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   Old Thread  #2412 21 Apr 2020 at 8.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You must have some guns throwing that around💪

I'll do some pics tomorrow of my macro rig, and my streamlined alternative
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   Old Thread  #2411 21 Apr 2020 at 8.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice one - I'll have a good read of that


This is the current best...

Tube is foil-lined, doubled up freezer bag on the front

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   Old Thread  #2410 21 Apr 2020 at 7.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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brilliant source of info for all things flash

I read through 101 102 and 103 over a few days and revisited bits quite regularly. Not much specifically for macro but all the principals and techniques can be scaled down.

I think I'm going back to my juggling technique, separating the camera and flash makes it a bit more controllable and also let's me use a bigger diffuser. I've gotta try and get my kit back from Dorset, my big flashes might cope with cross polarising, 10inch softbox and still give me rapid recycling.

Because of the shapes and textures angles don't really help us, so polarising aside all we can really do is make the relative size of the light source bigger, so we either make it bigger, put it closer or both. Pringles tubes are popular for macro because they achieve both. With my rig and a pringles tube diffuser, at mfd it's roughly equivalent to using a 4ft brolly for a headshot, but that still isn't enough for a lot of bugs, and it wants an extra bit of diffusion or you get the dodgy donut effect you see on my bee pic below, a couple of sheets of bog roll works well but costs light again
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   Old Thread  #2409 21 Apr 2020 at 5.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
4 layers of clear freezer bag seems to work well.

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   Old Thread  #2408 21 Apr 2020 at 9.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I was playing around with flash underneath the camera, using the built-in grip and turning another 90 degrees. Awkward to hold but a definite winner, makes sense when the main ambient light is from above.
Then started playing around with diffuser materials as I’m still getting quite harsh light from the flash, spotted some nice opaque plastic on the top of an old camera bird-box and began dismantling…

…then got thoroughly distracted by the contents!
The absolute mother of all False Widows!

Of course at this point there was no diffuser at all in the flash cone and I just had to grab the chance before she scuttled off. She sat for a few minutes, enough to shoot a few stacks worth, but unfortunately, for such a fearsome beast she was quite shy and kept her head either in the web or well tucked under her. I wasn’t about to go poking her around so grabbed what I could with the angles she presented.
So much reflective material on insects, even the hairs, really need to sort that flash out.











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   Old Thread  #2407 20 Apr 2020 at 12.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It'll be spray and pay....
... Someone else to filter the keepers
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   Old Thread  #2406 20 Apr 2020 at 11.13am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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With that much spray you wouldn't even need to pray!

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   Old Thread  #2405 20 Apr 2020 at 10.31am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That bulk can help with stability though, I'm using a battery grip to try an balance the flash, with the bonus of the buttons on the portrait grip making it easier to shoot something on the underside of a leaf for instance.

Realised yesterday my newer godox flashes will keep up with contuous shooting for 8 shots @ 1/32 which is the magic number for in camera stacking and high res.
I think I'll get a used em1ii, 60fps with your stacking technique should work well
Mind you new one comes with a 30mm macro
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   Old Thread  #2404 20 Apr 2020 at 9.18am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I wouldn't recommend a 1D for macro - it's a heavy chunk for doing yoga with!

It's just the better of the 2 bodies I have
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   Old Thread  #2403 20 Apr 2020 at 9.14am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I couldn't see me buying a 1D tbh, I'd probably be better off with an original a7r, bit of a dog to use but with a lot of scope to crop or work with the files. This sort of stuff, base iso, controlled lighting, my mft kit can't really compete on quality. Trouble is I've been down this road before and baulk at the huge increase in cost and size, and for a lot of what I shoot the differences get cancelled out.

I did buy an em5mkiii a few weeks back but sent it back due to a few downgrades over the mkii, and have been deciding whether to get the em1ii or iii but I'm tempted to dip my toe again with a macro and an ultra wide for astro

There are a few of those jumpers in my garden but they're that small they run away from ants
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   Old Thread  #2402 20 Apr 2020 at 8.33am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mine are 1.3 Crop - Canon 1D Mk 4 - APSH sensor.
Sort of wishing I'd kept my 7D, it was great in good light but struggled otherwise. That would have been great for macro, physically smaller, fast frame rate if stacking and 1.6 crop for extra reach.
I'm looking seriously at a Raynox now.
The only one to fit my lens (72mm thread) is the 5 in 1 which is £300+
Gonna have to wait right.


Funny you should post that - I found one of those in the garden yesterday too!


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   Old Thread  #2401 20 Apr 2020 at 7.04am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Your making me want to try full frame again

I'm looking on mpb like.....
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   Old Thread  #2399 19 Apr 2020 at 9.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #2398 17 Apr 2020 at 10.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Check out some of this dude's work

https://beingmark.com

Something to aspire to
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