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Dec 22, 2012 19:37 |  #1

Finally was able to play around with my 100mm f2.8 lens. I took a couple of pics of the x-small, small, and medium sized water droplets on my car. This was inside a garage with one major source of light. Pictures were taken at 1.02 feet away. Pictures are linked from my facebook, so picture quality is degraded.

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I need to make a DIY ring light to see if it'll help with taking pics.

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Dec 22, 2012 21:55 |  #2

good start, it gets addictive ;)


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Dec 22, 2012 22:02 |  #3

Love all the tiny little specks of color.


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Dec 22, 2012 22:15 |  #4

The colors in #1 looks crazy! The in focus parts looks like a whole different color than the out of focus part, that's so neat!


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Dec 22, 2012 22:59 |  #5

alquimista wrote in post #15398350 (external link)
good start, it gets addictive ;)

Thanks. I tried looking for some bugs out in our balcony around my mom's plants, but it's been raining, so nothing was around. :lol:


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Dec 22, 2012 23:00 |  #6

wildcatnzl wrote in post #15398364 (external link)
Love all the tiny little specks of color.

That's all the mica in my car's paint color. Flint mica is such a nice color, but hard to paint match.


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Dec 22, 2012 23:02 |  #7

maverick75 wrote in post #15398394 (external link)
The colors in #1 looks crazy! The in focus parts looks like a whole different color than the out of focus part, that's so neat!

Thanks, it kind of looks fake because of the out of focus part :lol:


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Dec 22, 2012 23:04 |  #8

What suggestions would you guys give for a beginner? I'm planning on making a crude ring light out of one of my camping lights to help illuminate possible subjects since I'm not sure if using a speedlite would be a good idea.


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Dec 23, 2012 01:42 |  #9

I am not that good at this stuff, but there is one bit of advise I can confidently give, read the following :
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=807056

Most of us use speedlight flashes for macro, the trick is diffusing the light to make it less harsh.

The following thread shows how many different ways we do that
https://photography-on-the.net …read.php?t=1425​66&page=51


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Dec 23, 2012 01:48 |  #10

What wax are you using?


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Dec 23, 2012 08:47 |  #11

BasAndrews wrote in post #15398832 (external link)
I am not that good at this stuff, but there is one bit of advise I can confidently give, read the following :
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=807056

Most of us use speedlight flashes for macro, the trick is diffusing the light to make it less harsh.

The following thread shows how many different ways we do that
https://photography-on-the.net …read.php?t=1425​66&page=51

Thanks. Either I need to buy a bracket and a cord for my flash, or use a Pringles container. Gotta look more into that rig thread.


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Dec 23, 2012 08:51 |  #12

slickooz wrote in post #15398839 (external link)
What wax are you using?

This time around, which was at least 2 months ago, I applied 1 coat of Collinite 476s wax. That stuff is great! The time before that was around August 16, with a full 16 hour detail job. Clay bar (Meguair's), polish (Meguiar's), wax (Meg's Gold Class 1 coat), door jambs, under the hood, engine bay, remove each wheel and clean, clay bar, and wax (Meg's NXT 2.0) the face, lip, and barrel (not clay barred or waxed).


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Dec 23, 2012 08:52 |  #13

speedlite will be much better than a ring lite.


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Dec 23, 2012 09:51 |  #14

mandokid1 wrote in post #15399417 (external link)
speedlite will be much better than a ring lite.

I don't have a bracket, so I can only use it on the hot shoe. Would that still be better than a ring light?


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Dec 23, 2012 18:00 |  #15

Here's my crude ring light. Didn't have a dremel or drill, so used a box cutter to create a hole ;)

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I gotta try it out tomorrow when it's not raining out. But one question, the camping light originally called for 3 AAA batteries. I'm using a battery case/holder that calls for 4 AAA. Is that bad since I'm running more volts than the original?

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