Showing posts with label Macro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Macro. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Focus Stack Test with the Leica 60mm Elmarit-R

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8 Images Blended Together.


Here is the Lysudamuloa Red Jewel in full bloom. We wanted to try out focus stacking with the Leica 60mm Macro Elmarit-R. The aperture was set at f/5.6 which we assumed was optimal. The image above at 45˚ was a stack of 8 shots aligned and blended together with Photoshop.

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The Anther Cap of the Lysudamuloa Red Jewel 


The image above is a crop of the 90˚ stack which was a 5 shot stack.



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Lysudamuloa Red Jewel 


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Lysudamuloa Red Jewel 


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Lysudamuloa Red Jewel 





Tuesday, June 24, 2014

NY Botanical Garden with the A7r and Minolta 35-70mm MD

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We took the Sony A7r with the Minolta 35-70mm MD Macro lens to the New York Botanical Garden's The Orchid Show. The 35-70mm MD Macro makes for a nice walkabout zoom lens for the full frame A7r. It can cover wide angle to medium telephoto shots. The majority of pictures poster here were taken using macro mode, providing 1:4 magnification. The aperture was set at f/5.6 - f/8. The Sony A7r was set to shutter priority mode at 1/200 and auto ISO. This was in order to minimize camera shake indoors, since this was all hand held.

We were pleased with the results and drawing style provided by the a7r and the Minolta 35-70mm. This would be a nice inexpensive travel lens.


sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

sony a7r minolta 35-70 md macro

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Samples from Zeiss 35mm and 55mm Sonnar FE and Touit 50mm Macro


Here are some samples we were able to take at PhotoPlus Expo. We tried the three new Zeiss lenses which are the 35mm f/2.8 Sonnar FE, the 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar FE, and the 50mm f/2.8 Makro Touit. The Zeiss FE lenses were located in the Sony exhibit alongside the new Sony A7 cameras. Both the 35mm and the 55mm Sonnar FE felt at home on the Sony NEX-7. They were neither heavy nor enormous on the NEX. The Sonnar FE samples were taken using autofocus. Click on them and they are 100% crops from RAW files from the NEX-7. We didn't have enough time with the lenses but the results are excellent.





The Zeiss Touit 50mm Macro Planar was stationed at the Carl Zeiss exhibit. We were lucky enough to speak with Dr. Pollman, Zeiss Program Manager, about the new Touit 50mm Macro. He stated that this is their first 50mm macro which can provide a 1 to 1 magnification. The shots below are manually focused at minimum focus distance of the Touit 50mm. Click and find the full processed raw file (20+ mb) from the NEX-7. The shots are very revealing - we cleaned the Touit 12mm, the lens in the picture, after seeing the shots at 100%. Just like the other lenses in the Zeiss Touit lens line, the 50mm Macro will not dissapoint.



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Zeiss 50mm Macro Touit NEX-7 Sample at f/2.8


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Zeiss 50mm Macro Touit NEX-7 Sample at f/5.6


Dr. Michael Pollman and the Zeiss Touits


Disclaimer: The images above are from pre-production lenses.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sony NEX-7 with Leica 60mm Macro Elmarit-R

Here are a few shots from Old Sturbridge Village using our newly acquired Leica 60mm f/2.8 Macro Elmarit-R on the Sony NEX-7. The Leica 60mm Macro is said to have "excellent image quality at close-up range..." and "superb results at greater distances" when stopped down. We used the Macro Elmarit-R wide open all day at f/2.8 and only stopped down to f/5.6 when the depth of field was needed. The NEX-7 was set to Aperture Priority and ISO 100 outdoors or Auto ISO indoors. A basic Leica R to E-mount lens adapter was used.

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sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

NEX-7 with Leica 60mm at f/2.8 ISO 100


The NEX-7 with the Leica 60mm is a nice match in good light. We had no problem of keeping the shutter speeds up at f/2.8 in snowy New England.

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sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

NEX-7 with Leica 60mm at f/2.8 ISO 800 to 1600


The Leica 60mm Macro Elmarit-R has a long focus throw and focusing indoors takes some practice with moving subjects. The focus ring is well damped and provided nice feedback for critical focus.

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sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

NEX-7 with Leica 60mm at f/5.6 ISO 100


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sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

NEX-7 with Leica 60mm at f/2.8 ISO 400-800


We don't shoot Macro too much but that can change with the Leica 60mm with the 1:1 adapter. Here are shots at f/2.8, f/8 and f/22 at minimum focus distance.

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sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

sony nex-7 leica 60mm macro elmarit

NEX-7 with Leica 60mm at f/2.8 with 1:1 Adapter at Minimum Focus Distance


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Sony NEX-7 with Leica 60mm Macro Elmarit-R


Above is the NEX-7 with the Leica 60mm Macro Elmarit-R. We enjoyed shooting with the lens and it will be added to the NEX travel kit.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sony NEX-5N Images from Dinito1980

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NEX-5N Images by Dinito1980


Here are some sample images from Dinito1980 of flickr. The images are created using the Sony NEX-5N and a Sony 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. We love the colors from the Sony NEX sensor and Dinito1980 makes good use of that.


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sony nex-5n dinito 100mm macro

sony nex-5n dinito 100mm macro

sony nex-5n dinito 100mm macro

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Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro used for the images above.



See more of Dinito's work at DINITO1980's flickr Gallery.