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Nov 14, 2020 18:58 as a reply to  @ post 19151967 |  #1126

Good question.
As set up this will only work from x3 to x5, it would need to be mounted off lens for lower mag.
However my MP-E65 currently only works in the higher mag range but as I’m photographing only springtails in the winter I’m in no hurry to get it fixed (£140). I might never bother as I have two other bodies and various lenses for larger subjects.

This guy has similar but off lens; evidently even less interested in larger subjects!

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Nov 14, 2020 19:59 |  #1127

racketman wrote in post #19152127 (external link)
Good question.
As set up this will only work from x3 to x5, it would need to be mounted off lens for lower mag.
However my MP-E65 currently only works in the higher mag range but as I’m photographing only springtails in the winter I’m in no hurry to get it fixed (£140). I might never bother as I have two other bodies and various lenses for larger subjects.

This guy has similar but off lens; evidently even less interested in larger subjects!

https://www.flickr.com …/8486675188/in/​datetaken/ (external link)

A very impressive rig. I think the biggest challenge with that would be finding the critter in the viewfinder.


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Nov 16, 2020 11:00 as a reply to  @ Archibald's post |  #1128

Indeed, hard enough with just the MP-E65 at x5. I was sad when he stopped posting images in 2015, he captured some of the best springtail images I've seen like this one a 15 shot stack which is amazing being hand held on such a tiny live subject.
https://www.flickr.com …16221912426/in/​datetaken/ (external link)


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Nov 16, 2020 15:39 |  #1129

racketman wrote in post #19152901 (external link)
Indeed, hard enough with just the MP-E65 at x5. I was sad when he stopped posting images in 2015, he captured some of the best springtail images I've seen like this one a 15 shot stack which is amazing being hand held on such a tiny live subject.
https://www.flickr.com …16221912426/in/​datetaken/ (external link)

Oh, yes, impressive. That shows quite some technical abilities, and also shows a very interesting (to me) critter. I'm not familiar with springtails (assuming it is a springtail). Such interesting bugs.


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Nov 16, 2020 16:08 as a reply to  @ Archibald's post |  #1130

I agree. Wonderful shot. Not sure where/when to even look for springtails.....




  
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Nov 17, 2020 12:38 as a reply to  @ Pigpen101's post |  #1131

You have to get your eye in first remember that they are normally around 2mm so much smaller than ants.
A rummage through damp leaf litter should provide specimens. I find a lot on wooden benches and fences so long as it’s not too warm or cold, say around 1-10 centigrade. You could also find them on the surface of still water.


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Made another variant with two flashes, more solid and easy to use then previous. Also using handmade diffusers.
Samyang 100/2.8, Raynox DCR-250, Godox TT350F.

Can't wait for spring to test it in field.



  
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Apr 21, 2021 23:00 |  #1133

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Made another variant with two flashes, more solid and easy to use then previous. Also using handmade diffusers.
Samyang 100/2.8, Raynox DCR-250, Godox TT350F.

Can't wait for spring to test it in field.

That's quite the fancy rig!


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May 25, 2021 13:26 |  #1134


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How it looks in field and sample image:


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Jul 19, 2021 16:40 |  #1135

So I got myself a Canon 180mm and figured the standard Canon MT24 twin flash needed a bit of adaption for the longer focus distance. Not sure how well it will work


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Jul 24, 2021 14:01 as a reply to  @ PSteven's post |  #1136

If it doesnt those flexible arms are useful with the MP-E65


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Got new macro lens - 7Artisans 60mm f2.8 mkII. Small and cute. Made new setup for it.
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Aug 28, 2021 07:52 |  #1138

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Got new macro lens - 7Artisans 60mm f2.8 mkII. Small and cute. Made new setup for it.
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Looks pretty good. It's similar to my macro setup. The way you attach the parts to the flash and lens look very handy. Just a suggestion - try some Velcro where the scrim and diffuser meet. It will give better stability in wind.


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Sep 03, 2021 23:01 |  #1139

I think this might be too large to post? Humm. Made it. :)

I use this setup on tripod sometimes, mainly when in the thick of it and need extra hands.
Red gadget on side is led light to help with focus. It flips out when needed, but not on bright subjects like spider here.


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Sep 04, 2021 03:28 |  #1140

Park Ranger wrote in post #19279456 (external link)
I think this might be too large to post? Humm. Made it. :)

I use this setup on tripod sometimes, mainly when in the thick of it and need extra hands.
Red gadget on side is led light to help with focus. It flips out when needed, but not on bright subjects like spider here.


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It is good to see someone get their flash off of the camera and off centered from the lens. Much better control over shadows with a flash that is not camera mounted.


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