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    Default What is the basic setup for Macro close-up?

    Hi' guys, Can any one enlighten me what is the basic setup for Macro close-up to take pic of insect, spider, flower and etc...?

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    Default Re: What is the basic setup for Macro close-up?

    Quote Originally Posted by W.Kwai View Post
    Hi' guys, Can any one enlighten me what is the basic setup for Macro close-up to take pic of insect, spider, flower and etc...?
    A camera (with Macro lens)
    Flash or lighting
    tripod or monopod to stabilise

    And a good eye for macro...
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    Default Re: What is the basic setup for Macro close-up?

    as above

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    as above
    now it explains why your post count so high.... lol....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goondoo View Post
    now it explains why your post count so high.... lol....
    He's endorsing an answer... tat's something coming from a Macro pro... thanks
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    Default Re: What is the basic setup for Macro close-up?

    You need a camera setup which allow you to take closeup or macro shots and recommend to use a flash to fill-in and a tripod for slow/still life.


    Basic Equipment
    SLR/DSLR Camera + Macro lens
    SLR/DSLR Camera + Telephoto/Tele Zoom Lens + Closeup Filter
    SLR/DSLR Camera + Extension tube + Telephoto/Tele Zoom Lens

    Examples
    Macro lens:
    - Sigma 105mm macro
    - Nikon 105mm macro
    - Canon 100mm macro

    Telephoto lens:
    - 70-300mm
    - 75-300mm
    - 70-200mm
    - 100-300mm

    Tele lens:
    - 200mm
    - 300mm

    Closeup Filter
    - Canon 250D/500D
    - Hoya Closeup +2,+3,+4
    - Nikon 3T,4T,5T,6T

    Extension tube
    - Kenko set
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    Default Re: What is the basic setup for Macro close-up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goondoo View Post
    now it explains why your post count so high.... lol....
    lol ...

    if you actually go through what i post, you will see for yourself what kind of cok i tok
    anyway if 2 person say the same thing then it must have some truth, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    He's endorsing an answer... tat's something coming from a Macro pro... thanks
    me no pro leh

    the poster below you is one

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    lol ...

    if you actually go through what i post, you will see for yourself what kind of cok i tok
    anyway if 2 person say the same thing then it must have some truth, right?
    If only 1 person says, then it's a guess or personal opinion.

    If 2 persons say the same thing, then it's just a rumour.

    If 3 persons say so, then there must be some truth in it.

    If many people say so, then it's a fact.

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    Default Re: What is the basic setup for Macro close-up?

    so what do you say?

    make it have some truth

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    so what do you say?

    make it have some truth
    As you said, as above for basic set up.

    Lens : Scale of magnification (real life size vs physical image size on sensor) and ability to focus near.

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    Default Re: What is the basic setup for Macro close-up?

    Quote Originally Posted by W.Kwai View Post
    Hi' guys, Can any one enlighten me what is the basic setup for Macro close-up to take pic of insect, spider, flower and etc...?
    Macro lens. With flash (if possible ring flash).

    Regards,
    Arto.

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    Wah! Thank you so much for all the reply,kam siah,kam siah.....

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    Default Re: What is the basic setup for Macro close-up?

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    so what do you say?

    make it have some truth
    let me try something he missed...




    batteries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goondoo View Post
    let me try something he missed...




    batteries?
    Hmmmm... you didn't specify which type... hahahah

    Mebbe a Quantum 1+ would help
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    Default Re: What is the basic setup for Macro close-up?

    memory media

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    Quote Originally Posted by W.Kwai View Post
    Hi' guys, Can any one enlighten me what is the basic setup for Macro close-up to take pic of insect, spider, flower and etc...?
    the most basic is to get a close-up filter, if one not enough, stack a few more.. thought it's compromise image quality...

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    Default Re: What is the basic setup for Macro close-up?

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    memory media
    No, macro subject .

    Regards,
    Arto.

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    keep some close-up filters along with your macro lens for those 'tight situations'.

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    Default Re: What is the basic setup for Macro close-up?

    You are lucky, the Macro SiFus (ortega & Megaweb and maybe the rest too) replied to yr question.

    Make that 4 to ditto the 1st answer. Camera + Macro lens + flash + tripod

    Another thing you need is a keen eye to spot the macro subjects. On my 1st few trips, i have hard time finding them. Now i can see them everywhere. haha

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