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Soulburner
06-04-2007, 03:36 PM
Let's dedicate a thread to macro photography. If this gets popular I will make it a sticky.

I won't restrict it to "true" macro pictures (larger than life size) because we wouldn't get very many posts. Pictures posted in here can be anything created with the Macro Mode on your camera, or with a macro lens.

The size limit will be 1024x768 per picture. I want them to be large enough, but I don't want people posting full-size pictures in here straight off their camera. I would hope people have more common sense than that anyway :cool:

It helps to post EXIF data as well, but it isn't required.

Let's start off with this one...

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Flowers%20and%20Plants/IMG_1497Edit1.jpg

Camera model: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Date/Time: 2007:05:27 15:28:42
Resolution: 827 x 627
Flash used: No
Focal length: 6.0mm (35mm equivalent: 129mm)
CCD width: 1.68mm
Exposure time: 0.025 s (1/40)
Aperture: f/2.7
ISO Speed: 100
Whitebalance: Manual
Metering Mode: center weight

MaxxxRacer
06-04-2007, 07:19 PM
dag nabbit, now I have to hunt down all of my macro shots that I have posted up over the years.

I think if you restricted it to "true" macro shots there wouldnt be a single photo in this thread considering those lenses cost about 1000 dollars.

Grinch
06-07-2007, 02:36 PM
here's a few:

http://www.pbase.com/grinchy247/sigma_105mm_macro

Big Deel
06-08-2007, 03:53 AM
Nikon coolpix 5700 on auto mode with macro on.

largon
06-08-2007, 10:46 AM
http://www.helsinki.fi/~llounent/kukkahakki_900x659.jpg

http://www.helsinki.fi/~llounent/kameran_kimpussa_900x659.jpg

http://www.helsinki.fi/~llounent/raidakas_900x659.jpg

http://www.helsinki.fi/~llounent/rumilus_900x659.jpg

http://www.helsinki.fi/~llounent/valilasku_900x659.jpg

Grinch
06-08-2007, 11:02 AM
largon....awesome shots!

Butcher_
06-08-2007, 11:04 AM
I think if you restricted it to "true" macro shots there wouldnt be a single photo in this thread considering those lenses cost about 1000 dollars.

Much less than that, you can get a low end macro lens for $200 or so.

Grinch
06-08-2007, 11:21 AM
http://www.wilddigital.com/product.asp?id=sg10528excn&l=Froogle

G.Foyle
06-09-2007, 12:34 PM
Why do people always make macro shots of flowers and insects?
I do macro shots of hardware :D
taken with generic automatic camera
http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/3295/macro1pt1.jpg

And to fulfill the tradition a macro shot of insect:
http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/1411/macro2zw6.jpg

largon
06-09-2007, 01:38 PM
xoqolatl,
Yeah, insects are boring. And nasty. *shudder*
That's why I prefer the ever-so-pretty spiders.

Ha-ha.
:)

G.Foyle
06-09-2007, 11:25 PM
I am not afraid of spiders but what's so interesting in taking photos of them? i have bought a camera recently and "super macro mode" is the most often used one; but I never thought of making flowers photos. I shot hardware (slowly completing a collection of bare silicon cores :) ), some daily use things, Warhammer miniatures... but never spiders or flowers.
Will post more pics when my brother gets back home with my camera.

xpsentity
06-10-2007, 09:47 AM
1000 bucks? No way man!

Canon's best all around macro lens is 500$.

Most would even argue that it's the sharpest lens Canon has ever produced.

Soulburner
06-10-2007, 10:24 AM
Until I get my macro lens "Super Macro" is the best I can do :cool:

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Flowers%20and%20Plants/IMG_1461Edit2.jpg
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Flowers%20and%20Plants/IMG_1533Edit1.jpg

Brettbeck
06-15-2007, 01:09 PM
Nice pictures guys :).

@ largon - That white spider looks really weired! I don't like spiders :p: .

Soulburner
06-15-2007, 01:11 PM
My girlfriend :p:

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/IMG_1467Edit2.jpg

irev210
06-16-2007, 09:11 PM
http://www.importjdm.com/shipped/nvida1.JPG

most people probably dont even realize how small this is :)

Raikiri
06-24-2007, 07:39 AM
http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/104/flyuv1.jpg


http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/2121/flower3dc0.jpg


Both taken on my Fuji S5600, could do with a macro lens though.

NickS
07-01-2007, 01:55 PM
Powershot A630, Auto Mode cause I'm lazy! Macro mode enabled. (Obviously)

This is the ThinkPad logo on my PIII laptop. It's about 1" by 0.5". Click the thumb to enlarge.

http://nickfire.com/public/misc/misc%20014%20%28Small%29.jpg (http://nickfire.com/public/misc/misc%20014.jpg)

Soulburner
07-01-2007, 02:06 PM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Houston/DSCF1918mini.jpg

I don't have a smaller version of these and don't feel like making one. Larger versions are available by clicking the pictures, as well as EXIF data.

1 (http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Houston/?action=view&current=DSCF1913.jpg)
2 (http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Houston/?action=view&current=DSCF1914.jpg)
3 (http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Houston/?action=view&current=DSCF1915.jpg)
4 (http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Houston/?action=view&current=DSCF1920.jpg)
5 (http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Houston/?action=view&current=DSCF1926.jpg)

Taken with my old camera, Fuji Finepix E550.

danny_discus
07-13-2007, 06:40 AM
Hey SoulBurner, get some Macro shots of the HUSKERS!

Nice to see someone from Nebraska since I grew up about 30 min outside of Lincoln. :up:

eapteka
07-18-2007, 07:46 AM
Good images. I love nature.

Bipidri
07-26-2007, 06:17 PM
lovely photos. thank you all :clap:

here is my little contribution: pic taken with my Samsung Digimax i5 ^^
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/bosatsu-no-bipidri/SSL10008-1.jpg

I believe it to be related to Lymantria Dispar but not sure about it though, I mean it's the closest thing that visually matches. I only saw it once in my 11 years of living here Belgium (Tervuren). So feel free to identify it.

File size: 876447 bytes
File date: 2007:07:26 20:09:05
Camera make: Samsung Techwin
Camera model: Samsung Digimax i5
Date/Time: 2005:06:03 13:52:25
Resolution: 1296 x 972
Flash used: No
Focal length: 6.6mm (35mm equivalent: 39mm)
Exposure time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO equiv.: 50
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure: program (auto)

Grinch
07-26-2007, 06:28 PM
very nice!

Bipidri
07-27-2007, 09:21 AM
Thanks Grinch.
I learned today from two nice fellow from Hardware.fr that it was in fact a Cerura Erminea and not Lymantria Dispar as I previously thought it was.

Marco André
08-04-2007, 01:39 PM
Bipidri, what's that? (the animal...)

Yoxxy
08-07-2007, 09:49 AM
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/9007/butterflybk8.jpg

Unrealer
08-18-2007, 05:05 PM
:p:

one of my dogs
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/7868/dsc03657tt2.jpg

my eye
http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/9734/dsc03857ud4.jpg

Magnj
08-19-2007, 06:05 PM
Are we gonna set up a guideline for Macro? Because some of these really aren't close.

Soulburner
08-19-2007, 07:03 PM
Are we gonna set up a guideline for Macro? Because some of these really aren't close.
Read the original post. I did not limit it to true macro shots only, because hardly anyone would post as not very many people have the equipment to do true macro shots.

