Why did I keep these pics? Can’t even remember.
I opened a jar of marmelade a while back and was met by a moldy miniature landscape. Before throwing it away I snapped a couple of shots of some of the fuzzy stuff using the old custom macro gear and a handheld flash.
A simple studio test using a Minolta MD 50mm F1.7 lens mounted on a Panagor Auto macro converter. Total cost for the two pieces: 250 kr (35 USD / 25 EUR). I’d call that a bargain.
I’m thinking that I maybe should share some of the Lightroom presets that I’ve created during my months here with this blog, but not sure if anyone would be interested? It’s not like I know what I’m doing or anything, and I constantly make adjustments to them, but I guess it could be a nice feature.
I found this tiny bug walking around on a leaf at Nackareservatet. These are also some of my first shots using a handheld flash. I bought a cheap flash cable from Hong Kong through Ebay a couple of months ago, but I have yet to really experiment with it.
Yay, a new kind of insect! Grasshoppers! Top pic shot with the Olympus setup at max focus, bottom pic with the Minolta 35-70mm lens at macro 1:4.
Settings pic 1: F11, 1/160 sec, ISO 400, macro 1:1
Settings pic 2: F3.5, 1/640 sec, ISO 1000, macro 1:4
Lens pic 1: Olympus OM 50mm F1.8 + Vivitar 2X macro converter
Lens pic 2: Minolta MD 35-70mm F3.5 Macro
Flash: Metz 36 AF-5
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
This is the same dragonfly as in my previous post, but shot with the Olympus OM 50mm F1.8 lens and the Vivitar 2X macro converter instead of the Minolta lens. Since most of the lenses I use are pretty small I’ve started carrying at least a couple of them with me in my bag, and it’s fun to switch and see the difference between them.