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Feb 03, 2009 20:12 |  #466

Which is that flash bracket you are using? I will also appreciate a link where it is available.

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Here's mine

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Feb 04, 2009 10:40 as a reply to  @ rndman's post |  #467

Rndman

Here is the link for the flash bracket for Canon cameras above the Rebel series
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …igital_Flash_Br​acket.html (external link)

Here is the link for Canon Rebel Series
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …igital_Flash_Br​acket.html (external link)

This matters because there is a thumb shutter release on the bracket which I think is VERY useful. I'm sad about this because I bought mine for my XT and then purchased the Canon 50D. I can't use the shutter button because the pluggin is different between my camera models.


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Feb 04, 2009 11:07 |  #468

Wow...that is a pretty sweet flash bracket...adding that to my I WANT list now...


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Feb 06, 2009 10:54 |  #469

Alright, here's mine:

Canon 30D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Canon Speedlite 580EX, and this DIY Ring-Flash (external link)

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3027/2917877769_1bd2765a0f_o.jpg

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Feb 06, 2009 12:44 |  #470

Nice ring and nice tutorial. Thanks for putting that togeather.

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Canon 30D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Canon Speedlite 580EX, and this DIY Ring-Flash (external link)

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Feb 06, 2009 19:38 |  #471

motleypixel wrote in post #7267556 (external link)
Alright, here's mine:

Canon 30D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Canon Speedlite 580EX, and this DIY Ring-Flash (external link)

-Roy

Roy, for reference, did you consider an aluminum bar as opposed to the galvanized steel? And if yes, why did you go with the steel?

Finally, on your site, were most of the macro shot taken with the ring?


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Feb 07, 2009 21:12 |  #472

dbdors wrote in post #7270855 (external link)
Roy, for reference, did you consider an aluminum bar as opposed to the galvanized steel? And if yes, why did you go with the steel?

Finally, on your site, were most of the macro shot taken with the ring?

I couldn't find thick enough and wide enough AL for the bracket, the stuff HD and Lowes had was just too frail. Also, the cold galvanized steel lent it self to better tapping for the captive thumb screw for the camera.

The link I provided with my rig post goes directly to the Ring-Flash gallery where 100% of the shots were taken with the Ring-Flash.

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Feb 10, 2009 00:42 |  #473

I'm sure this has already been addressed, but what kind of magnification would one get with a Sigma 105mm Macro and a full set of Kenko tubes?


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Feb 10, 2009 01:02 |  #474

dima1109 wrote in post #7293171 (external link)
I'm sure this has already been addressed, but what kind of magnification would one get with a Sigma 105mm Macro and a full set of Kenko tubes?

2:1 nearly exactly at min focus distance.
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Feb 13, 2009 08:30 |  #475

There has been a few posts about Live view and people mentioning that the mirror has to go down and up again before the camera takes the picture.

I really hope that people arent using autofocus for their macro work, because the only reason that the mirror has to go down in Live View is if the camera has to autofocus,

I'm using a MP-E 65 on my 40D and the MP-E doesnt have any focusing. In the camera i go for "silent shooting" when i'm using live view, that way the mirror stays up the whole time and since all focusing is handled by moving the entire camera, autofocus is irelevant.
With a macro lens that has manual focus, just set the focus on the lens manually and go silent shoting, this way you wont need autofocus either.


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Feb 16, 2009 15:12 |  #476

motleypixel wrote in post #7277500 (external link)
the stuff HD and Lowes had was just too frail. Also, the cold galvanized steel lent it self to better tapping for the captive thumb screw for the camera.

Roy that's an awesome ringlight and bracket...results are stunning.

I've never had to bend steel for precision...and from your bracket it looks like you know what you're doing. Mind giving us some tips on bending? Thanks!

Edit: I heard you say in the video that you used your vice...gotcha thanks!


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Feb 17, 2009 13:28 |  #477

I have both 100-400 and 100mm macro. I tried to use the tripod ring of 100-400 on to 100mm, but it is too big for that.

Are you sure that 100-400 ring will fir 100mm macro?

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No the tripod mount is actually mounted to the 100mm Macro lens.

The MP-E 65mm and Canon's 180mm Macro L lens comes with the tripod mount B (in Black) which fits the 100mm lens, although to purchase this mount (Mount ring B(B)) separately is $149.95 from B&H
The tripod mount ring on the 100-400 is also a mount B (W) but is white in color this will fit the 100mm macro lens no problem or adapters needed.


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Mar 01, 2009 06:02 |  #478

Updated Macro Rig

Canon 40D_Sigma 150mm_Kenko Tubes_430 EXII Flash_Lumiquest Diffuser_OC Cord_DIY Bracket_50mm c/w rings

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Mar 04, 2009 05:27 |  #479

motleypixel wrote in post #7267556 (external link)
Alright, here's mine:

Canon 30D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Canon Speedlite 580EX, and this DIY Ring-Flash (external link)


-Roy

Nice job. Thanks for sharing


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Mar 09, 2009 16:19 as a reply to  @ Crypto's post |  #480

Heres how I get my macros without a flash. It does mean long exposures, which creates lots of hot pixels to clone out!

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