Closer to a fly than most have ventured ;)

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Ubiquitous, Sep 14, 2003.

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    Ubiquitous Guest

    Ubiquitous, Sep 14, 2003
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    Marli Guest

    Where did you buy your 10D, I normall buy at Plaza Cameras.
    Marli, Sep 14, 2003
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    Ubiquitous Guest

    Bought it at about 6 months ago, the very first
    shipment. :) no regrets
    Ubiquitous, Sep 14, 2003
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    rarsin Guest

    Nice pics! Do you mind telling us how far the flies would have been from the
    front element of the lens?

    Cheers - Rab.
    rarsin, Sep 14, 2003
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    Ubiquitous Guest

    Probably around 15cm. Thats the minimum focusing distance. However, the
    closest you get to minimum focusing distance on this lens, the greater the
    magnification, so it was in reality a little more than a normal 100mm lens
    would have magnified.
    Ubiquitous, Sep 14, 2003
  6. "Marli" <>, far, far away from here, appears to have

    PRA in Newcastle Street was a great place to buy mine..
    M i c C u l l e n, Sep 15, 2003
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    woodsie Guest

    bit 'soft' in areas but overall nice stuff!
    woodsie, Sep 15, 2003
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    Ubiquitous Guest

    Soft eh? :) I could have sharpened the bejesus out of them but I chose not
    to, in my opinion they look sharp enough as is. I can assure you though,
    they're not soft. You're probably just referring to areas that are out of
    focus, its damn difficult to get full in-focus coverage of a three
    dimensional object in 1:1 macro photography without a macro flash. And even
    then it wouldn't be particularly easy.

    Those photos were taken with an aperture of about f/6.7 and 1/250th to
    1/350th of a second exposure (at ISO 400). I probably could have gone down
    an f-stop and taken some sharp photos, but not as many.
    Ubiquitous, Sep 15, 2003
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    woodsie Guest

    no not those spots...
    could pin point certain areas but i'd be here all day and it's hardly
    worth it. if you're happy with'em, i'm happy.

    why not as many?
    woodsie, Sep 15, 2003
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    Ubiquitous Guest

    Fair enough. I would still be interested to know what you're referring to
    though, because I can't see it. The only thing I can see is blown highlights
    where what looks like some sort of liquid on the fly's back has created a
    sort of 'square'ish white dot. Is that what you mean? Still, you'd have to
    be looking pretty hard to see it.
    Compromise between wide depth of field and fast enough shutter speed to
    capture the shot without any blur. If I tightened the aperture, the shutter
    speed would have dropped to maybe 1/125th of a second and given the
    magnification and the fact that I was handholding it in an unbalanced
    position a lot of the time, it probably would have blurred significantly.
    Ubiquitous, Sep 15, 2003
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