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    Samurai up close

    After seeing many great macro shots I had to give it a go. My regular glass didn't get me close enough so I got me an OM 50mm/3.5 macro lens for starters.



    Boy, do I like this lens. Makes me wonder how much better the legacy 50/2.0 or the infamous 90/2.0 will be. In the picture above you also see an 25mm extensiontube which I found in one of my cameracases from the filmdays.

    What can one do with these. Well the world through the lens will not be the same. Still have to explore the possibilities. Here's what it has got me sofar.










    All shot with the Olympus E3 or E510 on Sandisk UltraIII digichrome with the aid of natural light, flash or ambient/flash

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    Re: Samurai up close

    Great closeups. Thanks for sharing. I like the super closeups of the dials.
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    Re: Samurai up close

    Have you tried using reversing rings?

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    Re: Samurai up close

    Quote Originally Posted by solowgregg View Post
    Have you tried using reversing rings?
    As a matter of fact I do have one. First thoughts are I can't set the aperture but come to think of it when I put the ex tube on then it probably will work.

    I'll post up some results after i've dabbled with it.

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    Re: Samurai up close

    Do you not have any lenses that you can adjust the aperture manually? When I use my reversing ring I always go the smallest aperture possible anyway. This way I get the highest depth of field.

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    Re: Samurai up close

    Nice shots....

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    Re: Samurai up close

    Quote Originally Posted by solowgregg View Post
    Do you not have any lenses that you can adjust the aperture manually? When I use my reversing ring I always go the smallest aperture possible anyway. This way I get the highest depth of field.
    Yes the macro is a manual lens but when reversed the aperture stays open even when dialed to the smallest opening. Two ways to overcome this.

    1. keep closed by hand. But when holding reflectors or having long exposure this won't work.
    2. Putting ex tube on the backend, front attached to body. Now when setting aperture it will stay in position.

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    Re: Samurai up close

    Quote Originally Posted by Avengeance View Post
    Nice shots....

    I have to ask... what model is that Citizen?
    It's a JDM from the Alterna lineup. number is (looking it up now) VO10-6611H

    here's a close on the dial.


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    Re: Samurai up close

    Well done! Top gear, top shots...




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    Awesome!! John Wilson



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