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Apr 8, 2019 17:37:06   #
DOOK
 
I posted some bee shots yesterday that were taken with the front of the lens about 6" from the bees, which is close to the minimum focusing distance. The dof was insufficient to get the entire bee in focus.

Today's photos were taken with the same equipment & settings, but with the front of the lens about 20" from the bee. Obviously, I had to crop in post to make the bee fill the frame. As can be seen, all/most of the bees are now in focus. The moral of the story is.... If you want more dof when shooting macros, back well off from the minimum focusing distance & crop to size--most modern DSLRs are at least 20 MPs, so a fair bit of cropping can be used without losing any noticeable IQ. Anyway, that is my theory for what it's worth, lol. Downloading is recommended.


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Apr 8, 2019 17:57:09   #
sundar
 
Awesome set, Earl ! #1 is a ripper indeed !!


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Apr 8, 2019 20:01:39   #
Dixiegirl (a regular here)
 
Nice demo, Earl.

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Apr 8, 2019 21:06:57   #
merrytexan (a regular here)
 
DOOK wrote:
I posted some bee shots yesterday that were taken with the front of the lens about 6" from the bees, which is close to the minimum focusing distance. The dof was insufficient to get the entire bee in focus.

Today's photos were taken with the same equipment & settings, but with the front of the lens about 20" from the bee. Obviously, I had to crop in post to make the bee fill the frame. As can be seen, all/most of the bees are now in focus. The moral of the story is.... If you want more dof when shooting macros, back well off from the minimum focusing distance & crop to size--most modern DSLRs are at least 20 MPs, so a fair bit of cropping can be used without losing any noticeable IQ. Anyway, that is my theory for what it's worth, lol. Downloading is recommended.
I posted some bee shots yesterday that were taken ... (show quote)


I agree with donna...nice demo, earl. pretty shots, too... the cute sleepy bee really gave me a buzz.

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Apr 8, 2019 21:38:39   #
SX2002 (a regular here)
 
Beaut shots Earl, yep, that's what I do...

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Apr 8, 2019 21:45:02   #
kpmac (a regular here)
 
Nicely done, Earl. I think I like the first set a little more, though.

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Apr 8, 2019 21:52:27   #
rwilson1942 (a regular here)
 

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Apr 9, 2019 05:17:14   #
CLF (a regular here)
 
DOOK wrote:
I posted some bee shots yesterday that were taken with the front of the lens about 6" from the bees, which is close to the minimum focusing distance. The dof was insufficient to get the entire bee in focus.

Today's photos were taken with the same equipment & settings, but with the front of the lens about 20" from the bee. Obviously, I had to crop in post to make the bee fill the frame. As can be seen, all/most of the bees are now in focus. The moral of the story is.... If you want more dof when shooting macros, back well off from the minimum focusing distance & crop to size--most modern DSLRs are at least 20 MPs, so a fair bit of cropping can be used without losing any noticeable IQ. Anyway, that is my theory for what it's worth, lol. Downloading is recommended.
I posted some bee shots yesterday that were taken ... (show quote)



Earl, excellent photos and if UHH members give it a try they will agree. DDLs are fantastic, a High Five for the education.

Greg

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Apr 9, 2019 05:49:56   #
J-SPEIGHT (a regular here)
 
DOOK wrote:
I posted some bee shots yesterday that were taken with the front of the lens about 6" from the bees, which is close to the minimum focusing distance. The dof was insufficient to get the entire bee in focus.

Today's photos were taken with the same equipment & settings, but with the front of the lens about 20" from the bee. Obviously, I had to crop in post to make the bee fill the frame. As can be seen, all/most of the bees are now in focus. The moral of the story is.... If you want more dof when shooting macros, back well off from the minimum focusing distance & crop to size--most modern DSLRs are at least 20 MPs, so a fair bit of cropping can be used without losing any noticeable IQ. Anyway, that is my theory for what it's worth, lol. Downloading is recommended.
I posted some bee shots yesterday that were taken ... (show quote)

Nice set Earl

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Apr 9, 2019 08:28:53   #
TomC. (a regular here)
 
DOOK wrote:
I posted some bee shots yesterday that were taken with the front of the lens about 6" from the bees, which is close to the minimum focusing distance. The dof was insufficient to get the entire bee in focus.

Today's photos were taken with the same equipment & settings, but with the front of the lens about 20" from the bee. Obviously, I had to crop in post to make the bee fill the frame. As can be seen, all/most of the bees are now in focus. The moral of the story is.... If you want more dof when shooting macros, back well off from the minimum focusing distance & crop to size--most modern DSLRs are at least 20 MPs, so a fair bit of cropping can be used without losing any noticeable IQ. Anyway, that is my theory for what it's worth, lol. Downloading is recommended.
I posted some bee shots yesterday that were taken ... (show quote)


Excellent, Earl. These are better than previous ones.

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Apr 9, 2019 09:15:20   #
docshark (a regular here)
 
Crackin' sharp Earl! Well done.
-Doc

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Apr 9, 2019 10:05:18   #
sippyjug104 (a regular here)
 
Bee-utifl set of images.

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Apr 9, 2019 13:59:49   #
pquiggle
 
Both sets are excellent! I don't see the difference in depth of field. Some of the bees are at different angles and the primary focus is sometimes at the near side of the bee and sometimes in the middle. If the final magnification and aperture are the same the depth of field should be the same as well.

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Apr 9, 2019 15:10:57   #
John from gpwmi (a regular here)
 
Stunning and fantastic detail. I think you proved your theory Earl! I'll put it in my notes and I guess it makes sense when you think about it.

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Apr 9, 2019 16:24:47   #
suci (a regular here)
 
Awesome detail and sharpness Earl.

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