MACRO FORUM -- Please Read

SkippySkippy Forensic WannabePosts: 12,075Registered Users Major grins
edited September 9, 2009 in Holy Macro
Whoohoooo!!!
We now have ourselves a MACRO FORUM :clap :ivar
So we expect that you MACRO lovers will start posting in this forum rather than in Other Cool SHOTS.

Any posts that are not MACRO will be moved.
So POST AWAY folks, this is for MACRO ONLY :clap :clap

... Skippy :D
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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,565Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 28, 2007
    :bday
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  • SkippySkippy Forensic Wannabe Posts: 12,075Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 28, 2007
    :bday

    Ahahaha yup its our First Day ... Thanks Awais thumb.gif
    ... Skippy :D
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  • Lord VetinariLord Vetinari Smugbug Posts: 15,462Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 28, 2007
    Well done :)
    Excellent idea Skippy- well done on wangling this :)

    Brian V.
  • KevinKevin Major grins Posts: 236Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 28, 2007
    jolly good news this! thanks to those involved
    Kevin.
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  • GraphyFotozGraphyFotoz Have Camera will travel Posts: 2,267Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 28, 2007
    KEWL!!! wings.gif
    thumb.gifthumb.gif BRAVO to the MOD!

    Time for everyone to look into the Micro world for some kewl shots.
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  • SkippySkippy Forensic Wannabe Posts: 12,075Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 28, 2007
    Excellent idea Skippy- well done on wangling this :)

    Brian V.

    Grovelling does not come easy for me, but I gave it my best shot rolleyes1.gif
    ... Skippy :D
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  • SkippySkippy Forensic Wannabe Posts: 12,075Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 28, 2007
    Kevin wrote:
    jolly good news this! thanks to those involved

    thumb.gif .... Skippy :D
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  • SkippySkippy Forensic Wannabe Posts: 12,075Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 28, 2007
    KEWL!!! wings.gif
    thumb.gifthumb.gif BRAVO to the MOD!

    Time for everyone to look into the Micro world for some kewl shots.

    It's great isn't it,
    now we just need to fill up the forum with MACRO Shots :D

    ... Skippy :D
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    :skippy Everyone has the right to be stupid, but some people just abuse the privilege :dgrin
  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Thousand Oaks, CAPosts: 19,160Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited August 28, 2007
    I'm going to ask one of those annoying, pedantic questions.

    What constitutes a macro? What isn't a macro?

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  • SkippySkippy Forensic Wannabe Posts: 12,075Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 28, 2007
    DavidTO wrote:
    I'm going to ask one of those annoying, pedantic questions.

    What constitutes a macro? What isn't a macro?

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    Ohhhhhh I said love I said pet, I said love I said pet, I said love I said......... David, look at me, look at me ....
    I know your not into Macro my friend rolleyes1.gif

    Well a picture of a car would not be Macro.
    A picture of the Moon would not be Macro.
    A picture of a bird flying in the sky would not be Macro.
    A picture of a Boat sailing in the sea would not be Macro.

    Your jerking my chain aint ya rolleyes1.gif ..... Skippy :D
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  • D.RodgersD.Rodgers cyclops Posts: 212Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 28, 2007
    Good job skippy!
    Can't wait for the weekend now, going post a slew of images up..
  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Thousand Oaks, CAPosts: 19,160Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited August 28, 2007
    Skippy wrote:
    Ohhhhhh I said love I said pet, I said love I said pet, I said love I said......... David, look at me, look at me ....
    I know your not into Macro my friend rolleyes1.gif

    Well a picture of a car would not be Macro.
    A picture of the Moon would not be Macro.
    A picture of a bird flying in the sky would not be Macro.
    A picture of a Boat sailing in the sea would not be Macro.

    Your jerking my chain aint ya rolleyes1.gif ..... Skippy :D
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    No, Skippy, I'm serious!

    I've seen lots of shots posted over the years that people call macros that don't seem like they are to me, they just like rather close shots. What's the tipping point for when a shot moves from being really close to being a macro?
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  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,490Super Moderators moderator
    edited August 28, 2007
    Most folks would call a shot that is 1:1 or higher - life size on the image plane - as a true macro image ( rather than a marketing mavens's "Macro" lens that shoots nice close ups but not true 1:1 ratio)
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  • BigAlBigAl Major grins Posts: 2,294Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 29, 2007
    Thanks Skippy, once summer gets to us (yippee wings.gif), we can also start putting up stuff.

