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First Pics from cheap macro lens

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Chris G, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Chris G

    Chris G

    330
    Sep 12, 2007
    Ohio, USA
    I picked up one of the vivitar/cosina/promaster whatever 100mm macros thanks to Jeff A here on the forum. Arrived today - examples below (with 1:1 adapter on) - I may learn how to get stuff in focus with this thing ....

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    NIKON D50    ---    100mm    f/14.0    1/500s   


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    NIKON D50    ---    100mm    f/16.0    1/500s   


    378274041_RrMBt-O.
    NIKON D50    ---    100mm    f/16.0    1/500s   


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    NIKON D50    ---    100mm    f/16.0    1/500s   
     
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  2. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    Macro is certainly a complex skill to acquire, I have probabally 1000 or so "teething" frames with my Sigma 105mm before I actually started to get anything wortwhile.

    That said I'm impressed by your initial stuff, you can get some great images when you start to look at the macro level. The cheap lens seems to be holding out great, it is often the case with macro that automatic assistance, particually focusing it useless at this range anyway.
     
  3. Robert's right - macro sure isn't easy. I'm still poking at it too, with limited success.

    Chris, your shots look fine - keep it up!
     
  4. Chris G

    Chris G

    330
    Sep 12, 2007
    Ohio, USA
    thanks Robert, thanks Scott
     
  5. Nice shots, Chris. Hopefully the lens will now get more use than it did when I had it.
     
  6. From the looks of those shots your cheap macro is a good performer. The contrast, detail and bokeh look great from here. you are in for some fun.
     
  7. Chris G

    Chris G

    330
    Sep 12, 2007
    Ohio, USA
    Thanks RB and Jeff - here are some first attempts on a tiny fly .....

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    NIKON D50    ---    100mm    f/14.0    1/500s   


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    NIKON D50    ---    100mm    f/8.0    1/500s   
     
  8. chris, you seem to have a great macro skills. specially judging by your fly pics. the lens seems to be very sharp. good job
     
  9. Chris, I'd say you are well on your way. Very nice shots with that lens.
     
  10. Chris G

    Chris G

    330
    Sep 12, 2007
    Ohio, USA
    Thanks George and bestfromnw

    Here are more from today. I promise, I'll stop posting examples after these! ....I think I'm gaining on it ...

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    NIKON D50    ---    100mm    f/8.0    1/500s   


    380347604_XRHrN-O.
    NIKON D50    ---    100mm    f/8.0    1/500s   


    380380766_HiuJH-O.
    NIKON D50    ---    100mm    f/8.0    1/50s   
     
  11. I love those pictures of the fly, that definitely exhibits your skills, regardless of the merits of the lens! I look forward to seeing more of your pictures and maybe you can share some of your secrets. Kudos!
     
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