What is the basic setup for Macro close-up?


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W.Kwai

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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...? :dunno:
 

zac08

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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...? :dunno:
A camera (with Macro lens)
Flash or lighting
tripod or monopod to stabilise

And a good eye for macro...
 

megaweb

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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
 

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lol ... :bsmilie:

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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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.
 

W.Kwai

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

zac08

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let me try something he missed...




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

Mebbe a Quantum 1+ would help :bsmilie:
 

DT_

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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...? :dunno:
the most basic is to get a close-up filter, if one not enough, stack a few more.. thought it's compromise image quality...
 

jfoo

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

DeSwitch

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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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