Macro Photography Lens advice

Discussion in 'Photography' started by swackett, 16 Jul 2010.

  1. swackett

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    Wow, just goes to show what can be done with a bit of ingenuity.
     
  2. LondonDragon

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    You can check out some more here (check last post also): viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2441 ;)
    Photos using the Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro Di
     
  3. swackett

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    Thanks for sharing those, really great pictures.

    Just have to save up the money now to get 100mm macro, best price I've seen so far is Jessops at £449
     
  4. George Farmer

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    Yes, it's shocking to see how much prices have gone up for most lenses over the last few years. :(
     
  5. Mark Evans

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    But thankfully, If you do invest in the 'better' glass such as L series, they hold their money brilliantly. You'll always get good money back for them.
     
  6. swackett

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    However at around £750-£850 the 'L' series 100mm macro costs a lot of money and most reviews seem to think the (non-is) lens is better for half the price. I guess the (non-is) will also keep it value based in it's reputation.
     
  7. Mark Evans

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    I wouldn't say so. L glass holds its money fact. non L is cheap. i've bought and sold a lot of lenses and it's the L series glass that gives a good return.
     
  8. Mark Evans

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    here's to help the fight for canon 65 MP-E :lol:

    fly2.jpg

    fuscia-1.jpg

    rage2.jpg

    spidy1.jpg

    flower.jpg

    planet green rises...

    mossymound.jpg
     
  9. FishBeast

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    how do you guys get the black background happening? I have been wondering for some time now.
     
  10. Mark Evans

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    its about shielding the light from the black background (a piece of card.) you need to place a large gap between the subject/light and the back ground. i just use anything that will stop 'spill' an ADA book in this case...

    part2-1.jpg


    it'll then allow for a deep black background.without PS work

    part5.jpg

    you can do the 'blue'...like this

    IMG_3263-01.jpg

    IMG_9744-01.jpg

    which'll give you this...

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    reallightattempt.jpg
     
  11. Mark Evans

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    or white...

    IMG_2960-01.jpg

    just realised, this has nothing to do with macro... :oops:
     
  12. swackett

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    True, but very interesting to read about the techniques you use Mark. ;)
     
  13. Mark Evans

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    i've not shown everything I do, just the only photos of work in progress. there's a bit more to it, but then showing/writing everything I do would be giving too much away maybe...most would over look it anyway
     

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