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    First shot at macro extension tube

    Hey guys! I've just bought a macro extension tube, because I cannot afford a macro lens at this point. I'm very happy about my first shots, but I have to have some sort of support. Only the slightest movement blurs the image. Right now that's my only complaint. Lets just look at the pictures!

    First shot at macro extension tube

    First shot at macro extension tube

    What do you think??

    To view some more shots, you can visit my Flickr(:

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    Re: First shot at macro extension tube

    Quote Originally Posted by LiseeMariee View Post
    Hey guys! I've just bought a macro extension tube, because I cannot afford a macro lens at this point. I'm very happy about my first shots, but I have to have some sort of support. Only the slightest movement blurs the image. Right now that's my only complaint. Lets just look at the pictures!

    First shot at macro extension tube

    First shot at macro extension tube

    What do you think??

    To view some more shots, you can visit my Flickr(:
    I know what you mean - I have an extension tube on my camera as well - from all the pics I took with it (over 300 so far) about 5 of them ended up as keepers. A little bit of wind, and there goes your focus....
    Mostly they end up with the focus on the wrong part, or way too soft.
    I'm leaving the critique to more experienced users, but I think you did OK for a first try.
    Does your camera have a manual focus?

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    Re: First shot at macro extension tube

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris V View Post
    I know what you mean - I have an extension tube on my camera as well - from all the pics I took with it (over 300 so far) about 5 of them ended up as keepers. A little bit of wind, and there goes your focus....
    Mostly they end up with the focus on the wrong part, or way too soft.
    I'm leaving the critique to more experienced users, but I think you did OK for a first try.
    Does your camera have a manual focus?
    Yes, its very complicated and for me its impossible to hold my camera completely still by hand... Thank you, and yes I have a manual focus on my camera, that's what I used to take my pictures.

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    Re: First shot at macro extension tube

    OK Lise. You pushed me over the proverbial edge. I just ordered a set of extension tubes. I just got to try this macro thing out! Thank you for the final nudge!

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    Re: First shot at macro extension tube

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    OK Lise. You pushed me over the proverbial edge. I just ordered a set of extension tubes. I just got to try this macro thing out! Thank you for the final nudge!
    Haha, I'm happy to help! Its a really good solution, instead of buying a lens, even though you have keep it stable all the time. Again, you're welcome(:

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    Re: First shot at macro extension tube

    Some great pics, welcome to the awesome world of macro

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    Re: First shot at macro extension tube

    Quote Originally Posted by TobyMac View Post
    Some great pics, welcome to the awesome world of macro
    Thank you! I really love this world, haha(:

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    Re: First shot at macro extension tube

    Hehe I'm a huuuge fan, if you ever invest in a macro lens I can highly recommend the canon 100mm macro lens, If you are shooting with Canon that is.

    heres a pic I took with that lens

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    Bee2 by Tobias Weber, on Flickr

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    I like them both Lise-Marie!

    I'd love to get into this macro world, but I know I would get addicted and end up spending a fortune on (quote from my wife) "absurdly expensive equipment that I don't need!" (Bah! What does she know anyway?! )

    Keep them coming L-M

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    Re: First shot at macro extension tube

    PS @ Toby... that's a beaut!

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    Re: First shot at macro extension tube

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    OK Lise. You pushed me over the proverbial edge. I just ordered a set of extension tubes. I just got to try this macro thing out! Thank you for the final nudge!
    You won't regret it.
    Caution: It's VERY addictive!

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    Re: First shot at macro extension tube

    I took this last weekend. The actual size of the flower is about half of my pinkie nail.
    I think it's a weed - that's about all that wants to grow in this heat. It grows fairly close to the ground, and I have no idea what it is.

    SOOC - only cropped and sharpened a bit.
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    Re: First shot at macro extension tube

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris V View Post
    You won't regret it.
    Caution: It's VERY addictive!
    It's too late, too late! I just got word that it shipped today, along with a Velbon Super Mag Macro Focusing Rail Slider. I am lost! Oh well, better to go happy!

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    Re: First shot at macro extension tube

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    It's too late, too late! I just got word that it shipped today, along with a Velbon Super Mag Macro Focusing Rail Slider. I am lost! Oh well, better to go happy!
    Very nice shots Frank.

    Btw, you can always sell the stuff or use it with the macro lens ?

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    Re: First shot at macro extension tube

    Nice pics Lisemarie. Tobias I want that lens,man that is a great shot. Well done!

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    Re: First shot at macro extension tube

    Quote Originally Posted by TobyMac View Post
    Hehe I'm a huuuge fan, if you ever invest in a macro lens I can highly recommend the canon 100mm macro lens, If you are shooting with Canon that is.

    heres a pic I took with that lens

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    Bee2 by Tobias Weber, on Flickr
    Thats an amazing photo! I wish I had that lens... But I'll just have to manage with the tube right now

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    Re: First shot at macro extension tube

    Here is another pictures I shot that day(:

    First shot at macro extension tube

    The only thin I don't like about this photo is that the plant had a lot of leaves, which you can see as the green at the bottom. And I'm not very good at editing photos so I'm stuck with ti the way it is(: Oh well, I still like it!

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