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Aug 18, 2008 08:26 |  #16

manutd101 wrote in post #6129314 (external link)
Yea, I was trying to move to get a better angle and he flew off...Such it is with dragons.

have you thought about getting a reversing ring?


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Aug 18, 2008 08:27 |  #17

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I could never get it to work, any suggestions?

get a reversing ring.what couldnt u get to work?


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Aug 18, 2008 08:31 |  #18

on_ice wrote in post #6129323 (external link)
I could never get it to work, any suggestions?

Hmm...The first thing I do is make sure the lens is set at a relatively long focal length (I start w/ 55mm). This is so you have a low magnification to start, it can always be increased if need be. Then make sure the edge of your lens is at the pin thing on the mount, just for alignment purposes. If you've never used this technique or macro photography, it can seem impossible to focus. In terms of this, I have two suggestions. The first is get closer than you think you need to, the viewfinder can be quite dark, just keep moving back and forth until you have something in focus, or close. The second is use a flash! The ladybug was taken w/ just the XT's pop-up flash, but that was plenty. When actually taking the picture, put the drive mode on the multi shot mode, and take as many pictures as possible. The law of averages says that one of them will be in focus. Finally, meter w/ a wide open aperture before you take off the lens. Chimp w/ the histogram and adjust as needed. ISO and shutter speed are very important here, because the aperture cannot be adjusted.


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Aug 18, 2008 08:33 |  #19

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have you thought about getting a reversing ring?

I've thought about it, but to be honest I don't even know where to find one. What do they cost (keeping in mind the 18-55's filter size)?


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Aug 18, 2008 08:36 |  #20

I got one of ebay for a couple of bucks.


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Aug 18, 2008 11:12 |  #21

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I got one of ebay for a couple of bucks.

I'll look that up, thanks.


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Aug 18, 2008 13:39 |  #22

nice shots. :cool:


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Aug 18, 2008 19:31 |  #23

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nice shots. :cool:

Thanks john!


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