Proof of concept: UV-reflectance stacking with MP-E 65

Zeidora

EOS Rebel SL2
Feb 15, 2015
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#41
So you are using a $1,000 flash as an optical triggering device to trigger an underpowered $20 flash? I don't see that as making any sense, why not just plug the Metz into the PC port on the camera?

But a simple 'studio' light is going to give you way more bang for the buck anyway and get you to the power output you need rather than mess around with AA batteries.
The problem is the sync voltage of the Metz, which will fry the 5D electronics. At any rate, now have a PC Buff white light 1600 so can radio control that.
 

Zeidora

EOS Rebel SL2
Feb 15, 2015
651
2
#42
Very cool. What orchid? The local terrestrial orchids (Spiranthes) tend to be of this size or a little larger (2 to 3 mm at most). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiranthes

Also, do you have a recommendation on a 365 nm UV flashlight?
It is an epiphytic tropical orchid in the genus Oberonia. Do some systematic/phylogentic work on that genus, and got interested in the pollination biology because everybody asks me that question.