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From long glass to macro desire...

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Chayelle, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. As a newbie to the macro world I am enthralled by the
    beautiful shots, original ideas for wonderful captures,
    and the talent of this forum.

    it would certainly be most helpful if camera, lens and other
    optics or lighting assistance, possibly exif info which might be helpful to
    us, would be given when posting pictures!

    I am always learning whether we are using our long lens for birds,
    or now for the much smaller world of macro.

    Thank you for reading this plea...I hope I am not alone in this desire!
  2. _Jorge_


    Jul 3, 2007
    I totally agree with you. I will keep it in mind for my next pics. Thanks
  3. Thanks for reading, Jorge...
    and please do not stop capturing such interesting shots!
  4. Hi, Cheryle. Many of us have uploaded the Opanda viewer for that very purpose. Once you've installed it, a simple right click of your mouse will give you access to the full exif data for almost every picture that appears in your web browser. Here's the link.

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  5. Thanks Frank...
    I am sure this will prove most helpful.
  6. batangueno


    May 10, 2007
    If you're using Mozilla Firefox browser, they also have an Exif Viewer add-on which you can also right click any pic to view exif information.
  7. ZBaum

    ZBaum Guest

    There is also a Microsoft addon that gives EXIF info, both via a right click and then going to Properties -> Summary tab -> Advanced, and also by hovering the mouse over a filename. However, this addon does not give nearly as much info as the Opanda viewer.
  8. Thanks Frank, Zach and batangueno for your assistance in obtaining the exif info for the various pictures.

    I downloaded the Opanda exif viewer.
    It works, but does not include the camera, lens, and other "shot"
    information which might also be included.
    Is this normal, please? I used download 1...
  9. Unless the image file has been stripped of exif data before the photographer uploaded it to their hosting site, which some do, the very first two lines that the Opanda reader displays should be Camera and Model. Try it on my picture.

    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

    It doesn't tell you the lens directly, but it does give you the lenses focal length and maximum aperture. So you should be able to deduce that I took my sample picture with an 85mm f/1.4 lens. And there should be more information than you want.
  10. _Jorge_


    Jul 3, 2007
    Hi Cheryle,

    There is a freeware program that works in the same way as Opanda but I think, gives you more information and I find it quite useful to check what lens I used or the distance in meters to the subject on my older shots here is the link:


  11. _Jorge_


    Jul 3, 2007
    Here an example of all the info we can get from Kuso Exif reader:

    Standard Information
    Model: NIKON D80
    Software: Ver.1.01
    ImageSize: 3872x2592
    ComponentsConfiguration: YCbCr
    CreateDate: 2007:07:08 17:23:45
    ModifyDate: 2007:07:08 17:23:45
    DateTimeOriginal: 2007:07:08 17:23:45
    ExposureTime: 1/320"
    Aperture: F4.5
    MaxAperture: F2.9
    DepthOfFocus: 0.24 m (3.23 - 3.48)
    CircleOfConfusion: 0.020 mm
    HyperfocalDistance: 89.86 m
    ExposureProgram: Program AE
    ExposureBiasValue: 0
    CompressedBitsPerPixel: 4
    MeteringMode: Multi-segment
    Flash: No Flash
    ISO: 100
    WhiteBalance: Auto
    FocalLength: 90.0mm
    FocalLength35efl: 90.0mm (35mm equivalent: 135.0mm)

    SensingMethod: One-chip color area
    SceneType: Directly photographed
    ColorSpace: sRGB
    NoiseReduction: Off
    Contrast: Normal
    Saturation: Normal
    Sharpness: Hard
    ShutterCount: 20765
    LensSpec: 90mm f/2.8 D

    GPS Information

    Other Information
    AFAperture: 3.0
    AFAreaMode: Single Area
    AFPoint: Upper-right
    AFPointsUsed: Upper-right

    AutoBracketRelease: Manual Release
    BlueBalance: 1.476563
    CFAPattern: [Green,Blue][Red,Green]
    ColorBalance1: 1.765625 1.476563 1 1
    ColorHue: Mode1a
    ColorMode: Color
    Compression: JPEG (old-style)
    CropHiSpeed: Off (3904x2616 cropped to 3904x2616 at pixel 0,0)
    CustomRendered: Normal
    DigitalZoomRatio: 1
    Directory: E:\Fotos\Nikon_D80\outros
    EffectiveMaxAperture: 3.0
    ExifImageLength: 2592
    ExifImageWidth: 3872
    ExifVersion: 0221
    ExposureBracketValue: 0
    ExposureDifference: 0
    ExposureMode: Auto
    FNumber: 4.5
    FileModifyDate: 2007:07:08 17:23:46
    FileName: DSC_0577.JPG
    FileSize: 4 MB
    FileSource: Digital Camera
    FileType: JPEG
    FirmwareVersion: 2.10
    FlashExposureBracketValue: 0.0
    FlashExposureComp: 0
    FlashMode: Did Not Fire
    FlashSetting: Normal
    FlashpixVersion: 0100
    FocalLengthIn35mmFormat: 135mm
    FocusDistance: 3.35 m
    FocusMode: AF-A
    FocusPosition: 0x17
    GainControl: None
    HighISONoiseReduction: Off
    HueAdjustment: 0
    ISOSetting: 100
    ImageBoundary: 0 0 3872 2592
    ImageDataSize: 4154084
    ImageHeight: 2592
    ImageOptimization: Custom
    ImageWidth: 3872
    InteropIndex: R98 - DCF basic file (sRGB)
    InteropVersion: 0100
    Lens: 90mm f/2.8
    LensDataVersion: 0202
    LensFStops: 6.92
    LensID: Tamron SP AF90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro
    LensIDNumber: 50
    LensType: D

