extreme shallow depth of field macro C/C

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    I was just trying out some extension tubes today with the 50mm 1.8 and took some flower pictures. Size of flower is approximate to that of a dime. Shots where done with window light only. C/C Welcome

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    sorry, noob question. What's an extension tube and what does it do?
     
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    its a metal tube of varying lengths that goes between the camera and the lens. My extension tubes are manual and can only be used with a lens that has an aperture ring.
     
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    bump with some more photos from this shoot.

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    I really hope I can get some feed back on these I think they turned out really well but i'm sure they could be much better
     
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    The dof on that isn't that shallow.
     
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    That's what I was thinking. Certainly not extreme.
     
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    When you say super shallow DoF I think of images where the immediate foreground and background are blurred around the subject like this:

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    Just zooming in on a subject doesn't make the DoF shallow.
     
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    You can actually see the DOF in this shot. It's that narrow strip that's in focus going across the surface of the table. Taken with a 85mm f/1.8 lens at f/1.8 on a Canon XTi. This was just a test shot I took after I got the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens last week. [​IMG]
     
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    ^That's shallow!
     
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    That 1.8 aperture is amazing. Right now the biggest I have is 2.8 until my 85L gets here tomorrow. I can't wait to see what f/1.2 looks like! That will be a totally new world for me... 2 stops past 1.8, I can only imagine with that razor thin like I see in your pic.
     
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    ok so the title was off a little. How about some C/C on the photos themselves?
     
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    My friend got the 85L recently and has been having fun shooting with it on his 5D classic and 1D Mk II N (and making the rest of us jealous in the process). Very sharp lens and yes, the DOF is really thin. He said the nickname for that lens is "The Keg".
     

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