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      04-19-2011, 10:01 AM   #45
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just title the PM "Badger nudez" and I'm sure he'll login right away.
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LOL. Thanks everyone! Sorry I was traveling. I just got back. I'm sure you guys have picked a new theme since it's been a few days. If not, anyone can pick a theme as I really can't think of anything at the moment.
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just think of something cooh... it's not really that hard

If you need some suggestions... I think someone suggested macro last week?
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not everyone has a macro lens though... i mean you can still shoot without but not as well.
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spring flowers.... in macro preferably.

yes, i'm aware how gay that sounds, but it's a seasonal opportunity that forces us to go outside and not sift through our hard drives for something we've already taken long ago. I dunno.
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we just got snow and hail, all the flowers died
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make a statement of the damaged flowers in your shots
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not everyone has a macro lens though... i mean you can still shoot without but not as well.
I think that making macro a requirement would eliminate a few contestants. Requiring something flowering should be enough.

BTW, just in case some here have the tools and don't realize it, you don't need a macro lens to take macros. A short tele with a teleconverter works well because the minimum focus distance doesn't change and you get mulitplication. Adding an Extension Tube makes almost any lens a true macro lens and they're inexpensive. I use a 1.4x TC, combined with a 25mm ET to make by 500mm and 70-200mm lenses into great macros. For the 70-200mm I can throw on diopiter lenses to get even more magnification.

With the 500mm it's kind of neat to have a dragon fly fill the frame from 9-feet away.


Bee on wild flower by dcstep, on Flickr

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oh i agree, macro obviously going to be able to cleanly get in a lot closer though.
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BTW, just in case some here have the tools and don't realize it, you don't need a macro lens to take macros. A short tele with a teleconverter works well because the minimum focus distance doesn't change and you get mulitplication. Adding an Extension Tube makes almost any lens a true macro lens and they're inexpensive. I use a 1.4x TC, combined with a 25mm ET to make by 500mm and 70-200mm lenses into great macros. For the 70-200mm I can throw on diopiter lenses to get even more magnification.

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Very true. This is with my 35mm f2 with an extension tube.

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With the 500mm it's kind of neat to have a dragon fly fill the frame from 9-feet away.

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you have a link to this dragonfly?
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how much do extension tubes tend to run? haven't really seen any.
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and again, crazy bokeh dave!
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how much do extension tubes tend to run? haven't really seen any.
Mine was about $89. Like everything else, they've gone up a bit.
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for just a tube with a couple wires in it, that still seems like a steep price...

I'll just stick with my 100mm macro for now.

If i didn't have the macro, i might opt for that idea. and just put it on my 50 1.8
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you have a link to this dragonfly?
Oops, that's actually a bumble bee. I was thinking about a dragonfly image when I wrote and then when I went to grab an image, the bee grabbed me. Just click on the pic and it'll take you to my Flickr site where you can see the EXIF info, a full sized file, etc.

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how much do extension tubes tend to run? haven't really seen any.
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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search...tialSearch=yes

Yeah, if you've already got a 100mm macro lens, then an ET is not really needed. However, they can be used together if you can't get close enough even with your macro.

I just mentioned ETs because many people don't realize how good their short teles (and long teles for those that have them) are as macro lenses. One huge advantage is that you get luxurious working distances, particularly vs. a 60mm dedicated macro lens. People that go crazy in macro invest in a specialize macro lens that allows 5-to-1 mulitplication, but is extremely hard to use at very close focusing distance that are hard to light and have wafer thin DOF. Most casual macro shooters can use ETs or a dual purpose lens like your 100mm.

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Very true. This is with my 35mm f2 with an extension tube.
Yeah, when you get an ET, you should try it with every lens that you own. You'll see new perspectives every time.

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Yeah, when you get an ET, you should try it with every lens that you own. You'll see new perspectives every time.

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might be fun to try one on my 100-400 just to see what it's capable of, especially with the detail allowed on the 7D
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