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Old May 9, 18, 8:54 am
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Micro Photography

I got a set of tubes and taking a swing at my first attempt at Micro Photography. Anyone else shoot micro?

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Old May 11, 18, 1:55 am
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Wow! What an amazing shot! What camera did you use? Can you please give me some tips in taking pictures like this?
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Old May 12, 18, 5:19 am
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Originally Posted by stacehumphrey View Post
Wow! What an amazing shot! What camera did you use? Can you please give me some tips in taking pictures like this?
Thanks, I guess I will keep shooting .

I use a Samsung NX30, which is out of production, but you can do this with any camera that will accept micro extension tubes. I got a set on Amazon for $30. My only suggestion is to use a tripod. For the grass I used a mini tripod right on the ground.
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This sort of photography is called "wet belly photography" by serious practitioners - for fairly obvious reasons. You have to get right down on the same level as the subject and up close to get good results. I did a lot of this sort of thing when I was still able to get around more easily, back in the dawn of time. Age and infirmity tend to slow one down a little.

Extension tubes are a good way to get started in micro (Nikon's word) or macro (Canon's word) photography. They allow you to focus closer than standard lenses alone. If you really get into it, you may want to look into dedicated micro/macro lenses, which can be pretty pricey but also can extend the possibilities. This is a rewarding branch of photography for those willing to put in the work.
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Old May 13, 18, 11:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Madone59 View Post
Thanks, I guess I will keep shooting .

I use a Samsung NX30, which is out of production, but you can do this with any camera that will accept micro extension tubes. I got a set on Amazon for $30. My only suggestion is to use a tripod. For the grass I used a mini tripod right on the ground.
Thanks for the suggestion! I would try it and I will post soon my photos.
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Originally Posted by Madone59 View Post
..: I use a Samsung NX30, which is out of production, but you can do this with any camera that will accept micro extension tubes. ...
I am sure the questioner understood this but it bears emphasizing. Macro extension tubes fit between the lens and the camera body, extending the focusing distance. That means that they are only useful on cameras that accept interchangeable lenses. Point and shoot cameras with fixed lenses won't work. It also means that the tubes must be made to fit the particular type of camera. Tubes made for a Nikon lens mount will not fit on a Canon camera and lenses. Be sure whichever set of extension tubes you order are specified for your camera/lens mount or one that is compatible.
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Old May 14, 18, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by abmj-jr View Post
I am sure the questioner understood this but it bears emphasizing. Macro extension tubes fit between the lens and the camera body, extending the focusing distance. That means that they are only useful on cameras that accept interchangeable lenses. Point and shoot cameras with fixed lenses won't work. It also means that the tubes must be made to fit the particular type of camera. Tubes made for a Nikon lens mount will not fit on a Canon camera and lenses. Be sure whichever set of extension tubes you order are specified for your camera/lens mount or one that is compatible.
The title of the article I linked to was "How to Use Extension Tubes for Macro Photography"

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Macro, not micro.

I've done some over the years. It can be a fun way to see a different take on a subject.
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Waouhh it is great ! Did you use a specific camera ?
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Waouhh it is great ! Did you use a specific camera ?
Originally Posted by Madone59 View Post
I use a Samsung NX30, which is out of production, but you can do this with any camera that will accept micro extension tubes. I got a set on Amazon for $30. My only suggestion is to use a tripod. For the grass I used a mini tripod right on the ground.
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Hi, you have shared a great pic here which if you don't mid I would like to make my screensaver.

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wow! it's a success
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Hi, you have shared a great pic here which if you don't mid I would like to make my screensaver.

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