length 23 mm
    ISO Speed 800
    Exposure Bias 0 EV

    And a steady hand!:biggrin:
     
  12. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Lovely rendering. Maybe someday I'll pick up a used x100.:flypig:
     
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  13. Olivier Duong

    Olivier Duong SC Regular

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    Jul 16, 2012
    They came out really nice
     
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  14. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Good lord. That's incredible. And "steady hand" as in no mono/tripod?
     
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  15. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    All hand held my friend!! It's cos I don't drink you know!! :biggrin:
     
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  16. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I feel like the drinking helps stabilize me...
     
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  17. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I don't doubt the steadiness of hand, but with an exposure of 1/2500, I expect sharp photos during an earthquake.
     
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