« on: February 03, 2014, 04:39:21 PM »
I vote for a 1DX
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Unfortunately I couldn't try the new Hartblei lenses with Carz Zeiss optics yet. Basically these are older medium format lenses which use the same mechanical designs for tilt and shift as the old Ukrainian lenses. They are really huge and heavy. I find these aspects quite unpractical, especiall for landscapes, and prefer the Canon lenses.
Yes, My TS-E 24 mm. F/ 3.5 L MK II is great for Macro Photos too, This Lens have Min. Focus Distant = 0.21 M or 0.69 FT. That great for the Macro of Flowers in this distant.
Request to every one who is posting their awesome back lit macro shots: please share the settings used, especially the flash power settings ... it will be very helpful for people like me. Thanks.
Wow, Beautiful Picture, Dear danski0224.
Thanks for post here to let us see the great picture like this.
It is very easy to lose sight of the overall cost of things when you just keep adding another piece or two (snip)
Great suggestions for the UWA. Thanks to everyone that contributed. In terms of a general walk around lens (assuming I rent these and have good experiences) would it be unreasonable to go with a 24-70ii instead of a 17-55?
I have the same Acratech GP ball head above, but mounted on a Gitzo 2541EX tripod - which is of the explorer arm type. On top of the ball head I have two RRS macro rails.
That being said, the overwhelming majority of my field macro shots are hand held.
In general though when doing macro on a tripod macro rails are a must. The RRS ones are very nice for that. If I had to buy everything again, I would have bought the geared version of my tripod. While the RRS macro rails allow me to precisely move in the X and Y directions, moving in the Z direction is more difficult to do precisely.
Gitzo also makes some lateral arms that are useful for macro photography..
I personally use the Manfrotto 190XPROB and think its fantastic for macro work, or any other type of situation where suspending a camera over a (small) object is necessary. It's not horribly expensive either, If you do end up going down the purchase route, I would suggest that one.
The F2 looks quite promising, and I like the fact that you can use it with the 600.
I did not think about the convex shapes, so it would be hard no matter what, but at least you can get more pleasing results.
Again, thank you for your answers