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Old 8th January 2015
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New lens

Following my wanted thread, John very kindly came to my aid ( although I have no idea how to remove that hood ) with a 60mm macro

Firstly, an OOF area test to see how my balls would be



bokeh-licious by damianmkv, on Flickr

Pretty good...

When I got home, I took some of my watch. I kinda wished I hadnt


60mm macro by damianmkv, on Flickr

Then a mega crop of the strap - the original file was 5.6mb and this is 1/2mb


strapped by damianmkv, on Flickr

Hope to take something abit more interesting soon
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Re: New lens

Nice lens, and weather resistant too!

The first and last photos make interesting abstracts.
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Re: New lens

Nice! I have the Oly 60mm macro, but have never really had a chance to get to grips with it as yet. Must buckle down, buy some flowers, and properly test drive both it and the Wimberly Plamp I got from Santa!
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Re: New lens

Thanks Margaret - I think I'll have to invest in a flash next..


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Re: New lens

Lovely macros. Enjoy your new lens.
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Thanks Mick - I've never had one before so am interested to see how it goes compared to a raynox.

When's the bloomin' bug season start ??!!
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When's the bloomin' bug season start ??!!
Ages yet
Nice images Damian, that strap needs an ultrasonic bath
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It's pretty grim isn't it
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It's pretty grim isn't it
Like pretty much everybody's if you look close enough
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Re: New lens

I like that first abstract of the balls/bubbles whatever.

It's a cracking lens. I just do static macro stuff, I don't seem to have much success with moving things - I find slugs a challenge , but I think a ring flash may be a good investment.
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That was some water on the car roof, like this but shot from a lower angle


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I like that first abstract of the balls/bubbles whatever.

It's a cracking lens. I just do static macro stuff, I don't seem to have much success with moving things - I find slugs a challenge , but I think a ring flash may be a good investment.
Don't invest in a ring flash for macro unless you are fond of doughnuts!

I have several and find they are useful only for non-shiny subjects, where I want a very even light and that comes only from one with a beauty dish i.e. the OM T8.

I use, as my main flash, a standard type of flash (happens to be an FL-50R, for the RC) protruding through at the base of beauty dish made for a polystyrene disposable cereal/pudding bowl. Being fussy, I try to also have a second, non-diffused fill flash but I can't tell the difference in most cases.

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Don't invest in a ring flash for macro unless you are fond of doughnuts!.....
Thanks for that Harold. I sometimes use my FL50 reflected of a folding hand held reflector. I'll look into this beauty box thing.
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Thanks for that Harold. I sometimes use my FL50 reflected of a folding hand held reflector. I'll look into this beauty box thing.
John,

There are many ways of achieving diffusion. However, you usually need both hands, one for the camera body and one for the lens. Tripod use is rarely appropriate for butterflie, etc., as you have to follow the insects. If you start with flowers you can concentrate more on lighting. However, flowers outside move a surprising amount, even in the lightest breeze.

Having said all of that, you cannot beat natural light, preferably with some diffusion, when it is practicable.

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Re: New lens

Really like that first shot. That bokeh on the 60 is great.

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