Magnj
08-19-2007, 08:20 PM
I agree but some of these are more like close-ups than macro, It's all good though...just checkin.

Soulburner
08-20-2007, 06:16 PM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Flowers%20and%20Plants/IMG_1531Edit2.jpg

Will have a couple "true" macro pics later when I get the time to edit them. This is just a crop of a "macro mode" shot from my Canon S3.

Magnj
08-21-2007, 07:56 PM
nice shot, little over saturated in some spots but there was probably no helping that.

Soulburner
08-21-2007, 09:14 PM
A couple of pics taken with my new Raynox DCR-250 Macro lens. These are handheld indoors, which is extremely difficult to do with a magnification lens like this. I had to use F2.7 for enough speed to get clear shots since they are handheld, which limited the Depth of Field.

100%, no cropping:

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Macro/IMG_1713Edit.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Macro/IMG_1731Edit.jpg

I will use an aperture of F8 the next chance I get at outdoor macros which increases the Depth of Field (area of picture that is in focus) since its so paper-thin with this macro lens. With a steady hand and IS though handheld is certainly possible with this setup.

gmod
08-22-2007, 06:00 AM
This is my friends dog. He doesnt know what he is a pitbull...

Threw in a flower pic too..

Iam noob to this but camera I used was a Olympus E Volt 500

Magnj
08-22-2007, 06:15 AM
Soul...those are great...more info on that setup?
gmod...I'm sorry but none of those are even close to macro. I'm not trying to be the macro police or anything but honestly...

gmod
08-23-2007, 05:52 AM
Soul...those are great...more info on that setup?
gmod...I'm sorry but none of those are even close to macro. I'm not trying to be the macro police or anything but honestly...

Well whatever the camera was set to macro so you tell me the camera is lieing to me then....Also I did say I was a noob...

Soulburner
08-23-2007, 11:38 AM
Check your manual to find your camera's min and max focusing distance in macro mode. That is the range you have to be in for proper macro focus.


Soul...those are great...more info on that setup?
The camera is a Canon Powershot S3 IS. Using the Raynox DCR-250 macro lens gives a magnification of 2.5x allowing you much closer shots. You need to be at max telephoto to use the lens.

I find focusing doesn't really matter much because if you move the camera back and forth that serves as manual focus as well. I got identical results setting manual focus, and just leaving it and moving the camera similar to using a handheld magnifying glass.

The depth of field is very small and you have about a 1cm "window" to be in otherwise you see nothing. I can't get very close to the object, probably 6 inches or so away but I didn't measure it.

This gives me the ultimate in versatility - pop on the macro lens for extreme close-ups, take it off for a 36-432mm focal range with a 2.8-8.0 aperture range, optical image stabilization, continuous burst shooting, and basically a built-in camcorder all in one package. I also have a circular polarizer that I make good use of, 2x4gb SD cards that I fill regularly, and a set of batteries that last me over 1000 shots every time.

I've got my bases covered ;)

Except for low-light shooting and any time I would like high ISO...things this camera cannot do well unfortunately. If it did though, Canon wouldn't really have any competition.

Magnj
08-23-2007, 05:52 PM
Thats pretty nice for sure.
I do the same thing on my camera when doing macro shots, set it to manual and move to get things in focus.

Marco André
10-01-2007, 02:08 AM
A few photos ;)

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/9051/20070923300820070013vy0.jpg

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/9811/20070923300820070007jk8.jpg

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/8606/20070923300820070030hm1.jpg

Unrealer
10-01-2007, 07:03 AM
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/8606/20070923300820070030hm1.jpg

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/2030/dsc04490ac0.jpg

leoftw
10-25-2007, 10:17 PM
Canon G7 both shot by me:

http://i24.tinypic.com/2myb7g0.jpg

http://i22.tinypic.com/5cddar.jpg

Soulburner
10-26-2007, 02:06 AM
leoftw, your first shot is too far away to be considered a macro shot :cool:

The second one shows good detail though.

Mad_Man
10-26-2007, 03:09 AM
just some quick shots with my new cam, Fujifilm S5800

leoftw
10-26-2007, 03:41 PM
leoftw, your first shot is too far away to be considered a macro shot :cool:

The second one shows good detail though.

They were both shot in Macro :P

Hyperr
10-31-2007, 12:49 PM
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4606/dscn0519800xqg0.jpg

leoftw
10-31-2007, 10:37 PM
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/supersportinjected/Front.jpg

bonzo_catalin
11-08-2007, 06:22 PM
So many animals here . So...animal(s) .

Magnj
11-09-2007, 09:52 AM
Marco I like the second one a lot!

Can we stop quoting pics...it makes threads sooo long. Just number your pics when you post so people can refer to them.

Soulburner
11-09-2007, 04:16 PM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Flowers%20and%20Plants/IMG_1454Edit2.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Flowers%20and%20Plants/IMG_1449Edit2.jpg

andre X_X
11-10-2007, 10:58 PM
using Panasonic Lumix FX-10 :D

http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/7310/p1000613ps6.jpg

Mad_Man
11-11-2007, 01:42 AM
whats that andre? that aint a coin right? coin should have a texture on top.

heres a chestnut in shell :)
fuji Finepix S5800; ISO 200; 1/100sec; f/3.5

Magnj
11-12-2007, 06:10 AM
bonzo...really? not even CLOSE to a macro picture come on guys.

bonzo_catalin
11-13-2007, 05:17 AM
Lol , i thought it is just a simple name :D MACRO . Sorry :)

Ok , than macro so be it .

Magnj
11-13-2007, 05:45 PM
certainly closer lol <3

Magnj
11-13-2007, 05:56 PM
could have sworn I had contributed some. All of these are 1:1 or better
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/190/512820938_221ff50d02.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/223/520690759_c0e5fa702e.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1409/1108653291_3c0f0cfb9c.jpg

Vapor
11-13-2007, 07:05 PM
bonzo...right edge of the rose there's a ton of artifacts, how much did you sharpen (?) that?

Nice pics magnj :up:

bonzo_catalin
11-14-2007, 05:00 PM
Sorry , it was my bro hwo did the modification :(

Vapor
11-14-2007, 05:15 PM
I like the pic...but if you clean up the sharpening artifacts, it could be pretty sweet. :)

(though still not quite 'macro')

NickS
11-14-2007, 05:24 PM
http://nickfire.com/public/misc/macro&#37;2002.jpg

Logo on Klipsch ProMedia 2.1's.

Canon Powershot A630.

Praz
11-14-2007, 05:29 PM
Shot with Maxxum 7d.


Resized

http://www.edgeofstability.com/photo/board1.jpg


Actual size

http://www.edgeofstability.com/photo/board2.jpg

bonzo_catalin
11-14-2007, 05:45 PM
I like the pic...but if you clean up the sharpening artifacts, it could be pretty sweet. :)

(though still not quite 'macro')

Yes , i know .

Again , you are right , but with 18=55 ...:(

Whatever , here's another one .

Mad_Man
11-15-2007, 06:27 AM
macro?
its really hard to get proper lighting when the subject is touching the objective on camera...
real size, only cropped

Praz
11-15-2007, 06:31 AM
macro?
its really hard to get proper lighting when the subject is touching the objective on camera...
Macro shots require the proper lens. The circuit board I posted was approximately 8" from the lens. Actual picture is much larger then real life.

