portrait lens and tubes


derek897

Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 13:09
Following hot on the heels of Lennybloke and Lubbyman here are some of my efforts with my 135mm and tubes, I have always liked the look of these types of shots, they lack the clinical sharpness of flashed macro, but gain a delicateness with the light and shallow dof.


IMGP9082edsm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


IMGP9053ed211sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


IMGP9080ed2sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


IMGP9031ed2sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


2019-05-29_01-05-07-01 by dr.shutter, on Flickr


2019-05-29_01-05-00-02 by dr.shutter, on Flickr


IMGP8144edsm by dr.shutter, on Flickr


IMGP7982ed2sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr
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Chrism8

Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 13:39
Superbly well shot Derek, particularly #1 & #4
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 13:50
That's how to do it - 3 and 4 sheer simplicity and near perfection
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 20:53
Oh yes! The word is indeed 'delicateness'. A really lovely set. The buttercup and the last one slightly stand out for me, but that's not to diminish the others.

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Irek

Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 21:46
Derek this set is unbelievable, love the composition, sharpness and bokeh. 5 and 6 is my favourite shots.
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Sry

Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 22:06
Great rendering throughout, I really like 3, 4 and 7. Tubes are fun, as I have been discovering recently.

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 02/07/2019 - 01:06
1st and the last. As you say, delicate. But those in between are jostling for position too.
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derek897

Link Posted 03/07/2019 - 19:46
Cheers guys, for me it helps that the samyang 135mm f2 is razor sharp. So even with out flash, the results suit my type of shooting.
And it's a totally different result from using flash.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 03/07/2019 - 20:48
A fabulous series of shots - this is macro at its best. Have you tried a 50mm on a full set of tubes? I like my A50 f1.7 used in this way, it gives great results. Might have a go with my 135mm Takumar and see what this does.

What aperture settings were used for these?

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Last Edited by davidstorm on 03/07/2019 - 20:49

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derek897

Link Posted 04/07/2019 - 08:22
davidstorm wrote:
A fabulous series of shots - this is macro at its best. Have you tried a 50mm on a full set of tubes? I like my A50 f1.7 used in this way, it gives great results. Might have a go with my 135mm Takumar and see what this does.

What aperture settings were used for these?

Regards
David

Hi David, apertures were as follows,
First 4 were f2.8
Next 2 Cockchaffer shots f3.2
Next was wide open at f2
And the last was f2.5

I dont have a 50mm to try out, I might keep my eyes peeled for one.

Definitely have a go with your 135mm tak, should be excellent.

Thanks again.

Ps, should also add that I was using 52mm of tubes for these.
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Last Edited by derek897 on 04/07/2019 - 08:24
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