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Subject:New Toy!
Time:07:39 pm
IMG_1375 I've been coveting a lens for a while-- a Canon MP-E 65mm 1x-5x macro lens. The thing is bloody amazing-- the farthest away it will focus creates a 1x macro image (that means that the image on the film/sensor is exactly life-sized) and goes up to 5x. At 5x magnification, you can get a detailed look at a grain of pollen.

A few days ago I spotted a slightly-used one at a good price from a reputable dealer, and the fingers engaged before I could stop them-- I ordered it. It arrived yesterday, and this is the first shot I've taken with it. The image has serious issues-- it's definitely not a keeper-- but I'm extremely happy to have the new toy.
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cork_dork
Subject:Issues?
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Time:2008-04-19 02:43 am (UTC)
Aside from the fact that the plane of focus seems to be a bit thin (which could be improved by picking a higher f/stop and a longer shutter speed), what issues does the image have in your opinion?
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whipartist
Subject:Re: Issues?
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Time:2008-04-19 02:48 am (UTC)
Mediocre focus on the center. (And there's only so much to be gained... I'm still going to have less than a millimeter to work with... I'm going to have to do some manual focus stacking if I want to get it right). The icky lighted edge at the top, the icky white stuff at the bottom corner, some dust (easy to remedy, but I don't care enough). I don't like the lighting, I don't like the framing...
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cork_dork
Subject:Re: Issues?
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Time:2008-04-19 03:02 am (UTC)
In fairness, I kind of like the off-center framing, and the lighting seems fine; I didn't notice the lighted edge at the top. The bottom corner with white stuff... well, Photoshop (or even Paint) can fix that.

I kind of liked it, actually. Not as much as some of your flower porn, but it's good!
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