Just a couple of hoverflies


davidwozhere

Link Posted 28/06/2022 - 23:34
I have been playing with the A series 100mm (dental) macro with auto focus provided by an F series 1.7x AF adapter. The two are made for each other and you end up with a 170mm AF macro lens. It can be difficult to really nail focus when you use the sway backwards and forwards technique. This ensemble just gives the tiniest edge that results in really crisp images.







Comments are, as always, very welcome.
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PRYorkshire

Link Posted 29/06/2022 - 08:09
Both cracking shots from an interesting combination of lens. Focusing is spot on.
Paul

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Chrism8

Link Posted 29/06/2022 - 08:15
Excellent shots, I also use the " sway " method of focusing for macro, and that's even before I've had a beer, afterwards nothings in focus !!
Chris

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Urbanmeister

Link Posted 29/06/2022 - 14:52
PRYorkshire wrote:
Both cracking shots from an interesting combination of lens. Focusing is spot on.

Yep, +1 definitely.
Be well, stay safe.

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 29/06/2022 - 19:30
Wowsers, there's sharp and there's these images! Nearly cut myself just looking at them! Super job
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MrB

Link Posted 29/06/2022 - 22:38
PRYorkshire wrote:
Both cracking shots from an interesting combination of lens. Focusing is spot on.

+1

Philip

08tiger

Link Posted 30/06/2022 - 08:35
You have excelled , well done
C&C welcome.
Don.

Defragged

Link Posted 30/06/2022 - 15:26
Crisp images indeed.
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 30/06/2022 - 20:35
Nice duo there David - crisp, clear, colourful - I wouldn't have guessed that lens combination, they are as good as a top class prime (IMO). I'll be trying similar with my A 100mm f2.8 and the F 1.7x converter in the next few days but I don't expect to meet these standards
LennyBloke

davidwozhere

Link Posted 03/07/2022 - 23:35
I didn't expect that either so I'm sure you will get something worthwhile. I'm just happy to have advanced our knowhow a little bit. Thank you all for your nice comments.
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jvs

Link Posted 04/07/2022 - 18:11
I can't see how these could have been any better than they are - I'd be really pleased to come up with shots like these.
John

davidwozhere

Link Posted 06/07/2022 - 00:21
I AM pleased ! Thank you John.
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redbusa99

Link Posted 06/07/2022 - 11:23
+1 to everything said
odd lens or 2

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