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I was going to post a pic of Q from Star Trek, but he isnt exactly beautiful, at least to me. tongue.gif


I actually did some work on the case.

Sanding the screw holes.






Applying the Lab Metal. Stuff sure is not easy to apply.




After it dries though it is hard as hell though. Very tough to sand. Pictured here are some screw holes from the original pump that I was no longer using so I am attempting to fix them. I grinded down some fan screws in the holes. Then Lab Metal'ed over them. Then sanded. I will be doing a second application tomorrow morning.
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lowfat, Your macros look great.

So that is just an extension tube between the camera and lens?

That is one thing(macros) that my camera(trusty old D90) just does not do well. My girlfriends basic point and shoot(S8100) can nearly touch something and still focus(actually a good camera for the price if it was not for the fact that is has issues with some dark color focusing and has no manual mode).
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lowfat, Your macros look great.

So that is just an extension tube between the camera and lens?

Thanks. smile.gif

Yup. Just a $15 eBay extension tube. I honestly can not see myself spending the money for a high quality macro lens as I am very happy what I have been able to do w/ the cheap extension tube.
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Sometimes I just want a VERY close shot(that is when my girlfriend looses her camera for a bit). So I may look into one of those(so she will not leave with no memory card because I had it).
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Sometimes I just want a VERY close shot(that is when my girlfriend looses her camera for a bit). So I may look into one of those(so she will not leave with no memory card because I had it).

Do it.thumb.gif

I am pretty sure I paid under $15 including shipping for mine. You should be able to get crazy close. However the closer you get the more of a nightmare focusing is. If you look at the picture of the screws I posted only part of the screw thread is in focus. One millimeter and it is off.
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You'll be having this powdercoated, correct? When I had my case powdercoated, they sandblasted it first, and then I was able to use the JBWeld. They said it had to be done that way or else the JBWeld would be blasted off. Now I'm not sure if the stuff you are using is better than JBWeld.

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You'll be having this powdercoated, correct? When I had my case powdercoated, they sandblasted it first, and then I was able to use the JBWeld. They said it had to be done that way or else the JBWeld would be blasted off. Now I'm not sure if the stuff you are using is better than JBWeld.

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Really they sand blasted it? I have had 5 or 6 other cases powder coated in the past and I do not believe they ever sand blasted it as far as I know.

I am surprised the JBWeld was able to hold up to the heat of the oven. I did some reading around Christmas and people were saying it can not hold up to the temperature used to cure the powder coat.

Even if they do actually do sanding blasting I think this should hold up. Even with 120 grit sand paper I have to do a whole lot of sanding to take it down.
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Do it.thumb.gif

I am pretty sure I paid under $15 including shipping for mine. You should be able to get crazy close. However the closer you get the more of a nightmare focusing is. If you look at the picture of the screws I posted only part of the screw thread is in focus. One millimeter and it is off.
I think it looks kind of cool in that picture. Wide open aperture always limits depth as well. It is kind of the nature of the beast.
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Hey lowfat ultra big fan of your work:) If it's not too much trouble, I was wondering if you could post a 1920x1080 version of this photo. I think it looks amazing for a wallpaper and I would love to use it for my desktop if you'd allow it!
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Hey lowfat ultra big fan of your work:) If it's not too much trouble, I was wondering if you could post a 1920x1080 version of this photo. I think it looks amazing for a wallpaper and I would love to use it for my desktop if you'd allow it!

I already made a 2560 x 1440 one. 1920x1080 is still 16:9 so it will fit. thumb.gif
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/LTX.jpg
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