My site nominee for a webby!


nass

Link Posted 16/04/2014 - 11:55
Something slightly unusual that doesn't happen every day, but my extreme macro site has made nominee for a Webby! You may or may not have heard of webbys but they're quite a big deal in the website world. Sites like BBC, Flickr, Google compete for these, it's a big boy prize. My site is non-commercial, no ads, no affiliate stuff - just a site teaching people about extreme macro, lenses, light, software etc mainly based on questions I've had over at Flickr.

Anyhow, do feel free to throw me a vote on the 'people's vote' if you feel it's worth it, it would be very much appreciated!

site: http://extreme-macro.co.uk/
vote: http://pv.webbyawards.com/2014/web/general-website/weird

I put it in the weird category cause it was cheaper than the 250 for the others. I prefer to think 'niche'

Thank you!
... just another middle-aged guy with a hobby. I have an extreme macro learning site at extreme-macro.co.uk - Pentax-centric, your feedback and comments would be appreciated!

gwing

Link Posted 16/04/2014 - 12:48
Really great info on the site, thanks.

The trouble with reading that though is it sparked the idea of new things Do you happen to know a source for DIN microscope objective to K mount adapters?

In a quick look around I found 'jinfinance' on ebay has both flat and cone type objective adapters listed and surmised the cone type might be suitable, adjusted if necessary with an extension tube, but have no idea whether the extension length would be close enough or even if the treads are right. I guess it would be easier with infinite objectives but I don't have any of those.

nass

Link Posted 16/04/2014 - 13:26
Hm, not directly DIN K mount, sorry! Pentax once made one many years ago I think, but nowadays you're looking at 3rd party ones like Jinfinance which have a M42 end, and then a M42 to K after that. Go for the flat one not the cone one, otherwise you'll have too much length (from personal experience).

Thanks re site!
... just another middle-aged guy with a hobby. I have an extreme macro learning site at extreme-macro.co.uk - Pentax-centric, your feedback and comments would be appreciated!

alfpics

Link Posted 16/04/2014 - 15:39
Well nass - you have my vote!
Andy

nass

Link Posted 16/04/2014 - 16:28
Thank you sir!
... just another middle-aged guy with a hobby. I have an extreme macro learning site at extreme-macro.co.uk - Pentax-centric, your feedback and comments would be appreciated!

Gamka

Link Posted 16/04/2014 - 16:29
Done and I have posted links in a couple of other forums asking friends to help too.

tyronet2000

Link Posted 16/04/2014 - 16:59
+1 from me and Good Luck
Regards
Stan

PPG

Fletcher8

Link Posted 16/04/2014 - 17:02
A superb site Nass, so much info about macro to read, learn and develop. Certainly will get my vote.
Fletcher8.

ken2390

Link Posted 16/04/2014 - 18:19
Found this really helpful, with me just starting out.Got my vote

nass

Link Posted 16/04/2014 - 18:20
Thanks guys, really appreciate it. I really hate asking like this, seems so sordid. But thank you again!!
... just another middle-aged guy with a hobby. I have an extreme macro learning site at extreme-macro.co.uk - Pentax-centric, your feedback and comments would be appreciated!

bettyswolloks

Link Posted 16/04/2014 - 20:15
Got my vote to, book marked and I'll be going back to give it a good coat of looking at
What do you mean by "it was cheaper than the 250 for the others" Do you have to pay to get a listing??

Stuey

Link Posted 16/04/2014 - 20:37
And another vote


This time from me
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

My Flickr site link

bettyswolloks

Link Posted 16/04/2014 - 20:43
I especially like the trick on turning up or down the AF540

Aleks1298

Link Posted 16/04/2014 - 22:16
Heeey,
I have found this site earlier and didn't know it was yours Great work on showing simple cost effective approach to macro!

Cheers,
Aleks
Pentax K-5 and co.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 16/04/2014 - 22:48
nass wrote:


I put it in the weird category cause it was cheaper than the 250 for the others. I prefer to think 'niche'

Thank you!

huh?


So you paid to get nominated for some award? I can't see any credibility in something that determined on payment.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283
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