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post #151 of 169 (permalink) Old 04-06-2020, 10:01 AM
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Well I think I will return the cheap macro lense for my S9 haha, it kinda worked out ok but yeah I don't know much about "macro" photography but maybe there is a cheapish camera I can use better because my object had to be REALLY close to the glass for me to focus, wonder if there is a way to get photos of objects/animals that are a little bit further away from the glass, that is not like 1/2" to an inch away.

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post #152 of 169 (permalink) Old 04-06-2020, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Well I think I will return the cheap macro lense for my S9 haha, it kinda worked out ok but yeah I don't know much about "macro" photography but maybe there is a cheapish camera I can use better because my object had to be REALLY close to the glass for me to focus, wonder if there is a way to get photos of objects/animals that are a little bit further away from the glass, that is not like 1/2" to an inch away.

Any links or info about your photo setup appreciated
All things being equal you'll always be better off with an SLR and a true macro lens than one you can attach to a phone. Light is always an issue, but on a cellphone even more so since the sensor is smaller and does a poor job in lower light situations. So adding more light (just to take picture always helps.)

Another reason your better off with an SLR is resolution. Most SLRs have at least double the resolution of cellphone cameras. More resolution allows more cropping without losing significant sharpness.

Many macro attachments are simply magnifiers. Not to say you can't get a good closeup pic, but you will lose quality the more it magnifies. Contrary to popular belief a true macro lens doesn't really magnify. The lens allows you to get close enough to capture the image on the sensor in "life-size" That's why the image is so crisp. It only looks magnified once you display it here or print certain sizes.

So you can really use any SLR and just get a true macro lens. I use the canon 60mm macro.
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These shrimp look more human close-up



You got me into pearling pics @Ventchur LOL, Bolbitis very happy tonight.



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These shrimp look more human close-up



You got me into pearling pics @Ventchur LOL, Bolbitis very happy tonight.

omg that shrimp looks GIGANTIC hahahaha! Great shot
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Love your tank. Fantastic scape.


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Very nice, looking forward to further updates!

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Yeah... more updates please haha, too much journal neglect here!

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Yeah... more updates please haha, too much journal neglect here!
LOL, yeah I'll have to do something about that.
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LOL, yeah I'll have to do something about that.
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I know it's been a while, but I figured I'd end the year showing a current pic of the tank. I got tired of the Bolbitis heudelotii taking over and was going to start fresh, but instead I removed it and the wood it was attached to and left just the seiryu stone. I pushed the two stones together to make one island. The stone is pretty much covered with a fusion of anubias, buce and moss. I added some Eleocharis montevidensis as a backdrop.

I might redo the tank "next year" or go to a larger tank. I'd like to go larger now, but probably moving in the next year and don't want to start a big project just to take it down so this will have to do for now.



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Asteroid posting a full tank shot, one of my favorite annual traditions!

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LOL, I got it in before end of year, now I have a full year to post another.
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I added some Eleocharis montevidensis as a backdrop.

You had just commented in my journal about the Montevidensis, and you have me convinced with the way it looks in your tank. Let me know what you see after trimming the ends =)
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You had just commented in my journal about the Montevidensis, and you have me convinced with the way it looks in your tank. Let me know what you see after trimming the ends =)
Thanks, I'll see how it is in another week or so.


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