Nettle Macro Set-Up.


Link Posted 01/12/2019 - 13:40
A couple of rough & ready images of my macro set-up.

Reading forward from the K5, which has a Yongnuo sender unit on the hot-shoe.
13mm ext tube.
200mm. f4.
50mm. f1.7, reverse mounted to the 200.
Subject mounted on an insect pin, blu-tak to a lab-lifter for vertical adjustments.
Black paper tube flat-fixed at one end, to ensure blackness of b/g.

Diffused AF280T flash.
Yongnuo receiver unit.
SmallRig magic arm.
Diy aluminium bracket.
Fixed under bellows mounting block to tripod ballhead.

Focus achieved via
1) initial positioning with bellows unit focus rail.
2). A printed protractor fixed to the focus ring of the 200mm.
A blu-tak mounted insect pin indicating a degrees readout.

The nettle image required movements of 1/2 degree on the protractor.

Any comments / suggestions most welcome.


Printable protractors here:
The more I look, the more there is to see!
Last Edited by coker on 01/12/2019 - 13:45


Link Posted 02/12/2019 - 01:53
That pin pointed at the protractor is brilliant. I also use a black tube but mine is a big plastic waste bin with a black thread across its mouth to fix things to. (clone it out afterwards).
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Last Edited by davidwozhere on 02/12/2019 - 01:56


Link Posted 02/12/2019 - 07:29
Thats not photography it`s science
C&C welcome.


Link Posted 02/12/2019 - 16:03


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


Link Posted 02/12/2019 - 16:09
08tiger wrote:
Thats not photography it`s science

Nope. It's technology.

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