First attempt with Macro

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by Battou, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,997
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Slapamonkey, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    [​IMG]

    I only have one Macro lens and it's not very good (It used to have a nasty case of Athletes lens) but I am impatient and had to try.

    Thoughts.
     
  2. Amnesic

    Amnesic TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Its a little fuzzy so it kind of takes away from the photo.
     
  3. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,997
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Slapamonkey, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    That could very well be the lens, three elements in it had mould growth on them, I took at appart and cleaned them up but it appears the mould ate away at the coating of the glass. I am not surprised it's not very good but I absolutely had to put the bellows to use after buying it.

    This one was the best and clearest of the group so I figured I would get it up for some insight and see if I had the right idea.
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Knowing that you took this one with a very old, supposedly second-hand (?) lens which had to undergo some serious cleaning beforehand (at first I soooo wondered what "Athlete's Lens" might be, until I understood your play of words and "Athlete's Foot" and then mould and then "Athlete's Lens" :biggrin: ) makes this extra interesting. Not that the subject as such were THAT super-interesting, but it is something that in real life is smaller than we see on our screens, so you went macro, all right, working with bellows even ... so - yay. Way to go!
     
  5. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,997
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Slapamonkey, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I like to try word play every now and again, When I bought the lens I was well aware it had a fungal growth (I poorly worded it as mould) but two lenses for twenty bucks (US) I could not turn down. The lens is useable so I don't feel screwed at all so....

    Once I have macro figured out and replaced the lens I'll photograph the individual elements where the damage is visible.

    Yeah I can't say I had high hopes for the out come (or a great deal of thought subject wise), I grabbed the first thing I saw.....that was my rangefinder :lol: But I am sure any and all practice will be of use.
     
  6. rob91

    rob91 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Lens with fungal growth, that's hilarious. I think the pic is pretty cool, it looks like it was taken back in the day and it wears the worn look well.
     
  7. AncientSnapper

    AncientSnapper TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Have you tried magic Focus on it - I would but you are not for editing!
     
  8. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,997
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Slapamonkey, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    SOLD AS IS, AS stated.

    Yup, it had fungus, I tried getting a picture of it when I first took it appart but my digital camera could not find the sublect in the darkness of the lens tube and I was at that point not willing to go to extremes to try removing the element as I was not sure I could get it back together as it was ;), Once I replace it I'll rip it to shreads and definately get a shot of the damaged glass coating.

    Tried what???

    The only post done to this is a crop done right in the scanner, I am just not a big fan of post processing, especially with any focus issues that may occur. This was as clear as it was going to get in camera so that is what I display.

    I do have a missed focus image, but I don't have it with me.
     

Share This Page