Mad_Man
11-15-2007, 06:47 AM
Macro shots require the proper lens. The circuit board I posted was approximately 8" from the lens. Actual picture is much larger then real life.
yup, but this is the "poor mans" macro lol... i had no $1500 for proper dSLR so i bought this compact Fuji S5800 10x zoom for $290, im quite happy with it. Its my first real cam lol. im Just being used to photography

Magnj
11-15-2007, 07:43 PM
DSLR's are not THAT expensive. Pentax k100d+kit lens+old 50mm lens mounted backward can produce 1:1 shots for what 500$? Still not cheap but not crazy.

Ashraf
11-27-2007, 07:14 PM
Canon PowerShot G9

Top is a dual-link DVI to HDMI cable.
Bottom is a regular DVI cable.

http://nullimg.net/photography/dvi_cables.jpg

3oh6
11-28-2007, 10:42 AM
finally got a macro lens for my 20D...the cheapest poorly built macro on the face of the earth but for the $100 it cost me, it is definitely worth it. tack sharp and almost true 1:1 without dropping a fortune is always nice. now if i just had the eyes to properly focus when in this tight :)

http://www.3oh6.com/forum_posted/0711/macro-1.jpg

http://www.3oh6.com/forum_posted/0711/macro-2.jpg

naturally the first subject is going to be a motherboard vmod...i am going to have to make my soldering look pretty now that i can get decent photos, and clean up the random hairs :)

and one last one i just grabbed...changing out CPUs so it seemed only natural to get one of the E6850:
http://www.3oh6.com/forum_posted/0711/macro-3.jpg

TiN_
11-30-2007, 06:33 AM
Goota Nikon D50kit, reverse lens macro :)

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9332NLjQfkuWHI/148673w.jpg
Match

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9332NLjQfkuWHI/149773w.jpg
http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9332NLjQfkuWHI/149774w.jpg
Power chip from ABIT IN9 32X MAX, (digital VRM) unsoldered
realworld size = 4.5 x 3.5 mm

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9332NLjQfkuWHI/148671w.jpg

Microscope MBS-9 + Nikon D50 =

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9385dofruzgHux/149756w.jpg
Lens kit marking :)

my dslr owns me :)

Prof Dr Silver
01-10-2008, 10:49 PM
Wow....those are some sweet shots, TiN EOF!

ThatGuy16
01-11-2008, 08:01 PM
Here are couple i took messing around with my camera

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s145/Coreyhm1/DSCF1027n.jpg

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s145/Coreyhm1/DSCF1477edtd.jpg

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s145/Coreyhm1/DSCF1490.jpg

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s145/Coreyhm1/DSCF2103.jpg

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s145/Coreyhm1/DSCF21112.jpg

Taken with a Fujifilm S700

I took those on auto with stablization / macro

Im too noobish to know anything about the manual settings on this thing :rofl:

Magnj
01-11-2008, 08:15 PM
http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9332NLjQfkuWHI/149774w.jpg



Nice shots! You have yourself a nice collection of dust though, might wanna check out pec-pads and some cleaning solution.

[XC] 2long4u
01-16-2008, 06:02 PM
Eew, I hope you killed them after you took their pics!


EDIT BY MAXXXRACER: DO NOT QUOTE PICTURES

[XC] 2long4u
01-16-2008, 06:41 PM
70771

TiN_
01-17-2008, 01:07 AM
Soviet old lens Jupiter-21M (200mm, F4) with reverse D50kit (18-55) at 18mm
Result : :)

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9385dofruzgHux/161162w.jpg

All photos are not cropped, just a resize
Maximal close shots from 18-55 only

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9385dofruzgHux/161170w.jpg
http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9385dofruzgHux/161169w.jpg

Macro (approx 12:1) from red rectangle parts

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9385dofruzgHux/161165w.jpg
http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9385dofruzgHux/161166w.jpg
http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9385dofruzgHux/161168w.jpg

For my opinion - it cool for 30$ lenses :)

All shots are on 20 second exposure with external shutter

[Viru$]
01-17-2008, 02:10 AM
Kernel of a poppy, phistachio, match, candel, kernel of a lime, eye

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/163432/51996huQE0JcKP/164036w.jpg

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/163432/51996huQE0JcKP/164118w.jpg

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/163432/51996huQE0JcKP/164119w.jpg

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/163432/51996huQE0JcKP/151974w.jpg

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/163432/51996huQE0JcKP/165151w.jpg

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/163432/51996huQE0JcKP/165152w.jpg

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/163432/51996huQE0JcKP/165153w.jpg

[XC] 2long4u
01-17-2008, 11:17 AM
;

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/163432/51996huQE0JcKP/164119w.jpg

[

Feed me Seymore!! Feed me!!!:rofl:

Magnj
01-17-2008, 01:07 PM
nice eye

TiN_
01-19-2008, 04:45 AM
[b]update :)

Macro in size 7:1 and 14:1

Sugar
http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9385dofruzgHux/165597w.jpg
Sugar in water bubble
http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9385dofruzgHux/165598w.jpg
Fined salt :)
http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9385dofruzgHux/165599w.jpg
Onion cells (remember biology lessons in school?)
http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9385dofruzgHux/165600w.jpg
Sugar 14:1
http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9385dofruzgHux/165601w.jpg

Nate P.
01-19-2008, 07:17 AM
What camera do you have?!:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

TiN_
01-19-2008, 07:45 AM
cheapo Nikon D50 with supercheapo soviet tele (200mm/F4) lens + kit lens :-D The trick is not in camera, but in hands and idea ;)

[Viru$]
01-21-2008, 11:25 PM
Grain of sugar

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/163432/51996huQE0JcKP/166189w.jpg

Metric
02-08-2008, 09:02 AM
Back of an old IDE IBM harddrive (18-55mm w/ a reversed 75-300mm telephoto). No cropping, just resized:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2066/2249639840_da337bb02d_o.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/taylorhand/2249639840/)

MaxxxRacer
02-10-2008, 09:19 AM
Who woulda thought that reversing a telephoto would give you that..

When I get my 70-300VR I will have to try this trick for macro shots. Until then, its no macro for me unless I want to use the Olympus C-8080WZ.

Praz
02-10-2008, 10:13 AM
Bottom of Core2


http://www.edgeofstability.com/images/misc/cpu_back.jpg

Magnj
02-13-2008, 08:16 AM
I usually use a 50mm lens mounted on the body then another backwards in front of that for 1:1

MaxxxRacer
02-17-2008, 01:35 PM
Here is what I was able to manage with my D40x and 18-55 Kit Lens. Valentines day pink rose.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2295/2270900954_00b45eeaf8_o.jpg

Metric
02-19-2008, 08:26 PM
Reversed XTI kit lens (18-55mm). No cropping

AMD Athlon XP:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2193/2278310281_8ec3fbfeb1_b.jpg

FireWire header:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2088/2278310011_fe46c4cee6_b.jpg

Lincoln Memorial (Penny):

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2162/2279100054_f4d7aeb47d_b.jpg

MaxxxRacer
02-19-2008, 11:40 PM
One problem I see with doing the reverse lense trick is the total lack of DOF. The in focus range is pretty abysmal.

firebane
02-20-2008, 12:14 AM
Took these with my Canon 20D with 18-55 kit and 50mm reversed while using a 420ex flash for fill..

