English Spider

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Link Posted 25/05/2008 - 19:33
This one is about 1" long, taken with a Sigma 70mm

K100D Super, 18-55, 50-200, Sigma 10-20, Sigma 70mm macro and lots of old lenses


Link Posted 25/05/2008 - 19:58
Good shots.

I have been trying to photograph bees this afternoon - took 25 shots and binned them all

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

MX veteran

Link Posted 25/05/2008 - 21:53
Same thing with me, this one is just about OK

and a hoverfly on a forget-me-not

K100D Super, 18-55, 50-200, Sigma 10-20, Sigma 70mm macro and lots of old lenses


Link Posted 26/05/2008 - 00:34
Nice shot MXverteran it looks very much like our Aussie Huntsman but a little smaller.

I was out chasing bees also and most went the way of the recycle bin but i did get a couple that were ok.
Taken with the D-FA 100mm macro

Pentax Lenses:|DA12-24/f4 ED AL|DA35Ltd Macro|FA31Ltd|FA77Ltd|FA50/1.4|F70-210|FA20-35 f4/AL|A*200/f4 Macro ED|A50/1.7|A50 Macro f2.8|1.7xAF adapter|
Voigtlander|125/f2.5SL Macro APO Lanthar|
Sigma Lenses:|EX DG 100-300 f4|2X & 1.4X TC|
Flashes:|AF540FGZx2|RingFlash AF160FC|


Link Posted 26/05/2008 - 10:56
While we're all chipping in with our 'walking around the garden' shots, I took 10 mins off work yesterday to test myself and my lenses against the best shot out there - Dan's Hoverfly. The only so called macro lens I have is the Tamron 70-300 (which usually collects dust) and I had 1 hoverfly to chose from but, purple fringeing aside, they are almost usable. Still no cigar tho'.

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