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Re: Share your Macro Photos


@ebiggs1 wrote:

Not really a macro since I shot it with my 150-600mm super zoom lens.

 

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I was out looking for flying creatures just not flying insects!  Smiley Happy


Nice pic, Ernie! 150-600mm zooms do a pretty good job of getting decent close-up shots during wildlife photo sessions. Where did you photograph the dragonfly?
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Re: Share your Macro Photos

It was in the garden.  Probably looking for some bugs to eat.  This was a few years ago before the drought. I was looking for something else and run across this.

 

Do you have a 150-600mm super zoom?  Which one, they are all very good.

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I do not own one, I'm afraid since it's to expensive for me. However, I have a 55-250mm IS STM zoom that is part of a T6i bundle I purchased 1 1/2 - 2 years ago. Does a good job for me so far. Smiley Happy
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Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Lens: 50mm f1.8 STM

Shutter Speed: 1/320

Aperture: f2.8

ISO: 250

Focal Length: 50mm

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That is cool.  Smiley Happy

 

"I have a 55-250mm IS STM zoom"

Don't under estimate that lens it is one of the best ef-s lenses.

 

A 150-600mil zoom can be in your future, just save up for a bit.  You can even check the used market.  They are pretty tough lenses and most folks buy them and don't use it a whole lot.  Man, on a T6i you are talking some serious FL approaching 1000mm.  That'll take some getting used to!

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Re: Share your Macro Photos

May I ask about this

 

"Man, on a T6i you are talking some serious FL approaching 1000mm"  Is this b.c of the sensor size?

 

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Re: Share your Macro Photos


@fatcat wrote:

May I ask about this

 

"Man, on a T6i you are talking some serious FL approaching 1000mm"  Is this b.c of the sensor size?

 


Hi fatcat...basically yes.  When they say a lens is, say, 600mm focal length, the image through that lens would have fit a full frame sensor (24mm x 36mm ).  So when this lens is used with a cropped sensor (14.8mm x 22.2mm), the cropped sensor only picks up the center part of the image, in effect, has magnified the original image by the ratio, in this case by1.6 times (APS-C).  So the T6i with a cropped sensor will see a larger image as if from a 600x1.6 = 900mm focal length.  I will use an image I took to illustrate this...the smallest yellow rectangle shows the APS-C cropped sensor, the second yellow rectangle shows the 1.3 cropped (APS-H).  The outer yellow rectangle shows the full frame sensor.

 

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I guess that could eliminate any cropping later.  thanks for your detailed answer, it was helpful

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"... 600x1.6 = 900mm focal length...."

 

600x1.6 = 960mm whcih is closing in on a 1000mm.  That is some serious FL.

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Re: Share your Macro Photos


@fatcat wrote:

I guess that could eliminate any cropping later.  thanks for your detailed answer, it was helpful


This is another topic entirely Smiley Happy when you talk about cropping.  If you use, say a 24 Megapixel full frame camera to take an image of a hummingbird like the picture I used earlier and crop it by 1.6 ratio to make the image as magnified as taken by a 24 Megapixel cropped sensor camera, your image quality will be so much worse because you lose a lot of pixels in the process of cropping.

 

For this reason, when I need more reach, I'd use my 7D mark II, a cropped sensor camera and use a full frame for most everything else. 

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