Nikon D70 with PB-5 Bellows and Nikkor 55mm Micro-Auto-P pre-AI lens (converted)

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Matt Clara, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. Matt Clara

    Matt Clara Guest

    Matt Clara, Mar 29, 2005
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    Sheldon Guest

    I have the same lens and bellows, and would like to do some of this myself.
    I've only played with the lens so far on my D70 (without the bellows) and
    it's too bad you couldn't get a bit more depth of field. Otherwise, very
    nice work, and very nice detail. I'm on the lookout for that "perfect"
    spider shot. The one where the spider is just sitting in the middle of a
    perfect web with a few drops of dew on it.

    Curious if these are RAW images?
    Sheldon, Mar 30, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I would hazzard the guess that >99% of spider web shots with "dew" had
    the dew applied with a spray bottle. That's not criticism.

    Get that web in cross light with a dark background and you are cooking.

    Alan Browne, Mar 30, 2005
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    Crownfield Guest


    D70 of course does not like dust.
    Bellows can get full of dust.
    take the time to really clean it.

    I keep mine in a ziplock baggie.
    same for extension rings.

    Crownfield, Mar 30, 2005
  5. Actually, for those dewy shots, all you have to do is get up at the
    crack of dawn after any windless starry night, get to the nearest
    field, and you'll find all the dewy webs you could ask for. Ken
    Ken Palmateer, Mar 30, 2005
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    Frank ess Guest

    If you decide to use flash, be sure to remove that giant lens shade

    Frank ess, Mar 30, 2005
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