Bellows Macro


derek897

Link Posted 17/04/2018 - 21:12
Just thought I'd start a thread for my bellows macro journey, I'll just keep adding to it.
First up, a spider


_IMG3054edsm by dr.shutter, on Flickr
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pschlute

Link Posted 18/04/2018 - 06:22
Wow, some detail captured here. both captivating and scary at the same time !
Peter



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derek897

Link Posted 20/04/2018 - 17:41
Little bug on a dandelion


_IMG3237edsm by dr.shutter, on Flickr

Small garden spider


_IMG3215edsm by dr.shutter, on Flickr
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HarisF1

Link Posted 20/04/2018 - 23:32
Top images, although that last one might have benefitted from a focus stack since the spider's back is a bit distracting with the blur.

Good to see you're making the most of all that kit lol

DSP121

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 05:09
Astonishing Set of Images!
Detailing of each captured images is looking really beautiful.
Date Timestamp Camera with Geotagging

08tiger

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 08:10
Hmm, wonder if i could find a set of bellows, looks like the thing to have for macro
C&C welcome.
Don.

derek897

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 08:12
Thank you 😁
Haris, I do get that stacking would have allowed me to have most if not all of the spider in focus., and if I had been able to us the tripod for these I probably would have given it a go. But had to handheld while trying to lean in over bushes to get the spider.
I will try it at some stage when I find something I can use the tripod with. 👍👍👍
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derek897

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 13:07
After spotting the pollen beetles yesterday, i went back out this morning to see if i could get any closer, these are at 1:1 on the macro lens and full extension on the bellows, handheld lying in the grass, really difficult to see anything and to check focus, and are about as good as i can get in the field without trying to set something up indoors with a tripod and external lighting, other than flash.
K1 + bellows, fully extended + 21mm ext tube + 105mm macro at 1:1 focus + ringflash
I didnt know they had wings.
If anyone knows what the magnification ratio is for that set up I would love to know
Worth clicking through to flickr for the larger sizes



_IMG3330ed2sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


_IMG3309ed2sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


_IMG3306ed2sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr
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RobL

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 15:24
Doing well with sharp focus - must have gone to Specsavers!

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HarisF1

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 16:03
I believe you'll be able to work out maximum magnfication ratio by taking a picture of a ruler.

If I'm right, 1:1 magnification would allow you to have 36mm of the ruler in focus if placed horizontally in the image (since the sensor size is 36mm x 24mm).

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derek897

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 18:46
Hi Haris it seems to be about 11mm across the width of the frame.kind of hard to judge as the dandelion was inside the flash diffuser but the ruler won't fit. Whatever that means as I don't know the formula to work it out.
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Irek

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 19:15
Wow what's the quality, the last set I like a lot.
Pentax ME-F, MZ-3 RIP, MZ-S, K-1
Irix 15mm F2.4, Pentax D-FA 24-70mm F2.8, FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd, FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd, FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd, Sigma 100-300 F4 + TC 1.4x, AF 540 FGZ
Ricoh GR III
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 19:21
Derek gets results handheld that I can't even get with a tripod.

I think his real name is Steve Austin, he has a perfectly steady hand and a bionic eye
LennyBloke

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HarisF1

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 20:39
derek897 wrote:
Hi Haris it seems to be about 11mm across the width of the frame.kind of hard to judge as the dandelion was inside the flash diffuser but the ruler won't fit. Whatever that means as I don't know the formula to work it out.

I'm guessing but that would mean the magnification is 36/11 : 1 (around 3.2:1).

Impressive, and you're a beast for doing it all handheld!

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coker

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 20:51
Derek, your pollen beetles full size are extremely good.
Fantastic work.

More!

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

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