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Sep 10, 2008 22:54 |  #346

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WOW there is a lot of info here!

Addictive stuff, eh? ;)
BTW, WELCOME to the forum! :D
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Sep 10, 2008 22:57 |  #347

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Addictive stuff, eh? ;)
BTW, WELCOME to the forum! :D
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Thanks! Been a member for a while. Mostly on DPP but was wanting to talk more Canon talk then what they talk about so I am back here! Glad I decided to amazing pictures around here.


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Sep 10, 2008 23:31 |  #348

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Sep 10, 2008 23:38 |  #349

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lovely image

Thanks I have more on my myspace and my better photo. That image is just what came to mind first. But I love my sigma lens and now I am going to get a bracket so I can put my flash on and do some other types of macro. I am sure people already think I am the crazy lady in her yard taking pictures of blades of grass..lol Now it will get much worse now that I know a few new things. QUESTION ... You set your flash to slave or do you use it on ETTL.. I have the 430Ex


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Sep 11, 2008 00:47 |  #350

I leave it on 430EX. The slave setting is only if you have something else to act as master, like a 580EXII, MT-24EX, ST-E2 etc. If the 430EX is your only flash, and for macro work, keep E-TTL. Might even pay to dial down the flash exposure compensation (FEC) to -2/3 - play with it a little.

PS - rather than asking these questions in the "show us your macro rig" thread, I'd make a new post in the flash equipment section to ask about flash, and if you want to share more photos, use the macro photo sharing section ;)


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Sep 11, 2008 06:25 |  #351

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Thanks I have more on my myspace and my better photo. That image is just what came to mind first. But I love my sigma lens and now I am going to get a bracket so I can put my flash on and do some other types of macro. I am sure people already think I am the crazy lady in her yard taking pictures of blades of grass..lol Now it will get much worse now that I know a few new things. QUESTION ... You set your flash to slave or do you use it on ETTL.. I have the 430Ex

slave is used for using other flashes..somthing like 580ex on your camara with your 430ex on slave the when u fire the shutter both flashes will fire..

yer i use TTL 100% of the time:)


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Sep 13, 2008 19:26 as a reply to  @ macro junkie's post |  #352

I have the Sigma 150 Macro lens, along with several older manual focus lenses: a Tamron Adaptall 90/3.5 and an Olympus Zuiko 50/3.5. Both are razor sharp when using on my 5D (as well as the Sigma), but I just managed to get some of my really older stuff working with the 5D. A 1970's vintage Novoflex bellows unit, coupled with a 1960's vintage Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 105/3.5 short mount lens. Old gear, but works great with today's digital gear:

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Sep 13, 2008 20:51 |  #353

Wow that lens is really cool. And the images is very nice. Does all Sigma lens work with the 5D?


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Sep 15, 2008 06:01 as a reply to  @ photographergirl's post |  #354

an example of what the mpe-65 can do..this is at full zoom 5:1 life size at f5.6

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Sep 15, 2008 15:30 |  #355

Since getting the MP-E 65 I have been playing with getting some better quality light. I used to have this setup with just a single flash.

Now I'm using a 580EXII on camera as master with the 430EX on bracket as slave. The diffusers are Lumiquest Softbox and Mini Softbox. I like them because they can fold up small and flat in my camera bag.

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I have been testing with just the 100mm macro lens, not the MP-E 65, and the Softbox on camera lights sufficiently without the need for a bracket and the extra flash.

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Sep 15, 2008 22:40 |  #356

troypiggo wrote in post #6312008 (external link)
Since getting the MP-E 65 I have been playing with getting some better quality light. I used to have this setup with just a single flash.

Now I'm using a 580EXII on camera as master with the 430EX on bracket as slave. The diffusers are Lumiquest Softbox and Mini Softbox. I like them because they can fold up small and flat in my camera bag.


I have been testing with just the 100mm macro lens, not the MP-E 65, and the Softbox on camera lights sufficiently without the need for a bracket and the extra flash.

2Q..
1.what settings do u have the slave on
2..show me your best image using 2 flashes with mpe-65


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Sep 15, 2008 22:50 |  #357

G'day Scott.

1. I'm still experimenting, but have been playing with values between 0 and -2/3 FEC.
2. I think I have yet to take my best image, but if you ask because you're interested in seeing the lighting results:

Think the 580 lights up the bg quite well:

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Sep 16, 2008 20:27 |  #358

Thought I would share my macro rig.
I am finally building a light box tonight.

This is a contraption I built:
- Canon 40D
- Kenko 12-20-36 mm Extension Tubes
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
- 58-49mm Reversing Ring
- Minolta AF 35-70/F4 w/Macro Switch (Production end 1985)

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Here are some macros I have captured, but I need better light.

President's eye from a bill:
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Penny:
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Grasshopper leg:
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This spider was only 3/8" long.....No Crop:
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Sep 16, 2008 22:08 |  #359

Hi Nick, What a GREAT first post! :)
WELCOME to the forum! ;)

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This is a contraption I built:
- Canon 40D
- Kenko 12-20-36 mm Extension Tubes
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
- 58-49mm Reversing Ring
- Minolta AF 35-70/F4 w/Macro Switch (Production end 1985)

Have you worked out the magnification you're getting with all this mounted on your camera? :lol:
-Bruce


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Sep 18, 2008 01:10 |  #360

Thank you, I think I will hang around and see what I can give and take.

I have always wondered what my mag-X is but never took the time to see.
Let me see what I can do, I have a 6" steel ruler marked in 16th, 32nd, 64th and 100th

To the eye the 100th's looks like the edge of a file. ;)
I'll get back

-Nick


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