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Now that is a macro lens

Postby sidd finch » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:34 pm

Now that is a macro lens... pretty cool idea.





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Re: Now that is a macro lens

Postby RJ Johnston » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:48 pm

If they really want to probe, they should get one of those cameras that are used in urology. I guess that would be expensive.
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Re: Now that is a macro lens

Postby Steve Grisetti » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:34 pm

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Re: Now that is a macro lens

Postby Dave McElderry » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:54 am

Very cool stuff. If I found that beetle in the house I'd kill it, but in the video I felt sorry for it. Talk about teamwork!
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Re: Now that is a macro lens

Postby sidd finch » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:42 am

Very cool stuff. If I found that beetle in the house I'd kill it, but in the video I felt sorry for it. Talk about teamwork!


Dave those ants reminded me of the Star Trek characters "The Borg"

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Re: Now that is a macro lens

Postby Dave McElderry » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:35 am

sidd finch wrote:Dave those ants reminded me of the Star Trek characters "The Borg"


They assimilated him!!!!


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Re: Now that is a macro lens

Postby Peru » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:46 am

Dave McElderry wrote:Very cool stuff. If I found that beetle in the house I'd kill it, but in the video I felt sorry for it.


I felt the same way when I viewed it.
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Re: Now that is a macro lens

Postby sidd finch » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:12 am

Here is a more in depth review of the lens.



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Re: Now that is a macro lens

Postby Bob » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:31 pm

At close to $1500 USD :eek: , that's not going to be a member of my lens collection. You do get a much wider view and, at f/12 to f/40, you do get a larger depth of field. But, even so, the area of sharp focus is razor thin. I'll stick with my regular macro lenses, Thank You.

You can get borescopes and endoscopes with built-in LED lights relatively inexpensively. They don't have camera attachments, but are instead designed to work with an app on a computer or smartphone to view and capture images. Typically, they are SD or HD not aps-c or full frame. But, if you need to poke into a wall, tube, or bottle for some reason they work relatively well.

For still photos, you can increase the depth of field by a process called focus stacking where you take lots of photos, each with a different focus point and combine using just the sharp areas from each. Photoshop supports focus stacking. In addition, there are apps that let you remotely control your DSLR and automatically adjust the focus steps. I've just downloaded an app called Helicon Remote that I wanted to test for remote tethering to my tablet that also automates taking the photos for focus stacking. I was more interested in the tethering functionality, but, when I get time I'd like to play with the focus stacking too. There are other apps too.
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Re: Now that is a macro lens

Postby momoffduty » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:30 pm

A macro probe?? Leave it to Sidd to find the newest oddest gadgets.
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Re: Now that is a macro lens

Postby sidd finch » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:49 pm

That beats out what I have...... but I wonder if you could make something similar on the DIY side. The biggest difference to me is that you are away from the subject and the lens is small that you could get it into some pretty tiny places. How cool would a DIY microscope attachment be.... hummmm gears churning.

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