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SuperMacro's from a pretty bare tank

just got my tank together and found an old lens I converted to 'supermacro'


did a few quick shots. Will try to strobe the tank and get better pics later when I have time. Gave me some ideas of doing some interested macro work on the tank though. These are 100%, no crops.

Here's a few I'd thought I'd share:
















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I like the second pictures! How do you convert a lens to a supermacro?
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just got my tank together and found an old lens I converted to 'supermacro'


did a few quick shots. Will try to strobe the tank and get better pics later when I have time. Gave me some ideas of doing some interested macro work on the tank though. These are 100%, no crops.

Here's a few I'd thought I'd share:
















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Were these from your iPhone or a Nikon camera?
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It is an interesting technique. I really like the softness and the minimalist feel in #4. Make more!
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It is an interesting technique. I really like the softness and the minimalist feel in #4. Make more!

either a 5dmk2 or a 5dmk3 body. I forgot which one.

It's just a cheapo 35-85mm canon lens that I modified. That way it could get some intense macro shots. Not the sharpest since I didn't strobe and no tripod. Gets more of an artsy effect than a clear pic.

Got the 100L macro for that
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Modified how?
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Modified how?
i took a cheapo old lens and removed the front glass. this lets it focus at closer distances.


here's the link.

cheap lens to get ahold of too
http://www.pbase.com/jabtas/canon_3580
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Interesting. Is there a how-to somewhere online for this mod? I wonder if it works on Nikon lenses as well.

I have a 105 macro but need a more intermediate lens... but don't have the spare change for the 60mm macro at the moment. A cheap mod that replicates the 60mm macro function could be awesome!
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i took a cheapo old lens and removed the front glass. this lets it focus at closer distances.


here's the link.

cheap lens to get ahold of too
http://www.pbase.com/jabtas/canon_3580
Try a shot of a plant pearling? Or a shrimp laying babies/eggs fish too?
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either a 5dmk2 or a 5dmk3 body. I forgot which one.

It's just a cheapo 35-85mm canon lens that I modified. That way it could get some intense macro shots. Not the sharpest since I didn't strobe and no tripod. Gets more of an artsy effect than a clear pic.

Got the 100L macro for that
Cool Shots!

Haha, I wish I could forget what camera I was using when one cost $1000 more than the other.
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Haha, I wish I could forget what camera I was using when one cost $1000 more than the other.

At one point I had 3 5d2 bodies. A 5d3. Sl1. 1dm2. 1dm3. So it gets confusing unless I look at the file!
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