Test subject = my pooch

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v394/thevagabond/macro/nose.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v394/thevagabond/macro/eye.jpg

[XC] 2long4u
03-16-2008, 12:35 PM
Here's one with my very old Sony cybershot 2.1mp
74273

514y3r
03-22-2008, 12:31 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2340/2350466511_b2b49de116_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3198/2325743342_4bde24f694_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2009/2318698355_c96ae52a7c_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2301/2317795770_3960c9c094_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2362/2315792752_e106538192_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3266/2312626867_61440f79d3_o.jpg

hieuhef
04-01-2008, 12:09 PM
macros and flowers just go together, like a xs member oc'ing every component on their pc.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2201/1794090468_2f59da535e_b.jpg

oh snaps! 1:1 on 4x5 bw film. i think i'm just showing off now :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2052/2349302782_17a391d8ac_b.jpg

100&#37; crop

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3183/2348540083_ea58120e5d.jpg

[XC] 2long4u
04-02-2008, 08:55 AM
Here is another taken with my cybershot at the San Francisco zoo.
My wife told me I could get a new camera, but I have to decide between a new camera and a new case for my computer. :shakes:
I will get a canon xt or a nikon d40. I'm leaning towards the d40.
The last one isn't a macro but it was zoomed in pretty close to a cute ground hog.
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Soulburner
04-02-2008, 02:20 PM
2long4u, looks like you are a bit out of macro focus range there, except for the first pic of the blue thing. I'd try closer ;)

MaxxxRacer
04-02-2008, 02:48 PM
Soul, to me they look in focus, just that the lens is VERY soft with macro.

[XC] 2long4u
04-02-2008, 04:25 PM
Soft?

Magnj
04-04-2008, 07:53 PM
Soul, to me they look in focus, just that the lens is VERY soft with macro.

They are in focus for the most part, what he meant is that they aren't actually macro in the sense that that are not 1:1. And I agree, I appreciate the attempt but not macro. Theres a very good chance that, unless you have a dslr and you have a macro specific lens or your using a reversing method, that your not actually shooting in macro.

ZOMGVTEK
04-06-2008, 09:37 PM
Just screwing around...

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/9411/img9084ua8.jpg

http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/374/img9090zs4.jpg

Tante Erna
04-07-2008, 08:42 AM
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf0383_lzni03.jpg

Magnj
04-07-2008, 09:40 AM
Nice shot Tante! Welcome to XS

Tante Erna
04-07-2008, 10:09 AM
Nice shot Tante! Welcome to XS

Thx, but i'm not that new here ;)


Next ones:

http://www.abload.de/img/kiesel-1vmu.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/makrogn4.jpg

Metric
04-14-2008, 05:22 PM
Messing around with the 75-300 in the backyard:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3206/2414374921_237cb09fe5_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3192/2411327041_229f089349_o.jpg

[XC] 2long4u
04-16-2008, 01:44 PM
2long4u;2845247']Here's one with my very old Sony cybershot 2.1mp
74273

Here is the same pic with the D40 kit lens.
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Nate P.
04-20-2008, 07:53 PM
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb231/natephillips/006.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb231/natephillips/032.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb231/natephillips/014.jpg

Zero post processing on any of the pics. Taken with Canon 20D and 50mm f/1.8 prime lens.

[XC] 2long4u
04-21-2008, 05:35 PM
Hey Nate thats the same flower. :D

Nate P.
04-21-2008, 07:02 PM
2long4u;2936488']Hey Nate thats the same flower. :D
Hmm?:confused:

Nate P.
04-21-2008, 07:04 PM
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb231/natephillips/aroundtown024.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb231/natephillips/aroundtown042.jpg

Canon 20D, 50mm f1.8 lens. No post-processing done. Shots are straight out of the camera. :)

[XC] 2long4u
04-21-2008, 07:05 PM
Post 93

Nate P.
04-21-2008, 07:06 PM
2long4u;2936712']Post 93
Ahh!:D Yours is bluer.:p:

manyga
04-21-2008, 07:06 PM
My Sony DSC-T3:

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg140/mgneku/Imagen055.jpg

Regardss

[XC] 2long4u
04-21-2008, 08:44 PM
Yours is clearer/better.
Mine was taken with my old camera.

Metric
04-26-2008, 02:25 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2068/2444241718_3ca53ce921.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2255/2443413915_8e56231c8d.jpg

Stock 18-55mm lens, no post-processing :)

[XC] 2long4u
04-26-2008, 10:06 PM
77402

MaxxxRacer
04-27-2008, 12:21 PM
an old picture of mine before i got the DSL.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2066/2446957998_f0bd971b4a_b.jpg

Metric
04-28-2008, 06:35 PM
Nice detail MaxxxRacer. What camera did you use for that shot?

One more from today (18-55mm as usual...)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3167/2450778350_3fc6602d30.jpg

MaxxxRacer
04-29-2008, 09:29 AM
That was my Olympus C-8080WZ P&S

From last weekend at Lake Shrine.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2138/2451370736_a31de6412f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxxxracer/2451370736/)

Soulburner
04-29-2008, 02:49 PM
Maxx that's an excellent shot, is that the 70-300?

Mine is on the way ;)

[XC] 2long4u
04-29-2008, 03:52 PM
The pic of the beetle was with a 70-300. It is a little out of focus and I was shakey because there were about 20 mosquitoes landing on me.

MaxxxRacer
04-29-2008, 05:11 PM
2long4u;2954464']The pic of the beetle was with a 70-300. It is a little out of focus and I was shakey because there were about 20 mosquitoes landing on me.

which 70-300? It looks like it has ALOT of CA which the 70-300 really doesnt havea problem with.

Soul, yep, that is the 70-300. Candid shot too.

[XC] 2long4u
04-29-2008, 05:44 PM
CA?
It was my coworkers very old Quantaray. I didn't like it to much.

Metric
04-29-2008, 07:38 PM
2long4u;2954713']CA?
It was my coworkers very old Quantaray. I didn't like it to much.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_aberration

Chromatic Aberration, it's where some of the sections color spectrum gets refracted at a slightly different angle than others, causing you to get some objects 'outlined' in usually red or green.

example:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/66/Chromatic_aberration_&#37;28comparison%29.jpg/250px-Chromatic_aberration_%28comparison%29.jpg

MaxxxRacer
04-30-2008, 09:16 AM
interesting. well from your photo its a garbage lens.

pasatoiutd
05-01-2008, 08:16 AM
Canon 20D @ ISO 800 + extension tubes (36mm) + Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II @ F16.

[XC] 2long4u
05-01-2008, 10:36 AM
77662

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77664

77665

pasatoiutd
05-01-2008, 11:08 AM
Ants.

alexio
05-02-2008, 04:05 PM
Canon 20D @ ISO 800 + extension tubes (36mm) + Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II @ F16.
I really really like this shot, excellent DoF there. How is the noise in the full size image? ISO 800 isn't exactly preferable but at least the resized image looks great :up:

pasatoiutd
05-02-2008, 11:55 PM
If for portraits, a small DOF is what you're looking for, for macro photography - due to the short working distance = very shallow DOF - it becomes a problem, because you have to step down your lens ---> less light on the sensor ---> the need for using a high(er) ISO.

