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I want a wide-angle lens :/

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Originally Posted by coffeejunky View Post
Yeah motion blur is an issue with me
As for the aperture, sadly as I am on a P&S that is the only thing I have no control over. I did set it to only focus on the flower, so there is some blurring of the background, but not enough.

Thanks for the feedback. I certainly could do with some more learning.
Too bad, I looked up your camera and there doesn't appear to even be a scene mode (portrait, macro, etc.) that might open the aperture up. Time for a better camera!

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I believe that Lord_V's using a 105mm Macro in combination of a 50mm inverted.

I have the Nikon equivalent of those lenses but just missing the tube joining them.

It's a real ***** to do it by hand.
I think he used to use that setup, but now he uses an Canon MP-E 65mm macro. I took some refractions today and actually had some decent ones turn out just with my 60mm macro alone, but some extension tubes would definitely help, and I need to learn how to do some focus stacks.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 3/29/09 at 4:09pm
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I believe that Lord_V's using a 105mm Macro in combination of a 50mm inverted.

I have the Nikon equivalent of those lenses but just missing the tube joining them.

It's a real ***** to do it by hand.
It's a $7 piece you can get on ebay, works great.
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Here are my refraction attempts from today. I didn't have ideal equipment (really wish I had a 100mm macro with some tubes for this), but they look halfway decent - yes? No?

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How do you do them?
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How do you do them?
Well, macro lens, tripod and remote are useful. Then you setup your drop however you can manage it - eyedropper, sticks, etc. The key is that you have to get your drop as spherical as possible to get a clear image, otherwise it's distorted. I placed object behind it anywhere from a few centimeters to a few inches. I found that steeper angles looking downward were easiest. When you refract the images, they are flipped upside down. My working distance was about 2-5 inches, so some of these are heavily cropped, hence my desire for some tubes.

Here's Lord V's tutorial, but he uses a much higher magnification and does focus stacks, which is why his look awesome:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/macrovi...7594313729574/
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My local camera store said that this was a good place to rent from:

http://www.lensprotogo.com/

Agree?
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My local camera store said that this was a good place to rent from:

http://www.lensprotogo.com/

Agree?
looks to be legit, but i have always heard nothing but rave reviews about www.lensrentals.com
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Probably going to rent this lens for use during Spring Break: http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/cano....5-l/for-canon

Seems like the best time to use it as I have no school worry about and I'll be visiting colleges, so tons of places to take photos.
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Probably going to rent this lens for use during Spring Break: http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/cano....5-l/for-canon

Seems like the best time to use it as I have no school worry about and I'll be visiting colleges, so tons of places to take photos.
I've always wanted to try a T/S lens.
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