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Nov 05, 2011 04:28 |  #766

Snowyman wrote in post #13321374 (external link)
Here is my current macro rig.

Pixco Softbox and Rogue Flashbender for diffusion

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Unfortunately this rather less attractive solution works better.

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Consequently I'm thinking of adding some foil to the Rogue Flashbender.

Having previously tried a Stofen diffuser, a Gary Fong Puffer and variations of on my 580EX II I have come to the conclusion that
the pairing of a softbox and a right angle of bounce gives me a bit of three dimensionality. However it makes creeping up on flies
a tad more challenging. :o

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Cool close ups!


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Nov 06, 2011 13:12 |  #767

Tendy wrote in post #13356626 (external link)
Cool close ups! I'm detecting a red tinge tho!

The wasps are cocooned in a large curled maple leaf and that has quite a warming effect on the image. I could have cooled it down in Camera Raw but some like it hot, as do the wasps... :D


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Nov 06, 2011 14:14 |  #768

yeow_Z wrote in post #13356334 (external link)
what kind of flexible bracket is this?

It's this one,not cheap but it's made a world of difference:


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Nov 06, 2011 14:58 |  #769

footman wrote in post #13361682 (external link)
It's this one,not cheap but it's made a world of difference:


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Cool! thanks.


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Nov 09, 2011 15:55 as a reply to  @ post 1272433 |  #770

Home made diffuser set up,just made from some white fronted cardboard I found at work (the white was tought to cut through!)

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Covered the front with white sheet folded double

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And a photo of a woodlouse taken with it

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Dec 15, 2011 23:29 |  #771

A lot of great info here. Thanks. Will definitely be using this thread in the future.


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Dec 21, 2011 20:21 |  #772

After seeing all these home-made concoctions (Myself included). Its a wonder that we are able to get as close to some of these insects, without scaring them half to death!!


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Dec 24, 2011 19:28 |  #773

Two updated rigs

1. Made a second diffuser out of a disposable noodle bowl, making a second diffuser inside which not only helps soften the light, but stops the flash from moving in further. Place on a bracketed flash it works great as a macro flash
The added benefit is that it works great as a bounce diffuser since the bowl allows enough light through for catch light

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Then there is my MT24EX rig.
I do not have the ring anymore so I bought a gorillagrip type of holder which proves to be more versatile
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Dec 24, 2011 20:07 |  #774

Got a link to that bracket? Looks almost perfect for my needs.


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Dec 24, 2011 20:46 |  #775

The Ran wrote in post #13595442 (external link)
Got a link to that bracket? Looks almost perfect for my needs.

SUre - Try this (external link), but typing "dual macro flash bracket" into ebay will give a few hits


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Dec 25, 2011 21:10 as a reply to  @ pelooyen's post |  #776

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Feb 23, 2012 19:16 |  #777

Maybe my eyes are getting a bit old for this type of fun, but does anyone here use a third-party viewfinder to make sure make focus is spot on? If so, what do you recommend? I feel like breaking out a loupe and hood and pretend I'm shooting a 4x5 again.


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Feb 25, 2012 10:21 |  #778

My "rigged" rig. 50mm 1.8 reversed on a 70-300mm. It works quite nicely.

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Feb 25, 2012 18:29 |  #779

Can you stop the 50 down?


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Feb 25, 2012 19:19 |  #780

You can by holding the depth of field preview button whilst removing the lens from the camera body, just set the desired aperture in Av.


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