ISO 800 is more than OK on the 20D and even ISO 3200 should be OK for printing up to A4 format if the exposure was right an you had enough ambient light.

smee
05-03-2008, 01:11 AM
Ants.

I really like that pic! Excellent job!

Can I get it in 1680 x 1050 please? :D

Thats a lot of nice pics in this thread guys! Keep em coming!! :up:

largon
05-05-2008, 12:06 PM
Quick freehand snapshot of one of my eight-legged pets.

77953

[XC] 2long4u
05-05-2008, 12:25 PM
YUCK!!! :shivers down my spine:

largon
05-05-2008, 12:31 PM
Oh come on, don't deep dark eyes just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?
:p:

Got more coming. The bigger bugger has just molded so it's hungry, angry and moves so quick it's hard to take a good pic of it.
:D

[XC] 2long4u
05-05-2008, 01:09 PM
Do you have any black widows? We had a pretty big jumping spider for a while. Just throw in flys and watch from a distance. I prefer snakes.

[XC] 2long4u
05-05-2008, 01:19 PM
77956

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77958

[XC] 2long4u
05-05-2008, 10:19 PM
77983

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largon
05-05-2008, 11:25 PM
My spiders are all captured from nature so no black widows as we don't have them here.

I'm a gonna have to get me a SLR + macro lens combo...

[XC] 2long4u
05-06-2008, 12:06 AM
The above pics were with a 55-200VR + the kit lens (18-55). I have no tripod so when you try to focus that close you tend to be pretty shakey. I could zoom out more but you run into vignetting BAD. I would like to get some manual lenses for that. I need to find the right combo or get a reversing ring. I may make my own macro lighting.
Do you want me to send you a Black Widow from a natural inviroment? There are a couple of young ones under my truck right now. :D

[XC] 2long4u
05-06-2008, 12:25 PM
These were taken with my new 55-200 VR. Can I get some feedback?
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78011

Soulburner
05-06-2008, 02:34 PM
Those appear to be out of focus slightly, or something is causing them to just not be very sharp. It certainly isn't movement as your shutter speed is plenty fast enough to stop everything.

It appears you are using ISO1600 - is this intentional? Bring your ISO down to 100-200 when outdoors for the highest quality images.

[XC] 2long4u
05-06-2008, 05:06 PM
Yea its hard to stay still when you are squatting down. I am going to go to Fry's today to see what they have for tripods.
I didn't check the ISO before I took the shot. I will have to look and see what they were. I don't think the ISO on the D40 goes to 100. 200 is the lowest.

[XC] 2long4u
05-09-2008, 12:03 PM
Are these better? ISO 200.
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78255

78256

78257

Soulburner
05-09-2008, 09:21 PM
Better, but still something is off. Are those cropped? That just doesn't seem to be showing what the D40 is capable of, like there isn't a lot of resolution. It doesn't look like camera shake...are you pre-focusing?

[XC] 2long4u
05-09-2008, 10:10 PM
They are resized in paint. It is on P with some changes ( sharpness, hue, etc.) I think the res is on high but I change it often so I'll have to check.

Edit: The res was on basic. Man you're good. I'll take some with the res turned up this weekend. Thanks.

Metric
05-10-2008, 12:39 PM
Testing out the reverse lens adapter:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2011/2480675627_39577283d2_o.jpg

Magnj
05-11-2008, 06:59 AM
There ya go, that looks good. You guys gotta have a macro lens or reverse your primes to post here otherwise your just taking close ups...

Soulburner
05-11-2008, 08:18 AM
I'm gonna have to agree and say from now on, we really only want true macros only. This means 1:1 or larger please :)

Metric
05-11-2008, 11:38 AM
Not sure about the scale on this one, but that bug was less than 2mm in length :P
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/2483346225_14fb7cd229_o.jpg

[XC] 2long4u
05-11-2008, 08:37 PM
How do you do the math for 1:1?
If you use 2 lenses do you take the front one and devide it into the back one.
Sorry for the 1:1 question that was stupid.
So if I have the front lens set to 55mm and the back one set to 200mm that would be 3.63:1 or 27:1 or .27:1?

Magnj
05-12-2008, 09:16 PM
Here ya go

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macro_photography[/URL]]Reversing a lens of lesser focal length in front of a normally mounted lens using a very inexpensive "macro coupler," which uses two male filter threads to join lenses. This method allows most cameras to maintain the full function of electronic communication with the normally mounted lens for features such as open-aperture metering. Magnification ratio is calculated by dividing the focal length of the normally mounted lens by the focal length of the reversed lens (i.e., when a 18 mm lens is reverse mounted on a 300 mm lens a 16:1 magnification ratio is achieved). The use of automatic focus is not recommended due to the extra weight of the reverse-mounted lens. Attempted use of automatic focus with this technique could result in damage to the camera or lens. Working distance is significantly reduced as compared to the original lens.

[XC] 2long4u
05-12-2008, 10:34 PM
okay. the zener diode was 3.6:1 and the green dots were 11:1 and I think the dime was 3.6:1.

Magnj
05-13-2008, 10:03 AM
nice, mine were 1.1:1 lol

rbsmontemor
05-19-2008, 07:57 PM
Some macro photos that I took some time ago with my old DSC-P93 ( very very old hehe :D )

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4606/dsc09259mk7.jpg

http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/4268/dsc09252nn8.jpg

http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/3430/dsc08418pc8.jpg

http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/9789/dsc08420ew2.jpg

Rbs.
:wave:

Nate P.
05-19-2008, 08:02 PM
That's a Sony right?

rbsmontemor
05-20-2008, 04:55 AM
Yeah, this one:

http://img.boonic.com/a773.jpg

Rbs,
:wave:

Cold Fussion
05-23-2008, 06:55 PM
Not really a macro shot by pretty close:
http://cold-fussion.deviantart.com/art/Beginning-of-a-new-86532832
http://cold-fussion.deviantart.com/art/The-next-generation-86537666

Kosior
05-25-2008, 12:54 PM
Shot with Olympus Sp-350 - done quite much of post processing

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/2520409377_d450d10a61_b.jpg

smee
05-25-2008, 01:05 PM
Nice pictures all!!

We made home-made cinnamon rolls today! :D

Heres the macro shot...
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/1465/cimg6233du7.jpg

Blackstare
05-25-2008, 01:06 PM
Sorry for the quality, I took them with my cellphone, but at least has the macro function :D

http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/788/electronicjunglefrp2.jpg

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/5206/keyboarddd7.jpg

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/8271/owlfilteredeo8.jpg

Metric
05-27-2008, 06:21 PM
The classic macro shot of a flower:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/2529193765_f73334b113.jpg

Tante Erna
05-27-2008, 09:56 PM
http://www.abload.de/img/froschauge98s.jpg

YugenM
05-29-2008, 08:41 PM
Taken with newly acquired fancy pants used 350D :D

Nate P.
05-30-2008, 02:40 PM
Parker, don't post pics like that... I might have to find out where you live. :D

eva2000
05-31-2008, 06:36 PM
Playing with my new toy, my first DSLR camera :)

Grabbed my Pentax K200D + Sigma 105mm EX F/2.8 DG Macro lens and decided to annoy some bugs and plant life :D

All photos taken handheld, no tripod with no flash - huge difference in photo quality when you have natural light :)

This guy went for a walk about to stretch his legs - had to follow him around LOL

http://fileshosts.com/dslr/pentax/photos/bugme01/IMGP1604.jpg http://fileshosts.com/dslr/pentax/photos/bugme01/IMGP1645.jpg
http://fileshosts.com/dslr/pentax/photos/bugme01/IMGP1650.jpg http://fileshosts.com/dslr/pentax/photos/bugme01/IMGP1652.jpg
http://fileshosts.com/dslr/pentax/photos/bugme01/IMGP1653.jpg

This guy was happy to stand still for a photo shoot :)

http://fileshosts.com/dslr/pentax/photos/bugme01/IMGP15321.jpg http://fileshosts.com/dslr/pentax/photos/bugme01/IMGP1543.jpg
http://fileshosts.com/dslr/pentax/photos/bugme01/IMGP1550.jpg http://fileshosts.com/dslr/pentax/photos/bugme01/IMGP1552.jpg
http://fileshosts.com/dslr/pentax/photos/bugme01/IMGP1558.jpg http://fileshosts.com/dslr/pentax/photos/bugme01/IMGP1560.jpg

Used Adobe Photoshop CS3 to resize and save photos between ~60-70&#37; JPG quality.

