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Old 11-29-2017, 08:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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hm.
like open the blinds or something? sorry I'm confused since I'm a noob

And what will that do anyway? wanna know it all!!! lol

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just saw the link I didn't see it before I feel dumb now lol.

So how would I use that? and how would I know where to position it?


I am assuming you will be shooting your plants in your greenhouse and outdoors so with this type of diffuser you will be positioning it over your subject and having your direct light source going through it. This will give you nice even lighting over your subject.



Of course there are many different ways of shooting macro just depends on what you’re after. The canon EF 100mm 2.8 is my favorite lens which on a cropped sensor would actually be like 160mm and you would be focusing in millimeters. The 60mm is more versatile and you could use it for portraits etc. Below are some examples of what a 100mm on a cropped sensor looks like various corals from my old salty life




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Another factor to consider in your considerations is the depth of field in macrophotography. As you can see in the nice NorCalnomad, your depth of field becomes very shallow. There is not much you can do about this besides focus stacking which is to make multiple images of a static object with a different focal point and then use a program to stack them. This only works with static objects. If you try to shoot fish, it does not work. Also if you have moving object, your autofocus does not help anymore very much because simply moving with the handheld camera changes your focus point rapidly. The 100mm 2.8 Canon is an excellent macro lens as NorCalnomad already suggested. You might be able to get the old version for a reasonable price.
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Stunning photography on those corals. I want to go into SW so bad with a 10g nano or something but holy s*** its $$$!! Not saying this hobby isn't, ive easily invested 2k into my nano fluval and my dutch tank lol MIN.

Thanks for the how-to-picture as well.

This would be for indoor use, taking macro pics mostly of my plants inside the tank, and taking pics of the tank itself as a whole like an FTS for example.
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Another factor to consider in your considerations is the depth of field in macrophotography. As you can see in the nice NorCalnomad, your depth of field becomes very shallow. There is not much you can do about this besides focus stacking which is to make multiple images of a static object with a different focal point and then use a program to stack them. This only works with static objects. If you try to shoot fish, it does not work. Also if you have moving object, your autofocus does not help anymore very much because simply moving with the handheld camera changes your focus point rapidly. The 100mm 2.8 Canon is an excellent macro lens as NorCalnomad already suggested. You might be able to get the old version for a reasonable price.
the budget of only about 400$ still applies to the actual fixture lol, cant afford the good ol' 800$!!!

https://www.keh.com/shop/canon-100mm...waAtdOEALw_wcB here it sells pretty cheap but quality.... eh?...

Also again, what about this 1 https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/c...f-28-macro-usm
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I actually meant this 100mm:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...USM_Macro.html

I do not have experience with the 60mm but it got equally excellent reviews. You just have to get 4" closer for the same max magnification.
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yep I don't mind how close I actually have to get as long as its not practically touching the lens.
Ill check the link in the morning. THANKS!
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