photos with macro rings.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by clinton stanford, 16 Feb 2011.

  1. clinton stanford

    clinton stanford

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    hi guys.

    i managed to get some macro rings from a mate of mine.Macro lenses are flippin expensive so i thought i would give it a try.
    it is very tricky regarding lighting ect ect.you need lots of light and i used a very high ISO setting and a fast shutter speed.
    you can only shoot in Manual mode and on manual focas.attached to the rings was my 18-55mm Nikkor lens.

    the pics have nothing to do with marines...but i thought i would share them with you guys anyway;)

    any advice would be appreciated:)
    here the pics.

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    cheers.
     
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  3. Slummies

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    i was expecting CD with water on :p

    nice budm pity though they so grainy
     
  4. clinton stanford

    clinton stanford Thread Starter

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    haha! that was just an experiment:)
    yah they are a bit grainy.you have to use a high ISO setting though.
    shot bud;)
     
  5. Slummies

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    out of interest, what iso were u shooting on
     
  6. clinton stanford

    clinton stanford Thread Starter

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    on the D60 it says H1.it is higher than 1600.it is the highest ISO setting on the D60.
     
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    H1 in the D60 is 3200.
     
  8. KeeganP

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    sis.... you gota lots of flies :lol: just joking, cool pic's man.
     
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    Slagter MASA Contributor

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    Take pics of the fish! Not insects...

    LOL! Nice pics though, but like Bruce said, just grainy.
     
  10. clinton stanford

    clinton stanford Thread Starter

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    thanks M;) i was trying to figure that out.

    haha! thanks man:)

    shot Slagter;) i will be trying it out on some fish...soon as i get my tank setup:)
    yah it is a pitty they are so grainy....there is no way around it though...you have to use a very high ISO.
     
  11. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman MASA Contributor

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    STUNNING closeups!!! Not to steal your thread, but here are some macro's I took with my Fuji HS10. I think I might get some better images if I try, but these are not nearly as "zoomed" in as your images.

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  12. Kunhardt

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    you free to come take some macro's of my stuff if u need marines to test on. ;)
     
  13. clinton stanford

    clinton stanford Thread Starter

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    Thanks Jaco! those are awesome pics man:thumbup: post some more if you want;)

    i will come give it a try;) i think good lighting is going to be the main problem though....but it is worth a try:)
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    you guys and your goggo's....:lol:
     
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    try using the flash next time even if its outside.
     
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    If possible try and add a ringflash, great results but pricey:peroni:
     
  17. Broder

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    Clinton, you need to invest in a decent speedlight if you're going to get into macro. Then you'll be able to shoot on ISO100
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  18. clinton stanford

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    haha! they make good models for macro shots:)

    i tried using my flash.it would not allow me to.will have to get a speedlight like Mudshark said.

    very very pricey! way out of my budgit at the momant:(

    is a good idea....but i need to get a Macro lens first.Broder that photo is stunning man;) yoh!
     
  19. Broder

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    Your pictures are great Clinton. You just need to get more light onto them. Your composition and focus is good.
     
  20. clinton stanford

    clinton stanford Thread Starter

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    thanks for your comments Broder;) always nice to get advice from the pro's:)
    im going to price some flashes and see what i can do;)
     
  21. Broder

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    No, no dude:lol: I'm nowhere near pro:p. When you see the quality that the pros can achieve, it just makes you want to give up sometimes. I can't even advise what speedlight you need to get as I don't know what will work with your extension tubes. There are pros on the forum that will help you out shortly I'm sure.
     
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