Tag: retro adapter

  • The beauty with the awful sound

    The beauty with the awful sound

    I asked my dentist if I could have some old drills and I got lucky. And this is the beauty with the awful sound. Goosepimps anybody? I also changed the theme for my website to a more graphic one. The first page will look different by the time I have more entries, due to the […]

  • Drilling through light

    Drilling through light, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. It is Monday, autumn and I shoot a macro again. Today’s topic in macro monday is metal – so I chose a drill. And I drilled for light because this was the strangest thing ever I had to light. Whatever you do, you have to live […]

  • Lined paper

    Lined paper, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. I tried to shoot another macro but wanted to use a different light. A bunch of paper was used – you can see the edges and lines of the paper. A white LED was the light source from the left and a laser pointer was used from […]

  • Laser spring

    Laser spring, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. I did a macro of a spring from a pen. When trying different sorts of light I got nice interference patterns when lightpainting with a laser pointer. If you look at the stars on the right you can see them. I did less magnification so you can […]

  • Sucked into a seashell

    Sucked into a seashell, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. The funny thing on macros is that you see and realize the small details. Textures and colors get their own life on the big screen. In this one I used two LED-lamps as spots and had a 18-55mm reversed with approximately 50mm. I changed the […]

  • The burning match

    I was looking for some projects I can take inside. One of the things I always wanted to do was a burning match macro. The setup was as follows: I used a Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens on a retro adapter on a Canon 60D. In the shot it was 25mm. 2 flashlights directed at the […]

  • Another lesson learned from macros

    Black and green velcro, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. I wanted to make a macro shot of velcro for a long time. So I reactivated ┬ámy retroadapter and tried some shots. The first thing I did was positioning my tripod. And then I tried to focus. I do not have any very special equipment. […]

  • Low budget macro photography: First lessons learned

    There is always a lesson to be learned. The more you know, the more you can learn. Of course, this is not whatI learned this evening. I learned some things which were obvious and some thatwere even more obvious but it should be mentioned that things which are written down tend not to get lost […]

  • Low budget macro photography

    Did you ever want to create one of these gigantic macros without cropping your pictures? It is only a question of time until you find mentions of a retro adapter. A retro adapter is a adapter attached to your lens so you can use it the other way around. The adapter fits the end where […]