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Re: Tiny Things: A Learn-and-Share Activity Thread = Join In!

Post by PietFrancke » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:32 pm

If it is alive, a long lens because you have a nice working distance - if it is still, a macro lens is good to have, and diffused lighting (like in Chuck's setup) is the most important thing!

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Post by pop511 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:11 pm

OK. I'm lost..
Never heard of "frame stack"
I have a kit of Kenko lens extenders. For my needs, it is all I require.

5x using MP-E 65 -- 30 frames stack
10x using Nikon objective on 200 mm lens -- 27 frames stack
20x using Nikon objective on 400 mm lens -- 30 frame stack

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Post by minniev » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:20 pm

PietFrancke wrote:If it is alive, a long lens because you have a nice working distance - if it is still, a macro lens is good to have, and diffused lighting (like in Chuck's setup) is the most important thing!

Wings

wing1.jpgwings2.jpgwings3.jpg


Beautiful images of these delicate structures. The warm lighting you chose adds to the impact.
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Post by minniev » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:22 pm

pop511 wrote:OK. I'm lost..
Never heard of "frame stack"
I have a kit of Kenko lens extenders. For my needs, it is all I require.

5x using MP-E 65 -- 30 frames stack
10x using Nikon objective on 200 mm lens -- 27 frames stack
20x using Nikon objective on 400 mm lens -- 30 frame stack

Kind regards;
ed


Though I will leave it to Piet to explain focus stacking, I'll thank you for asking (my understanding is very limited) and encourage you to share some of your closeups!
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Post by PietFrancke » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:02 pm

pop511 wrote:OK. I'm lost..
Never heard of "frame stack"
I have a kit of Kenko lens extenders. For my needs, it is all I require.

5x using MP-E 65 -- 30 frames stack
10x using Nikon objective on 200 mm lens -- 27 frames stack
20x using Nikon objective on 400 mm lens -- 30 frame stack

Kind regards;
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Hi Ed, my bad... I should have said 30 frames stacked, or a 30 frame stack - meaning 30 images combined by software (such as Zerene or Photoshop), where the software recognizes the best in-focus portions of the different images (frames) and automatically combines them for you into a single image.

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Post by pop511 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:09 pm

Thx for your reply. Yes I have heard of stacking, but never in macro and now that I come to think of it, it seems logical.
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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:07 pm

pop511 wrote:Thx for your reply. Yes I have heard of stacking, but never in macro and now that I come to think of it, it seems logical.
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Depending on what is being photographed, at some point stacking pretty much becomes a requirement in extreme-macro. Take a flat butterfly wing - well, the scales themselves have dimension and don't fit within the DOF of a single shot, so stacking becomes the only way a useful image can be possible.

also, here you can see the microscope objective mounted on the front of a lens...

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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:05 pm

PietFrancke wrote:Take a flat butterfly wing ...
Exquisite delicate beauty.
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Post by minniev » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:02 am

PietFrancke wrote:
pop511 wrote:Thx for your reply. Yes I have heard of stacking, but never in macro and now that I come to think of it, it seems logical.
have fun
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Depending on what is being photographed, at some point stacking pretty much becomes a requirement in extreme-macro. Take a flat butterfly wing - well, the scales themselves have dimension and don't fit within the DOF of a single shot, so stacking becomes the only way a useful image can be possible.

also, here you can see the microscope objective mounted on the front of a lens...

scales.jpg
objective.jpg


Just wow! I never saw anything like this. I'm amazed. Thank you.
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Post by Duck » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:29 am

I don't have impressive equipment like that fancy microscope lens setup but here is my little example of extreme closeups as would be used for a commercial product.

Unitas_Photography-watch_macro1.jpg


Unitas_Photography-watch_macro2.jpg

...and a behind the scene shot of my setup.

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