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Cropping on bee, How far can I go

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by davect01, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Decided to see how far I could crop down a recent bee shot. F3 and 28-80mm Sigma

    Original

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    Small crop

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    Medium crop

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    Heavy Crop

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Interesting exercise. Looks pretty good. :)
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Looks good until the last one. Starts to get pretty bad at that point.
     
  4. jarvan

    jarvan TalkEmount Regular

    108
    Jan 27, 2013
    Czech
    Jaroslav
    You're probably focused on a stamen (???) it is a bee on 3 and 4 presented a hazy appearance a little.
     
  5. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    There may be a bit of color aberations but otherwise pretty good macro performance from a zoom.
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Ya I know it is not a true Macro, but I really don't need anything closer.
     
  7. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    I think that that ca is quite easy to remove in post processing and it shows just in a very difficult place (that is hair in bottom part of bee over white flower) but what is much more important that resolution is quite good for a zoom. You can see invidual hairs of the bee.

    If that lens go to 1:2 magnification it has got a real macro mode. Most old macro lenses don't have greater magnification either and it is ok to use a short piece of extension tube to get 1:1. Long extension tubes are not very easy to use as amount of light degreases rapidly (image circle grows as lens is moveted further out).

    There are several versions of that lens availlable, which is yours?