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 Post subject: Snails & Sugar Crystals!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:38 pm 
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Four shots with my brand new Raynox 250 Converter mounted on the Zuiko 70-300mm:

Snail #1
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Snail #2 (actually the same snail)
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The snail's house
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The most extreme macro, Sugar Crystals @ 300mm + converter
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Very hard to get them sharp, these are all handheld...

Hope you like them nonetheless!

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OK Paukl,

that is wicked close..lol. What's next, an electron-microscope with a camera in it, so we can compare DOF on cheese-molecules? lol

Very interesting shots and a look into how the world looks if you're a microbe.

He he I can almost see an image before my eyes where a snail has motion-blur!! The ultimate irony..

How do you find operating the Raynox?

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i love the 1st pic, its almost like loch ness, or an alien from...aliens lol


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Hey smiles & lah, thanks for the comments!

The Raynox is a gift, It gives me the ability to take macro-photo's without having to buy an expensive lens. I can't really compare it to a normal macro lens since I have no experience with those though...
It's quite hard to get a steady image with it (the image is about 4mm wide @300mm and these macros are very hard to set up because the DoF is so small, so I take them handheld and move forward and backwards a bit untill it's sharp. But I'm telling you, the DoF is about a millimetre deep...
All that said though, check out how big that magnification is! All those hindrances are easily overcome!

ps. the first two pictures were converted to B&W because I shot at 1600 iso (whoops) and the noise is much less distracting this way.

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LahLahSr wrote:
OK Paukl,

that is wicked close..lol. What's next, an electron-microscope with a camera in it, so we can compare DOF on cheese-molecules? lol

Very interesting shots and a look into how the world looks if you're a microbe.

He he I can almost see an image before my eyes where a snail has motion-blur!! The ultimate irony..

How do you find operating the Raynox?

Cheers :-)


I like that, electron microscope with a camera in it. :D

Those are cool shots. I was a little worried by the title, snails and sugar?

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Maan i wanted to get closer :P

joking, those are somre pretty close shots! taking things to microscopical level next or?!

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I suppose by mounting the Raynox on a more extreme telelens you could get even closer. Mind you though, that sugar crystal shot was already a hell to get even sort-of in focus, it measures about 4 mm across, so you can imagine what even a tiny shake does! I bet it'll get more easy when I've got my flash though, still saving :P

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Hey Paukl, great photo's you really need some light there, in the mean time while your saving for you flash, use the onboard flash with a homemade diffuser it'll get some more light at the front of your lens.

Try something like this!

http://www.photomill.com.au/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=26&func=view&catid=32&id=1100

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Hey angelo, thanks for the tip! I did try using the on-board flash, but when the 70-300 is zoomed all the way out it's just too much in the way. I'll try to find a way to use a diffuser to get around that too, but I'm afraid too much light will be lost. But I'll try and post the results here :)

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theres something about the noise in the snail pictures that seem to give them life... is it just me?

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Well the noise was very disturbing in the coloured version, but when turned to black and white it seems to be more an element of the photo, like bokeh can be, instead of just a disturbance... That's why i love black and white sometimes :)

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