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Jul 10, 2013 09:19 |  #1

Trying out homemade flash diffuser-contraption ;) Questions to follow pics.....

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So questions I have......

How in the world can I get rid of that black spot reflection from my lens when photographing such shiny critters? Am I stuck with it? Will having a macro lens reduce this effect? (Will I not have to get so close to the subject?)

Also.... ideas for getting rid of hot spot? I can try to bounce that flash around more .... somehow. Think that will eliminate it? I really just need to save pennies for a good ring flash I think. Recommendations?

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Jul 10, 2013 14:07 |  #2

You will have the black spots if you shoot any reflective bugs, try to move lower so you don't get in the reflection.Find a good enough angle to do this.
To get rid of hot spots, put a diffuser on your flash, tape some paper on the flash, like a mini softbox.
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Jul 10, 2013 15:45 |  #3

i use all three of my extension tubes on a 70-300 lens, i can stay a little further away




  
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Jul 10, 2013 20:43 |  #4

Thanks :) I have extension tubes.... never thought to see if they would work with my lens on a reverser ring..... will have to give that a try :)


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Jul 11, 2013 01:18 |  #5

Good series
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Jul 11, 2013 05:03 |  #6

I can't see the EXIF, whats you're shutter speed?

they seem a bit blured or OOF (or perhaps its just the low DOF).

You're using the kit lens inverted right?


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Jul 11, 2013 14:56 |  #7

Yes, inverted.... yeah its mostly the DOF, some may be camera shake.... It's hard bending in odd positions to get the right angle :P Sometimes I get shaky :P I don't remember the shutter speed.... I was just using the automatic mode.


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Jul 11, 2013 15:18 |  #8

Do you use the trick to set the aperture value on a EF inverted lens?


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Jul 11, 2013 21:06 |  #9

No, I don't think I can with my particular lens. I do have some older lenses that I can do that with.... but I always forget that I have them :P I will look into it though.... I'm probably remembering it wrong :P Might have been my old gear that I'm thinking of.


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Jul 11, 2013 21:08 |  #10

Or maybe it was because I could never get good enough lighting.... gosh I can't remember why I ever decided against it :P Will revisit that for sure....especially now that I've gotten around to starting to make some kind of helpful flash contraption ;)


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Jul 12, 2013 04:23 |  #11

You can do it with the kit lens :)

The trick is to put the lens on the camera normally and then go into either manual or aperture priority mode then set the aperture to the desired value. Then hold down the depth of field preview button (that little button on the front of the camera just beside the lens mount) which will close the blades to the selected aperture (you can tell its worked because your viewfinder image will get a little darker). Then whilst still holding down the button remove the lens from the camera body (without turning the power off - keep it on).


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Jul 12, 2013 09:55 |  #12

Ok :) I WILL do that then..... I wonder if it was 35mm camera that I couldn't do it with. Because I remember looking into it years ago when I got my adapter. Thanks :)


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Jul 12, 2013 09:57 |  #13

You know what..... I think maybe it's my camera that I can't do it with... I dont think it has a DOF preview button...... will have to look again. But I do have a 35mm body I picked up not long ago that does ;)


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Jul 12, 2013 10:02 |  #14

You're right, T3 doesn't have it :(


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Jul 12, 2013 14:42 |  #15

Wonderful colour and great captures!




  
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