Metric
05-31-2008, 08:46 PM
Playing with my new toy, my first DSLR camera :)

Grabbed my Pentax K200D + Sigma 105mm EX F/2.8 DG Macro lens and decided to annoy some bugs and plant life :D

All photos taken handheld, no tripod with no flash - huge difference in photo quality when you have natural light :)

This guy went for a walk about to stretch his legs - had to follow him around LOL


Not too bad, got pretty close in some of those. Some of the shots seem to have quite a bit of noise, what ISO were you shooting at? Also are these just resized down, or cropped then sized down? It seems like the shots (like #2) would be sharper - especially with a macro lens :shrug:

dinos22
05-31-2008, 09:06 PM
nice george

i took a shot of this freaky spider in my laundry recently

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/6386/img2443cd7.jpg

Tante Erna
06-01-2008, 06:55 AM
I wonder if you either smacked or flashed it to death ;)

largon
06-15-2008, 03:10 PM
80437

Damn you PS A620 and your minimum aperture of F8.0.
:p:

disruptfam
06-15-2008, 04:19 PM
smee those rolls make me hungry!!

nice shots guys

Cranox
06-18-2008, 01:54 PM
Some b&w shots :)
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/6350/test3largeax1.jpg

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/41/test1largedc3.jpg

Soulburner
06-18-2008, 03:18 PM
80437

Damn you PS A620 and your minimum aperture of F8.0.
:p:
Hey, F8 is great for macros because it gives you a lot more depth of field...as long as you can hold still with the slower shutter.

dinos22
06-18-2008, 04:29 PM
wow largon
you are a nerd AND a photographer :D
that's looking excellent >> love it :D

[XC] 2long4u
06-20-2008, 09:48 AM
These are with my new reversing ring, and a 50mm 1.8.
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Soulburner
06-20-2008, 12:56 PM
2long, those are looking much better :up:

[XC] 2long4u
06-20-2008, 05:33 PM
Thanks. The reversing ring is great but you have to shoot full manual so you have to adjust shutter speed to compensate for the different aperture sizes. Also because the lens doesn't connect electronically you cant use TTL flash so you must also set the flash power manually. Altho the above pics were taken in bright sunlight so a flash wasn't used. I will be making my own flash defuser when I get a chance to go to the plastics store.

1Tanker
06-22-2008, 03:24 AM
I know that the real photo-buffs don't like flowers and insects, but they are everywhere... and offer a lot of variety. Anything i post was/will be taken with a Canon A80-4MP(point'n'shoot). I know nothing about photography, so please bare with my n00bness. I'm too shaky, and this camera won't focus as small as some of your pic. /sorry for long speech.:p::D

I like this, because i let him bite me. I guess he wasn't in long enough... didn't welt or itch.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa192/1Tanker/June20200820.jpg
Like my fuzzy blonde hair and freckles(my arm)? :rolleyes:

Peony "bulb"? and ants:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa192/1Tanker/IMG_0078-1.jpg

My wife says these are "Purple Cone-Flowers".

From a distance:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa192/1Tanker/June20200824.jpg

Closer:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa192/1Tanker/June20200825.jpg

tetete
06-22-2008, 06:21 AM
I like Macro world,

but I just dont like the bugs @@

The[R]eaper
06-24-2008, 07:19 AM
i took a shot of this freaky spider in my laundry recently



jesus man i woulda freaked out so bad.

what kinda spider is it? has spikes and :banana::banana::banana::banana: lol

Metric
06-24-2008, 05:36 PM
Canon 100mm F/2.8 Macro USM (http://www.amazon.com/Canon-100mm-Macro-Lens-Cameras/dp/B00004XOM3/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1214357754&sr=8-1) lens came in the mail today. Few shots from outside:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3181/2608624181_85bd33772b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3023/2609455412_559f04b864.jpg

Soulburner
06-24-2008, 05:59 PM
Great lens...I wish I had the Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR micro lens but it just isn't in the budget...what I really need is something like a 50-150 f/2.8 for low-light work.

1Tanker
06-24-2008, 11:21 PM
Beautiful shots Metric..the bee shot is amazing. :eek:

disruptfam
06-29-2008, 09:19 PM
wow great shots

Arni
06-30-2008, 07:05 AM
Canon 100mm F/2.8 Macro USM (http://www.amazon.com/Canon-100mm-Macro-Lens-Cameras/dp/B00004XOM3/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1214357754&sr=8-1) lens came in the mail today. Few shots from outside:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3023/2609455412_559f04b864.jpg

thats sweet :clap::clap:

Metric
07-24-2008, 04:12 PM
*revives dead thread*

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3266/2699298315_1931294536_o.jpg

:)

Nate P.
07-24-2008, 05:38 PM
:shocked: Love the detail on the "fur"!

[XC] 2long4u
07-24-2008, 05:51 PM
I just don't have any interesting subjects to take pictures of.

1Tanker
07-24-2008, 08:48 PM
2long4u;3164721']I just don't have any interesting subjects to take pictures of.When you take pictures as good as Metric does... everything looks interesting. :yepp:

Tile
07-28-2008, 12:15 PM
A super macro shot done with a Fujifilm FinePix S5800 mounted on a tripod :).

gjc10212
07-29-2008, 03:34 AM
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/5766/img1680174lk1.jpg

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4979/img143452qr1.jpg

Both shot with the Canon Eos 450d using 100mm Macro USM F/2.8

Metric
07-29-2008, 06:15 PM
Quick picture after some summer rain.

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2028/Xtreme%20Systems/bw_leaf.jpg
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: 100mm F/2.8 Macro USM

Really wished I could have used a higher f-stop, but overcast weather conditions wouldn't permit (oh well)

YugenM
07-29-2008, 07:21 PM
How's this for macro:

Canon 350D
50mm f/1.8 II taped backwards onto EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens

Nate P.
07-29-2008, 07:32 PM
How's this for macro:

Canon 350D
50mm f/1.8 II taped backwards onto EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens
:shocked: Do you have another camera to take pics of the setup? Nice images BTW!

[XC] 2long4u
07-29-2008, 08:49 PM
Yea I did that with a macro coupler, but vignetting is horrible. You can get rid of it if you use a 300mm telephoto on the body.

YugenM
07-30-2008, 02:48 PM
:shocked: Do you have another camera to take pics of the setup? Nice images BTW!

