talkFestool  

Go Back   talkFestool > Social Club (Off Topic) > Photography and Video

Photography and Video Helping you take better photos and videos

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2008, 06:41 PM
DanClark's Avatar
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bellevue, WA, USA
Posts: 414
Default Re: Macro lens

John,

Have you tried your kit lens? I've gotten pretty decent closeups using mine:



Regards,

Dan.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2008, 07:30 PM
joraft's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Fernando Valley (SoCal)
Posts: 6,575
Default Re: Macro lens

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanClark View Post

Have you tried your kit lens?

Now there's a coincidence, Dan. I'm working on a closeup right now of my Trion with a Collins foot attached, in response to your Seattle JLC Live thread. The Collins foot now fits the Trion like it was made just for it.

This will be my first actual photo with the D700. If I can't get a decent shot with THIS camera it will certainly reveal my skills (or lack thereof) as a photographer. And that would be embarrassing.
__________________
John

Last edited by joraft; 08-17-2008 at 12:01 AM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2008, 11:56 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pikes Peak region Colorado
Posts: 14
Default Re: Macro lens

John,

My advice follows Dan's question -- I think you should work with your basic lens for a while and see if it does the job. Either the 105 or 200 would do the trick imho in their normal, non-macro mode.

I think you will pick up more problems with depth of field than you want with the macro -- that's what the industrial photographers have told me.

Keep us posted.

Dave
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 08-17-2008, 05:02 PM
joraft's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Fernando Valley (SoCal)
Posts: 6,575
Default Re: Macro lens

Quote:
Originally Posted by justaccord View Post

... I think you should work with your basic lens for a while and see if it does the job.

Dave, I think you and Dan are right. I'm probably getting ahead of myself here.

I love to learn new things, and I tend to immerse myself deeply (sometimes too deeply) in information. In this case I think it's time to put the books down and start seeing what I can do with what I've got.

Besides, my head is about ready to explode with photographic facts and figures.
__________________
John

Last edited by joraft; 08-17-2008 at 07:04 PM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 08-17-2008, 05:25 PM
DanClark's Avatar
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bellevue, WA, USA
Posts: 414
Default Re: Macro lens

Quote:
Originally Posted by joraft View Post
Now there's a coincidence, Dan. I'm working on a closeup right now of my Trion with a Collins foot attached, in response to your Seattle JLC Live thread. The Collins foot now fits the Trion like it was made just for it.

This will be my first actual photo with the D700. If I can't get a decent shot with THIS camera it will certainly reveal my skills (or lack thereof) as a photographer. And that would be embarrassing.
John,

I REALLY want to see that pic! Both for the quality and the content. I'd like to see how you have your Collins Foot attached.

Regards,

Dan.

p.s. One of the advantages of a good flash setup is that it tends to isolate the subject. Notice the background above. It's mostly dark, which focuses your eye on the target area.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 08-17-2008, 07:17 PM
joraft's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Fernando Valley (SoCal)
Posts: 6,575
Default Re: Macro lens

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanClark View Post

I REALLY want to see that pic! Both for the quality and the content ...

Oh geez, now I'm feeling the pressure!
__________________
John
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:57 PM.