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Feb 27, 2006 17:48 |  #1

Hey guys I havent seen a "macro rig" photo and accesories section. I just wanted to see what others rigs look like, bracket and all. Before I began, I searched to see what others are using. Ive seen LordV's. It really helped me make mine. Maybe it can help others come up with their own. Ill post mine when I get home.


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Feb 27, 2006 17:53 |  #2

Well I'm no macro expert but here's a picture of my ef100-300 with tubes on. The picture quality isn't that crash hot mainly cause i was using my old camera to take the picture.

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Feb 27, 2006 17:58 as a reply to Nidz's post |  #3

Thats a nice one. That thing looks loooonnnnngggg.
Here's mine with my homemade bracket. Looks ugly but it works.

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Feb 27, 2006 22:13 as a reply to 4g63photo's post |  #4

Rebel XT/350D w/battery grip.
Tamron 90mm macro lens w/Tamron 2X TC (optional). Tamron hood not shown and normally not used.
Kenko tubes (not shown).
Canon 420 EX flash (off-camera cord not shown) mounted on a Delta flexible arm bracket.
Remote button rests on a piece of velcro attached to the grip when not in use.
Mini tripod is just for this shot. Usually use a Manfrotto tripod or monopod if anything.

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Feb 28, 2006 00:32 |  #5

300D + Sigma 105 + Manfrotto Flash Bracket+Mini Ball head on flash bracket

Macro slide plate and Omnibounce not shown.

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Feb 28, 2006 00:51 |  #6

Good stuff- interesting how similar many of them look.
Like your bendy bracket arm Dave.
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Feb 28, 2006 16:44 |  #7

Here's my latest 'supermacro rig' - EOS 350D with Speedlite 430EX on a Manfrotto 330 bracket. Yes - there really are 2 sets (130mm) of tubes on that EF-S 60 macro. It gives 4.1:1 magnification. I need the big torch to focus ....... no, what I mean is I need it to see what I am shooting! See this thread for shots http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=142902

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Feb 28, 2006 16:52 as a reply to Mike Bell's post |  #8

If you aim that thing at a mans eye, can you see his soul? :lol: That thing is awsome.


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Feb 28, 2006 17:01 |  #9

superdiver wrote:
Anyone have pictures using a flash ring?

Heres a links with a Canon macro twin lite mt-24 exhttp://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk ...mag/artoct05/bjmacr​o.htmlexternal link


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Feb 28, 2006 17:18 |  #10

superdiver wrote:
Anyone have pictures using a flash ring?

yes, here is the Canon MR14EX

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Feb 28, 2006 17:19 |  #11

G6 with Nikon 4T close up lens on adaptor.

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Feb 28, 2006 17:28 |  #12

superdiver wrote:
Anyone have pictures using a flash ring?

Yes, I have one.

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Mar 09, 2006 15:00 |  #13

Tripod collar for flash

I hadn't thought of using the tripod collar for mounting a flash bracket until I saw this thread in Pbase http://www.pbase.com/m​iljenko/sigma150flash (external link)
Normally I mount the bracket under the camera of course but this is better as I can get around the lens and closer to the subject more easily and balance is fine:

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test shot - I think it says something about the trade imbalance twixt USA & China!

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Mar 10, 2006 04:42 as a reply to racketman's post |  #14

chemicalbro wrote:
Cool........... i would never have thought of that either......lucky for you the siggy 150 comes with a tripod bracket in the box eh (probably a lens hood too) :)...

when i got my 105 I had originaly set my heart on the 150...... but could not get one place with them in stock.....I was dying to get a decent macro lens .... so i crumbled and got the 105...
in hindshight i wish i'd waited coz i'm now thinking about the 150 again..... (thats not to say i'm dissapointed with the 105. coz i'm not :)) I would just like a little more working distance

I wouldnt worry - if you are only going to have one macro lens then the 100mm area is probably the best one to get. I have a 60 which is great but no good for shy insects. However my impression is that a 150 wont be successful hand held for smaller insects due to the weight. 105 likely to have even better resolution. Park Cameras was the only place in London that I could find stocking the 150 - nice to buy from a shop.


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Mar 10, 2006 04:47 as a reply to racketman's post |  #15

nolie wrote:
Neat idea, racketman. What kind of flash bracket are you using?
Nolie

Hakuba (bought from e bay)- not a very strong ball head for the flash but gets by.

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now converted with a Jessops ball head which is more stable:

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