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    My god ... u guys are getting so good with Macro! How am I going to catch up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjbyeo View Post
    My god ... u guys are getting so good with Macro! How am I going to catch up!
    Bernard, You've sold off one of the best lens, voigtlander macro , still can lah. No need voigtlander. Any macro lens will do. Shoot and shoot.....dun give up but try and try and very soon graduate from Macro School of Hard Knock

    marcus

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    Quote Originally Posted by otc View Post
    Keep shooting, over time you will automatic improve. A little out of focus, can be your camera shake or movement from spidey. Already good for a starter.


    marcus
    is it recommended to use a much faster shutter speed for macro?
    i'm using around 1/100 to 1/180

    and kx doesnt allow faster shutter speed than 1/180 when flash is turned on

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    Quote Originally Posted by evolutioner View Post
    is it recommended to use a much faster shutter speed for macro?
    i'm using around 1/100 to 1/180

    and kx doesnt allow faster shutter speed than 1/180 when flash is turned on
    Not so much on 1/180. My max shutter speed is 1/100. Its the subject that is difficult to capture. Always moving and you have to be swift to capture spider. In macro at 1:1, when you want to trigger the shutter, hold your breadth for that split secs, ensure camera doesn't shake when depress shutte. Also when there is wind, its verydifficult to capture the subject.

    Have some support, either a monopod or tripod....

    Improve on harsh shadows beneath. Thats where I am heading now. , Practise makes perfect.

    marcus

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    currently i'm stuck with popup flash, so i'll have to live with harsh shadows till i get a flashgun

    and yea, today was windy and i couldnt get a single shot in the evening..
    btw, i've been doing the "empty the lung" for shutter release as i was in air pistol team.. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by seefei View Post
    very good attempt. you have learned fast. there is some bushes near to the lily pond where you can find a lot of bugs. i found my "tumbling flower beetle" there. too bad the angle is not ideal.
    Ah icic! Thanks for the valuable tips!

    Quote Originally Posted by hjbyeo View Post
    My god ... u guys are getting so good with Macro! How am I going to catch up!
    Improve your lighting system/setup and you will reach the top soon!
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    Finally have a proper chance to try my FA 35mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by evolutioner View Post
    is it recommended to use a much faster shutter speed for macro?
    i'm using around 1/100 to 1/180

    and kx doesnt allow faster shutter speed than 1/180 when flash is turned on
    Well, u got to balance. For me, I usually use f9 - f11. Some uses much smaller(unless u got a very strong external flash). I'm using built in flash with two diffusers. Shutter always at 1/125.

    If the pic too dark, u can always play around wit the intensitiy of the flash. +0.5 or +1. or slow down shutter a lil bit. But somehow I think bumping up the ISO is not really recommended. Better stay at ISO100/200

    Maybe try taking macro with monopod or a small tripod to get use to it. alot of macronians(sounds cool.lol) uses tripod & monopod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evolutioner View Post
    currently i'm stuck with popup flash, so i'll have to live with harsh shadows till i get a flashgun

    and yea, today was windy and i couldnt get a single shot in the evening..
    btw, i've been doing the "empty the lung" for shutter release as i was in air pistol team.. lol
    On board flash can have good results with diffusers. Google for some others set-up.

    When I was in the firing range those days, I practised a "Take a deep breadth" hold it and fire. Hey I was a marksmen then about 20 yrs back.

    marcus

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricsal View Post
    Well, u got to balance. For me, I usually use f9 - f11. Some uses much smaller(unless u got a very strong external flash). I'm using built in flash with two diffusers. Shutter always at 1/125.

    If the pic too dark, u can always play around wit the intensitiy of the flash. +0.5 or +1. or slow down shutter a lil bit. But somehow I think bumping up the ISO is not really recommended. Better stay at ISO100/200

    Maybe try taking macro with monopod or a small tripod to get use to it. alot of macronians(sounds cool.lol) uses tripod & monopod.
    DIY diffusers?
    any pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evolutioner View Post
    DIY diffusers?
    any pics?
    no pics with me. can be many types of diffusers u can make. Mine will be polyfoam. The white foam sheets they used to packing furniture. Can be many ways, u can research them urselves. Thats whats Macro is about
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yamakasi View Post
    Finally have a proper chance to try my FA 35mm


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    Yeah, thats how I feel at work. Like smacking all of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricsal View Post
    Yeah, thats how I feel at work. Like smacking all of them.
    don't we all sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricsal View Post
    no pics with me. can be many types of diffusers u can make. Mine will be polyfoam. The white foam sheets they used to packing furniture. Can be many ways, u can research them urselves. Thats whats Macro is about
    thanks riscal~
    will do that~

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjbyeo View Post
    My god ... u guys are getting so good with Macro! How am I going to catch up!
    NO need to catch up. just shoot and enjoy. we are all still learning.

    Quote Originally Posted by ricsal View Post
    Seefei, powerful picture! but how come the pic on the left near the ants leg were, one of the flies has its face blurred out? Like one super star son's that shouldnt be revealed. lol
    Thanks bro! cant catch that part on blurring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahren View Post
    Good capture...

    This picture really depicts life..Just when you get hold of something good..many will appear to grab a share..
    Insightful comment. Thanks bro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricsal View Post
    My try on morning shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otc View Post

    26aug10k10 vivitar 90 051-1 by luctomar, on Flickr

    today shot many shots with dual flashes with diffusers and seems to have lots of keepers.

    I like the colors and shadows is kept to the minimum. PP with picassa to enhance highlight.

    vivitar 105,same lens Donald just ordered Will not go wrong with this lens for macro.

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    that seems like a heavy rig. but the end result is worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by otc View Post
    Bernard, You've sold off one of the best lens, voigtlander macro , still can lah. No need voigtlander. Any macro lens will do. Shoot and shoot.....dun give up but try and try and very soon graduate from Macro School of Hard Knock

    marcus
    Ya, I may live to regret that and buy it back again! Only this time it's the new 125 from Voigtlander!

    Quote Originally Posted by eselite View Post
    Ah icic! Thanks for the valuable tips!

    Improve your lighting system/setup and you will reach the top soon!
    It's a thin line between improvements of lighting versus portability. I cannot stand heavy setups. That's why I like See Fei's setup.

    Maybe I'll just go get this -
    Last edited by hjbyeo; 27th August 2010 at 02:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjbyeo View Post
    Ya, I may live to regret that and buy it back again! Only this time it's the new 125 from Voigtlander!



    It's a thin line between improvements of lighting versus portability. I cannot stand heavy setups. That's why I like See Fei's setup.

    Maybe I'll just go get this -
    the diffuser is too big and will scare away skittish insects. the edge will also brushes against leaves and branches.

    I am developing an elbow sore that take longer and longer to go away. dont know whether i am having a macro-elbow.

    for the moment i am limiting my accessories to just a $15 flash bracket, a monopod and the charkteow diffuser. to lessen the sore, i am carrying my rig on my left hand when i am not shooting. i saw Charlie setup and the end results which are good. maybe you can consider his setup also.
    Last edited by seefei; 27th August 2010 at 04:31 PM.
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    yea i agree that it's too big and will touch the leaves and scare away the subject..
    btw which is charlie's setup?

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