Nope, no other camera, but it just looks like a kit 350D with the Nifty Fifty attached to the front with electrical tape.

[XC] 2long4u
07-30-2008, 05:03 PM
Soviet old lens Jupiter-21M (200mm, F4) with reverse D50kit (18-55) at 18mm
Result : :)

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9385dofruzgHux/161162w.jpg



This is a reversed setup. It works better if the lens attached to the body goes to 300mm.

YugenM
07-31-2008, 06:29 PM
2long4u;3178786']This is a reversed setup. It works better if the lens attached to the body goes to 300mm.

Looks so funky when the rear element is out front! I took my ghetto macro setup outside for a walk on a sunny day and probably got a bunch of funny looks when they saw me pushing my mad scientist camera right up to plants and other objects :rofl:

[cTx]Hype
08-05-2008, 11:18 AM
Some of my shots:
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj292/Knight-08/DSCF1403.jpg
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http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj292/Knight-08/DSCF1414.jpg
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http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj292/Knight-08/DSCF1385.jpg
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http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj292/Knight-08/DSCF1395.jpg

Fuji film Fine Pix s1000fd

Metric
08-05-2008, 03:24 PM
Nice shots Hype.

Yet another moth shot:

https://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2028/Xtreme%20Systems/On_the_edge.jpg

[cTx]Hype
08-05-2008, 04:07 PM
Thanks :) guess they have a lot of moths in Oregon ? I cant for the life of me find one here in washington :(

[XC] 2long4u
08-05-2008, 04:30 PM
So Hype, are you going to join the competition this month?

[cTx]Hype
08-05-2008, 04:47 PM
Sure whats it of?

Tante Erna
08-09-2008, 09:37 PM
Playing around with my new Toy :)

http://www.abload.de/img/fliege3e3j.jpg

Olly_K
08-11-2008, 08:43 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2154/2255047296_2d8dd1ee75_o.jpg

RAID
08-17-2008, 11:21 AM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y160/RA1D/p45gigabyteep45extreme.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y160/RA1D/p45ecsp45t-a.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y160/RA1D/p45asusp5q-e.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y160/RA1D/ballistixddr3-2000.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y160/RA1D/corsairdominatorddr2-1066.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y160/RA1D/crucialballistixred.jpg

Metric
08-18-2008, 01:03 AM
Bird of Paradise from a botanical garden in Hilo, Hawai'i

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3246/2773236953_57957339d0_o.jpg

TiN_
08-22-2008, 04:04 PM
http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/9385dofruzgHux/221250w.jpg

Nikon D80 + 135/3.5 + reverse 110/4 from filmcamera on front of 135mm.

Metric
09-11-2008, 05:53 PM
https://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2028/Xtreme%20Systems/Xtreme%20Photography/_MG_4769_0132.jpg

https://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2028/Xtreme%20Systems/Xtreme%20Photography/_MG_4792_0143.jpg

For size reference, the the gravel in the shot above is ~1/8".

JamesXP
09-12-2008, 12:08 PM
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i133/Cluney-/ok003-1.jpg

My Eye.

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http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i133/Cluney-/Picture005.jpg


My Bathroom Tap


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http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i133/Cluney-/POUNDCOIN.jpg



Pound Coin (limey money)


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C&C would be nice, i'm a novice to photography

(all taken with a finepix S700)

Metric
09-13-2008, 02:18 PM
Got a new watch last weekend for college. Testing out my make-shift light-box with it:

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2028/Xtreme%20Systems/Xtreme%20Photography/FossilWatch.jpg

Metric
10-07-2008, 12:48 PM
...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3081/2921985233_8bcf18e897_o.jpg

[Viru$]
10-14-2008, 02:24 AM
http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/163432/155972WDOmsJOQj/259036w.jpg (http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/163432/155972WDOmsJOQj/1VVyTQHt1Z/259036.jpg)

And something more: http://foto.ixbt.com/?id=album:12692

shazza
10-19-2008, 11:25 AM
Whoa ... viru$, that's quite an eye on that fly!


Here's a recent macro from me. I've been practicing on flowers, but looking forward to photographing a new build.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/shazzasmd/rosef22-1.jpg

l33t p1mp
10-23-2008, 01:24 PM
Thats about the best my digital can do on macro lol...I need a real camera...

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/l33t_p1mp/DSCN8651.jpg

Riggs
10-23-2008, 04:03 PM
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc288/hochwasserhose/PurpleFlower.jpg

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc288/hochwasserhose/RedFlowerr.jpg

Taken with my new Pentax K200D next to my pond. :)

NICKKIEZ
10-28-2008, 04:38 AM
Yeah Yeah Macro!! :shocked:

NICKKIEZ
10-28-2008, 04:45 AM
Some pic. of my macro trip :D

U Can feedback anything these pic.

xguntherc
10-28-2008, 11:43 PM
Wow Guys. these are some great pictures. somewhere in Water Cooling theres a similar thread but all close up shots of peoples water cooling systems. and then they got started on the cool pictures and all started showing off there best shots.

Anyways I have a question for all of you guys. I've recently been getting into taking some time and doing a little photography. but I don't have a camera worth While. I've had it about 7 months and I just got it cuz it was hella cheap on a great close-out sale.. I have the Kodak M1033 HD 10MP, 720p Video Camera.. It's pretty decent. It takes some amazing pictures outdoors. I have some great pictures of the Sunlight and things like that. but low light conditions it's not the best in the world. They are usually $200 give or take. and I got mine for $74.99 on close out. so thats why i got a not so great Camera.

anyways could anyone help me with how exactly I should be trying to take these Macro shots. I know I don't have a nice lens or anything. But it should be able to take something half decent right? Or I'd think so. It has smart capture that chooses settings for you based on what ur shooting it at. that sucks.. then program. it's general pics. then one where you can choose anything.. Macro says for pictures closer than 28 inches.

So how should I be taking these. with the timer, on the tripod for still shot. but how far away. and should I be using it's Zoom, flash? all that. I'm basically a Photography N00b. but I'd love to get into it more. as I think I enjoy it a bit actually. Any help would be nice.

thanks!

Metric
11-15-2008, 10:28 PM
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2028/Xtreme%20Systems/Xtreme%20Photography/IMG_5916.jpg

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2028/Xtreme%20Systems/Xtreme%20Photography/IMG_5917.jpg

ANP !!!
11-20-2008, 09:09 AM
D40 with Kit lens, Need to work more on focusing.

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_06561280x768.jpg

.Logic
12-05-2008, 09:48 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/3086534240_eaf4b15121_o.png

Marin
12-14-2008, 06:33 PM
Getting a macro lens soon. These were taken with a kit lens.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/3072825361_f88f9d3426_b.jpg

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3272/3044763503_70ca916115_b.jpg

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
Exposure: 0.25 sec (1/4)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire




http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/3078801869_60b86fa753_b.jpg

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
Exposure: 0.125 sec (1/8)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 33 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

l33t p1mp
01-01-2009, 06:13 PM
Do excuse the big size (looks horrible when photobucket resizes), and my poor photo skillz.

*Edit this when you've resized them ;)*

xguntherc
01-01-2009, 11:40 PM
Whats up Marin... I see your Everywhere.. oh and Metric, thats a great shot of your Fossil. what type of PP was done with that shot?

