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Oct 04, 2015 20:36 |  #1081

I added some black tape strips to keep the light from spilling onto the lens.

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Oct 17, 2015 07:15 |  #1082

just learning macro ,

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Mar 05, 2016 17:39 |  #1083

upgraded to the new 100mm since this was taken.

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Apr 28, 2016 19:30 |  #1084

Current set up:

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Apr 29, 2016 03:40 |  #1085

CanopicJar wrote in post #17988753 (external link)
Current set up...

That a really clever way to mount those 270EXs -well done!


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Apr 29, 2016 13:49 |  #1086

Dalantech wrote in post #17989080 (external link)
That a really clever way to mount those 270EXs -well done!

Thanks!


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May 01, 2016 13:43 |  #1087

Are they triggered by the built in flash?


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May 02, 2016 17:24 |  #1088

cappo wrote in post #17991982 (external link)
Are they triggered by the built in flash?

Yes, that is correct.


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May 08, 2016 14:54 |  #1089

Minor mod to the old rig, now have a proper L bracket, with three ball heads. Allows for the MP-E at longest and shortest extension.

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Cardboard (serial packet) with tinfoil inner, and a layer of diffusion a few inches from the flash head, then a few layers on the front. Lots of packing tape, and velcro to attach it to the flash head.

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May 23, 2016 11:54 as a reply to CanopicJar's post |  #1090

Here is an example of my diffusion:

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Nov 07, 2016 01:07 |  #1091

Great rigs.

For stacking using a rail (moving the camera instead of changing focus) do you use flashes attached to the lens/camera? It would seem better to use a flash in a permanent position relative to the subject right?

- still building my macro rig




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Nov 07, 2016 09:39 |  #1092

DesolateMirror wrote in post #18177929 (external link)
Great rigs.

For stacking using a rail (moving the camera instead of changing focus) do you use flashes attached to the lens/camera? It would seem better to use a flash in a permanent position relative to the subject right?

- still building my macro rig

I use continuous lighting when shooting stacks, and the lights do not move. That way the lighting stays the same, and there is less chance of varying brightness too.

Flash intensity can vary depending on cycle time, condition of the capacitors, etc. I've noticed this sometimes when using flash, others never do, but with continuous, it is not an issue.


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Nov 07, 2016 09:48 |  #1093

Archibald wrote in post #18178172 (external link)
I use continuous lighting when shooting stacks, and the lights do not move. That way the lighting stays the same, and there is less chance of varying brightness too.

Flash intensity can vary depending on cycle time, condition of the capacitors, etc. I've noticed this sometimes when using flash, others never do, but with continuous, it is not an issue.

I have seen this using ETTLII, do you see it with manual flash?


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Nov 07, 2016 09:52 |  #1094

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18178183 (external link)
I have seen this using ETTLII, do you see it with manual flash?

Good point, with ETTL the flash intensity could vary with the changing framing. But I don't recall what my settings were when I had the varying exposure. It would make sense to use manual flash when running stacks.


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Dec 13, 2016 15:12 |  #1095

This is it for most of the time, I have some extension tubes now too (but have not used them as yet).

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