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Apr 06, 2012 03:43 |  #1

Hi All,

I've just bought a 600D, I already own an EF 35-105 from my 600 (no D) days.

I started photographing hover-flies and noticed they aren't sharp, I've seen images where one can see the hairs on the insects legs for example. While I hone up my 'how does the camera work' skills, I would like to look at other detailed photos, so that i can compare. Are there any on this site, if so can someone point me to them please?

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Apr 06, 2012 08:04 |  #2

try the macro forum.


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Apr 06, 2012 08:32 as a reply to  @ mike_311's post |  #3

You need macro lens and flash.


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Apr 06, 2012 08:39 |  #4

kf095 wrote in post #14219612 (external link)
You need macro lens and flash.

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Apr 06, 2012 09:36 |  #5

camerart wrote in post #14218912 (external link)
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I've just bought a 600D, I already own an EF 35-105 from my 600 (no D) days.

I started photographing hover-flies and noticed they aren't sharp, I've seen images where one can see the hairs on the insects legs for example. While I hone up my 'how does the camera work' skills, I would like to look at other detailed photos, so that i can compare. Are there any on this site, if so can someone point me to them please?

Cheers, Camerart.

I would like to look at other detailed photos, so that i can compare. Are there any on this site




  
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Apr 06, 2012 09:43 |  #6

I had a look at the photos.

I'll try the macro forum next.

Thanks all.




  
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Apr 06, 2012 09:44 |  #7

Here are a couple of good places to start (lens sample threads for the EF 100 f/2.8 Macro and EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro):
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=158427
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=760368


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Apr 06, 2012 09:46 |  #8

househuqe wrote in post #14219885 (external link)
I would like to look at other detailed photos, so that i can compare. Are there any on this site

So far I haven't seen the detail I am after, but I'm going to try the macro forum, and see what they have. I am looking for lenses where hairs on an insect can be seen from 1mtr away. Perhaps this is a bit much or expensive?

Keep in touch.




  
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Apr 06, 2012 09:48 |  #9

when you've got your lens/flash sorted out, read up on focus stacking.




  
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Apr 06, 2012 10:09 |  #10

rick_reno wrote in post #14219942 (external link)
when you've got your lens/flash sorted out, read up on focus stacking.

Hi Rick,

I used to use lenses with F45, in the film days. I used to wonder if an image could be made in the 'focus stacking' way, but it would have needed careful dodging of the print. Now I see digital lends itself to it, and I look forward to looking deeper.

Thanks, Camerart.




  
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Apr 06, 2012 10:14 |  #11

stsva wrote in post #14219920 (external link)
Here are a couple of good places to start (lens sample threads for the EF 100 f/2.8 Macro and EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro):
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=158427
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=760368

Excellent links, just the ticket, I bet 'househuqe' would also like them.

Thanks, Camerart.




  
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