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« on: March 26, 2009, 11:16:05 pm »

Said the Indian stick insect... Been playing with the 55-250 and Raynox again  Cheesy. I used my Jessops flash to light it, not as good as a decent ring flash, but I can then use this setup for moving things... and these are handheld.








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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 04:20:55 pm »

 Shocked unbelievable John they are so cool.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 11:33:47 pm »

I think you need to get a  bit closer, John  Grin

Those ring flashes are about  250 I think.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 11:47:18 pm »

Thanks Declan and John.

John, as for getting closer, I could put the ebay tubes in... At least double the magnification I think.... but the DOF is so short, I doubt I could get an entire eye in focus...  Grin  (I did try this combo once.... I can post the pic if you like)

A Mirumi ring flash can be had for about 100, but I've blown too much money on astro gear already this year ... new mount, new scopes, fixtures and fittings... ok tube rings and dovetails don't cost a lot, but they add up fast enough  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2009, 12:43:15 pm »

John that's very impressive! I had assumed the Raynox was an expensive piece of exotic glass, however I just looked it up and found it's about 40 which is ever so reasonable considering the results you're turning in. Now where's my plastic Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2009, 02:42:14 pm »

Very impressive indeed. Look at the detail in those eyes!.  Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2009, 06:02:50 pm »

Thanks guys.

Paul, on an APS-C body, it's about 1:1 at 100mm, 2:1 @ 200mm etc. The IS works but the AF can't cope Grin. I doubt it's as good as a proper macro lens, but it's a very cheap way to get started and can produce the goods, and get's experience of working at the non existent DOF you get at these ranges.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009, 11:03:32 am »

Thanks Declan and John.

John, as for getting closer, I could put the ebay tubes in... At least double the magnification I think.... but the DOF is so short, I doubt I could get an entire eye in focus...  Grin  (I did try this combo once.... I can post the pic if you like)

A Mirumi ring flash can be had for about 100, but I've blown too much money on astro gear already this year ... new mount, new scopes, fixtures and fittings... ok tube rings and dovetails don't cost a lot, but they add up fast enough  Grin

Lol. re. 'getting closer' ...that was a joke, John.  It's a great shot , I didn't think you could get any closer but you say you have - yes, can we have a look at that one of the eye , sounds interesting. It's too cold for wee beasties here        .
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009, 11:29:07 am »

John, I guessed it was a joke.. but it can be done... I didn't try and I will next oppo... Here's the pin.. This was shot with about 75mm of ebay extension tube, the 55-250 at 250mm and min focus distance, with the Raynox on the nose.

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