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Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro
« on: February 07, 2014, 04:53:37 AM »
These Pics reminds me to use this lens again.  <snip>
One question please: I think the Novoflex uniset will be able to carry an light flash. If not, which external flashholder to buy? and which "flash softbox?
I think an omnibouncer on the flash will bring to hard light on the objects.

Yes you should get back into it   :) the lens is great but takes time to master.

For static setups I would simply use larger strobes in some soft boxes to get the light required at up to 5x

This is near 5x

Green by ncsabkk, on Flickr

from this at about 1x

Yellow by ncsabkk, on Flickr

using these lights Godox AD360


setup by ncsabkk, on Flickr

For portability I like the blue flexible holder as is light, strong and is cheap (if in US) as you can order from Loc Line direct and make it yourself .. use the 3/4"

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Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro
« on: February 07, 2014, 03:14:48 AM »
Thanks ... it is taken a while to learn how to be patient and simply watch where they move about and quietly get to them... The challenge is not to bump surrounding plants and not cast a shadow over them.

This was the setup for these shots except the dragon wings which was daylight only - was lucky with that as a very patient dragon who hung there for some time, plus Dragons will return back to the same spot if they are not too startled and ignore you after a while...


Macro light setup by ncsabkk, on Flickr

I have changed this a bit to save some weight so now use Godox V850 strobe with wireless control and removed some metal support.. in the field I am always hand-holding with maybe the support of a monopod with a mini-ball head to help take more of the weight but nothing fixed as you need to be flexible and quick for their movements.


Macro setup by ncsabkk, on Flickr

Some honey water  ... and not breathing during shutter release .. helps too :-)

A few from my favourite macro lens ...
Fantastic images. I have problems getting to 1:1 with the 100mm. How do you get this close, without scaring off the insects?

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Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro
« on: February 07, 2014, 02:43:06 AM »
A few from my favourite macro lens ...


Yellow by ncsabkk, on Flickr


Bee by ncsabkk, on Flickr


Dragonfly by ncsabkk, on Flickr


Dragonfly by ncsabkk, on Flickr

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Bravo - these are some fabulous shots.  Particularly like the first and third of the series.

Thanks for that ...

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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: February 07, 2014, 02:34:53 AM »

2O7C4863-BW.jpg by ncsabkk, on Flickr


Singer by ncsabkk, on Flickr

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
« on: February 03, 2014, 06:56:53 AM »

2O7C3103.jpg by ncsabkk, on Flickr


2O7C3013.jpg by ncsabkk, on Flickr


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2O7C4863-BW.jpg by ncsabkk, on Flickr


2O7C5100.jpg by ncsabkk, on Flickr


Green by ncsabkk, on Flickr


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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X DX
« on: February 03, 2014, 06:45:48 AM »

Blue by ncsabkk, on Flickr

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Lenses / Re: What Lee adaptor ring for Canon 70-300 L ?.
« on: August 21, 2013, 09:01:52 PM »
If you already have the 77mm WA ring then depending on how often you intend to use the filters with the 70-300 I would get a 77-67 step down adaptor ring for a few $s

I ran a 77-82 mm step up for the TS-E for sometime until I got another kit and was running two bodies.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 19, 2013, 12:01:06 AM »

200mm 2.8 II L + Kenko 1.4x TC DGX 300
Duuude!  That's sweet!

Thanks for that

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 18, 2013, 09:38:38 PM »

I see you... by ncsabkk, on Flickr
200mm 2.8 II L + Kenko 1.4x TC DGX 300

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« on: April 16, 2013, 08:00:57 AM »

sharing.. by ncsabkk, on Flickr

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: April 16, 2013, 07:56:18 AM »
A few with a Kenko 1.4x TC DGX 300, all handheld


I see you... by ncsabkk, on Flickr


in thought.. by ncsabkk, on Flickr


on watch by ncsabkk, on Flickr

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Macro / Re: Canon MP-E 65 1x-5x 2.8 Macro Lens example photos
« on: April 10, 2013, 08:28:44 AM »

dandelion by ncsabkk, on Flickr

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: April 10, 2013, 08:26:32 AM »
f3.5

green by ncsabkk, on Flickr

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