    LightSource: Natural
    LightValue: 12.7
    MCUVersion: 53
    MaxApertureAtMaxFocal: 2.8
    MaxApertureAtMinFocal: 2.8
    MaxApertureValue: 2.9
    MaxFocalLength: 89.8mm
    MinFocalLength: 89.8mm
    MultiExposureAutoGain: Off
    MultiExposureMode: Off
    MultiExposureShots: 0
    MultiExposureVersion: 0100
    Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
    PreviewImageLength: 22652
    PreviewImageStart: 3720
    ProgramShift: 0
    Quality: Fine
    RedBalance: 1.765625
    ResolutionUnit: inches
    ScaleFactor35efl: 1.5
    SceneCaptureType: Standard
    SensorPixelSize: 6.05 x 6.05 um
    SerialNumber: 2084577
    ShootingMode: Single-Frame
    ShotInfoVersion: 0208
    ShutterSpeed: 1/320
    SubSecDateTimeOriginal: 2007:07:08 17:23:45.10
    SubSecTime: 10
    SubSecTimeDigitized: 10
    SubSecTimeOriginal: 10
    SubjectDistanceRange: Unknown (0)
    ThumbnailLength: 8757
    ThumbnailOffset: 26512
    ToneComp: Normal
    UserComment: Jorge Macedo(c)2007
    WB_RGGBLevels: 452 256 256 378
    WhiteBalanceFineTune: 0
    XResolution: 300
    YCbCrPositioning: Co-sited
    YResolution: 300
  12. Frank...
    I can see now how Opanda works. Thanks for your very kind assistance!

    thanks for the info here on the Kuso Exif Viewer.
    I will check this out too.
    Do you know: does the Kuso work over the Opanda, or do you
    only use one rather than having two loaded to have a choice?
    Hope this makes sense...
  13. _Jorge_


    Jul 3, 2007

    I used to have both programs installed with no problems at all, however after using kuso for a while I decided to uninstall Opanda and keep Kuso only as the latter provides more useful information IMHO. Hope this helps...
  14. Hi Jorge ! Thanks for the tip about this other "exif viewer" ! I downloaded it, but now, how can i have it working in Mozilla Firefox ?

    BTW, i have Opanda running in Firefox, but "Kuso Exif Viewer" seems to give much more infos...

  15. Thanks Jorge...
    I was waiting to try the download.
    I will now give it a try...

    Keep shooting those great "little" ones!
  16. _Jorge_


    Jul 3, 2007

    Sorry, I didn't realize that as I use Internet Explorer but accordingly with Kuso website you have to download a small file in order to make it run in Firefox. I can't test it but I hope it works. Please, check the link below:


    KUSO EXIF Viewer FireFox Extension V2.0 For Firfox 1.x~2.x ( 必須先安裝主程式才能執行 / KUSO EXIF Viewer installed is required. ):
    http://ite.twbbs.org/~kenwu/kusoexif.xpi ( 28KB )
  17. Hi Jorge ! Eventually i had KUSO Exif Viewer working in Firefox :smile: !

    I first downloaded it, then i tried to RUN it from within my C:/TEMP directory, but it wasn't reckognized...

    Then i tried to check Firefox's Tools/Downloads and clicked on OPEN: it worked like a charm !

    ...now, i'll have to check it with some images, to see if it's as usefull and fast as Opanda !

    Have a good week-end,
  18. Works nicely!

    but a lot of pics won't show exif, or much info...:frown:

    And Kuso works alongside the Opanda...
    if posters will post their info...this is the best,
    but maybe sometimes on one of the exif viewers I will be able to see info...

    Now to go check out those bugs...

    We have had so much rain, haven't seen the sun much this year...
    not complaining, enjoying the cool overcast...feels somewhat like a rain forest here in Arkansas...great for bugs though.

    Now to go and try to use my new sigma 150

    thanks all for your assistance and help to this new macro lover.... :Happy:
  19. _Jorge_


    Jul 3, 2007
    I'm glad you can use it in Firefox J-P. It's a nice program IMHO.
  20. _Jorge_


    Jul 3, 2007

    You are very welcome Cheryle one of the problems is how people save their resized images, in Photoshop for example using "Save AS" keeps the Exif intact but using "Save for Web" strips the Exif data. Also some photographers care to share the Exif and others don't.

    As I said, I totally agree with you, I'm just a newbie trying to learn here and Exif data is a great help.

    Now, I'm looking forward to see your macro shots.:smile:

    Thank you.
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