Aglais io macros

Discussion in 'Nature' started by JMM, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. JMM

    JMM TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 29, 2016
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    Aglais io shot with reversed enlarger lens PZO Emitar 80 f4 @0,7x and 2x and Nikon CFN Plan 4x/0.13 @3x : Emitar07.
    Wing scales emitar2.
    Scales close-up CFN4.
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  2. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    Those are pretty amazing photos.
    I for one would like to see a picture of your camera/lens setup.
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  3. Mus Aziz

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  5. davect01

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    Pretty respectable shot :)
  6. JMM

    JMM TalkEmount Regular

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    Thanks for kind words. This is my current cheapeo setup for reflected illumination (work in progress).

    PZO Krokus enlarger stand ~15 USD
    PZO basic microscope macro/micro gears ~10 USD
    Old russian 300mm bellows (not happy with that) ~20 USD
    E-mount/m42 adapter ~10 USD
    m42/RMS adapter ~ homemade, but can be bought for about 15 USD
    wired remote (curled wire is bad, im gonna change it soon) ~ 15 USD
    2x Jansjo IKEA led light ~20USD each (lenses diffused with sandpaper)
    Ring LED boght in local market ~15 USD
    Diffuser (not shown on photo) from old broken laptop matrix ~ Free

    Some more lamps and diffusers on their way, im looking to improve lighting and looking for better bellows.

    Lenses im using with this setup are:
    Nikon CFN Plan 4x/0.13 for 3x-7x magnification
    PZO Emitar 80/f4.5 reversed for 0.5x-2,5x magnification
    Agfa Repromaster 135/f8 <- testing it
    Couple of other legacy lenses on testing.

    Also bellows can be removed, and then im using a6000 with ordinary e-mount lenses with extension tubes for anything bellow 0,5x

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  7. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    Thank you for the picture of your setup!
    I never would have guessed it was that elaborate from what you'd put in your first post here.
    One question I have on looking at your setup is, why isn't the lens shooting thru the ring light?
    Just an observation from looking at the picture.
    Looking forward to seeing more shots taken with this setup.
  8. JMM

    JMM TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 29, 2016
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    I change lamps positions depending on subject. I got few diffuser screens, material box for shadowless light and few kohler lamps.
    If the lens is shooting thru ring light, image is very flat, and some shiny parts got ugly reflections. While shooting thru ring was ok for butterfly, for more 3d subjects it aint a good solution.
    In above setup example, i was using ring light just to remove shadows caused by Jansjo lamps angles. Althrought this shot isnt very succesfull (lots of highlights and dust on specimen), you can see that there are almost no shadows under this Lucanus cervus horns. fin.
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