Here's my latest.
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/8133/csc0548wj7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Metric
01-01-2009, 11:56 PM
Whats up Marin... I see your Everywhere.. oh and Metric, thats a great shot of your Fossil. what type of PP was done with that shot?

Here's my latest.
*image*
Zero post-processing other than cloning out some tiny bits of dust on the chrome :D

xguntherc
01-02-2009, 01:11 AM
Nice picture.. must be that make shift.. or the fact that your at 100mm with a 2.8 1/90 with 100 ISO.. I checked. very clear shot. I like it.

Marin
01-12-2009, 12:14 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3075/3190945868_86ab3ce260_b.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/42504877@N00/3190945868/)

TiN_
01-18-2009, 05:04 AM
Tested D700 with mine Sigma 150/2.8 APO DG EX MACRO. Like full-frame body much, ISO 1600 fully operable, none-to-low noise level. Such is impossible completely on smaller format cameras, i got much worse images from D200's ISO400.

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/10155YAKwqw77NJ/291497w.jpg
D700 + Sigma 150 @ ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/160 handheld, no NR, RAW shot.

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/115530/10155YAKwqw77NJ/291646w.jpg
D700 + Sigma 150 @ ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/200 handheld, no NR, RAW

More FF shots :) (http://forum.xdevs.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=205)

l33t p1mp
01-19-2009, 11:57 AM
Some more nikon cooljunk l12 action.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/l33t_p1mp/DSCN9790.jpg

Metric
01-24-2009, 08:55 PM
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM + Speedlite 580 EX II

Close up of my dead 680i board. Really like the bokeh effect on the grid pins :)

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2028/Xtreme%20Systems/Xtreme%20Photography/IMG_7804.jpg

evil-98
01-24-2009, 11:07 PM
shot with my D60 and some old Tamrom 35-80mm f/2.8 zoom to macro lens

eva2000
01-25-2009, 02:37 AM
close up of bottom left corner of this image's DMM read points on board

http://nx.i4memory.com/reviewimages/motherboards/dfi/UT_X58_T3EH8/html/content/bin/images/large/DFI_UT_X58_T3EH8_73.jpg

http://nx.i4memory.com/reviewimages/motherboards/dfi/UT_X58_T3EH8/dmm/dfi_utx58_dmm.jpg

bios holder and clock generator

http://nx.i4memory.com/reviewimages/motherboards/dfi/UT_X58_T3EH8/html/content/bin/images/large/DFI_UT_X58_T3EH8_45.jpg

l33t p1mp
01-25-2009, 10:22 AM
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/l33t_p1mp/DSCN9566.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/l33t_p1mp/DSCN9568.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/l33t_p1mp/DSCN9547.jpg

Yes even the cat is a macro.

Marin
02-03-2009, 12:26 AM
Colors got washed out when I uploaded to Flickr. :(

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3378/3250135164_db53a297f1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42504877@N00/3250135164/)

Metric
02-03-2009, 12:18 PM
Marin I'm guessing you're shooting in AdobeRGB, that's the reason your colors are being washed out, since it's being converted for web viewing, sRGB.

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2028/Xtreme%20Systems/Xtreme%20Photography/IMG_7782.jpg
EF 100mm F/2.8 Macro USM + Canon Speedlite 580 EX II

nuclearjock
02-06-2009, 01:59 PM
Socket 775 guts.
Nikon D3 200mm F/4 macro Nikkor:
Reduced x60%
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t31/nuclearjock/775_1.jpg

100% crop:
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t31/nuclearjock/775_2.jpg

Setup:
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t31/nuclearjock/775_3.jpg

Taken with Nikon D300 50mm F/1.4G Nikkor

evil-98
02-06-2009, 02:26 PM
^^^ :O NICE SETUP... drool...

i use the poor mans reverse lens when i cant borrow :( :rofl:

exe163
02-06-2009, 05:02 PM
I think the president is in danger! ;)

chew*
02-06-2009, 07:25 PM
Lmao wow.

You wouldn't believe me if i told you so check out what camera this is with the exif data. This is without the macro lens kit and freehand ;)

http://members.cox.net/hoobahans/IMG_0395[1].jpg

http://members.cox.net/hoobahans/IMG_0401[1].jpg

GTSRboy
02-08-2009, 06:51 PM
Viper ACR wing at the Philly autoshow

^^^ those are some crazy good mobo shots!!
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/103/vv4je6.jpg

sniperbob
02-09-2009, 09:04 AM
my westinghouse monitor all lit up.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll181/sniperbob151/favorite%20pics/P2080126.jpg

chew*
02-09-2009, 05:19 PM
samsung monitor, Pixels ;)

http://members.cox.net/bostonreefer1/pixels%20in%20LCD.jpg

sniperbob
02-09-2009, 06:11 PM
samsung monitor, Pixels ;)



I've been one-upped haha. KUDOS chew! :up:

ONEBADMK8
02-09-2009, 06:12 PM
Here some tight shots. I do Photography part time as part of my companies services. I shoot with a Nikon D50 with a Nikon DX 18-55 lens.

My 12 year old Cat Buddy.

http://www.lincolnmotorsport.com/budrealclosesmall.jpg

http://www.lincolnmotorsport.com/buddy1.jpg

Inside my latest rig.

http://www.lincolnmotorsport.com/case-24.jpg

http://www.lincolnmotorsport.com/case-22.jpg

Someones 55 Chevy at a car show.

http://www.lincolnmotorsport.com/dcs2.jpg

A Dragonfly on our car's antenna.

http://www.lincolnmotorsport.com/dragonfly1.jpg

http://www.lincolnmotorsport.com/dragonfly2.jpg

Marin
02-21-2009, 01:20 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42504877@N00/3297858851/

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3632/3297858851_f9a33cdf44_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42504877@N00/3297858851/)

Metric
02-21-2009, 02:17 PM
Interesting shot Marin, liking the texture

100mm Macro + reversed 18-55 @ 55 on the front

https://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2028/Xtreme%20Systems/Xtreme%20Photography/IMG_7905_Web.jpg

GTSRboy
02-21-2009, 08:36 PM
man we have some really good photographers on here!!

Metric
02-21-2009, 09:17 PM
A few more from today:

https://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2028/Xtreme%20Systems/Xtreme%20Photography/IMG_7915.jpg

https://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2028/Xtreme%20Systems/Xtreme%20Photography/IMG_7920.jpg

https://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2028/Xtreme%20Systems/Xtreme%20Photography/IMG_7924.jpg

https://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2028/Xtreme%20Systems/Xtreme%20Photography/IMG_7939.jpg

sniperbob
03-01-2009, 05:17 PM
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll181/sniperbob151/P3010037.jpg

hieuhef
03-01-2009, 08:24 PM
lovely lovely macro shots metric.

smee
03-02-2009, 10:40 PM
I'll be purchasing the Canon 100mm Macro you've got Metric.
Gonna match that with my 30D, looking forward to some fun macro'ing! :D

shazza
03-07-2009, 03:55 PM
Like the ice and drops, Metric!


Here's a couple taken with the Canon 100mm Macro ...



http://shazza53.smugmug.com/photos/486744993_zXLU7-M.jpg



http://shazza53.smugmug.com/photos/486745101_DptBv-M.jpg

Metric
03-07-2009, 04:40 PM
Thanks Shazza, great colors in yours

But it's actually table salt, not ice ;)