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Sep 15, 2021 02:00:34   #
Bozsik Loc: Orangevale, California
 
I was browsing through my equipment and thought I would play around with one of the teleconverters. i slapped it on the back of the telephoto and ran a few exposures to see if I wanted to use it again. I really don't use the 2x any more, but thought I might in a pinch situation. These were captured from approx 20 foot away from the subjects. They are ok, but I don't think it replaces a good macro lens.

They probably would have been a bit better if I didn't have to use such a high ISO.


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Sep 15, 2021 05:37:11   #
camerapapi Loc: Miami, Fl.
 
As I am sure you know there are different ways to achieve macro photography. Many photographers use only a tele lens, others use extension rings and others a true macro. I guess budget has something to do with it because macro lenses are not cheap.
A true macro lens has been designed by the manufacturer to achieve excellent results up to 1:1. In your case you have got very good results using a tele converter and in my case I have nothing against these images.

You cannot complain of the working distance either to photograph subjects like these. You have done a fantastic job with the tele converter.
Keep shooting with it.

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Sep 15, 2021 05:41:44   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 
Looks damn perfect to me, very sharp!

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Sep 15, 2021 06:21:10   #
SkyKing Loc: Thompson Ridge, NY
 
…that first on looks like a drawing with excellent detail…nice work…!

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Sep 15, 2021 10:18:49   #
Bozsik Loc: Orangevale, California
 
camerapapi wrote:
As I am sure you know there are different ways to achieve macro photography. Many photographers use only a tele lens, others use extension rings and others a true macro. I guess budget has something to do with it because macro lenses are not cheap.
A true macro lens has been designed by the manufacturer to achieve excellent results up to 1:1. In your case you have got very good results using a tele converter and in my case I have nothing against these images.

You cannot complain of the working distance either to photograph subjects like these. You have done a fantastic job with the tele converter.
Keep shooting with it.
As I am sure you know there are different ways to ... (show quote)


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Sep 15, 2021 10:21:52   #
Bozsik Loc: Orangevale, California
 
nimbushopper wrote:
Looks damn perfect to me, very sharp!


I think the more recent versions of denoising software assist in providing for a more respectable final image.

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Sep 15, 2021 10:22:38   #
Bozsik Loc: Orangevale, California
 
SkyKing wrote:
…that first on looks like a drawing with excellent detail…nice work…!


Thank you.

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Sep 15, 2021 11:28:38   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Very nice, Dave. 1000 iso isn't really that high nowadays.

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Sep 15, 2021 16:09:39   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Bozsik wrote:
I was browsing through my equipment and thought I would play around with one of the teleconverters. i slapped it on the back of the telephoto and ran a few exposures to see if I wanted to use it again. I really don't use the 2x any more, but thought I might in a pinch situation. These were captured from approx 20 foot away from the subjects. They are ok, but I don't think it replaces a good macro lens.

They probably would have been a bit better if I didn't have to use such a high ISO.


From 20 feet

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Sep 15, 2021 17:42:35   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
Ron, these look very good to me.They are very nice shots!

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Sep 15, 2021 18:15:27   #
Bozsik Loc: Orangevale, California
 
kpmac wrote:
Very nice, Dave. 1000 iso isn't really that high nowadays.


Thanks kpmac. I usually don't try to capture an image above ISO 800. I see images that are taken at ISO 3000 and 6400 that many people consider really great images. I find that about 800 one really ushers in the lack of resolution when cropping and a denoiser is used.

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Sep 16, 2021 07:39:21   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Looks like it works fairly well.
--Bob
Bozsik wrote:
I was browsing through my equipment and thought I would play around with one of the teleconverters. i slapped it on the back of the telephoto and ran a few exposures to see if I wanted to use it again. I really don't use the 2x any more, but thought I might in a pinch situation. These were captured from approx 20 foot away from the subjects. They are ok, but I don't think it replaces a good macro lens.

They probably would have been a bit better if I didn't have to use such a high ISO.

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Sep 16, 2021 08:12:03   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 

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Sep 16, 2021 10:55:27   #
RolandDieter
 
Your sharpness is fine. What bothers you may be the very narrow depth of field

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Sep 16, 2021 11:36:49   #
Bozsik Loc: Orangevale, California
 
rmalarz wrote:
Looks like it works fairly well.
--Bob


I was thinking the same. I think the 1.4 works much better than the 2x. The overall acceptability is a very subjective kind of thing, I guess. Anyway thanks for the feedback.

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