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 Post subject: The FLY!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:49 pm 
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Hey all thought i would share a couple of macro's with you.

Found this little guy on my window sill, Started firing away with my flash and dazed it! It is one ugly fly!

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If anyone else has any fly pictures feel free to add them onto the post.

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Oh My Goodness never seen a fly that close up before, hmm Macro Lens on the list!

Really nice :)

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What lens was that taken with? did u crop anything? maaan that is crazy close, flies are really nasty if u ask me!

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I think it's the same one i just bought (because of angelo)
It's called Raynox 250 and you just snap it onto your existing lens and it turns it into an extreme macro. It's only about €35,- and fits on pretty much every lens. Pretty cool isn't it?

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You have a link to it mate please?

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http://www.bugeyedigital.com/product_main/ray-dcr250.html
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Hey sorry for the late reply.

I used the Raynox DCR-250 with my 40-150mm lens (at the 150mm), the first one is not a crop, and the second is only slightly cropped as there was a bit of wall in the way.

Alex I completely agree flies are nasty things!

I got my Raynox off eBay, warning it only works at 40mm plus, anything
less than that you'll see the attachment, therefore zoom lens tend to work best,( doesn't work with the 14-42mm).

It has its limitations but best thing to do is focus manually and then move the camera back and forward, try to us f11 and above to get a better DOF
and you need an off shoe flash.

Paukl can't wait to see your pictures at 300mm with the Zuiko 70-300mm and the Raynox attached.

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I've had a few test shots, but none of them were really good enough to justify spending valuablue flickr-uploading megabytes on :P
I've got tomorrow off though...

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Just keep trying, the raynox may be hard to use at first but once you have the technique it comes easy.

Here is a good guide for macro photo's, has some nice tips, and worth the read. he uses the 35mm macro, but the principles are the same.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/olympusesystem/discuss/72157604108310000/

hope it helps.

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I have infact seen a fly closer, more specifically a flies eye, with an electron microscope.

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JakeOConnell wrote:
I have infact seen a fly closer, more specifically a flies eye, with an electron microscope.


Now that would be interesting... When do you suppose the first electron microscopes lenses for fourthirds camera's will be around? I'd better start saving, that would be sweet! :)

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angelo, I don't have a fly picture, how's about a duck?


love the clearness, and the contrasting "fly parts"..pretty ugly close up, and not much better far away...but they sure are stunningly captured, ..for that I am greatful...ya done good.

You know when you have done well, with bugs, when they are gross.
yep. on the gross scale, this is a ten.

patti

ps. what I really hope I never see close up are those things we call "potato bugs"...some people call them jerusalem crickets...oh, and NO TOMATO WORMS...or at least put a patti warning on them if you do...they give me the heeeeeeby jeeeebies, big time.

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Nice job getting the eyes in focus especially with the razor thin DOF! I don't seem to mind flies so much when they are flat and on screen. :D

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Sorry for the late reply.
I like to thank everyone for the comments and hope to post some more photos soon.

Been doing too much overtime at work at the moment so haven't had a chance to get out and take photos of those ducks :D

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