Recent content by Johann Schutte

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    Black bug.

    Looks something like a stinkbug, but black.
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    Moth antenna

    Macro has been defined as 1:1, with relative certainty (there should always be room for doubt and argument) . Anything less than that is considered to be 'closeup' by the vast majority of macro photographers I happen to meet. Where macro becomes micrography is less certain, but I've come across...
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    Moth antenna

    Thanks for the comment/compliment. Cognisys stackshot. It's capable of 2 micron.
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    Moth antenna

    Canon 5ds + 20cm tube + Kenko5 + Nikon 10x. 13:1. 110 Image stack @ 7 micron stepsize. ISO 200, 4x YN flash.
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    Blue bottle proboscis 'Fly tongue'

    5ds, Nikon 10x objective, Kenko5 as tube lens. 13:1
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    Pansy

    7:1, 76 image stack
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    Hoverfly

    It's an automated rail. The shoot itself took 6 seconds per image, i.e. 10x6 = 636 secs = 10 -11 minutes. The stacking process is usually a few minutes, and more if you substack. The big job is the editing afterwards, which can easily run into hours.
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    Hoverfly

    Canon 6d, MP-E65 F2.8 @ 4x, ISO100. 4xYN Flash 1/160. 106 Images. Footballer hoverfly (I think). Larger res version here: https://www.flickr.com/.../50871739611/in/dateposted-public/
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    Lacewing

    Thanks. Much appreciated.
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    Lacewing

    195 image stack@ 13um. Approx 7:1 mag. Canon 6d + extension tube + Kenko5x as tubelens + Nikon 10x objective. Higher res here: 20201126_Lacewing
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    Raynox lens and Canon EF 75-300mm F4.0-5.6 III

    Close-up Photography (???)
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    Raynox lens and Canon EF 75-300mm F4.0-5.6 III

    Hi. I have had that dreaded error twice on brand new Tokinas (1 yr old, little use). I know how you feel, because it brought me to the point of resolving NEVER to buy Tokina again, despite their optical quality, which is excellent. I suppose bad copies come off the assembly line from time to...
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    Raynox lens and Canon EF 75-300mm F4.0-5.6 III

    You'll get good mag, but in my experience (and I can't explain this scientifically), you're likely to lose DOF, at similar mag on the MP-E65. The MP-E is by far the preferred option if you have one. What's wrong with it/what are the symptoms? They're quite robust lenses and I've had mine for...
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    Male Mosquito or Midge (Unsure).

    Canon 6d. Extension Tube, Kenko 5x as tube lens, Nikon 10x objective. Mag approx 12:1. 290 image stack @ 7 um.
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    Jumping Spider

    7mm
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