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Share your Macro Photos

lindam
Administrator
Administrator

Have you captured an awesome macro photo? Post it here and share the story behind the shot. Be sure to include the Canon gear you used. This photo was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens at f/5, 1/160 sec, ISO 100.

 

FLower-Macro.jpg

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I think you got your hands around it just fine.  Good job explaining it.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!

"The images from the 5D Mark III after cropping to be the same size as the 7D mark II shows discernable loss of IQ, ..."

 

I knew you had compared them so I was confident you made the correct choice.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!


@ebiggs1 wrote:

"...your image quality will be so much worse because you lose a lot of pixels in the process of cropping."

 

You can't say this as a blanket statement.  In your case it may be so. Probably is but this is a camera vs camera thing. Sometimes it is good to use an extreme example to illustrate a point. Let's say we use a Rebel Xti and a 5D Mk IV or a 5Ds.  Now the cropper isn't going to fair so well is it?

You would have to compare both images in PS at 100% to see if a certain FF is worse with a 1.6 edited crop vs an already cropped image from any certain crop sensor camera. Another factor is pixel size vs pixel density.  Sometimes larger pixels trump pixel density.


Viewing a photo 100%, 50%, 200%, or any other “crop setting” is dependent upon the resolution of the monitor that you are using, and the resolution of the image that you are viewing.

Viewing and image at 100% means one pixel in the image is displayed as one pixel on the screen.  When I view an image on my laptop, which has 1080P resolution, I see a smaller portion of the image at 100% compared to when I use my 4K monitor, which can display a much larger portion of the image when viewing at 100%.

 

This observation has made me rethink what cropping to 50% means, or any other percentage for that matter.  

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"The right mouse button is your friend."

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

 

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

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!

pris796
Enthusiast

Canon EOS 80D

1/500

F10

ISO 800

300 MM

 

 

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MamaFeak
Apprentice

No edits done. Canon EOS Rebel T6i.  f/5.6; ISO 100; 55mm with 18-55mm lens.IMG_1260e.jpg

MamaFeak
Apprentice

Shutter 1/160; f/5.6; ISO 100 55mm IMG_1258a.jpg

Camera: Canon Rebel T6i

Lens: 50mm f1.8 STM

Shutter Speed: 1/1600

Aperture: f/3.5

ISO: 100

Focal Length: 50mm

IMG_Pink Flower.jpg

 

Camera: Canon Rebel T6i

Lens: 50mm f1.8 STM

Shutter Speed: 1/200

Aperture: f/3.5

ISO: 400

Focal Length: 50mm

IMG_Miniature Tractor & Driver on the Hills.jpg

Andrew
Nature Photography Hobbyist / Enthusiast
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

ballottasphotog
Enthusiast

A dragonfly rests on a blade of grass by a small river. The raw file was processed in Digital Photo Professional.

 

  • Lens: EF75-300mm f/4-5.6
  • AV: ƒ/5.6
  • Focal Length: 300.0 mm
  • TV: 1/1000
  • ISO: 1600
  • IMG_2887_Dragonfly.jpg

 

ballottasphotog
Enthusiast

A dragonfly rests on a blade of grass by a small river. The raw file was processed in AfterShot Pro 2.

 

  • Lens: EF75-300mm f/4-5.6
  • AV: ƒ/5.6
  • Focal Length: 300.0 mm
  • TV: 1/1000
  • ISO: 1600
  • IMG_2885_v1_Dragonfly.jpg
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