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  1. GardenersHelper

    GardenersHelper

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    I captured this in a local wood yesterday hand-held using autofocus with a Raynox 150 and 250 stacked on a 45-175 on my Panasonic G5 with KX800 twin flash. The images were batch processed in DXO Optics Pro and Silkypix, with image-specific adjustments in Lightroom. There are 1300 pixel high versions in this album at Flickr. The nymph was about 2.5mm long.

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  2. mjmountain

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    Wow. Does your autofocus hunt at all? That's pretty incredible.
     
  3. GardenersHelper

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    No, it doesn't hunt. Well, not in the way it does with a macro lens. That's one reason I don't often use a macro lens.

    I have two macro lenses, both very nice lenses, an Olympus 60mm macro for my micro four thirds cameras and a Sigma 105 macro for my 70D. But autofocus seems to me to be impractical with both of them for close-ups because of the hunting and I just don't enjoy using them, not for invertebrates at least.

    I try them once in a while for flowers - in principle I should get better results with them because unlike with invertebrates I'm not using tiny apertures (which pretty much equalise image quality between sensor sizes, lenses etc). But I don't like the operating characteristics, and it's not just the hunting - I find manual focus more practical for flowers so hunting doesn't have to be an issue. But I don't like the lack of zoom with a prime lens. I know, you can zoom with your feet (well, with your arms for close-ups), but that doesn't work well for me.

    All that said, I will certainly use the Olympus 60mm macro on my G80 if I get into stacking at some point - that is why I bought the 60mm macro when I bought the G80..
     
  4. alfbranch

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    Greats hots Nick
     
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  5. GardenersHelper

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    Thanks Alf.
     
  6. Graham

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    Incredible shots and that detail that you always get is...........incredible :D
     
  7. Paul Iddon

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    Amazing little creatures - a cute really as well... :)

    Paul.
     

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