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rrikesh

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Join Date : 2012-08-06

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08/11/12 6:46:10am
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Greetings everybody, Just registered here. I'm quite a beginner in photography, and I try some reverse-lens macro shots in my free time smile

JonathanEger

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Join Date : 2011-06-03

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08/11/12 10:05:40am
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Welcome.

If you keep an open mind, I'm sure you can learn quite a bit from the photographers here. Have fun!

VitaminB

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Join Date : 2011-07-05

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08/11/12 16:34:52pm
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... and I'm sure we can learn a lot from you as well... never tried reverse lens macros, so I hope you share how you do it.

Bear_Music

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Join Date : 2011-07-08

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08/11/12 22:58:37pm
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Welcome aboard! Tell us about your setup!

rrikesh

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Join Date : 2012-08-06

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08/15/12 13:14:29pm
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Thank you for your warm welcome.

My setup: reversed 18-55 lens most of the time set to about 30mm to get a compromise between magnification and depth of field. Since I'm shooting insects (mostly flies) the best time is at the start of the day, I find them less active.

You can have a look at my Flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rrikesh/se … 187903503/

Venser

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Join Date : 2012-07-18

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08/15/12 20:46:36pm
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Do you really put the flies in the fridge or is that simply a joke?

JonathanEger

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08/16/12 7:45:36am
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Venser wrote:

Do you really put the flies in the fridge or is that simply a joke?

Serious. Some people will do that so that the fly stays still for a while, which makes it easier to take photographs.

rrikesh

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Join Date : 2012-08-06

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08/16/12 12:43:17pm
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Venser wrote:

Do you really put the flies in the fridge or is that simply a joke?

I put my first flies in the fridge. Not joking, if you put them for less than 3 minutes, they usually wake up and fly away after like 10 minutes. I put the fly on an A4 paper and shot them (lighting by an optical slave flash)

But for the more recent pictures, I shot them straight from where they were smile

Tinyneon

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Join Date : 2012-07-30

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08/17/12 11:19:59am
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Good shots on your flickr.

Bear_Music

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08/18/12 8:08:10am
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FWIW, your DOF is independent of focal length in macro shots; it's strictly a function of how small the aperture is.

rrikesh

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09/12/12 12:26:27pm
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Bear_Music:
I don't know. From what I've noticed, whenever I get to smaller focal lengths (on reverse lens), I get good magnification, but just some millimetres of DOF...

Pete-A

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09/12/12 16:50:51pm
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Welcome to the site.

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