    For DavidTo: I would say any shot where you have tried to show detail of something small (not necessarily 1:1, but close) - our mod will have to decide mwink.gif
  • SkippySkippy Forensic Wannabe Posts: 12,075Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 29, 2007
    BigAl wrote:
    Thanks Skippy, once summer gets to us (yippee wings.gif), we can also start putting up stuff.

    For DavidTo: I would say any shot where you have tried to show detail of something small (not necessarily 1:1, but close) - our mod will have to decide mwink.gif

    Hey there BigAl, I too am hanging out for Spring and Summer :D
    Got new toys to test, yup, got quite a learning curve in front of me I have.

    It will be nice to share some new stuff with the forum soon.

    Glad you like the MACRO Forum BigAl thumb.gif ... Skippy
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    :skippy Everyone has the right to be stupid, but some people just abuse the privilege :dgrin
  • mr peasmr peas Drag that shutter! Posts: 1,392Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 29, 2007
    It must have taken forever to find and move all the macro shots from the other forum. haha..

    This is another sign, I must...try to resist...buying that... macro lens..... bowdown.gif
  • SkippySkippy Forensic Wannabe Posts: 12,075Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 29, 2007
    mr peas wrote:
    It must have taken forever to find and move all the macro shots from the other forum. haha..

    This is another sign, I must...try to resist...buying that... macro lens..... bowdown.gif

    Mr Peas, just give in mate, it's far less energy to just give in and get that lens rolleyes1.gif ..... Skippy rolleyes1.gif
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  • cannymancannyman Beginner grinner Posts: 4Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited February 6, 2008
    DavidTO wrote:
    I'm going to ask one of those annoying, pedantic questions.

    What constitutes a macro? What isn't a macro?

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  • Lord VetinariLord Vetinari Smugbug Posts: 15,462Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 19, 2008
    Whilst many definitions of macro seem to revolve around 1:1 magnification, that does not work very well in practice. Most macro shooters do not use their lens at 1:1 all the time and the definition applies to image size on the sensor not "print magnification". An example would be someone shooting in macro mode with a P&S camera which do not normally go higher than 0.3:1 will produce a print magnification the same size as a 1:1 lens on a 1.6 crop camera at the same print size. The print magnification of a FF (35mm) camera with a 1:1 macro lens will be 1.6X smaller than a 1.6crop camera at the same print size.

    The working definition of macro I prefer to use is that it should show detail not visible to the naked eye when viewing the image as a print or image on the PC screen.

    Most macro forums do allow close up shots than even fall outside the latter definition and it does become a matter for for often arbitrary decision as to whether they should be allowed under macro or be included under the nature section. Examples would be many flower shots, dragonflies, butterflies, leaves etc.

    Brian V.
  • KETCH ROSSIKETCH ROSSI ITALY. DUBAI. VEGAS Posts: 19Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 2, 2008
    This is great,

    I just add to my bag the MP-E 65 and the 180 L, some creasy stuff that comes out on the monitor after words, tone of fun and now I have a place to show it off, well no so fast, first I got to get the heng of it, not easy with the MP at 5x.

    BTW. can we have a "MACRO" on the category choices?


    ciao
  • SkippySkippy Forensic Wannabe Posts: 12,075Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 18, 2008
    Hi everyone I hope I am doing this right Cool forumwings.gif
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    Steve thats a excellent shot clap.gif
    Start a new thread not in this one and post with your own heading,
    and you will get way more responses thumb.gif .... Skippy :D
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    :skippy Everyone has the right to be stupid, but some people just abuse the privilege :dgrin
  • CoreheadCorehead Strange Steve Posts: 210Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 25, 2008
    That elusive definition of "macro?
    Skippy,

    Does that mean that shots taken with a microscope do NOT belong in Holy Macro?

    Even if so, me no worry: I now have a Nikon D200 with several lenses--including macro. Digesting how to use the camera seemed daunting at first, but with my experiences with the long-gutted Nikon E5400 (remember the Sony CCD image sensor scandal I whined and snivveled about some time back?), I'm jazzed and ready to go...

    ...tomorrow.

    I think.:D

    Steve-o
  • GOLDENORFEGOLDENORFE Super Moderator Posts: 4,720Super Moderators moderator
    edited September 9, 2009
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